Koichi Hirose (Reverb)
The answer of “What’s inside the egg is finally revealed” this episode as Koichi steals the show. He becomes the target of a hustle by a con man named Tamashi Kobayashi, a man whose Stand power allows him to create a lock powered by guilt on a person which weighs on their heart. He first tries it on Koichi but is stopped by Josuke. Tamashi’s Stand is pretty lame as he really has to find a way to make people feel guilty for the way they have treated him for it to do any real damage but he somehow is able to make it threatening enough at least for the episode.
After swearing revenge Tamashi shows up at Koichi’s house and takes his mom and sister hostage. This causes his anger to overflow and Koichi is able to awaken his Stand. His Stand, Reverb marks a person with a sound effect which rings in their body constantly until they can’t take anymore. It’s a pretty impressive power compared to other Stands out there and it bears a striking resemblance to Hierophant Green, the Stand which belonged to Noriaki Kakyoin from the previous arc, Stardust Crusaders. It will be interesting to see how Koichi uses these sound powers in the future.
It’s good to know Koichi will be able to offer his help to Josuke and Okuyasu as the different antagonist Stand users start to make themselves know. Fans always like to see the little guys who try hard get some self respect. Much like those who can’t help but love Krillin from Dragonball Z, a guy who is willing to fight against some of the most powerful beings in the universe despite having no transformations to back him up.
With the issue of the egg solved, their next order of business will be to track down the Stand user of Red Hot Chili Pepper. He’s still out there and will no doubt be a thorn in Josuke and his team’s side very soon.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable is streaming on Crunchyroll.