Sorachi Hideaki, the author of Gintama, uses an image of a gorilla to illustrate himself in the series, but would he have ever guessed that a baby gorilla could be named after him?
Sorachi Sensei in Gintama anime.
Shanghai Zoo asked people what to name their baby gorilla, and Chinese otaku exercised their voting power and currently, the name "Sorachi Hideaki" is at #1.
The baby gorilla that could soon be the real "Sorachi Hideaki" gorilla. The choosen name will be officially announced on May 17th.