Anselmo Bertuccia is the son of Anthony and the monkey princess from Monkey Palace, an Italian fairy tale collected by Italo Calvino. He is the cousin of Gianpaolo Bertuccia.
Anselmo is of average height, with long, messy blond hair and green eyes. He wears a purple shirt with a purple banana pattern, pink capris, and several pearl and amethyst necklaces.
Anselmo is very much a class clown and likes to mess with people's heads. He is often seen monkeying around and teasing people. He also has a strong fondness for bananas and is often seen eating them.
Anselmo and his cousin Gianpaolo have a "slobs vs. snobs" dynamic, with Anselmo being the slob.
Anselmo lives with his parents, who rule as king and queen of his mother's kingdom.
According to a popular legend, Anselmo's mother was descended from a monkey who was turned into a human. Whether this is true or not is unknown, although many people believe it is because they think monkey genes could explain Anselmo's capricious, willful temperament.
Anselmo is best friends with his cousin Gianpaolo.
- Anselmo's surname refers to a species of monkey, specifically the Barbary ape.