|Genjo Sanzo is a young, blond Buddhist monk who disregards many Buddhist principles; he smokes, drinks, gambles, swears, and generally follows his own path. He is aloof and cold towards his companions, but nevertheless cares for them.
His primary weapon is a Smith and Wesson revolver, but he does use the holy Maten Sutra, a sutra he carried on his shoulders, when needed and occasionally is seen fighting in hand-to-hand combat.
He had previously been found in a river by his predecessor, Koumyou Sanzo, and was subsequently taken under the man's care and named Kouryuu. Upon his master's death, he was chosen as a "Sanzo priest" by the Gods and he took on the title "The 31st of China, Genjo Sanzo."
He faced much turmoil in the years following, but finally accepted to live. Soon after, Sanzo found Goku abandoned in a cave and, upon learning that he was Seiten Taisei, placed him under his care.