Biography – Gennosuke

Murakami Gennosuke
Biographical information
Home Feudal Japan
Nickname(s) Gen
Weapon(s) of choice Daisho( dual swords of the samurai; katana, the long sword, and wakizashi, short sword)
Occupation Bounty Hunter
Affiliation Ronin, TMNT
Physical description
Species Rhinocerous
Gender Male
Height 5′ 10″
Weight 140
Hair color None
Eye color Black
Out of universe information
Era(s) Mirage, 2003 series, Back to the Sewer
Publisher Dark Horse Comics
Created by Stan Sakai
Voiced by Eric Stuart (2003 Series)

Murakami Gennosuke is a character from Stan Sakai’sUsagi Yojimbo comic book series. Also known by his nickname of Gen, Gennosuke is an anthropomorphic rhinoceros bounty hunter who sometimes accompaniesMiyamoto Usagi.

2003 Series

Gennosuke is first seen in the episode Big Brawl, Part 2. He retains his persona as a shady bounty hunter, but unlike in Usagi Yojimbo, he is a heavy gambler, as opposed to being a drunkard in the comics. In the Battle Nexus Tournament he defeats an unknown Clawed combatant in Tier 1, an unknownOctopus Contestantin Tier 2 and receives a free pass to the semifinals, where he loses to Kluh. Notably, Gen irritates the Turtles with his behavior, as well as Casey, who he calls “Saru” (monkey or ape). In the episode The Christmas AliensGen comes to the Turtles holiday party. In the episodeSamurai Tourist, inspired by a New York City citizen, Gennosuke dons an outfit nearly identical to Rocksteady’s.



Back to the Sewer

Gennosuke appears in Wedding Bells and Bytes for Casey and April’s wedding. When he realized he had to bring a present for the wedding, he tried to swipe Hisomi’s present as his own. Hisomi was not amused.

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