Therefore, even though they lacked some of the finer qualities of the samurai, they were still able to carve their name in history. The samurai made up the top brass of the Japanese military. As such, their loyalties were towards their feudal lords.
Bushido advocated that the samurai die for his cause, and Japanese history is full of stories and legends of brave samurai laying down their lives for honor, which they felt came from serving their lords and ladies. The ninja was only loyal to his clan, and clan loyalties changed when money exchanged hands.
Though such a loyalty would seem superficial, clan histories are rich with legends of ninjas braving death for the interests of fellow clan members. So now that our warriors seem a little more familiar, we can get back to our original question; in a one-on-one contest between a ninja and a samurai, who would win?
Well, frankly, there is no easy answer to that question. Over the years, ninjas and samurai have fascinated both the young and old alike. Several movies and games have been made pitting one against the other, with variable results.
Deadliest Warrior, a notable television program, wherein a team of history experts armed with the tools of science and technology have tried to recreate some epic battles, had a couple of really informative episodes involving both our warriors in question.
Interestingly enough though, they shied away from pitting the ninja against the samurai. In separate episodes, both the samurai and the ninja lost to the Spartan warrior, making the results inconclusive. So, until someone takes on the challenge of pitting the ninja and the samurai against each other Deadliest Warrior team… are you listening? Necessary cookies are absolutely essential for the website to function properly.
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Overall, Ninja Ninja is a "Tell it how it is" kind of guy. He also expresses concern for Afro losing his humanity and losing touch with his feelings. Ninja Ninja is also quite cowardly, running away a safe distance from any battle Afro engages in while commenting on Afro's performance and giving pointers on how to beat certain opponents.
Ninja Ninja seems to be the opposite of Afro. He's outspoken, makes sexual references with regard to the women he and Afro have seen, and talks to Afro's opponents, though they ignore him or don't care about him enough to listen to him.
Afro generally doesn't speak to Ninja Ninja, and when he does it is usually one liners, mostly telling him to shut up when he has gotten too annoying for Afro's patience. Afro even threatened him with his sword when he was on a boat with him. At this point he engages Afro in a final conversation, reminding Afro of his choice of vengeance and telling him to stick to his principles before disappearing in a burst of green energy.
When this happens he tells Afro it was "the bomb hanging out with" him. Ninja Ninja is speculated to be a solid representation of Afro's emotions, often commenting on an event before or after it happens with a running commentary common with thought or strong emotion. They way he is brought into the series supports this, as after he has seen all his friends die, and his teacher by his own hand, the shock was so immense that he showed no emotion, which then manifested itself in this complete reversal of just about everything Afro is.
Afro continually attempts to silence this inner voice, generally during a long ramble, by simply saying "Shut up". Ninja Ninja, although apparently imaginary, has done things which suggest he is real in some form. The ninja commander mentioned above, Ihara Yori Fumi continues to display the shinobi as the leader figure in the following quote from his manual:. You should reach for the appropriate contact and proper person. This is how you will be able to see and hear [what you need to].
Before you go to a place of importance you should leave your swords somewhere and you, as the master should exchange places with those below you ge-nin. Or you may take on the form of a merchant, pilgrim or yamabushi mountain monk. The ninja or samurai myth. Next to the modern concept that ninjutsu arts of the ninja is a specific form of martial art, the ninja versus samurai myth is the second most popular misconception concerning the Japanese spy-commandos known as the shinobi.
Throughout popular thought and modern media, the idea that the ninja formed as a counter culture to the samurai has taken root, not only in Japan but also the rest of the world. The issue at hand here is that this is not only an unfounded and recent construction but that it is also an outright mistake. Sign up for our newsletter Enter your email address below to get the latest news and exclusive content from The History Press delivered straight to your inbox.
Sign up. They called their knives shurikens. The equivalent to the ninja star that they actually had is just a blunted coin. Apart from that and the colour of their yoroi, pretty accurate.
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Someone simulated which was the most formidable warrior of all time and it was the samurai! Reviews Review Policy. A master of stealth and guerrilla tactics, the ninja adopted an attire which aided him in such endeavors. Dosha no jutsu It is a skill to make other person Samurais & Zombies (CD) and lose its coolness. The Katana Samurais & Zombies (CD) be used as a fighting sword for two people. Both samurai and ninja recognize the historical tale of Prince Yamato as the beginning of samurai and warrior ways. Samurai War Stories Buy. Some kobujutsu old manners of Japanese martial art still have traces of ninjutsu. Documentary of Ninja 2.
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