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Narumi-kai

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Narumi-kai

The Narumi-kai are a shinobi squad of innately talented youths who value humanity and honor above all. They will not yield to money or influence and only take on jobs that help people in need.


  • Action Hero: Most of their problem-solving involves kicking the asses of the people who wronged their clients. Even stealthy endeavors like data theft usually involve a great deal of ass-kicking.
  • Badass Crew: They're one of the most famous shinobi squads in Tokyo and can decimate entire security details in seconds. As Jin puts it, the Narumi-kai make Rambo and Commando look like kids with cap guns.
  • Beware the Nice Ones: The Narumi-kai are famous in Japan for refusing to bow to money or influence and only taking honorable jobs that help people in dire straits. This kindness does not make them less dangerous.
  • Ensemble Cast: They're rarely all on the same assignment at the same time. On En's first mission with the Narumi-kai, Papillon isn't with them. In the following mission, En and Taiga stay at the team's base while Jin and Papillon head out.
  • Experienced Protagonist: With the exception of En, every member of the Narumi-kai is already a seasoned shinobi who have made their names in the business.
  • Famed in Story: They're famous in Tokyo for their humanity and brutal effectiveness in combat. Papillon is also a former supermodel who still has adoring fans years after leaving the business.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: They've bonded together through thick and thin. Jin even says that protecting his team is more important than trying to save face or his own tail.
  • Four-Temperament Ensemble:
    • Jin is Sanguine, being the friendly and easy-going leader.
    • En is Choleric, being somewhat easy to spook and panic but maintaining a chipper attitude.
    • Papillon is Phlegmatic, being a calm, flexible people person.
    • Taiga is Melancholic, being serious, task-oriented, and analytical.
  • Good Is Not Soft: Although the entire team is a group of all-around Nice Guys in a profession filled with sadistic, psychopathic criminals, they're still Private Military Contractors.
  • Hitman with a Heart: Jin and the rest of the Narumi-kai are technically Professional Killers by trade. Jin alone regularly electrocutes people, hits them with their own bullets, and shoves their own knives into their chests. But since their targets tend to be scumbags, gangsters, yakuza, and less scrupulous shinobi who target the helpless, it's little wonder that they're considered the good guys.
  • Multinational Team: Implied with the Narumi-kai. Jin and Taiga are Japanese, En is Thai, and Papillon is implied to be French.
  • Slave to PR: Jin says that his squad's reputation would be ruined if they were to ever back out of a fight, prompting him to finish it instead of making a Tactical Withdrawal.
  • Nice Guy: They stand out among shinobi squads due to their emphasis on honor and humanity above all. Jin in particular suffers from Chronic Hero Syndrome, which compels him to commit acts of spontaneous, unpaid heroism.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: Jin and his teammates are constantly hurling insults and Backhanded Compliments at each other, but they still work like a well-oiled machine.
    Papillon: [about Jin] He's pigheaded, but also sensitive in weird ways. He's tactless, he's got no money... but rest assured, you're safe with him. When actually decides to put in effort, he always follows through.
    Jin: Is that supposed to be a compliment? Well I'll tell you about her! She's arrogant, full of herself... she's got a bad mouth and she's superficial. There's little to like about her as a woman, but she's smart!
  • We Help the Helpless: The philosophy of the Narumi-kai. They refuse to take jobs they consider dirty and immoral, only fighting to help the less fortunate from those who would harm them. Unfortunately, in a crime-ridden city like Tokyo, this means their paychecks aren't particularly large. Jin's stubborn refusal to take on jobs from well-paying clients who'd use him for dirty tasks earns him the ire of the office designed to regulate shinobi activity as they try to strong arm him into doing these jobs.
    Jin: I didn't become a shinobi to curry favor from the elites. I'm only taking on the jobs I want. Nothing has changed.
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    Jin Narumi 

Jin Narumi

Debut: Chapter 1

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"If I'd run away, I'd lose face. To be considered weak in the shinobi world is to invite exploitation. I wouldn't survive two days. And some things are more important than saving face. Like protecting your team... no matter how scared you get, or how badly you want to run away."

The leader of the Narumi-kai. Although he's a tad lazy with a bad tendency to run up tabs, he's one of best shinobi in the business. His ninpo art, the "Magnetic Field Technique", allows him to control electromagnetism.


  • The Ace: He's kind, brave, confident, good-looking, famous, powerful, and respected. The only thing he's lacking in is his perpetual shortage of cash from his Chronic Hero Syndrome and refusal to sellout for a lucrative contract.
  • Berserk Button: Hurting anyone he considers a friend is enough to make him respond with lethal force.
  • Bring It: Says this while flashing an icy Death Glare at the people coming after him, En, and Papillon.
    Jin: What's wrong? Come at me.
  • Bullet Dodges You: Thanks to his control over magnetism, Jin can stop bullets with a wave of his hand and send them right back at their owners.
  • Bunny-Ears Lawyer: Jin is somewhat lazy, shows flagrant disrespect for authority, and is constantly running up tabs when he goes out to eat. Despite this, he's one of the best shinobi in the business and someone people would rather have on their side than not.
  • Caltrops: Throws these to pop the tires of Shuriken's car.
  • Catchphrase: Jin's is "I can't stand it!" when he sees injustice. He uses it enough that most people know it already.
  • Child Soldier: He's been in the business for a while at this point, implying this.
  • Chronic Hero Syndrome: He has a habit of jumping in when people are in trouble even when they can't pay him. The ramen truck he frequents chastises him for this, as all this unpaid freelance work is making him run up a tab.
  • Cool Sword: A wakizashi that he draws from its scabbard with his magnetic powers.
  • Elemental Hair: Jin is a spiky-haired blonde who wields electromagnetism.
  • Experienced Protagonist: He's already one of the most famous shinobi in Japan for his combat capabilities and his refusal to take dirty jobs for money.
  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: Jin has a rugged-looking scar running across his nose and down his cheek.
  • Harmless Electrocution: Jin has a habit of electrocuting his opponents until they're unconscious, but they're usually none the worse for wear afterward.
  • Heroes Prefer Swords: Downplayed. Most of the time he handles his opponents with his fists and powers, but he carries a wakizashi when he's deciding to get more violent.
  • Heroic RRoD: After days of back-to-back battles and extensive usage of his ninpo art, Jin is thoroughly exhausted, constantly napping and losing five kilograms while he recovers.
  • Improbable Age: He's became a famous professional mercenary before he turned 17.
  • In a Single Bound: Jin leaps from the 47th floor of a building without a second thought. While the reader isn't shown how he lands, En is panicking the entire time.
  • Lightning Bruiser: Jin is strong enough to manhandle grown men and fast enough to instantly travel down an alleyway,
  • Lights Off, Somebody Dies: He's implied to do this while facing off against an enemy shinobi in the first chapter, shocking the lights as his opponent has an Oh, Crap! reaction when she realizes who he is. The next time we see her, she's crawling back to her boss and coughing Blood from the Mouth as he pounces on her allies. Later subverted when his opponent is revealed to have survived.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: While watching Jin and Papillon trade snipes at each other, En immediately asks if the two of them are boyfriend and girlfriend. Jin is open to the idea, but Papillon shuts it down without hesitation.
  • Magnetism Manipulation: The true nature of Jin's ninpo, the Magnetic Field Technique. It allows him to mess with electromagnetic forces to produce electricty, magnetize objects to pull and push them around, and even generate plasma.
  • Men Can't Keep House: Part of the reason why the Narumi-kai tends to live in hotels when they're off the clock is because of Jin's inability to clean up after himself.
  • Not a Morning Person: Papillon has to shake Jin out of bed in the morning.
  • Omniglot: He can speak 23 languages, including Japanese, Thai, German, French, Italian, Tagalog and Arabic.
  • Only in It for the Money: Inverted. He says he got into the shinobi business not for the cash but for the chance to help others. When En admits that he only has 100 baht to pay for Jin's services, Jin says that's just fine since he needed more soda money anyways.
    Jin: Do you think I became a shinobi just to make a quick buck? Is that why I'm risking my life? Please stop. I'm no sellout.
  • Psychic Radar: His "Magnetron" technique lets him create a mental map of everything within 50-meters of him, allowing him to keep track of anything and anyone within that radius. The downside is that he can't use any of his other techniques while using this.
  • Punch Catch: He catches Mayweather's punch and wrestles him to the floor before electrocuting him.
  • Shock and Awe: One of the most common applications of Jin's ninpo is to act as a living taser and electrocute people who touch him.
  • Strong and Skilled: He's strong enough to easily throw a man to the floor with one hand and crack the walls he jumps off of. He's also skilled in hand-to-hand combat as well as sword on top of packing a powerful and versatile ninpo art.
  • Stock Shōnen Hero: Jin is hot-blooded, kind-hearted, honorable, spiky-haired, and a literal Lightning Bruiser in a fight.
  • Sweet Tooth: He drinks soda constantly and offers to be En's bodyguard for barely enough money to buy a fountain drink.
  • Swiss-Army Superpower: Jin's power over electromagnetism lets him drag and pull any object he wants towards him, electrocute people at close range, produce beams of plasma, produce EMPs that can wipe computer networks, be a functioning radar, and many, many more things. Lampshaded by En, who wonders what Jin can't do with his ninpo.
  • Teen Genius: He's noted to be innately talented at ninpo and mercenary work, making short work of entire security details and making a name for himself before he turned 17.
  • Trademark Favorite Food: Soda. He's always drinking it in his downtime and is willing to take on a job to bodyguard En for the price of a fountain drink.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He's a Japanese teenager with bright blond hair and green eyes.

    En 

En

Debut: Chapter 1

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"My father always said... a ninpo scroll is a shinobi's pride. One day, I'm going to be a shinobi just like him! That's my dream!"

An aspiring shinobi from Thailand who comes to Tokyo while fleeing assassins after his father's priceless ninpo scroll. Jin inducts him into the Narumi-kai after realizing that En would be killed sooner or later because of that scroll. His ninpo art, the "Technique of Remembrance", grants him an incredibly powerful Photographic Memory. When he masters it, he'll be able to read minds and brainwash people.


  • Artistic License – Biology: One of En's first displays of the Technique of Remembrance is memorizing an entire petabyte of information. Computational neuroscientists estimate that the brain can only hold anywhere between 1 terabyte to 2.5 petabytes, meaning that En would already be halfway to maximum capacity at best without taking any of his other life experiences into account. Hand waved by the supernatural nature of ninpo techniques.
  • Badass Driver: He's a surprisingly good driver for a kid his age, dodging the attacks of superpowered shinobi long enough for Jin to come to his rescue.
  • Butt-Monkey: He's on the receiving end of much of the story's physical and verbal slapstick, including getting hauled off a building by Jin, suffering Color Failure and being thrown out of a glass elevator by Taiga.
  • But Not Too Foreign: En is a boy from Thailand who speaks fluent Japanese. His father was also an honorable shinobi and En wants to be just like him. Despite his fluency, he still gets some things wrong, such as introducing himself as "En-san" when he's supposed to leave off the honorific.
  • Character Tics:
    • He has a habit of greeting people he's meeting for the first time in his native Thai.
    • He clasps his hands together as if in prayer when introducing himself or when he's feeling happy.
    • He slips on his goggles whenever he's using his ninpo art.
  • Color Failure: After an initially good first impression, the color drains from En when Taiga flatly tells him to scram as the Narumi-kai doesn't need a Tagalong Kid.
  • Dirty Kid: He's clearly turned on when he meets the mostly naked Papillon and suffers a Nosebleed while handing her a change of clothes and getting an eyeful of a bin full of her lingerie.
  • First-Person Peripheral Narrator: The story is narrated by En, even though Jin is The Hero.
  • Goggles Do Something Unusual: En often slips on his goggles to focus by filtering out everything other than what he's trying to remember or reproduce from his memory.
  • Heroic RRoD: He sweats profusely while memorizing massive amounts of info, implying that using his art is physically and mentally taxing.
  • I Just Want to Be Badass: He wants to be a great, honorable shinobi like his father someday and hopes that being with the Narumi-kai will help him along.
  • I Just Want to Have Friends: It's implied that he was incredibly lonely prior to bumping into Jin, glowing at the thought of being on a team and sighing in dismay when he's left at the base alone to work while the others are out on a mission.
  • Innocent Blue Eyes: Downplayed. En's bright blue eyes reflect his sunny disposition and Naïve Newcomer status in Tokyo. But he's also something of a Stepford Smiler who has seen more than his fair share of danger on top of being on the run from assassins who'd love to swipe his precious ninpo scroll.
  • Non-Action Guy: Although he aspires to be a shinobi, En has yet to be trained in actual combat and his ninpo, the Technique of Remembrance, only grants him an incredible Photographic Memory at his level of mastery. Because of this, Jin and the others tend to guard En while he gets to work absorbing information for later use.
  • Nosebleed: En gets one when he comes across Papillon's lingerie.
  • Only One Name: En introduces himself by his first name and nothing else.
  • Only Sane Man: As the newest addition to the squad, En is the first to snark about the team's antics and his chances of surviving when he's constantly caught up in the wake of everyone's ninja techniques.
  • Parental Abandonment: He got separated from his father while they're both on the run from people after the Scroll of Remembrance. One of En's goals is to be reunited with him.
  • Photographic Memory: The first step of the Technique of Remembrance is developing an absurdly powerful memory, allowing the user to retain incredible amounts of information. With it, En is able to quickly absorb a petabytenote  of information on a complex research project in five minutes, but he has to completely dedicate himself to the task while Jin and Taiga keep would-be assassins off of him. It's also difficult for En to unpack particularly large chunks of information, as he compartmentalizes it into "rooms" in his mind that can lock themselves shut forever if he isn't careful.
    En: [after trouncing Jin in a memory game with a grin] I never forget anything.
  • Stepford Smiler: En maintains a cheery and optimistic disposition around others, but when he's alone in the shower he breaks down in tears as a young boy on the run from assassins lurking around every corner. Discussed by Jin and Papillon.
    Papillon: [hearing En sob in the shower] He's a strong kid.
    Jin: He'd had to become strong. He puts up a cheerful front, but he's fighting a lonesome battle.
  • Super-Speed Reading: En's Photographic Memory lets him read several pages of dense building reports and memorize everything down to individual floor numbers and passwords in the time it takes for Taiga to finish a sentence. He also reads and perfectly memorizes a petabyte of information, the equivalent of twenty million four-drawer filing cabinets filled to the brim with text, off a computer screen in five minutes. Unfortunately, he doesn't have the inverse, leaving him cooped up at the base while he reconstructs the data for the researchers later.
  • Teens Are Short: He's obviously old enough to get turned on by Papillon, but he's short enough that he barely comes up to Jin's and Taiga's waists.
  • Token Mini-Moe: En is the youngest and shortest member of the Narumi-kai, barely coming up to Jin and Taiga's waists. He also maintains a bright outlook even while being the Only Sane Man.
  • Vague Age: It's unclear how old En is. He's old enough to understand sex appeal as well as travel to another country on his lonesome, but he's clearly younger than Papillon, Jin, and Taiga.
  • The Watson: En is a newcomer to Tokyo and the one who tends to be the one to ask the most questions about the nature of shinobi and the workings of the city.
  • You Gotta Have Blue Hair: He's a Thai boy with green hair.

    Papillon 

Papillon

Debut: Chapter 1

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A supermodel-turned shinobi. She keeps Jin on task while keeping the Narumi-kai connected to valuable job offers. Her ninpo art, the "Stitching Technique", allows her to manipulate her own clothing and use it as both a weapon and a shield.


  • Action Girl: As a member of the Narumi-kai and a full-fledged shinobi, she's infamous in the shinobi world for her track record and doesn't bat an eye when staring down an oncoming rocket-propelled grenade. She also defeated an entire group of shinobi off-screen while only taking minor injuries.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Her typical business outfit consists of a denim jacket and jeans that leaves her midriff bare.
  • Bring It: After smothering a rocket-propelled grenade, she dares the perpetrator to try it again.
    Papillon: Shooting a rocket launcher at a model? That's no way to treat a lady. [flashes a Death Glare] Let's try that again.
  • Close to Home: As a former model, she's inspired to take on a dangerous assignment against the Seigan assassination team after learning that their target is an aspiring model, knowing full well how much effort Maki put into her work.
  • Clothing Combat: Her ninpo art allows her to manipulate her clothing freely, unraveling it to attack and even harmlessly smother a rocket-propelled grenade.
  • Death Glare: Flashes one to the shinobi who fired a rocket-propelled grenade at a model she was guarding.
  • The Face: Papillon was a supermodel full-time before becoming a shinobi. She's still famous in the modeling industry years after she stepped away from it and is great when talking to people and looking for work.
  • Improbable Age: She was a world-class supermodel by the time she turned 15.
  • Like an Old Married Couple: While watching Jin and Papillon trade snipes at each other, En immediately asks if the two of them are boyfriend and girlfriend. Jin is open to the idea, but Papillon shuts it down without hesitation.
  • Meaningful Name: Her name is French for "butterfly" and is used to describe someone brilliant or beautiful. True to her name, she's a stunning former supermodel and her ninpo art lets her unravel her clothes and tangle up things in them like caterpillar silk.
  • Mr. Exposition: She's often the one who drops the backgrounds on the jobs the Narumi-kai takes as well as the team's competition.
  • Ms. Fanservice: Papillon is introduced in just an unbuttoned dress shirt and panties when she goes to the door to greet Jin and En. Her ninpo art also uses her own clothing as a medium, which leaves her partially naked while she's using it.
  • Multicolored Hair: Her hair is pink in the back and black everywhere else.
  • Omniglot: She's implied to know even more languages than Jin, saying that "even Jin can know 23 languages".
  • Only One Name: She only goes by Papillon.
  • Shameless Fanservice Girl: Justified. As a former model, Papillon is totally fine strutting around mostly naked in her hotel room and doesn't bother to get dressed when she goes to the door.
  • She's Not My Girlfriend: Gender-inverted. When En asks if Papillon is Jin's girlfriend, Jin remarks that it's definitely a possibility in the future. Papillon flatly denies the notion.
    En: Are you two boyfriend and girlfriend?
    Jin: Well, you never know what could happen... Right?
    Papillon: It won't.
  • Women Are Wiser: She's the one to shake Jin out of bed and reminds him to pick up job offers. She's also significantly less volatile than her coworker, Taiga.

    Taiga Shimizu 

Taiga Shimizu

Debut: Chapter 3

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"We're professionals. I'm not going to sugarcoat this for you. We have work to do. If you can't be of any use, we don't need you here."

Jin's Number Two in the Narumi-kai. Taiga is cold, stoic, and calculating, handling most of the Narumi-kai's legal affairs and information gathering. But all of that is replaced with fearsome rage once he enters combat. His ninpo art, the "Raging Tiger Technique", gives him the physical characteristics of a tiger, including Super Strength, Super Speed, and terribly sharp claws that can rend titanium.


  • Animal-Themed Superbeing: Taiga's ninpo art, the Raging Tiger Technique, grants him the physical aspects of a tiger, granting him Super Strength, claws that can shear through several floors of a building, and enough Super Speed to catch a bullet in his teeth.
  • Berserk Button: Betrayal. His desire to get back on those who betray people's good intentions for self-profit is what compelled him to go into the business in the first place.
    Taiga: It's scum like them who think betrayal is as easy as cake... that compel me to hunt.
  • The Berserker: Despite his professional outlook on things, Taiga becomes this in combat, tearing up everything in a building and nearly tossing En out a glass elevator by accident until Jin reels him back in. Lampshaded by Jin.
    Jin: En, watch this. Our friend here looks coolheaded, but when he gets into a fight... he's more savage than anyone.
  • Brutal Honesty: Taiga flatly tells En to scram, as a Tagalong Kid would only be The Load on an infiltration mission.
  • Defrosting Ice King: He's cold and dismissive of En at first, not considering him part of the team even with Jin's insistence. It takes En risking his own life by leaving himself open to assassins in order to complete the mission for Taiga offer to take En out for a cheeseburger.
  • Establishing Character Moment: The story illustrates his seriousness and neuroticism by showing him going through piles and piles of paperwork at lightning speed. When Jin barges in to say hello, Taiga immediately throws a fountain pen that would have taken Jin's eye had he not dodged before threatening to kill him for interrupting his work.
  • Fire-Forged Friends: Taiga is initially distrustful of En and doubts his worth on the team. But Taiga warms up to him after seeing his comprehensive use of his Photographic Memory and dedication to helping the others.
  • Hypercompetent Sidekick: Taiga handles most of the information gather and legal-side of things for the Narumi-kai and chastises Jin for constantly causing trouble. Other shinobi even ridicule him as Jin's sidekick before he beats them into the ground.
  • Punny Name: Taiga's name sounds like the English word, "Tiger". Guess what his ninpo art gives him the powers of?
  • Slasher Smile: Flashes one before going to town on some mooks in Chapter 4.
  • Sweet Tooth: Jin placates his rage by offering him a chocolate bar.
  • There Is No Kill Like Overkill: Taiga's M.O., wrecking several floors of an office building even during an infiltration mission, claiming that it was the most efficient way to force the evacuation of the regular, innocent employees. Jin calls him out on this and to not try to sugarcoat it with weird explanations.

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Other Shinobi

    Issen "Shuriken" Hachiya 

Issen "Shuriken" Hachiya

Debut: Chapter 1

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A shinobi of Japanese-Hungarian descent who's contracted to a foreign startup company. He comes after En in hopes of taking the Scroll of Remembrance, but he's thwarted and killed by Jin. His ninpo art, the "Iron Fork Technique", lets him manipulate the iron in his own blood to create weapons.


  • Artistic License – Biology: There's only about 4 grams of iron in a person's blood, which isn't nearly enough to create the metal constructs he uses.
  • Berserk Button: Touching his balding forehead is enough for him to murder a hooker who was trying to get intimate with him.
  • Bullying a Dragon: Despite knowing who Jin is, he continues to come after him and En, which ends in Issen's death.
  • Extra-ore-dinary: His ninpo art lets him manipulate the iron in his own blood. He creates a wrecking ball in his hand that allows him to smash things, but it's so heavy that it leaves him unable to dodge Jin's Wave Cannon.
  • Forbidden Dangerous Technique: It's mentioned that his ninpo art can be mastered in a single year, but is likely to kill the user if they try doing it that quickly.
  • Mighty Glacier: His Iron Fork Technique lets him create iron constructs strong enough to tear down walls with a single blow. But it leaves him slow and vulnerable, which Jin exploits to outmaneuver him and finish him off with an attack he can't dodge.
  • Starter Villain: He's the first shinobi Jin is seen fighting in the story and the only one to have a ghost of a chance of beating him compared to all the mooks.

    Yuji Drake Igarashi 

Yuji Drake Igarashi

Debut: Chapter 4

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The house shinobi of the SRA National Research Center. He's hired to take on Jin and Taiga when they arrive to steal back the project data Yuji's boss stole. His ninpo art, the "Bone Projection Technique", lets him manipulate his own bone structure to change its density and use it as a weapon.


  • Bad with the Bone: His ninpo art lets him manipulate his own bones to attack others with. He can also make them tougher than titanium, but it means little against Taiga's strength.
  • Bullying a Dragon: He's confident in his ability to take on Jin and Taiga despite knowing their reputation. He quickly gets his ass kicked by Taiga for his troubles.
  • Horned Humanoid: Sprouts horns while using his ninpo art.
  • Small Name, Big Ego: He talks down to Taiga and derides him as Jin's sidekick, but quickly gets his ass kicked while boasting about the hardness of his bones.
  • The Worf Barrage: He boasts about how his bones are stronger than titanium before Taiga shatters them with ease.

    Hyosui Nagumo 

Hyosui Nagumo

Debut: Chapter 6

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The leader of the Seigan shinobi squad and an infamous assassin for the Morning Talent Agency, an entertainment juggernaut. He and his team regularly assassinate singers, directors, actors, and other figures so the Morning Talent Industry can install their own.


  • Bad Boss: He threatens to freeze his own mooks to death for being wary of attacking someone being guarded by Jin and Papillon.
  • Establishing Character Moment: He's introduced walking up to two gangsters and freezing them to death instantly simply for gossiping about him within earshot.
  • Exposed to the Elements: His hideout is kept as cold as a winter in Antarctica, but he's perfectly comfortable lounging around in a tank top and light jacket while his subordinates are in heavy coats.
  • Harmless Freezing: Thoroughly subverted. Those he freezes with his ninpo are instantly killed.
  • An Ice Person: His ninpo art allows him to freeze things and his hideout is an old shipping center that's regularly kept at -57°C or roughly -71°F.
  • I'm a Humanitarian: Zigzagged. He doesn't eat human flesh directly but he makes a show of eating the ground up remains of his own mooks as shaved ice after freezing them solid.
  • Literally Shattered Lives: After freezing mooks that have failed him into ice, he has them ground up in an ice shaver to eat for dessert.
  • Meaningful Name: His name contains the character for "ice"
  • Professional Killer: Nagumo's usual job is to kill rival media stars so the Morning Talent Agency can install their own employees in their roles.
  • Pungeon Master: While rattling off a list of all the types of people he admires, he asks the people he's talking to, "Isn't it the coolest?" He also threatens to turn his own mooks into shaved ice should they disobey him. It's later revealed that he's being literal, as he turns his frozen mooks into shaved ice with a grinder that he proceeds to eat.
  • Red Baron: "Icy Executioner"
  • Touch of Death: He can instantly freeze someone to death with a touch.
  • You Have Failed Me: He freezes his own mooks into solid ice before grinding them up and eating them as shaved ice.

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Government

    Director Gennai 

Director Gennai

Debut: Chapter 2

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The director of the Office of the Development of Shinobi Affairs. He has oversight over all shinobi squads in Tokyo, including the Narumi-kai. Jin's antics and refusal to work for the Diet have left the two on bad terms.


  • Good Scars, Evil Scars: He has jagged, stitched scar going across one eye to emphasize his sleaziness.
  • Man of Wealth and Taste: He seems to style himself as one, hanging expensive paintings by artists like Jackson Pollock in his office. Jin abuses this to annoy him by magnetizing them off the walls to make them fall and ruin them.
  • Obstructive Bureaucrat: He threatens to throw Jin in prison for his constant disrespect and refusal to work for the Diet.
  • Silly Rabbit, Idealism Is for Kids!: He calls the Narumi-kai fools and children who see the world as simpler than it actually is.

Civilians

    Mizutani 

Mizutani

Debut: Chapter 6

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An old contact of Papillon's from her modeling days and the president of the Will Talent Agency. He hires Jin and Papillon to guard Maki from the Seigan assasination squad.


  • Like a Son to Me: He cares for Maki and treats her like his own daughter since her father abandoned her. Unfortunately, the feeling isn't mutual, and she chastises him for coddling her.
  • Meal Ticket: Jin throws a jab at Papillon by asking if Mizutani is hers, which she quickly rebukes.

    Maki Mizuno 

Maki Mizuno

Debut: Chapter 6

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A supermodel working for the Will Talent Agency. Her refusal to withdraw from a runway show gets her targeted by the Seigan assassination team, prompting Jin and Papillon to act as her bodyguards.


  • Determinator: She won't back down from participating in one of the biggest runway shows in the world even while under threat of death from a rival agency.
  • I've Come Too Far: A non-villainous example. She refuses to back out of a career boosting runway show because she went through hell to make it in the modeling business. She remains undeterred even when she's told that she's getting targeted by assassins for her position in the show. Part of this is because of her disbelief that modeling would be such Serious Business.
  • Parental Abandonment: Her father walked out on her and her mother when she was younger. This is why Mizutani treats her as if she was his own daughter, even though the feeling isn't mutual.
  • Too Dumb to Live: She dismisses the notion that a rival talent agency would be willing to send assassins after her just for participating in a runway show and goes out to the gym, a public, unsecured area, above the protests of her manager and bodyguards. Sure enough, a rocket-propelled grenade is shot at her and she's only saved by the Narumi-kai's intervention.
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