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Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey

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Friend Data
First Appearance: Vol. 2 Ch. 9
Featured in Chapter(s): 9,
Location: Forest
Occupation: Friend
Associated Characters: Ezo Red Fox
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Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey is a major Friend with recurring appearances in Volume 2 of the manga. She is also on the cover of Volume 2.


Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey's main personality trait is her preference of speech, using words and phrases that would be considered strange in modern day. She makes a lot of cultural references to describe events and make puns, which confuses some Friends when they talk to her. Despite this, she is shown to be capable of living like a normal Friend in Japari Park.

There are references to her battle training in some chapters, but her proficiency in this is not expounded upon.

She also seems to have an affiliation for big amounts of money.

Role in the Plot

Volume 2 Chapter 09

Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey is the main focus of Chapter 9. Ezo Red Fox finds her sleeping on top of a tree, but falls down from it shortly after, waking herself up.

Ezo Red Fox says that she came to see the monkey for a slightly superstitious reason, as the year of the monkey just started. Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey, who just woke up, seems to be slightly surprised that it's already the new year, saying that she thought it was still summer. The fox, puzzled with how the monkey's been living all this time, asks her just how exactly she goes about with her life. Monkey then references her training, almost to the point of fighting the fox, before going into her spiel of ancient proverbs and stories, which continues to puzzle the fox. After a while, it's finally revealed that Ezo Red Fox wants Monkey to accompany her to Hatsumoude (a Japanese new year's celebration tradition).

While together, Monkey starts using stories that are related to the situation at hand. For example, she tries to strike a conversation with the fox with the legend of Momotarou, noting that he had a monkey and dog companion.

The two arrive at a shrine, but Monkey still confuses the setting with ancient references. By this time, the two seem to be forming an acquaintanceship as Ezo Red Fox begins to keep up with Monkey's way of talking, although not in full. They go through the Hatsumoude traditions together, with Monkey still making references to expelling oni throughout this entire ordeal.

Toward the end of the chapter, Serval and Nana appear and calls Ezo Red Fox over for a New Year's snack. Ezo Red Fox invites Monkey to come along as well; despite reluctance to come as she hasn't 'defeated any oni yet', Ezo Red Fox somehow talks her out of not needing to do that, and thus goes with the group to start her new life as an Friend of the modern times.

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Ezo Red Fox

Throughout chapter 9, Monkey and Ezo Red Fox hang out together for the new year. Despite the very different personalities, they eventually get along well, and Ezo Red Fox even ends up inviting Monkey to activities with the main group.


  • Golden Snub-Nosed Monkey's dialogues in Chapter 9 makes a lot of references to real Japanese folklore.

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