This article is about the character more commonly referred to as Professor Petorofu. For the Digimon World Re:Digitize: Encode chapter of same name, see Professor Petorofu (chapter).
Yakov Borisovich Petorofu
Yakov Borisovich Petorofu b
Appears in:Digimon World Re:Digitize/Manga/Decode/Encode
First appearance Re:Digitize: "Our Routine, Evolving!!" [01]
Latest appearance Encode: "Professor Petorofu" [14]
Actor(s):(Ja:) Takaya Kuroda
Partner(s):MetalGreymon, RizeGreymon
Gender Male
Known relatives Wife
Nikorai "Niko" Yakovich Petorofu (son)
Nationality Russian
Occupation Engineer

Yakov Borisovich Petorofu (ヤーコフ・ボリソヴィッチ・ペトロフ Yākofu Borisovicchi Petorofu?)[1] is Niko's father, and an employee of GIGO Company.


Petorofu is a man with lightly tanned skin, cream-colored hair, brownish gray eyes, and a short mustache. He wears a white shirt, a blueish green tie, a white lab coat with a green button in the top, black pants, and brown shoes.



Yakov Borisovich Petorofu (ヤーコフ・ボリソヴィッチ・ペトロフ)

Full name listed in some gaming sites.[2] Name and surname used in the Digimon World Re:Digitize manga. Surname officially romanized as "Petorofu" in Digimon World Re:Digitize: Decode trailers.[3]

  • Ru: Yakov (Яков?). Masculine Russian name that means "to be behind".
  • Ru: Borisovich (Борисович?). Patronymic of "Boris", a masculine East Slavic name that is theorized to mean "wolf", possibly a reference to Sashenka.
  • Yakov Borisovich. Possibly a reference to Yakov Borisovich Zel'dovich, a Soviet physicist.
  • Ru: Petrov (Петров?). Russian surname that means "rock", possibly a reference to the Memorial Stela. May also be a reference to Aleksei Zinovyevich Petrov, a Russian mathematician.


Digimon World Re:Digitize (manga)

He led the "Project Vitium", which started a global catastrophe years before Taiga and his friends were sent to the Digital World. At some point, he mysteriously disappeared. Our Routine, Evolving!!

Digimon World Re:Digitize

Digimon World Re:Digitize: Encode

Foment Photo Professor Petorofu

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