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About Inspector Koichi Zenigata: Even though I relate to Lupin the most, I really, really like Zenigata. Zenigata is Lupin's fiercest opponent; his personality, his ultra-strict, ultra-rigid, "protect every rule" personality, in a sense is something that also really appeals to me. I really like how the contrast comes out between Lupin and Zenigata in my work. That whole combination of things ...
The name "Monkey Punch" was not his idea, nor does he particularly like the name. It came about when his editor and publisher both noticed the somewhat Western-style drawing in his artwork, and decided, along with him, to create an name that would keep Japanese audiences guessing about his nationality. The name that the editor and publisher jointly came up with, much to his chagrin, was "Monkey ...
[long chins] Always has a male protagnogist with a long chin.