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Kojirou


 

Alternative names:

James
コジロウ
コジロウ Kojirou

Tags:

Human, Adult, Mischievous, Monster Tamer, Single Bang, Hair Intakes, Flower, Boots, Gloves, Uniform, Teenager

Information:

Gender: Male
Age: 25
Eye colour: Green
Hair colour: Lilac
Hair length: To Neck
Kojirou is the male member of Team Rocket, the evil trio that follows Ash around to steal his Pokemon.
Several times he's shown to have more of a conscience and the desire to be a good guy: in We're No Angels he seriously wanted the team to remain in a village where they were thought to be heroes. Contrary to Musashi, Kojirou is known to occasionally show morals, integrity and compassion and is shown to be quite kind to his Pokémon. Kojirou has also appeared to be more tactical in battles than his teammate Musashi.
Kojirou has a beloved bottle cap collection and had extremely wealthy parents, who are portrayed in the English dub as Southern aristocrats (despite this, he has no Southern accent). He lived a very spoiled and sheltered life, knowing very little about the world outside his home, but also suffered heavy restrictions and rules. He grew up disliking carnivals due to being driven past them unable to attend, and was left distraught when he was unable to get a Chimecho (a Pokemon he calls his "first love") as a result.
He finally ran away from home after his parents tried to marry him off to a girl named Rumiko, ironically almost identical in appearance to Musashi. His dislike of the many upper-class rules led him to believe that living a life struggling on the streets was better than a life where everything was given, which eventually led him to joining Team Rocket.
Although the team often appears in disguise, a common source of fan humor is Kojirou's habit of cross dressing or wearing women’s clothes (to contrast with Musashi), makeup, and a history with violent, domineering women. It was this that led to the initial banning (the episode has aired after being severely edited) of the episode "Beauty and the Beach", that had Kojirou wearing fake breasts in order to win a bikini competition. In the original Japanese, Kojiro’s effeminate tendencies are played up as a contrast to his smooth, baritone voice; while the English dub originally took this tack, Kojirou's voice has become progressively high-pitched and clownish as time has gone on.
The episode "Holy Matrimony" in which Kojirou returns home has a scene in which he goes to a cellar, only to be met by Rumiko dressed as a dominatrix, much to Kojirou's terror. The cellar is equipped as a full S&M dungeon which Meowth refers to as "weird gym equipment" in the dub.
The episode "That's Just Swellow" revealed that, at some point during his childhood, he was trained to be a Pokeringer champion by a former master, and is still extremely competent at it (reaching the final round in that episode before losing to Satoshi). He also has won a Pokemon Orienteering competition with his Mime Jr.
Kojirou carries a rose wherever he goes, and is occasionally shown holding it when Team Rocket recites the motto, but usually only when they are introduced to somebody new.
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Pokemon: Mewtwo no Gyakushuu Movie, 1998
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Pokemon: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan Movie, 1999
Pokemon: The Movie 2000 OVA, 1999
Pokémon: Spell of the Unown Movie, 2000
Pokémon: Mewtwo Returns TV-Special, 2000
Pokemon: Kesshoutou no Teiou Entei Movie, 2000
Pokemon Movie 4: Pokemon 4Ever Movie, 2001
Celebi: Voice of the Forest Movie, 2001
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Pokemon Housoukyoku TV, 2002
Mewtwo Returns TV Special, 2002
Pokemon Advanced TV, 2002
Pokémon Advanced TV, 2002
Pokemon Movie 5: Heroes - Latias and Latios Movie, 2002
Pokemon: Gotta Dance! TV Special, 2003
Pokémon: Jirachi Wish Maker Movie, 2003
Pokemon: Odoru Pokemon Himitsu Kichi Special, 2003
Pokemon Movie 6: Jirachi Wish Maker Movie, 2003
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi Movie, 2003
Pokemon Movie 7: Destiny Deoxys Movie, 2004
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Pokemon Advanced Generation: Rekkuu no Houmonsha Deoxys Movie, 2004
Pokemon Advanced Generation: Mew to Hadou no Yuusha Lucario Movie, 2005
Pokémon: Lucario and the Mystery of Mew Movie, 2005
Pokemon Movie 8: Lucario and The Mystery of Mew Movie, 2005
Pokemon: The Mastermind of Mirage Pokemon Special, 2006
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Pokémon Ranger and the Temple of the Sea Movie, 2006
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Pokemon Advanced Generation: Pokemon Ranger to Umi no Ouji Manaphy Movie, 2006
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Pokémon: The Rise of Darkrai Movie, 2007
Pokemon Movie 10: The Rise of Darkrai Movie, 2007
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi Movie, 2008
Giratina and the Sky Warrior Movie, 2008
Pokemon Movie 11: Giratina and the Sky Warrior Movie, 2008
Pokémon: Arceus and the Jewel of Life Movie, 2009
Pokemon Diamond & Pearl: Arceus Choukoku no Jikuu e Movie, 2009
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Pokémon: Black & White Season 2 TV, 2012
Pokemon The Movie: Kyurem vs. The Sword of Justice Movie, 2012
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Pokémon: Black & White Season 2 - Episode N TV, 2013
Pokemon XY Special: Road to Kalos TV Special, 2013
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Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Dekorora Adventure TV, 2013
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Pokémon The Movie: Genesect and the Legend Awakened Movie, 2013
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Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai Manga, 2007
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Pokemon: Giratina & the Sky Warrior! Manga, 2008
Pocket Monster Diamond & Pearl: Choukoku no Jikuu e Manga, 2009
Pokemon the Movie: White - Victini and Zekrom Manga, 2011

Related games:

Pokemon Games Video Game, 1996

Voice actors:

Shinichiro Miki, Japanese
Eric Stuart, English
Jimmy Zoppi, English
Ted Lewis, English
Simone D'Andrea, Italian
Yeong Seon Kim, Korean
Tamás Markovics, Hungarian
Tamás Tóth, Hungarian
Márcio Araújo, Brazilian
Il Kim, Korean
Liron Lev, Hebrew
Ivan Jara, Spanish
David Manet, French

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