Benny's character is based on the life of Jake Adelstein an American journalist and writer who has spent much of his career in Japan covering vice and organized crime. Mr. Chang is based on characters commonly played by 'Chow Yun-fat' in films by John Woo, such as John Lee in The Replacement Killers (1998) and especially Mark Gor in A Better Tomorrow (1986), (A Better Tomorrow) as both Chang and Gor are members of the Hong Kong Triads, wield dual pistols and don similar attire.
The tombstone of Diego Jose San Fernando Lovelace showed that he died in the year 1995. His death occurred four years after the rescue of his son, Garcia. Therefore, the story is set around the early to mid 1990s.
Guns: Dutch handles a Remington 870 Marine Magnum Shotgun and a Smith & Wesson 629 revolver, Mr. Chang uses Beretta 76 and AMT Hardballer Eda's preferred firearm is a Glock 17L, which she wields proficiently, despite Revy's claims that she is a "second-rate gunman". Sister Yolanda carry a customized Golden Desert Eagle