Gokudo (TV)

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English VA Daniel Kevin Harrison claims that he got his inspiration for the style of Gokudo’s voice when he became verbally upset that the local pizza place, in the town where they were recording, did not make his favorite sandwich, Roast Beef. (In the show, Gokudo makes a remark about having a Roast Beef sandwich). Harrison also says that is how he warms up before a recording session - complaining about his sandwich.

Gokudo's full name is Gokudo Yucott Kikansky.

Ted Lewis, the English VA of Prince Niari, pronounces Indra's name two different ways in the show: Indra and Indira.

Gokudo is based on a series of light novels by Usagi Nakamura with illustrations by Takeru Kirishima. There are 13 main novels, and, thus far, 10 side novels; the TV series aired between the 12th and 13th volumes of the main series. While the most recent side-story novel was published in 2001, it was the first of a two-parter that hasn't yet been completed. There was also a short 3-volume manga adaptation.

While the series just goes by "Gokudo" in the current English release by AnimeWorks, the full Japanese title is "Gokudou-kun Man-yuuki"--"The Chronicle of Gokudo's Pleasure Trip." It's also known by the English title "Jester the Adventurer," apparently due to one of the licensors, although no US release has ever used that title.

For those not familiar with Amaterasu, she is the sun goddess at the center of the Shinto pantheon, creator of the universe. Even in reality, she's a bit of a brat--the holing up in a cave comes from the actual mythology. Shinto is the native religion of Japan, now largely supplanted in practice by Buddhism imported from China centuries ago, although Shinto traditions are still very prevalent.

Also, for those noting the similarity of the flying cloud and monkey king Gokuu to Dragonball, it's because both stories are based on Journey to the West, an ancient Chinese epic.

Rubette steals an artifact from the Parmettian Empire called Solomon's Ring. Throughout the series, she is able to communicate with animals by using its power. According to Jewish, Christian, and Islamic legends, King Solomon was said to have a magical signet ring, which endowed him with powers to command demons, genies, and animals.

In the English dub, Nanya calls Djinn 'Hisui', which means 'Jade' in Japanese. She is referring to the color of his eyes.

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