Inspector Koichi Zenigata is an Interpol agent who's life mission is to capture Arsene Lupin III. He was originally a Tokyo Police Officer until he transferred to the ICPO so he could follow Lupin across any country.
Despite being enemies with Lupin they also seem to have a small friendship. There are numerous occasions where Zenigata has cried when he believes Lupin to be dead; often saying that if Lupin had let himself be arrested the death could've been prevented.
Zenigata is sometimes portrayed as a bumbling fool, but he is also very clever and can often see through Lupin's disguises. Even though Zenigata's life goal is to capture Lupin, a small part of him wants Lupin to escape on the rare occasions he succeeds; so he can further enjoy the thrill of the chase.
Inspector Koichi Zenigata was first voiced in an English dub for
the JAL version of The Secret of Mamo. This is also known as the Toho or
HK version. There are
no official credits for this dub so the voice actor is unknown.
Zenigata was voiced by David Povall in the Streamline English dubs. David Povall
voiced Zenigata in the original English dub of The Castle of Cagliostro, a
new English dub of Secret of Mamo
and 2 episodes of the Part II TV Series. These two episodes #145
"Albatross; The Wings of Death" and #155 "Farwell, Beloved Lupin" were
directed by Anime Guru Hayao Miyazaki who also directed The Castle of
Cagliostro. Streamline released these 2 episodes in 2 individuals
releases called Tales of the Wolf: Volume 1 and Tales of the Wolf:
Volume 2. It was also re-released as Lupin III: Greatest Capers.
AnimEigo's English dub of The Fuma Conspiracy had Zenigata voiced by Marc Matney. This was later re-released by Discotek.
MangaUK English dubs of Lupin III: Bye Bye, Lady Liberty and Lupin III: The Secret of Mamo, Zenigata is
voiced by Sean Barret.
Manga Entertainment created their own
English dub for The Castle of Cagliostro and in this version Zenigata is
voiced by Kevin Seymour.
Geneon Entertainment (previously
as Pioneer Entertainment) created English dubs for the TV Series Part
II (79 out of 155 episodes) and a brand new English dub for The Secret
of Mamo. In the Geneon dubs Zenigata is voiced by Jake Martin (A.K.A. Dan Lorge).
licensed several Lupin III TV Specials and Movies, and in these English
dubs Zenigata is voiced by Philip Wilburn.
*Special thanks to Satoshi who provided the