Yeah, Zen definitely looks like a legit fighting game protagonist from the not-so-distant future. Zen's visual design looks like some cross between
Jin Saotome, and maybe
for the edge-lord factor. At first glance, Zen has a cool fighting stance & posture, and some satisfying animations / special moves that you'd expect from a straight-edge protagonist.
Zen has lots of cool punches and kicks with a heavy emphasis on traditional martial arts. He's got solid, dynamic techniques and his attacks look like they hurt. I like his
Cody-style tornado uppercut and Jin Saotome-style puches - with cool headband movement to boot. Overall, Zen is a great starter character in The Rumble Fish and might be enough to sell you on the game based on his cool fighting style alone.