BSM | The Afro Kunoichi

In most worlds, assassins work in the shadows to do their dirty work; operating in secret to keep their identities and actions hidden from the rest of society. Then again, the world that exists in the video game No More Heroes there is an entire organization dedicated to the profession of assassins. This organization, the United Assassins Association (UAA), sports the most dangerous assassins within its ranks, with the assassins challenging each other for higher rankings. Today’s feature is ranked #8 in the UAA and her name is Shinobu.

As mentioned above, Shinobu is ranked number eight in the United Assassins Association. A highly skilled assassin her ranking, undoubtedly, proves that she is a force to contend with; especially when you consider that she’s only 18 years old displaying skills that outstrip her compatriots. Shinobu’s story is a tale of vengeance. Her father was murdered by an assassin and now she hunts for said assassin. Armed with her trusty katana, Shinobu cuts down her foes with impatience and a thirst for blood. Her skills would have increased extensively within the next installment of the No More Heroes, a game in which she proclaimed to be “the most prestigious assassin in Asia.”


Brandon Blackmon was born and raised in Clinton, NC. After high school, he attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; graduating with a bachelor’s in psychology. He attended Pfeiffer University where he received a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and is currently a licensed marriage and family therapist. Brandon is a proud blerd (Black nerd) and a firm advocate and believer that representation matters in all forms of media.

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