"Nin Nin!"

―Kanzo Hattori, on various occasions
Kanzo Hattori
Personal information
Name in Other Language(s): Japanese: ハットリカンゾウ, 忍者ハットリくん
Alias: Ninja Hattori-kun, Hattori-kun, Kanzo-kun
Gender: Male
Personality: Unselfish, helpful, can be coarse but always repentant, shy around girls
Likes: Training, keeping fit, Mrs. Mitsuba, Mr. Mitsuba, Fighting Kemumaki, Fighting Kagechiyo
Dislikes: Helping Kenichi unnecessarily, Kemumaki, Kagechiyo, frogs, trains
Family(s): Hattori Jinchuu (father)
Hattori and Shinzou's Mum(mother)
Shinzo Hattori (brother)
Kentaru Mitsuba (foster father)
Mrs. Mitsuba (foster mother)
Kenichi Mitsuba (foster brother)
Tsubame (partner)
Friends: Yumeko Kawai, Tsubame
Rivals: Kemuzou Kemumaki
Political & Chronological Info
Occupation: Ninja
Age: 12
First Appearance: Season 1 Episode 1
Latest Appearance: TBA
More Information
Height: 135 cm (4 feet and 5 inches)
Weight: 40 kg
Favourite Food: Simmered Bamboo Shoots, Hamburgers
Actors: voice: Junko Hori, drama actor: Kōtoku Nomura, drama voice: Kazuo Imakura, live-action film actor: Shingo Katori

Ninja Hattori in the manga

Kanzo Hattori (ハットリカンゾウ, Hattori Kanzō), also known as Ninja Hattori-kun (忍者ハットリくん, Ninja Hattori-kun) is the main protagonist of the Ninja Hattori franchise. He is a young ninja from the Ega Clan. He is the elder brother of Shinzo Hattori and master of Shishimaru.

Trained in the peaceful village of Iga (Ega), Kanzo is around to help his disastrous friend Kenichi from the villainous Kemuzou Kemumaki.

Physical appearanceEdit

He has a round face, acorn-shaped eyes and swirls on his cheeks. He mostly wears blue robes.


Hattori is a strict disciplinarian of ninja rules. He can be over reactive, but even if grudgingly, he helps Kenichi with his troubles, and despite his arguments with his brother Shinzou, he still loves him and always encourages him to improve.

Sometimes he is very timid, like when he tries to flirt with somebody, especially Tsubame. Despite being a superstar ninja, he believes that he has more to learn.

Hattori can also be a bit of a mindless philosopher at times, acting without thinking and making extreme theories.

Relationships Edit

Shinzou Edit

Hattori is Shinzou's older brother. Shinzou looks up to him and respects him, but sometimes they have a tendency to argue. Nevertheless, Hattori looks out for Shinzou and is (almost) always there for his help, even when it comes to the point of cheating.

Shishimaru Edit

Shishimaru is Hattori's mascot. He and Shishimaru get on well, but Hattori can get irked by Shishimaru's lazy and gluttonous behaviour.

Kenichi and the Mitsubas Edit


Hattori and Kenichi

Hattori gets on well with his foster family, the Mitsubas. Kenichi seeks advice from Hattori constantly, and Hattori seldom refuses to help him. However, Kenichi ignores Hattori when he urges Kenichi to be more confident and studious.

Hattori is very close to Mr. and Mrs. Mitsuba. He is very grateful to them for what they have done, even bursting into tears after Mrs. Mitsuba makes them clothes. However, that doesn't stop them from being strict to him...

Yumeko Kawai Edit

Yumeko often seeks advice from Hattori, who does the needful. In a few episodes, Yumeko admits that she is closer to Hattori than to Kenichi.

Kemumaki (Hindi dub: Amara) and Kagechiyo (Hindi dub: Keiyo) Edit

Hattori and Kemumaki (Hindi dub: Amara) are sworn enemies and constantly argue. Once, during a fierce duel, Hattori mercilessly tells Kemumaki, "Next time I'll see you in the hospital!" before attacking him. However, they do help each other sometimes.

Hattori has a strained relationship with Kagechiyo (Keo: Hindi dub), though the cat is more faithful to Hattori than to Kemumaki.

Tsubame (Hindi dub: Sonam) and the other ninjas Edit

Tsubame (Sonam: Hindi dub) is smitten with Hattori, and, despite his constant embarrassment in here presence, he tries to be polite to her. However, in The long awaited Shinobi Oudan, Hattori shouted at Tsubame for being demanding.

In a few episodes, Hattori has a three friends. They consist of a short ninja with brown robes and a Zorro - like mask, a tall, thin one with turquoise robes, and a plump one with orange robes.


Ninja Hattori-kun (1981-1987 anime)Edit

Hattori is an Ega ninja who arrives at Tokyo to help people in trouble. Upon his arrival, he stumbles on the house of a 10 year old boy named Kenichi Mitsuba who was then watching a television broadcast about ninjas. He mistakes Hattori for a robber, however Hattori then tells him that he is a ninja from the Ega Clan and that he has come here for training. Suddenly Kenichi's mother comes in and Hattori goes up and hides. Kenichi tells the whole story about Hattori. Mrs. Mitsuba tells her son that it's only a vision from a broadcast. Kenichi is not yet convinced. Suddenly Hattori appears and this time Mrs. Mitsuba appears and sees Hattori for herself. Stunned, Mrs. Mitsuba asks where Hattori is from to which he replies he is from the Ega Clan. Though still shaken, Mrs. Mitsuba allows him to stay.


  • "Don't worry, Kenichi!" (first line)
  • "Nin Nin!" (catchphrase)
  • "Tough times Commando shine!" (other catchphrase)

Techniques and WeaponsEdit

Ninja TechniquesEdit

  • Numeral Erasing Technique: Erase a number by blowing through a small tube at it. Used in "Mum becomes Kemumaki's mum".
  • Hypnotism Technique: Hypnotise someone with a hypnotism watch. Used frequently.
  • Walking On The Wall Technique: Walk on the walls without support. Used frequently.
  • Technique Of Sleeping Anywhere At Any time: Hide behind anything. Used in "Ninja technique of sleeping anywhere and anytime".
  • Ninja Puppet Technique: Shoot strings at someone and control them by pulling the strings.
  • Wind Transfer Technique: A technique used to redirect wind.
  • Smokescreen Technique: A technique used to confuse opponents.
  • Speed Writing Technique: A technique that allows Hattori to write and copy at very fast speeds.
  • Flying Squirrel Technique: Hattori attaches all ends of a duvet to his fingers and toes and fly in the sky. Used frequently.
  • Blowing Leaves Onto Oneself: Take a sheet with leaf design and hides himself under it. To hide his entire body, real leaves are needed. Used in "Ninja technique of blowing leaves onto yourself".
  • Walking On Water Technique: Hattori uses special round wooden slippers and walks on water. Used frequently.
  • Disguise Technique: Used to disguise himself. Used frequently.
  • Personality Changing Technique: He draws an emotion on small mirror with a marker pen and faces it at somebody else. Used in We want our old Kenichi back!.


  • Shurikens: Hattori has star shaped shurikens which he can throw at enemies.
  • Sword: Hattori wields a sword. Like Kemumaki's, it is steel, but his brother Shinzou has a wooden sword.

Skills Edit

Hattori is skilled at nearly everything, from playing computer games to duelling.

  • Duelling: Hattori is a skilled duellist and has defeated Kemumaki several times.
  • Engineering: Hattori, being a ninja, is a skilled engineer and has fixed several things, from Kenichi's bike to stilts and from a tyre to a sword.
  • Ninja Techniques: Hattori is a master of ninja techniques and can do anything, from flying a cloth glider to disguising as a different person.
  • Cooking: Though not a professional chef, Hattori is good at fixing snacks.
  • Strong Will: Hattori is not a ninja who gives up easily.


  • Hattori is afraid of frogs and lizards. This leads to lots of chaos.
  • Hattori, despite having grown up, still wets the bed.

Etymology Edit

  • Kanzo creates a silent, level - headed mind.
  • Hattori possibly comes from the 16th century ninja Hanzo Hattori.


Portrayal Edit

Kanzo was voiced by Junko Hori.

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