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Base Info
Moe Point Ninja (忍者,にんじゃ)
Moe Point Synonyms Kunoichi (くのいち)
Shinobi (しのび)
Type Profession
Symbolic Characters Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo
Related Moe Points Samurai, soldier, assassin

A ninja is an ancient profession in Japan, and one of the moe points in ACG subculture. In Japanese language, female ninja are also known as kunoichi, and male ninja are also known as shinobi.


Male ninja: shinobi

Ninja is a real professional identity in history, performing investigation and sabotage work, which is roughly synonymous with spies. To this day, there are still a few ninjutsu inheritors in Japan, but the functions of the ninja itself have long been replaced by various modern military, police departments and troops.

Female ninja: kunoichi

The term kunoichi was originally used to refer to women as a cryptic term. It is actually used to refer to female ninjas, which originated from the series of works of "Koga Ninja" created by Fuutaro Yamada in 1958. According to recent research conducted by Yuji Yamada and Yuya Yoshimaru of Mie University in Japan, there is no historical record of the existence of female ninjas who conduct investigations and sabotage work like male ninjas. The distinction started because of the great influence of the "Koga Ninfa Tie" series, and the term "Ninfa" mentioned in the previous paragraph also originated here.

Ninjas in ACG

With the development of modern ACG subculture, ninja characters (including female ninjas) in ACG works have increased in recent years, and ninjas have also become one of the cute attributes.

There are also many ACG works that are dedicated to ninja themes, such as " Iga no Kagemaru ", " Ninja Rantaro ", " Koka Ninja Story ", " Naruto ", etc. The styles are either light-hearted, funny, bloody, cruel, or passionate. .

Different from real ninjas, the ninjas in ACG's works, through artistic exaggeration, can become a category that is far from the real "ninja". The ninjutsu used by ninjas can also be largely overhead, completely beyond the real ninjutsu level.However, the ninja's movement speed is basically very fast.And many of the ninjas in the works wear a scarf. In reality, that piece is actually a turban. It can wrap the whole head. It is too long so it wraps around the neck, or it can only wrap the mouth and have a tail behind it. When not wearing it Around the neck, it was later turned into a scarf by art.

According to the specific description of the ninja subject matter, the charm of the ninja is also reflected in different ways. For example, for female ninjas:

  • In Basilisk, Ninja Scroll and other dramatic works, Ninjas bear the fate of a ninja and participate in cruel killings as a woman. They often have tragic encounters. However, as a ninja, they are strong. This is an infectious character charm.
  • In Ninja Nonsense, Ninja Boy Rantaro and other humorous works, the portrayal of ninjas has been endowed with many modern comedy factors. In addition to the identity of "ninja", it reflects the multi-faceted work that has nothing to do with ninjas. Moe attributes.
  • In Naruto and other action works, accompanied by passion, friendship and other necessary elements of passion, the ninja has a relaxed life and the feelings of companions in addition to the tense battle.

Characters with this moe point

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This list only uses classical characters associated with this moe point as examples.
If you wish to add another character with this moe point, please refer to this category: Category:Ninja.
Please do not add an excessive number of characters to this list.


  • Hinata Hyuga etc. (Naruto)
  • Oboro (Basilisk)
  • Mai Shiranui (Fatal Fury, The King of Fighters)
  • Kasumi (Dead or Alive)
  • Kaede Nagase (Negima! Magister Negi Magi)
  • Ayame Sarutobi, Tsukuyo (Gintama)
  • Seraphim (Kore wa Zombie desu ka?)
  • Agiri Goshiki (Kill Me Baby)
  • Koyuki Azumaya (Sgt. Keroro)
  • Hina Fuuma (Aria the Scarlet Ammo)
  • Asuka (Senran Kagura)
  • Yuffie Kisaragi (Final Fantasy VII)
  • Kunoichi (Sengoku Musou)
  • Levi Kazama (TRINITY SEVEN)


  • Naruto Uzumaki (Naruto)
  • Hattori Kanzo (Ninja Hattori-kun)
  • Kirby (Kirby series) [Copy Ability]
  • Shadowkhan (Jackie Chan Adventures)
  • Hanzo Hattori, Galford D. Weller, Earthquake, Kazuki Kazama, Sogetsu Kazama (Samurai Shodown)
  • Tengen Uzui (Kimetsu no Yaiba)
  • Sekiro (Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice)
  • Leonardo, Donatello, Raphael and Michelangelo (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)