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Koji
General Information
Gender

Male

Color

Red, gray, white

Eye Color

Brown

Occupation

Japanese Drifter Race Car

Hometown

Japan

Series Information
First Appearance

Cars: Mater-National Championship

Performer

Masi Oka

Koji is a Japanese drift racer from Cars: Mater-National Championship. He is also a champion in his home country of Japan, as well as the fourth new competitor that Lightning meets in the game. Koji doesn't have very good boost stats, but his amazing handling and acceleration make up for it.

History

Cars: Mater-National Championship

Mater national 3

Koji racing with Sarge, Mater, Luigi, and Lightning

In Cars: Mater-National Championship, Lightning is driving across the bridge in Tailfin Pass when Koji and Otto fly by, with Vince and Sonny trailing behind them, saying that they joined the wrong race. Curious, Lightning continues to join races in Tailfin Pass until meets Koji, in a race called Canyon Run. Unfortunately, Lightning doesn't speak Japanese, but Mater states that he does, though he proves to be lying. Lightning and Koji then form a race with Philip, Yuri, and Gerald,

Once the race is complete, Lightning and Koji are having a friendly discussion when Mater comes speeding at them and hits a bump, where he goes flying across the bridge, and miraculously lands on his tires. The two are amazed at Mater's stunt, which Mater claims that he meant to do.

Koji can be unlocked as a playable character by purchasing him for 40,000 bonus points. He also has an alternate green paint job that can be purchased for 40,000 bonus points. In the Wii version of the game, there are three more paint jobs that can be purchased for him, all of which also cost 40,000 bonus points.

General information

Physical description

Koji is painted red, with white designs towards his rear. He has a black hood and spoiler, as well as the word "Kojimoto" painted on both of his doors in white.

Personality and traits

Koji is very focused on his racing career, but still has fun while doing so.

Powers and abilities

Koji is an incredibly talented Japanses drift racer, with incredible powerslides and drifts. He is a relatively speedy character, with outstanding handling.

Profiles and statistics

Cars: Mater-National Championship

  • Bios
    • "Koji comes from the world of downhill Touge Racing, commonly known as drifting. Much of Koji's success is attributed to his light and manoeuvrable style of driving. He prides himself on his ability to take turns with wide, screeching, smoking power slides. Koji treats his sport as a science - he's extremely competent, but he's not so focused that he forgets to have fun."
  • Stats
    • Boost: 2
    • Acceleration: 3
    • Handling: 5
    • Stability: 3

Portrayals

  • Masi Oka - Cars: Mater-National Championship

Gallery

Names in other languages

Language Name Meaning
Japanese 光司 Koji
Polish Koji Koji
Russian Хиро Hiro

Trivia

  • Koji is the only character unique to the game to not speak English.
  • Koji's Russian name translated to English, Hiro, is still used in the coding of other languages of Cars: Mater-National Championship.
    • Also, the name "Hiro" is used for a Japanese tender engine in Thomas & Friends.
Cars: Mater-National Championship
Information
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Characters
Lightning McQueenMonster McQueenTow MaterMonster MaterDoc HudsonRamoneFloSargeFillmoreLuigiGudmundOtto Von FassenbottomKojiGiovanniEmmaLizzieMiaTiaFletcherPhilipGeraldFredYuriSheriffGuidoFrankVinceSonnyLennyBarrySnot RodGinormousThe CripplerCount SpatulaRedBessieCletusZekeTommy JoeBufordJuddLewisSulleyMikeTractorsTourists
Places
Radiator SpringsRadiator Springs Courthouse & Fire DepartmentFoggy WindshieldMufflerCurb FeelerMuddy's MudflapsCarburetor Emporium RepairSparky's SparkplugsMrs. PistonPop N Patch Tire RepairRusty BumperLubeoramaEATWimpy's WipersThe Oil PanLuigi's Casa Della TiresRamone's House of Body ArtRadiator Springs CuriosFlo's V8 CaféCozy Cone MotelDoc's ClinicSarge's Surplus HutFillmore's Taste-InBudville Trading CompanyRacing MuseumTow Mater Towing & SalvageLightning McQueen's Racing HeadquartersRadiator Springs Drive-In TheatreRadiator CapRadiator GulchFillmore's Nature PreserveSarge's CompoundWilly's ButteWilly's Butte GulchLightning McQueen's Racing HeadquartersOrnament ValleySheriff's BillboardRustbucket StadiumOrnament Valley Gas StationPitt Stop GasolineSurplus StorageOrnament Valley RV ParkOrnament Valley Trailer ParkOrnament Valley AirportTriplet ArrowsOrnament Valley RailroadTurkeysRustbucket TunnelsFrank's FieldsTailfin PassWooden BridgeWheel Well MotelTailfin Pass TunnelTailfin Pass MinesAbandoned TownNarrow TunnelTailfin Pass TrailsBoulder WallCanyon
Events
Road Races: Radiator Springs CircuitFillmore's Nature PreserveNorth Willys ButteOrnament Valley AirportInside the TurkeyRustbucket Grand PrixWheel Well CircuitThe Upper MineCanyon Run

Stadium Races: Stadium Race #1Stadium Race #2Stadium Race #3Stadium Race #4

Rustbucket Races: Rustbucket Race #1Rustbucket Race #2Rustbucket Race #3Rustbucket Race #4

Monster Truck Waypoint Races: Waypoint Race #1Waypoint Race #2Waypoint Race #3

Luigi and Guido's Team Relay: Team Relay #1Team Relay #2Team Relay #3Team Relay #4

Minigames: Mike and Sulley's Last LaughFillmore's Fuel FrenzyTractor TippingRamone's Rhythmic RumbleGhosting MaterDoc and the Law's Race 'n' Chase

Miscellaneous: Big and Strong AgainI Wanna Be a Monster Too!

Techniques
PowerslideJumpBoostTilt

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