Monkichi is a monkey who lives in a little mountain in the Japanese countryside. He was released by Sanrio in 1991 and his birthday is on January 13. Monkichis full name means Monkey of the Mountain in Japanese. Monkichi enjoys entertaining and telling jokes and dreams of being a professional poet or comedian. Monkichi has an optimistic personality and gets a little carried away sometimes but can be quite particular too. Monkichis special talent is that he can eat ten bananas in one minute. Monkichis first charm point is his bright red bottom proof that he is 100 Japanese monkey Monkichis second charm point is his bulging eyes especially when hes surprised. Source: Wikipedia