Yet another installment of the daily character bio segment. Sorry for the delay, but I was suffering from writer’s block and random errands. There is an interesting story behind this one in particular. I’m not gonna beat around the bush and hold it until tomorrow again. Without further ado here’s the Lil’ Ninja himself, Shin Sukoshi.
The comic book this Shin debuted an was actually a school project. It was an art assignment in 10th grade (late 2011) and I absolutely gave my all in the experiment. The project was to create a short comic book in a couple of pages, but I ended up doing around 20 pages. The comic was originally meant to star someone who will be revealed later on in this series; however due to complications and lack of inspiration I decided to create Shin out of thin air. Out of all the stories I wrote, Lil Ninja is the one I had to do the most research for. The reason is because I wanted to heavily base the series off Japanese culture. If you payed attention Shin’s name is a play on words: Shin as in knee high and Sukoshi is Japanese for “little.”
Deep in a peaceful village, resides a lone bounty hunter ninja named Shin Sukoshi. One day the village was ransacked by a rogue dragon named Kreyku who threatened the lives of many. Enraged by the terror the dragon was causing, Shin sprung into action to put a stop to Kreyku’s reign once and for all. Shin traveled to Kreyku’s lair and met in a gruesome battle to the death. After what seemed like an endless struggle, Shin finally prevailed and slayed the dragon. What was left behind was an egg that eventually hatched Kreyku’s son. Shin named the offspring Tatsu (Japanese for “dragon”) and took him under his wing as an apprentice. An organization of ninja outlaws known as the Dark Dragons swore revenge on whoever ended Kreyku’s life. With an entire army out for his head, Shin set out with his new sidekick for the adventure of a lifetime.