Adachi was originally going to make another ninja character that was very similar to Hanzo Hattori's design. However, because his wife was a fan of the 1987 manga Animal Doctor, he wanted to make a character that would be popular with the female market. Galford's character was inspired by the main character, Masaki Nishine, and his pet Siberian Husky, Chobi.
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