Inspector Koichi Zenigata
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Inspector Koichi Zenigata

Comparison of the voice actors who have been the voice of Inspector Koichi Zenigata with sound clips and images.
Franchise: Lupin the 3rd

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.

For the 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 known 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).

Funimation Entertainment 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 JAL clip!

Created by Jackson_H on Aug 17 2010

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