If there's one thing about Kohta Hirano that has always stood out to me, it's the man's seeming love-affair (fetish?) with BOOTS. No. I'm not kidding; the evidence speaks for itself. Flip through any copy of the Hellsing manga and count how many panels have either close-ups or side-views of footwear. There seems to be one, two or three nearly every chapter. I find it to be pretty hilarious.