Ko Zen
Ko Zen.png
Chinese Hu
Real Name Ko Zen
Biographical Information
Status
Deceased (Slain)
Marital Status Unknown
Age Late 50s to Early 60s
Gender Male
Hair Grey
Distinction Taking Care of Mou Ten-sama
Relatives Unknown
State Qin
Residence Mou Family's estate
Location Shu Kai Plains, Zhao (Death Place)
Birth Place Qin
Professional Information
Classification Commander
Cavalry
Occupation Soldier
Affiliates Mou Family
Gaku Ka Unit
Qin Military
Military Rank Adjutant
Equipment Glaive
Media
Appearance
Manga Debut Chapter 183
Anime Debut Episode 43
Mou Ten-sama...Being able to meet you brought this old man so much joy in this life. Thank You...

—Ko Zen's last words.

Ko Zen was the adjutant of the Gaku Ka Unit.

Appearance[edit | edit source]

Ko Zen was an old man with a bushy mustache and a short bushy goatee.

Personality[edit | edit source]

He had a courteous personality. Also, he is an overtly-emotional one, especially on his young master's wellbeing, from his master's choice in life, to small victories. He is extremly loyal to Mou Ten and was overseeing his grouth, since early childhood.

Relationships[edit | edit source]

Mou Ten[edit | edit source]

Ko Zen was Mou Ten's guardian, raising him since early childhood and later became his adjutant. Mou Ten really cares deeply about him, even calling him "Gramps". Ko Zen was also very loyal to him, not hesistating to try to drive away Hou Ken before Mou Ten notices what was going on and arrive there. 

Riku Sen[edit | edit source]

Mou Gou[edit | edit source]

Mou Bu[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

Under orders of Mou Bu, Ko Zen has raised Mou Ten since the day he was born, developing a loving relationship with the young heir of the Mou Family to the point that he was fondly called "gramps" by him.

Third Faction Arc[edit | edit source]

Ko Zen first appeared commenting on the competition for achievements between the Hi Shin and Gyoku Hou units. When Mou Ten declined to join the competition because he deemed that arena too tiny, Ko Zen agreed and offered to find a grander battlefield for his protegée. Mou Ten declined once again saying he didn’t felt motivated to do anything with only 300 men based on his achievements in the Anhou Campaign. Ko Zen then remembered that Haku Rou orders were for Mou Ten to gain some additional years worth of experience, and that his orders could not be disobeyed.

Sanyou Campaign Arc[edit | edit source]

When he overheard Mou Ten sayin his aim was to be a Great General of the Heavens, the old "Gramps" was overjoyed to the point of tears. However, he was quickly disappointed when Mou Ten complemented his speech, saying he was just joking and that he rather led a simple officer's life.

Coalition Invasion Arc[edit | edit source]

Like the rest of Gaku Ka Unit, he took part in the Battle of Kankoku Pass. Under general Tou of the Tou Army they fought against the armies of Chu.

Bureaucrats Job Arc[edit | edit source]

(...)

Western Zhao Invasion Arc[edit | edit source]

He was present on his master's side during the Battle at Shukai Plains. He died after trying to halt the Bushin, Hou Ken's lone wolf assault on their HQ.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

As the adjutant of famous Gaku Ka Unit it can be asumed he is talented and experienced commander, playing important supporting roles during battles.

On the battlefield he is capable of vielding both glaive and sword. Before his death he showcased enough skill and willpower to injure Hou Ken's leg with a surprise attack.

Gallery[edit | edit source]

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Ko Zen's early appearance at the vanguard of the Gaku Ka Unit.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Ko Zen's name was not revealed in the manga until Chapter 520. However, before that it was shown in both guidebooks.
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