|Affiliation||Ninja, Ninja Master, Tengu|
|Weapon of Choice||Ninjato (sword), Kuji magic|
|First Appearance||Ninja Mountain (level)|
Hiro is a ninja and the main protagonist of the Mini Ninjas series. The youngest of the six ninjas in his clan, he is the only one of them, as well as the only ninja in three hundred years, to be able to control Kuji magic.
Before the SeriesEdit
Hiro was found as a young boy during a particuarly heavy rainstorm by the Ninja Master, having traveled on his own on foot all the way to the base of Ninja Mountain in order to become a ninja. The Master was shocked when he immediately sensed the child had the ability to control Kuji magic and took him in. During his time in Ninja Village, Hiro became close friends with Futo after supplying him with an effective weapon, the hammer, during one training session, as well as becoming infatuated with Suzume. He lived a double life, training with them during the day along with the rest of his friends, and perfecting his skills in Kuji magic at night alone with the Ninja Master.
Despite the great promise they showed, Hiro and Futo were the last ninjas that the Ninja Master would have trusted to go on the quest that lay before them. However, after four of his friends disappeared while investigating the strange storms, it became very apparent that there was no other way. Hiro and Futo had their training quickly finished under the Tengu Zen and left the village in order to investigate the storms. Before leaving, Hiro was given two Kuji scrolls to start. After freeing the four ninjas trapped along the path to his destiny and conquering the four samurai fortresses terrorizing the flatlands, Hiro ultimately defeated the Samurai Warlord, restoring peace to the world. Hiro and the other five ninjas returned to their home village, encountering several adventures along the way.
A few pictures in the credits show Hiro spending time alone with Suzume in a flowery meadow, hinting at a possible relationship.
Mini Ninjas AdventuresEdit
Hiro returns in the sequel game as the main protagonist.
For a ninja at a young age, he has a great sense of honor and maturity. He is loyal and trusting among his friends, especially with Futo, whom the Tengu deem the pair as "inseparable", and believes in justice for the forest animals that were turned into samurai. Like all ninjas, Hiro is cunning and patient in battle and often waits until he sees an advantage that he can use. He shows committment to his assigned tasks and is respectful to his seniors. Hiro is also quick to notice things others had overlooked, such as realizing that the reason why Futo was so clumsy was because there was no weapon to suit his great size and strength.
Hiro is the shortest of the six ninjas due to his age. He wears a black kimono with red trimming and mesh sleeves past his forearm. He keeps his katana in a bamboo shealth over his back. He wears a full face covering except for a space for his eyes.
As discovered by the Ninja Master, Hiro is the first ninja in three hundred years to have shown promise in the ways of Kuji magic. Given this power, Hiro has a wide range of abilities in this fashion, such as controlling nature, possessing the bodies of animals (and later small Samurai), and stopping time.
Besides knowing Kuji magic, Hiro uses a katana as his weapon of choice, and is quite skilled with it. Like all ninjas, he is able to use the environment to his advantage in the case of stealth, use shurikens, and a variety of disabling traps. He is also the only ninja who can use a fishing rod.
Hiro's Power Attack:Edit
When Hiro begins to use his power attack, he jumps in the air and stops time, giving him the advantage to target his surrounding enemies. Once he locks on to targets, at high-speed he will cut through them in the blink of an eye.
- Hiro, besides the Ninja Master, is the only ninja in three hundred years who can manipulate Kuji Magic.
- Despite Hiro being the youngest of the tribe, he was older than the others when he arrived at the Village.
- Hiro is a Japanese name meaning "Generous".
- Hiro, along with the other ninja, has only four fingers.