Dr. Fuji (anime)

Dr. Fuji
フジ博士 Dr. Fuji
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Dr. Fuji
Gender Male
Hometown Unknown
Region Unknown
Relatives Amber (daughter)
Game counterpart Mr. Fuji
Member of Team Rocket
Rank Scientist
Anime debut Mewtwo Strikes Back
English voice actor Philip Bartlett (M01)
Billy Bob Thompson (M22)
Japanese voice actor Yosuke Akimoto (M01)
Minoru Inaba (M22)

Dr. Fuji (Japanese: フジ博士 Dr. Fuji) is a character who appeared in Mewtwo Strikes Back and its remake Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution. He also appeared in The Birth of Mewtwo.

In the anime

After his daughter Amber died, Dr. Fuji devoted his life to trying to bring her back through the usage of cloning. His wife was distraught and could not continue watching his endeavors, insisting that he could not bring Amber back to life. She eventually left him, yet Fuji still worked to find a way to clone Amber.

Eventually, his studies gained the attention of Giovanni, who said he would fund Fuji's project if Fuji also cloned Mew. This resulted in the creation of Mewtwo.

After the original Charmandertwo, Bulbasaurtwo, and Squirtletwo died during the experiment, Ambertwo—the cloned form of Amber—died as well, eliciting a heightened emotional response from Mewtwo. Dr. Fuji panicked and administered a form of emotion-suppressing serum to Mewtwo, which may have caused its seemingly-twisted personality. Time passed and Mewtwo matured, though shortly after gaining consciousness, it destroyed the lab on New Island, presumably killing everyone inside—including Fuji. A record of Fuji's final words survived the explosion, which Mewtwo ended up keeping, and was later discovered by Jessie, James, and Meowth, who sneaked into New Island.




Voice actors

Language Voice actor
Japanese 秋元羊介 Yosuke Akimoto (M01)
稲葉実 Minoru Inaba (M22)
English Philip Bartlett (M01)
Billy Bob Thompson (M22)
Arabic أسامة العلي Osama Oley (M22)
Finnish Arto Nieminen (M01, M22)
Pauli Virta (Mewtwo Returns)
German Ivar Combrinck
Indonesian Biantoro (M22)
Italian Enrico Bertorelli (M01)
Claudio Moneta (M22)
Norwegian Ola Fjellvikås
Polish Mieczysław Morański (M01, M22)
Jacek Kopczyński (The Story of Mewtwo's Origin)
Andrzej Chudy (Mewtwo Returns)
Brazilian Portuguese Isaac Schneider (M01)
Elcio Romar (M22)
Spanish Latin America Esteban Siller (M01)
Germán Fabregat (M22)
Spain Roberto Encinas (M01)
José Luis Angulo (Mewtwo Returns)
Txema Moscoso (M22)
Thai ภัคภูมิ ลิ้มมานะสถาพร Pakkapoom Limmanasathaporn (M22)
Vietnamese Trần Trọng Hiếu (M22)

In the games

Dr. Fuji in Pokémon Origins
Main article: Mr. Fuji

Dr. Fuji is likely based on Mr. Fuji, who was formerly known as Dr. Fuji when he founded the Cinnabar Lab.

In the manga

Movie adaptations

Mewtwo Strikes Back!

Dr. Fuji appeared in the manga adaptation of Mewtwo Strikes Back!. He serves the same purpose as his movie counterpart in being the scientist that created Mewtwo, although his motivations and his relationship with his creation differ vastly. In particular, Mewtwo looked up to Fuji like a father, and his death and the destruction of his lab had been deliberately arranged by Fuji in an attempt to prevent Giovanni from using Mewtwo to mass-produce weapons of mass destruction, with Mewtwo being more reluctant to participate.

Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution

Dr. Fuji appeared in the manga adaptation of Mewtwo Strikes Back—Evolution, playing roughly the same role as he did in the movie. Notably, his expedition to Guyana is excluded from this adaptation.


  • In the novelization of the first movie, he was given the name of "Professor John Smith".
  • Dr. Fuji may have been inspired by Dr. Tenma from Astro Boy, since both lost their child and attempt to recreate them through science, as well as share more than a passing resemblance.

See also

Members of Team Rocket

Giovanni (animeAdventuresPocket MonstersMasters)
Madame Boss (anime only) • Masked Man (Adventures only)


Archer (Masters) • Ariana (Masters) • Petrel (Masters) • Proton (Masters)
Anime only: Iron-Masked Marauder
Adventures only: CarlShamWill (former) • Karen (former)
Golden Boys only: Grey


Jessie (Masters), James (Masters), & Meowth (JJM)
Koga, Lt. Surge, & Sabrina (Triad) (Adventures only; former)
Ken, Al, & Harry (TRET) (Adventures only)
Carr, Sird (former), & Orm (T3B) (Adventures only)


Anime only: Butch & Cassidy (former) • Attila & HunAnnie & Oakley (dub only)


Anime only: Dr. FujiDr. NambaSebastianDr. Zager
Adventures only: Blaine (former)


GruntsRocket BrothersRBYFRLG/Rocket SistersPE
Anime only: DominoRocket ScoutWendyTysonJubeiViper
Christopher (former) • Matori (Matori Matrix) • PierceGozu
Radio drama only: MiyamotoMondo
How I Became a Pokémon Card only: Kaede

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