any one person was born to be the world's only loser, it would
have been Jou. A biology geek with a hand for trivia and not
much else, Jou is the show's ultimate un-hero.
You can't watch more than ten minutes of the first episode without
picking up on the points relentlessly emphasized in anything
about Jou: he's an extreme pessimist and hypochrondriac. He fears
anything any everything, and considers himself never good enough
or never successful enough, and he's the one swearing the whole
group'll be killed by sundown.
There's a lot of focusing on Jou's feelings as the group moves
along---about his general sense of being inadequate about everything
and not belonging. But at the same time, he's also very sarcastic
and cynical; and oftentimes the show's comic relief rests on
his shoulders alone.
As time passes, Gomamon, Jou's free-spirited Digimon, gradually
begins to rub off on him. When we first meet Jou, he's uptight
and scared, but by the end of the series, he's learned to laugh
and have a little bit of fun when the going gets rough.
But beneath that lies a somewhat darker story about his lack
Jou comes from a long line of doctors; and there's never been
a male Kido who wasn't one. However, Jou is interested in anything
but. His father is a militant and harsh man, and for the time
being, our blue-haired protagonist cowers in his father's presence
and does his will. But can he ever face up to him?
Four years later, he's in
training to become a doctor. However, no one knows whether he's
made a full turnaround and become interested in the profession,
or if he's submitting to his father's wishes. In this second
series of the show, Jou takes on the part of mentor to Iori (American
name Cody). Who ever imagined a dubbed loser could be a role