Sha Gojyo

Sha Gojyo infobox image present


Kanji 【沙悟浄】
Titles The Best In The World Champion [1]
Age 24
Birthday November 9
Race Hanyou
Gender Male
Height 184 cm (6'1")
Weight 75.3 kg (160 lb)
Hair Red
Eye Color Red
Blood Type AB
Relatives Sha Jien - half-brother
Occupation Professional Gambler
Status Alive
Manga Debut Sai. Vol 1, intro
Anime Debut Saiyuki Ep. 01
Seiyuu Hiroaki Hirata (平田 広明)
Kōichi Yamadera (山寺 宏一), [2]
English Illich Guardiola [3]
Tony Oliver [4] [5]
Stage Maruyama Atsushi[6][7]

Ayukawa Taiyou[8]

Skills Street Smarts
Street style fighting
Weapons Shakujo

Anime and Manga Difference

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Other Appearance

Saiyuki Premium OVA

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Saiyuki: Requiem - For the One Not Chosen

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Kibou no Zaika

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Bus Gamer

Chin Yisou Gojyo Bus Gamer 01

Sha Gojyo special appearance in Bus Gamer along with Kougaiji and Chin Yisou

In one of original series by Minekura-sensei, Bus Gamer, both anime and manga was shown that Gojyo is a playable character in an arcade game. He was seen fighting with Kougaiji and later with Chin Yisou.


  • "I actually have two weaknesses--Tobacco and Tart--and I'm picky about both of them." [9]
  • "What do they say? 'Have women but don't let them have you.' Or is that sake?"[10]
  • "I hate to disappoint you, kid... But we're still alive."[11]
  • "I just wanna see what kinda guy could make a pretty girl so sad."[12]

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  • Ironically, Gojyo's personality is loosely based on Zhu Bajie,Cho Hakkai's namesake from Journey to the West.  Likewise, his former incarnation's position as General originates from the Curtain Raising General, who was exiled from Heaven and reincarnated into Zhu Bajie after breaking a valuable vase.  Gojyo's namesake, Sha Wujing, does however share his red hair.
  • So far, Gojyo has acquired many nicknames in the series, most of them being invented by Goku on the spot. A majority have to do with Kappa, due to his characters likeness to a kappa in the original Journey to the West[13] (most commonly 'erokappa' , oversexed kappa; actually spelled 'erogappa' due to Japanese linguistic rules) and a cockroach (gokiburi) due to his ridiculously long life line and the fact that the two long strands of hair above his forehead resemble the bug's antenna. Sanzo has uses these "nicknames" as well, and even Hakkai has made humorous reference. (when Gojyo remarked that Kougaiji was as hard to kill as a cockroach, Hakkai replied "and if another of the same species says so, it must be true").
  • When it comes to women and children that are in a tight pinch, Gojyo will do everything he can to help. Hakkai has commented several times that his kind heart tends to draw him into trouble.
  • Gojyo's preferred cigarette brand is Hi-Lite.
  • Gojyo's clothes got changed in Saiyuki Reload 4.1 apparently because of Hakkai's mischievousness saying "... as long as we are changing clothes we might as well update our wardrobe." The whole group never vouched for it and got "different" clothings. This results Gojyo's new clothes.
  • Gojyo can't eat sour plum.
  • Gojyo has no spiritual awareness and can't see ghosts. He's the only member of the Sanzo party that can't[14].
  • Gojyo is a terrible cook and not very helpful with cleaning.
  • In his past life as Kenren, he was literally bandaged to a chair very unceremoniously by a young Goku as order by Tenpou. In the Gensoumaden anime, Goku bandages Gojyo in a similar fashion, but with less bondages.
  • In the original Japanese version of Saiyuki, young Gojyo was voiced by Kayu Suzuki. but later he was voiced by Masayo Hosono (細野 雅世) in Sai R. & Sai R Gun. Just the same, Young Gojyo was voiced by Sam Foster in the English version Saiyuki Julie Anne Taylor in Sai R. & Sai R Gun.)

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