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The Biography of Ninjas   Entry List

The Boss of Iga Ninjas Hattori Hanzo

In this chapter, I want to describe about famous ninjas who solidified their names in Japanese history. Here I encounter to a big contradiction. In the first place, it goes without saying that a ninjafs existence was in the shade and that everything that ninjas coped with had to be a secret. It may be said that if a ninjafs name and activities were known to someone he was no longer a top-class ninja. In that sense, there may have existed many ninjas who achieved big results without being known t...

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Ninja of Legend Fuma Kotaro

No Ninja is interpreted in colorful ways in fiction more than Fuma Kotaro ( Y). For instance, in novels, comics, and games the ninja characters in history have characteristics that are quite defined. The role of Hattori Hanzo () is generally always as the boss of ninja groups and Sarutobi Sasuke ( ) is on the whole a young, active and orthodox ninja. Fuma Kotaro though has various type of characters. Sometimes Kotaro is portrayed as a bad guy, a rat, and as an artist. At other times ...

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The Ninja from Fiction Sarutobi Sasuke

A picture of SasukeI guess that even people who do not have any interest in ninjas (E) know the name "Sasuke". Originally, Sarutobi Sasuke ( ) was the name of the ninja who appeared in the Japanese novels published by Tastsukawa-Bunko (앶) between 1911-1923. These Tatsukawa-Bunko novels were very popular among teenagers boys in Japan. Until then, ninja stories were told orally by Kodan-Shi (ukt), or Rakugo-Ka () as a form of entertainment. The achievement of Tatsukawa-Bunko was that i...

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The Thief Ninja Ishikawa Goemon

Goemon in the anime"Lupin the Third"Regardless of whether itfs in the Western or Eastern world, there exist men, supported by people in spite of being villains. They are the people called "chivalrous robbers". For instance, Robin Hood, Arsene Lupin, Billy the kid, Bonnie and Clyde and Lu Bu (Cz) in the " Three Kingdom Saga (Ou) " in China. Ishikawa Goemon (ΐ ܉Eq) is one of them. Goemon is thought to be a ninja. He abused ninjutsu which he acquired for stealing but he has had great popularity ...

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