Physical appearance Edit
Shinzo is plump, has fair skin and rosy cheeks. He usually wears red robes, a white belt and a red loincloth under his trousers.
Personality and traitsEdit
Shinzo tricks Hattori into giving him things, annoyingly cries very loudly and disturbs people such as in 'Let's go to the movies', 'Kenichi flies in the sky' and such episodes. However, he's a loyal and devoted brother to Hattori and has a good heart and great compassion. Although he was not too good at the beginning, he has improved and is determined to become a strong ninja.
Shinzo doesn't like people interrupting him when he is talking. This trait was shown in some earlier episodes of the 1981 anime.
Shinzo looks up to his brother Hattori. He is not as serious as his older brother, but mostly obeys him. They can argue at times though, but they always make amends.
Kenichi and Yumeko Kawai EditKenichi, Hattori's best friend, does mistreat Shinzo sometimes, but still cares for him, and confides in him for help at times, which can lead to trouble. Yumeko is one of his closest friends, and she often makes him cake and other treats.
Kemumaki and Kagechiyo Edit
Shinzo despises Kemumaki just as much as Hattori does. In "A new ninja technique", he, along with Shishimaru and Kenichi were combatants in the duel between Hattori and Kemumaki. However, Kemumaki did teach Shinzo how to walk on water.
Shinzo also dislikes his cat Kagechiyo, but sometimes they help each other.
The Mitsubas Edit
Shinzo is very close to Mr. and Mrs. Mitsuba, who care for Shinzo like their own.
Main Article: Shinzo Arrives
- "Ninja Technique smokebomb!" (first line)
- "Gili-gili-gili" (Hindi catchphrase)
- Ninja weapons: Shinzo uses normal ninja weapons, such as a sword and shuriken, to hold his own. Although they were initially made of wood and thus easily destructible, Shinzo advanced to sophisticated steel weapons.
- Crying: Shinzo uses his crying to immobilise enemies, though he can misuse it at times.
Though not as powerful as his brother, Shinzo is skilled at things to a limit.
- Duelling: Shinzo is a skilled duellist as a combatant, even holding his own against Kemuzou Kemumaki.
- Ninja Techniques: Shinzo is skilled at certain ninja techniques, such as walking on water and flying.
- Strong Will: Shinzo does not give up easily, and mostly gets help from his brother.
Shinzo, Shinzō or Shinzou is a common Japanese masculine name.
For more information about Shinzo's surname, please check the page on his brother.