|Also known as||
Orange (w/ green tips)
Enki Gokuu (Older Brother)
Samon Gokuu 「悟空猿門」 is a supporting character of the anime and web manga series. He is the supervising officer in charge of Building 5 of Nanba Prison.
Samon has apple green eyes, orange hair with light green tips at the end slicked back. He is has tan skin and a thin nose, with sharp-red outlines around his eyes. He also has red marking on the corners of his mouth. He has piercings on his ears as well. He dons on the formal Nanba prison guard uniform. He also has two Gongs on his shoulders and a red belt which has a movable long red tail attached to it. He wears a pair of red boots with gold and green ornaments.
Samon used to a ponytail tied in a braid since he was a child. At an unknown point of time, Samon cut his hair short.
He has a rather child-like personality, showing child-like expressions. He has wide range of imagination, seen in episode 2 of the anime where he tries to guess the reasons behind the multiple escapes done by Nico, Rock and Uno. He also has a desire to get stronger and surpass his older brother. His actions often resemble a monkey. He also like to eat while doing his paperwork. He also has quite a short fuse, especially when people taunt him about the incident regarding his older brother or just the mention of Hajime's name.
He also gets frustrated at Inori's reluctance to do his work and often punches him for avoiding his work. Samon can get offended by the warden as she confessed that she pats Samon on the head because Samon is shorter than her.
When he was younger, he would always trains with his older brother and who he admired greatly.
Before working at Nanba Prison, Samon worked with his brother at a prison in China.
When Enki was still the head supervising officer of Building 5, Samon was the deputy supervising officer. After Enki betrayed Nanba prison and killed an inmate, Samon became the head supervising officer. Till the present time, Samon was unable to understand why his older brother betrayed him and the other guards.
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- His favorite color is emerald green.
- Samon Gokuu, along with Kiji Mitsuba, Kenshirou Yozakura, and Momoko Hyakushiki, is an allusion to the Japanese folklore Momotarou, Samon Goku representing one of Momotarou's companions, the monkey.
- His fighting style also seems to be a reference to the Monkey King, Sun Wukong
- Samon (沙門) refers to a wandering monk. Gokuu is the name based on Monkey King, Sun Wukong, which means "extraordinary ability to innovate."
|Main||Jyugo | Uno | Rock | Nico | Hajime Sugoroku|
|Inmates|| Tsukumo | Honey | Trois | Musashi | Liang | Upa | Qi | Fuji-san | Kusatsu | Enki Gokuu | |
Ruka Gojou | Hachiman
|Guards|| Seitarou Tanabata | Yamato Godai | Samon Gokuu | Kenshirou Yozakura | Kiji Mitsuba | Inori Hakkai | Damian | Mao Nimaijita | Nijimasu Nanairo | Tomato Ichijou | Hitoshi Sugoroku | Houzuki Sanzou | |
Daisen Rokuriki | Daisen Kokoriki | Daisen Youriki | Genrou Byakuya
|Nanba Staff||Momoko Hyakushiki | Mitsuru Hitokoe | Shiro | Okina Otogi | Kazari Otogi | KAGU-8|
|Antagonists||Man with the Scar | Elf|
|Other||Kuu | Haku | Yamatomaru | Hanzou Hattori | Noriko Sanzou | Hihi Gokuu | Inmate 610|