First appearance January 26, 2006
Gender male
Species human
Car Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4[1]

James was Ash Upton's best friend before the Misfile, living two houses down the street[2], and the one who taught Ash how to race. He held the title of King of the Mountain until he graduated from high school and went away to college in California[3]. After he left, the vacant title was disputed by Ash and Tom.

After the Misfile, Ash was excited for James' return from college... only to find out that, as a female, she had lost her virginity to him one night (which Ash cannot remember).[4] James, who is in love with girl-Ash, is crushed by "her" lack of memory, and remains obsessed with Ash for a while.

James drives a Mitsubishi 3000GT VR4[1], which is where Ash acquired familiarity with four-wheel drive cars.