Kiyoshi Kogami
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Dr. Kogami face
Japanese 鴻上 聖
Rōmaji Kōgami Kiyoshi
Personal Information
Gender Male
Status Deceased (Real-life)[1]
Deceased (Link VRAINS)[2]
Relatives Revolver (Son)[3]
Duel Monster statistics
Affiliation The Knights of Hanoi
SOL Technologies Logo of SOL (Former)
Anime Episode 3
Japanese Takayuki Sugo

Kiyoshi Kogami (鴻上 聖, Kōgami Kiyoshi) is a character appearing in the Yu-Gi-Oh! VRAINS anime. He exists only as an avatar in the network after being dead for seven years,[4] and as a member of the Knights of Hanoi with his son as its leader.[5] When he was alive, he was known as the creator of the Ignis and a researcher at SOL Technologies.[6]

Appearance Edit

Dr. Kogami is a sick man, who rests in a pod. He has tan skin and wears a grey outfit. Inside LINK VRAINS, Dr. Kogami is a tall man, who has fair skin. He has black and grey hair and mustache, and has yellow eyes. He wears a white coat with red outlines, a dark undershirt with red stripe, some black pants and a pair of brown shoes.

Personality Edit

Like Revolver, Dr. Kogami believes Ai to be a threat. However, since he did construct Ignis beings, he has slight regret about destroying them.

Abilities Edit

Dr. Kogami can teleport himself inside LINK VRAINS. In addition, he has superior programming and hacking skills, even helping out his son in dire need from a remote distance.

History Edit

Past Edit

Ep020 Kiyoshi Kogami real body

Dr. Kogami's real body.

Dr. Kogami, as a researcher at SOL Technologies, planned and executed the Hanoi Project 10 years prior to the start of the series.[7] Dr. Kogami successfully gave free will to A.I. programs and named his creation Ignis.[8] Three years after the Hanoi Project, he died,[9] but his consciousness continued to exist in the network. His son, Revolver, is taking care of his body.[10]

Present Edit

Dr. Kogami and Revolver discussed about a new program. He said that he worked on a few new ideas but he needed more time.[11] After Blue Angel was defeated by Playmarker, Revolver was certain that Playmaker would have to comply to his demands. Dr. Kogami said Ignis had to be destroyed and Revolver was concerned about Kogami since he designed Ignis. Kogami told Revolver was a painful decision to destroy the AI, while Revolver reminded the importance of destroying Ignis and Cyberse.[12]

Ep010 Dr. Kogami sending a card to Revolver

Dr. Kogami sending the Field Magic Card "Skyfire Prison" to Revolver.

During Revolver's Speed Duel against Playmaker, the latter had Ai conjure a Data Storm. Revolver was glad, as this allowed Dr. Kogami to send a card to Revolver.[13]

Dr. Kogami watched the Duel between Playmaker and Revolver, and wished of the latter to take Ignis back. Much to his surprise, Playmaker summoned the "Firewall Dragon" and destroyed the "Skyfire Prison". Dr. Kogami was still pleased, as Playmaker had 600 LP left, and expected of Revolver to take him down.[14]

Dr. Kogami was surprised how Playmaker wanted revenge for what had happened 10 years ago. Spectre arrived, noting how scary the fate can be. As Revolver returned, Dr. Kogami was surprised how he let his guard down, seeing it was about that incident Playmaker spoke. Revolver apologized to him as his father, and as his hand recovered, claimed next time would be different. Dr. Kogami stated that Revolver didn't need to think of that, and seeing how they could not retrieve Ai, he went to execute the other plan, and needed time to make preparations for that.[15]

Kogami and Revolver went to a deep pit where he showed Revolver a seed shaped like a data cube, which would grow into a "fruit" that would destroy the whole network, including LINK VRAINS. Kogami then released the seed, which fell into the pit.[16]

Kiyoshi contacted Revolver, informing his son his program would soon be finished. Revolver was depressed, and told his father he wanted to confront someone. Kiyoshi sensed Revolver wished to face Playmaker and permitted this as long as it did not take too much time.[17]


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