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Shinjiro Otani (b. 1972) is a UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, famous by his work at Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZERO1. He started as a successful amateur wrestler in his highschool days before joining Animal Hamaguchi's dojo to become a pro wrestler. Otani was accepted in NJPW and turned into one of its hottest junior heavyweight prospects, and it didn't take much time before he did his perfunctory abroad excursion, hitting Canada. Upon his return, he defeated the famous Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger and stole the prestigious J-Crown from El Samurai in which would be the multi-title's last reign. After hitting the NJPW junior scene a bit more, Otani made a surprising move when he, accompanied by his long time friend Tatsuhito Takaiwa and others wrestlers, followed Wrestling/ShinyaHashimoto out of the company in order to form ZERO-ONE. Otani shone through the few years ZERO-ONE lasted, figuring as one of its most successful players both solo and in tag team (and at both junior and proper heavyweight divisions), and after Hashimoto's unfortunate death, he was made the true presence of the promotion's new incarnation, ZERO 1 MAX. As part of it, he had also appearances in Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH and was a key player in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE. Even after replacing Yoshiyuki Nakamura as the president of the promotion, Otani remains as an active figure in the puroresu landscape.

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Shinjiro Otani (b. (born July 21, 1972) is a UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, famous by his work at Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZERO1. He started as a successful amateur wrestler in his highschool days before joining Animal Hamaguchi's dojo to become a pro wrestler. Otani was accepted in NJPW and turned into one of its hottest junior heavyweight prospects, and it didn't take much time before he did his perfunctory abroad excursion, hitting Canada. Upon his return, he defeated the famous Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger and stole the prestigious J-Crown from El Samurai in which would be the multi-title's last reign. After hitting the NJPW junior scene a bit more, Otani made a surprising move when he, accompanied by his long time friend Tatsuhito Takaiwa and others wrestlers, followed Wrestling/ShinyaHashimoto out of the company in order to form ZERO-ONE. Otani shone through the few years ZERO-ONE lasted, figuring as one of its most successful players both solo and in tag team (and at both junior and proper heavyweight divisions), and after Hashimoto's unfortunate death, he was made the true presence of the promotion's new incarnation, ZERO 1 MAX. As part of it, he had also appearances in Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH and was a key player in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE. Even after replacing Yoshiyuki Nakamura as the president of the promotion, Otani remains as an active figure in the puroresu landscape.




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* FriendOfAllChildren: He routinely campaigns against bullying and child abuse, celebrates children charity events from time to time, and has even hosted open pro wrestling lessons for children.

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* FriendOfAllChildren: FriendToAllChildren: He routinely campaigns against bullying and child abuse, celebrates children charity events from time to time, and has even hosted open pro wrestling lessons for children.


Shinjiro Otani (b. 1964) is a UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, famous by his work at Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZERO1. He started as a successful amateur wrestler in his highschool days before joining Animal Hamaguchi's dojo to become a pro wrestler. Otani was accepted in NJPW and turned into one of its hottest junior heavyweight prospects, and it didn't take much time before he did his perfunctory abroad excursion, hitting Canada. Upon his return, he defeated the famous Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger and stole the prestigious J-Crown from El Samurai in which would be the multi-title's last reign. After hitting the NJPW junior scene a bit more, Otani made a surprising move when he, accompanied by his long time friend Tatsuhito Takaiwa and others wrestlers, followed Wrestling/ShinyaHashimoto out of the company in order to form ZERO-ONE. Otani shone through the few years ZERO-ONE lasted, figuring as one of its most successful players both solo and in tag team (and at both junior and proper heavyweight divisions), and after Hashimoto's unfortunate death, he was made the true presence of the promotion's new incarnation, ZERO 1 MAX. As part of it, he had also appearances in Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH and was a key player in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE. Even after replacing Yoshiyuki Nakamura as the president of the promotion, Otani remains as an active figure in the puroresu landscape.

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Shinjiro Otani (b. 1964) 1972) is a UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, famous by his work at Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZERO1. He started as a successful amateur wrestler in his highschool days before joining Animal Hamaguchi's dojo to become a pro wrestler. Otani was accepted in NJPW and turned into one of its hottest junior heavyweight prospects, and it didn't take much time before he did his perfunctory abroad excursion, hitting Canada. Upon his return, he defeated the famous Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger and stole the prestigious J-Crown from El Samurai in which would be the multi-title's last reign. After hitting the NJPW junior scene a bit more, Otani made a surprising move when he, accompanied by his long time friend Tatsuhito Takaiwa and others wrestlers, followed Wrestling/ShinyaHashimoto out of the company in order to form ZERO-ONE. Otani shone through the few years ZERO-ONE lasted, figuring as one of its most successful players both solo and in tag team (and at both junior and proper heavyweight divisions), and after Hashimoto's unfortunate death, he was made the true presence of the promotion's new incarnation, ZERO 1 MAX. As part of it, he had also appearances in Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH and was a key player in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE. Even after replacing Yoshiyuki Nakamura as the president of the promotion, Otani remains as an active figure in the puroresu landscape.


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* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: The acting President of Wrestling/ProWrestlingZERO1.
* BadassTeacher: Trained Daichi Hashimoto and Medianoche.

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* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: The acting President president of Wrestling/ProWrestlingZERO1.
* BadassTeacher: Trained Daichi Hashimoto Hashimoto, Medianoche, Yuichiro Nagashima and Medianoche.several other wrestlers.


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* FourIsDeath: During the homage to Shinya Hashimoto in 2006, he was called one of the four protectors of Shinya's memory along with Wrestling/NaoyaOgawa, Wrestling/KeijiMutoh and Wrestling/MasahiroChono.


* BaldOfAwesome: Very much like Wrestling/DragonGate's Genki Horiguchi, he is know for his baldness.

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* BaldOfAwesome: Very much like Wrestling/DragonGate's He was Japanese pro wrestling's most famous baldie before Genki Horiguchi, he Horiguchi was even on the map. Otani's receding hairline is know for as famous as his baldness.attempts to hide his white hair with dye.



* BullyHunter: Has done a lot of social activism against bullying, which is a pretty big problem in Japan.
* CastSpeciation: Otani created his Spiral Bomb because he realized his running powerbomb was already being used by both Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger and Wrestling/UltimoDragon. He also stopped to use a modifided facebuster because he learned the move had become more associated to Sanshiro Takagi than him.



* ChristmasCake: A very uncommon male example. Before he married in 2013, he had the RunningGag of express his intention to marry every damn year, only for the year to pass without him accomplishing it.



* FriendOfAllChildren: He routinely campaigns against bullying and child abuse, celebrates children charity events from time to time, and has even hosted open pro wrestling lessons for children.



* KickThemWhileTheyAreDown: Or rather scraping their face while they are down on the turnbuckle. That's what his facewash move is.



* SuplexFinisher: The dragon suplex.
* TalkativeLoon: Late in his career, he adopted the trait of talking a lot during his matches, usually to mock merrily his opponent and/or rally the crowd.

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* SuplexFinisher: The dragon suplex.
suplex and the more traditional German.
* TalkativeLoon: Late in his career, he adopted the trait of talking a lot during his matches, usually to mock merrily his opponent and/or try to rally the crowd.crowd behind him.



* TimeToUnlockMoreTruePotential: Created his Cobra Hold move in 2001 when he was called by Wrestling/KeijiMutoh for his BATT stable.



* UrExample: He was the first IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion with Tatsuhito Takaiwa, and the first WCW Cruiserweight Champion in a tournament held in New Japan. He also innovated the facewash, which later Koji Kanemoto adopted and made famous.

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He was the first IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion with Tatsuhito Takaiwa, and the first WCW Cruiserweight Champion in a tournament held in New Japan. He also innovated the facewash, which later Koji Kanemoto adopted and made famous.famous.
** It is said that Otani's springboard dropkick was the move in which the term "swan dive" (Japanese pro wrestling slang for a springboard aerial attack) was applied for the first time by commentator Yoshinari Tsuji.


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* TheAtoner: During his time in NJPW, he was famously critical towards indy pro wrestlers, whom he considered amateurs and lowlifes, and almost had a fistfight with Terry Boy when Wrestling/MichinokuProWrestling had a working agreement with NJPW. After he was forced to work with Wrestling/TAKAMichinoku, however, he changed his mind completely and regretted his previous attitude. Nowadays he's a crusader for pro wrestling at any size or level.



* BadassTeacher: Trained Daichi Hashimoto and Medianoche.



* BerserkButton: Insulting pro wrestling altogether.



* CatchPhrase: Has two that are pretty famous in Japanese popular culture. "Isshokenmei!" ("all out effort!") and "Puroresu no kyokasho peji ni... to kaitearu!" ("We will write it down... on the book of pro wrestling!"). He typically uses them outside of pro wrestling stuff.

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* CatchPhrase: Has two that are pretty famous in Japanese popular culture. "Isshokenmei!" ("all out effort!") and "Puroresu no kyokasho peji ni... to kaitearu!" ("We will write it down... on the book of pro wrestling!"). He typically uses them even outside of pro wrestling stuff.



* CoolTeacher: Trained Daichi Hashimoto and Medianoche.

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* {{Cloudcuckoolander}}: Has an infectious amount of enthusiasm and a lot of quirks, and his time in HUSTLE capitalized on it.
* CoolTeacher: Trained Daichi Hashimoto For all accounts, Otani is a very friendly and Medianoche.reasonable dojo teacher, completely different from the classic SadistTeacher figure that is often synonymous with Japanese trainers.
* CurbStompBattle: He and Kintaro Kanemura have the record of the shortest wrestling match ever, happened in July 2001. Otani picked Kanemura up for a German suplex just before the gong rang and landed it just while it was doing it, making a match out of the 3 seconds the referee needed to count the pinfall.


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* HotBlooded: He loves pro wrestling. A lot.


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* TalkativeLoon: Late in his career, he adopted the trait of talking a lot during his matches, usually to mock merrily his opponent and/or rally the crowd.

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Shinjiro Otani (b. 1964) is a UsefulNotes/{{Japan}}ese {{Professional Wrestl|ing}}er, famous by his work at Wrestling/NewJapanProWrestling and Wrestling/ProWrestlingZERO1. He started as a successful amateur wrestler in his highschool days before joining Animal Hamaguchi's dojo to become a pro wrestler. Otani was accepted in NJPW and turned into one of its hottest junior heavyweight prospects, and it didn't take much time before he did his perfunctory abroad excursion, hitting Canada. Upon his return, he defeated the famous Wrestling/JushinThunderLiger and stole the prestigious J-Crown from El Samurai in which would be the multi-title's last reign. After hitting the NJPW junior scene a bit more, Otani made a surprising move when he, accompanied by his long time friend Tatsuhito Takaiwa and others wrestlers, followed Wrestling/ShinyaHashimoto out of the company in order to form ZERO-ONE. Otani shone through the few years ZERO-ONE lasted, figuring as one of its most successful players both solo and in tag team (and at both junior and proper heavyweight divisions), and after Hashimoto's unfortunate death, he was made the true presence of the promotion's new incarnation, ZERO 1 MAX. As part of it, he had also appearances in Wrestling/ProWrestlingNOAH and was a key player in Wrestling/FightingOperaHUSTLE. Even after replacing Yoshiyuki Nakamura as the president of the promotion, Otani remains as an active figure in the puroresu landscape.

As usual, you can find the basics at [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shinjiro_Otani The Other Wiki]].

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* TheApprentice: To Animal Hamaguchi, Kensuke Sasaki, Hiroshi Hase and Wrestling/ShinyaHashimoto.
* AuthorityEqualsAssKicking: The acting President of Wrestling/ProWrestlingZERO1.
* BaldOfAwesome: Very much like Wrestling/DragonGate's Genki Horiguchi, he is know for his baldness.
* BashBrothers: With Tatsuhito Takaiwa, Masato Tanaka (as Emblem) and Wrestling/{{Akebono}} (known as KAZAN).
* BigGuyLittleGuy: The little guy to Akebono's big guy.
* CatchPhrase: Has two that are pretty famous in Japanese popular culture. "Isshokenmei!" ("all out effort!") and "Puroresu no kyokasho peji ni... to kaitearu!" ("We will write it down... on the book of pro wrestling!"). He typically uses them outside of pro wrestling stuff.
* CelebrityResemblance: He was noted to resemble comedian Egashira 2:50, and actually teamed up with him in HUSTLE.
* CoolTeacher: Trained Daichi Hashimoto and Medianoche.
* TheFace: A very charismatic wrestler, to the point he was elected president of the new company.
* FinishingMove: Bridging Dragon Suplex, Cobra Hold and Spiral Bomb.
* [[IKnowKarate I Know Amateur Wrestling]]: Placed at national championships.
* LightningBruiser: A high-flying wrestler whose finisher is a spinning powerbomb. Nowadays, his style is less aerial and more technical.
* PowerStable: BATT in NJPW.
* RedBaron: "Honoo no Senshi" ("The Flame Soldier").
* SuplexFinisher: The dragon suplex.
* TeethClenchedTeamwork: In kayfabe, was very antagonistc both to Hashimoto and Ogawa, so his alliances with them were of this kind.
* TookALevelInBadass: Like his trainer, Hiroshi Hase before him, he trained and went from a junior heavyweight ot a heavyweight.
* UrExample: He was the first IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion with Tatsuhito Takaiwa, and the first WCW Cruiserweight Champion in a tournament held in New Japan. He also innovated the facewash, which later Koji Kanemoto adopted and made famous.

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