Sunday, January 28, 2007

Frozen Beauty: Kunoichi

Here are shared photos modified in Frozen Beauty:








The author's photo editing skill is excellent, isn't his?

Friday, January 26, 2007

Middle East Invasion

A friend said he would form a group of female ninja to fight against the capitalism empire. Yes, you could do so. Female ninja do not only appear in Japan, but also some non-Japanese lords form Kunoichi teams.



Crusaders invaded the Middle East thousand years ago. The local formed a group of veiled female assassins to strike against the invaders. However the female gang sacrificed their lives but failed the mission. How poor they were.

Likewise, being a female assassin, she should accept being killed at last. Let us finish her!

Reference: Episode 10, Robin Hood by BBC

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Kunoichi Rhapsody

Some friends expressed their concern about Masuda Chiho. I am concerned with her too, so I modified Freddie Mercury's Bohemian Rhapsody to commemorate such poor female ninja.

Kunoichi Rhapsody

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide
No escape from reality
Open your eyes
Look up to the skies and see
I'm just a poor girl, I need no sympathy
Because I'm easy come, easy go
A little high, little low
Anyway the wind blows, doesn't really matter to me, to me

Oka1, just under arrest
Put a veil on my head
Dressed my nylon2, now I'm black
Oka, life had just begun
But now I've gone and thrown it all away
Oka, ooo
Didn't mean to make you cry
If I'm not back again this time tomorrow
Carry on, carry on, as if nothing really matters

Too late, my time has come
Sends shivers down my spine
Body's aching all the time
Goodbye everybody - I've got to go
Gotta leave you all behind and face the truth
Oka, ooo - (anyway the wind blows)
I don't want to die
I sometimes wish I'd never been born at all

I see a little silhouetto of a man
Samurai3, Samurai will you use Mokubaza4
Thunderbolt and lightning - very very frightening me
Kunoichi, Kunoichi,
Kunoichi, Kunoichi,
Kunoichi Nihon5 - schiavo

But I'm just a poor girl and nobody loves me
She's just a poor girl from a poor family
Spare her her life from this monstrosity
Easy come easy go - will you let me go
Zinmutenno6! No - we will not let you go - let her go
Zinmutenno! We will not let you go - let her go
Zinmutenno! We will not let you go - let me go
Will not let you go - let me go (never)
Never let you go - let me go
Never let me go - ooo
No, no, no, no, no, no, no -
Oh Oka mia, Oka mia, Oka mia let me go
Akuryo7 has a devil put aside for me
for me
for me

So you think you can stone me and spit in my eye
So you think you can love me and leave me to die
Oh baby - can't do this to me baby
Just gotta get out - just gotta get right outta here

Ooh yeah, ooh yeah
Nothing really matters
Anyone can see
Nothing really matters - nothing really matters to me

Anyway the wind blows...

Reference:
1 - mother
2 - the bodystocking of female ninja
3 - the executor against Chiho
4 - a Japanese torture method
5 - Japan
6 - the first emperor of Japan
7 - the devil spirit

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Family Career

In the Disney story Mulan, Mulan replaced her father to participate the military service. Likewise, many careers in a traditional Japanese society were family-style. Ninja, a career and the lowest class of the society, was a typical example. Children of Ninja should inherit from their parents to be ninja with no exception. Here is the case about Career Inheritance - Masuda's tragedy.
Name: Masuda Chiho 増田千穂
Place: Tokyo, Japan
Age: 16
Height (cm): 165
Weight (kg): 51
3-size (cm): 83/59/85
Fighting Style: Yagyu Ninjutsu, Koppo
Special Attack: Shisen Ken, Hien Geki

Masuda Chiho was a lovely girl and well trained with ninjutsu. One day she accepted a mission, which had been assigned to her grandfather. She was happy to dress up with a black mask and bodystocking. However she failed the mission and was arrested by her enemies. She was bondaged and tortured cruelly. Finally her body was found in an abandoned house. Her death caused by excessive bleeding is certified.

Thursday, January 18, 2007

Growing Up

One of most popular characters in Spirit Hero Wataru 魔神英雄伝ワタル is Shinobibe Himiko 忍部ヒミコ, who is a ninja girl. She is small, lovely and naive, and always makes jokes. She looks a child all the time.

In an episode of Spirit Hero Wataru 2, she was sent to her future world in order to find her true love. In that world, her friends were all gone and she became lonely. Finally she met a lady ninja, who was actually herself in the future, and the lady ninja conducted her to find her own true love. Just after child Himiko went back her original world, the lady Himiko showed her identity to audience and said,

"You are a child, but you will grow up at last. You will understand the lonliness of the adult."


(Three different ages of Himiko)

Although the lady Himiko keeps lovely smiling, she has worn black bodystocking and her sword has been stained with blood. What do they mean?

Monday, January 15, 2007

Hissatsu


Hissatsu 必殺 series are long stories in TV, Movie and Manga about how the hero Nakamura Mondo 中村主水 to punish bad guys. An interesting point of this series is the usage of various assassination tools by heroes.

In the episode 6 of Hissatsu movie 必殺!主水死す, there were many Kunoichi wearing black bodysuit. They were commmanded to arrest two escaped ladies, whom the heroes aimed to save. The heroes set up traps to mass kill Kunoichi.


The group of ladies put off their maid clothes and became female ninja. Yet they finally became victims of the Massacre.


The first Kunoichi killed by heroes


A long-leg Kunoichi was killed by a steel fork.


Two lovely Kunoichi were killed by flying needles.


A Kunoichi was hanged to death.

As you see, Kunoichi is very poor. Either her lord or enemy considered her as unvaluable as an insect, so she could be sacrificed or killed easily. No compassion was given to such lovely girl.

Reference:

Friday, January 12, 2007

Teenage Foolishness

Everyone has been young or was. We might think that we have done something stupid when we were young. Yes, teenagers are brave to try, brave to risk and brave to lose. However, there is a bottom line: No wrongdoing against the Just. Challenging the just equals flying to the sun.

Unfortunately, a Kunoichi who was young and pretty risked her life to do so. This pretty girl was called Aska (in the game Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Tournament Fighters).


Aska was lovely and fit in shape.


Aska overlooked her own power and challenged the just force Ninja Turtles.


Aska was sorry about her foolishness just before death.

It is hard to accept killing a young girl. Aska should be young enough to correct, we would forgive her if she had apologized, but she failed to do so. If I were the Ninja Turtle, I would kill her in tears.

Reference:

Monday, January 08, 2007

The Strongest Woman of the World


(She was knocked out in the game)

Discussing various female fighters wearing black stocking, we should not ignore the most important female fighter. She is so called the world's strongest woman. Her name is Chun Li 春麗.


(Effective Attack against her: Bearhug)

Here is the quote of Wikipedia about Chun-Li phenomenon:

Chun-Li is one of the earliest female video game protagonists to achieve widespread popularity.

Prior to Street Fighter II being released in 1991, most female characters in games existed as objectives to be rescued or cast in the roles of other supporting characters, such as townspeople, girlfriends, the occasional opponent, or simply background decoration; as such, there were very few heroines in action-based video games.

After the success of Street Fighter II and Chun-Li's popularity, female protagonists became increasingly common. Since then, in games with selectable characters, at least one of them will almost always be female; and a number of games released since that have placed a female character in the lead role.



(She lost.)

Wikipedia also describes the typical dressing of Chun-Li:

Chun-Li wears the qipao, a traditional Chinese dress popular among girls during the early 20th Century. Her outfit is modified to allow a far wider range of movement than a normal qipao. She also wears combat boots and dark brown sheer pantyhose with her qipao. Her qipao is blue with golden yellow accents.

Friday, January 05, 2007

Dream of Being a Kunoichi

What if I were a female ninja?


Someone dreamt of wearing black bodystocking, black veil and black suit. Then she committed a mission - assassination against a lord. However she failed and was arrested. She dreamt of being under mass rape and eventually killed by several samurais.

Have you ever dreamt of being killed? Share your dreams @ /dis/.

Wednesday, January 03, 2007

You're captured!

Happy New Year!!!

Have you ever thought that your image have been captured? Because of advanced technology, even the picture of a website can be taken by just a simple commmand. WebSnapr is a kind of the services.


(The snapshot of Blade Against Kunoichi)


Wherever a Kunoichi hides, an advanced techology can easily capture her image. No more female ninja can escape!

Reference: WebSnapr - Website Thumbnails For Your Site