Kojirou "James"

Kojirou

Animeography
Pokemon
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Pokemon Movie 01: Mewtwo no Gyakushuu
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Pokemon Movie 02: Maboroshi no Pokemon Lugia Bakutan
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Pokemon Movie 03: Kesshoutou no Teiou Entei
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Pokemon Movie 04: Celebi Toki wo Koeta Deai
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Pokemon Movie 05: Mizu no Miyako no Mamorigami Latias to Latios
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Pokemon Movie 06: Nanayo no Negaiboshi Jirachi
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Pokemon Movie 07: Rekkuu no Houmonsha Deoxys
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Pokemon Movie 08: Mew to Hadou no Yuusha Lucario
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Pokemon: Senritsu no Mirage Pokemon
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Pokemon Advanced Generation
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Pokemon Diamond & Pearl
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Pokemon: Mewtwo! Ware wa Koko ni Ari
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Pokemon Movie 09: Pokemon Ranger to Umi no Ouji Manaphy
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Pokemon Housoukyoku
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Pokemon Movie 10: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai
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Pokemon Movie 11: Giratina to Sora no Hanataba Sheimi
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Pokemon: Odoru Pokemon Himitsu Kichi
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Pokemon Movie 12: Arceus Choukoku no Jikuu e
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Pokemon Movie 13: Genei no Hasha Zoroark
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Pokemon Best Wishes!
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Pokemon Movie 14 White: Victini to Kuroki Eiyuu Zekrom
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Pokemon Movie 14 Black: Victini to Shiroki Eiyuu Reshiram
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Pokemon Movie 15: Kyurem vs. Seikenshi
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Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2
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Pokemon Movie 16: Shinsoku no Genosect - Mewtwo Kakusei
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Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Episode N
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Pokemon Best Wishes! Season 2: Decolora Adventure
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Pokemon XY
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Pokemon Movie 17: Hakai no Mayu to Diancie
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Pokemon Movie 18: Ring no Choumajin Hoopa
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Pokemon Movie 19: Volcanion to Karakuri no Magearna
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Pokemon XY&Z
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Pokemon Sun & Moon
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Pokemon Movie 20: Kimi ni Kimeta!
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Pokemon Movie 21: Minna no Monogatari
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Pokemon Movie 22: Mewtwo no Gyakushuu Evolution
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Pokemon (2019)
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Pokemon Movie 23: Coco
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Mangaography
Dengeki! Pikachu
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Gekijouban Pocket Monsters Diamond & Pearl: Dialga vs. Palkia vs. Darkrai
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Pokemon Ranger to Umi no Ouji Manaphy
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Kojirou (コジロウ)
Kojirou is the male member of Team Rocket, the evil trio that follows Satoshi 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.

Voice Actors
Miki, Shinichiro
Japanese
Stuart, Eric
English
D'Andrea, Simone
Italian
Lewis, Ted
English
Cathcart, James Carter
English
Kim, Yeong Seon
Korean
Markovics, Tamás
Hungarian
Tóth, Tamás
Hungarian
Araújo, Márcio
Brazilian
Kim, Il
Korean
Lev, Liron
Hebrew
Jara, Iván
Spanish
Manet, David
French
Klie, Matthias
German
Fagundes, Thiago
Brazilian
Macias, Jose Antonio
Spanish


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