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Joe Kido
(城戸 丈 Kido Jō)

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Appears in:Digimon Adventure/02
Digimon Fusion
First appearance Digimon Adventure [M1]
Last appearance "Fusion: "A Great Legendary Hero Gathering! The Digimon All-star Showdown!!" [78]
Voice actor(s):(Ja:) Masami Kikuchi
Unspecified actress[1] (Movie)
(En:) Michael Lindsay
Partner(s):Gomamon
Digivice(s):Gray and dark blue Digivice (when digivolving to Ultimate)
Trait(s):Reliability (誠実 Seijitsu?, "Honesty")
Profile
Age Adventure / 02:
11 / 14[2]
Grade Adventure / 02:
(Ja:) 6th / 9th
(En:) 7th / 10th[3]
Gender Male
Known relatives Grandmother
Father
Son(Ja:)Shin Kido (Oldest brother)
Shuu Kido (Older brother)
(En:) Jim Kido (Older brother)
Nationality Japanese Jp flag
Occupation DigiDestined
Student
Digimon Doctor
Gallery

Joe Kido (城戸 丈 Kido Jō?, lit. "Jo Kido") is a character in the anime and manga series Digimon Adventure and Digimon Adventure 02. He is partnered to Gomamon, and is the oldest of the his DigiDestined friends. Joe is the bearer of the Crest of Reliability (Honesty in Japan).[4]

Story

He witnessed the Greymon/Parrotmon fight. As a result he became a DigiDestined.

In spite of his constant worrying (to the point of him being a nervous wreck) and his tendency to feel "allergic" to everything around him (dub only), Joe has a strong sense of responsibility. In many instances, he takes it upon himself to be the voice of reason within the group and tries, often without success, to steer the other DigiDestined away from reckless action. He is often perceived as being a "stick in the mud" and his "safety first" attitude is often the source of teasing from other characters, especially Gomamon, his Digimon partner who feels he should lighten up and look on the bright side of things. Joe is certainly extremely intelligent and although Izzy is deemed as the smartest of the group Joe does appear to have a much more practical knowledge base than Izzy demonstrated by his abilities to administer basic medical treatment and in the third episode of the series use his knowledge of astronomy to try and determine where the group is.

However, his sense of responsibility sometimes leads him into selfless and brave actions. His Crest of Reliability first activated during a battle with MegaSeadramon whom he and T. K. Takaishi encountered en route to Odaiba. Joe was able to save T.K. from drowning at his own expense. Because he was able to put T.K.’s safety before his own, Ikkakumon was able to Digivolve into his Ultimate form Zudomon for the first time. Also, shortly after the DigiDestined returned to the Digital World and Mimi Tachikawa lost the will to fight due to the untimely death of a few close Digimon allies, Joe decided to be the one to stay with her so she wouldn’t be alone. Whilst escaping from Piedmon across a chasm with rope swings that required the DigiDestined to go one at a time, Joe remained until last to ensure the others safety ahead of his own. Additionally when Piedmon caught up with them, Joe effectively sacrificed himself by using the last seconds before he was captured to try and get Izzy to safety instead.

In May 2000, Joe arrived in the Digital World and gave up his Crest power to free the Digimon Sovereigns. As a result, Gomamon lost the power to become Zudomon.

All his studying pays off as he is now a senior in a private middle school (junior in a private high school in the English dub). He later is busy studying for the high school entrance exams (college entrance exams in dub) while helping the others out with the spare time that he has. One of his older brothers, Shuu, is revealed to be studying folklore under Professor Takenouchi, Sora's father. He attends Wada Cram School (和田進学塾 Wada Shingakujuku?) every day after school to prepare for exams.

Much of Joe's family history was revealed as well as how his father now accepts his son's choice to carry on their tradition or not. It was because of Joe that the D-Terminals were all mixed up & new Armor forms were introduced to fight Pukumon. Interestingly, Joe was seen dating Yolei's sister Momoe. Armor Evolution to the Unknown

At the beginning of the movie, Joe was busy trying to register himself in a university of his choice (high school in the Japanese verison). Later on, he helped secure some bikes for Davis and Ken so they could get to the harbor, which was where their partners were. Revenge of Diaboromon

At some point, the Old Clock Shop Man summoned the heroes of the past to the Fusion universe to help take down Quartzmon. Joe destroys a Quartzmon agent in Chichen Itza, but realizes that his allies have already left. Gomamon informs him that the other heroes already headed for Tokyo. A Great Legendary Hero Gathering! The Digimon All-star Showdown!!

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By the year 2027, Joe has become the first Doctor for Digimon, and taking along with the job, all the complications that occur because of it (like his patients eating the tongue depressors). In a way his family's tradition continues and his son (who very closely resembles him, and has a Bukamon) may carry it out as well. His second eldest brother, Shuu, appears to be working with Izzy and Sora's father to study the Digital World.

Other Appearances

Digimon Tamers: Digimon Medley


Digimon Fusion

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Joe (right).

A young man that looks like Joe is at the arcade. We, The Digimon Hunters!

Digimon Adventure (PSP game)

Joe has a choice to agree with Matt or Tai whether to climb Infinity Mountain. When MetalSeadramon is revived by Apocalymon, Joe refuses to give up as he told Tai that he and Gomamon will fight him, which causes Gomamon to warp digivolve to Vikemon.

Music

Joe has two Japanese image songs, "Chigau Boku ga Iru" (違う僕がいる? lit. "There's Another Me") and "Kaze ni Mukatte" (風に向かって? lit. "Face the Wind") as well as a third one sung with Gomamon (Junko Takeuchi) called "Sora wo Crawl" (空をクロール Sora wo Kurōru?, lit. "Crawl Across the Sky").

Relationships

Main article: Joe Kido

Notes and references

  1. The credits for Digimon Adventure (Movie) list Shizuka Okohira, Syoko Kikuchi, You Sugimoto, and Ai Nagano as voicing "Children" without specifying roles.
  2. Joe's age is listed as 15 in the Digimon Series Memorial Book: Digimon Animation Chronicle.
  3. Digimon: Digital Monsters - The Official Second Season
  4. The title of his instrumental theme, "Blue Faith," lends some credibility to the 'Faithfulness' translation. Seijitsu is sometimes translated as Honesty.


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