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Contest Time: How Awesome a Ninja Are You?

Win some free stuff! It'll be...awesome!

It just so happens that I have a few copies of the first box set of Nabari, aka Nabari no Ou, sitting right beside me at the moment, courtesy of FUNimation. What, oh what, my friends, should I do with these?

 Nabari no Ou the Manga
 Nabari no Ou the Manga
Oh, I know! I'll pass 'em along to you folks! We'll keep this one simple: explain to us why you would be an awesome ninja. You could talk about what your particularly awesome ninja power would be, show us an awesome skill you already have, or go into detail about your awesome ninja heritage...just for example. As is becoming our usual, your entries can come whatever form you like-- text, video, art, photoshop, etc. It'll be good times.

This contest will actually have THREE winners. We'll pick our FAVORITE entry first, and that winner will receive a Nabari box set AND the first volume of the manga, courtesy of and published by Yen Press. After that we will pick two additional winners at random who will win just the box set. Your entry has to be posted in the comments of THIS entry by 11:59pm Pacific time on Sunday (that's the 13th).

What's that? You actually want to know what the series is about? Well, the box set features the first 13 episodes of the show, which revolve around a young man named Miharu who learns that in his body he houses the shinrabansho, a special power that grants wishes-- but he can't control it, and a whole horde of ninjas wants access to the power. The show that follows is primarily a drama with a heavy shounen fighting tone, and a decent dose of comedy (usually aimed at yaoi fans). It's a good time-- and our own review is pending!

So what are you waiting for? Let's hear about your awesome jutsu. Also, I deduct five points for anything blatantly stolen from Naruto.
Chengyon Sept. 11, 2009 at 7:36 a.m.
Harem Jutsu !
Oh look theirs an army of naked sexy clones of me piling onto you !
Little_Sparrowon Sept. 11, 2009 at 8:01 a.m.
My own Jutsu!!! 
It is hard to break down what my Jutsu is as it it combines many diffrent layers of my actual character. The first part is rather farily simple to be honest we all have one, even as children we have had them. A bump under the bed to the noise in the other room. My jutsu starts with that childhood fear a simple thing to remind you of the helplessness you have felt against such terror, A sense of panic that we are unable to control as we are too small to comperhend anything else. Then it moves onto you'r current fear, the fear of loss or being alone and the two fears mix into one and combine with the childhood fear, thus creating the final part of the Jutsu. Anyone may over come fear this is ture but The last part is much like the first it is all built into us from the day we are born, some say they do not fear it others run from it as fast as they can! Age. You will age in you're terrifed state as the terror takes over you're body. The pressue on you're heart alone will cause you to pass from this mortal relam. My greatest weapon is you're own fear, past present and future! This is my jutsu for as I said it is part of my actual character for I am death! Welcome to the ultimate Genjutsu/Ninjutsu. 
Nikoon Sept. 11, 2009 at 8:19 a.m.
My ninja ancestors erased themselves from my heritage. That's how stealthy they are. Can your ancestors hide from history itself?
Also, I can make a complete ninja outfit with a few strips of cloth. Some turtles taught it to me.
devilleonxon Sept. 11, 2009 at 11:50 a.m.
I would come from a class of Ninjas that spends a large amount of time learning of the ways of the Ninja but more importantly the nature of elements an becoming attuned with them. They would looked down upon because of the bitterness that many have against them due to their patience and prwoless in combat so long as proper training is done.Also due to the becoming more or less one with there environment they can control their emotion alllow them to focus and concentrate on a battle with out losing their cool what so ever.Even more interesting if one could master the elements then one could learn about he power that lie inside of you  that is unique to each and every one of us kind of like a kekii genki from particular gift would be the power of our spirit being able to fight with outs and if i can become truly one then battle me with be near impossible less someone has similar abilities. I would be able to attck your soul and in turn o destroy or just knock you out and because i would be one with it i would be moving at the speed of a miracle meaning that i basically cant be seen period. I would also have a sword 2 one in the physical realm and one in the spirit  channeling the forces of nature in the physical one and in the other of the world of the spirit.
John_Martoneon Sept. 11, 2009 at 12:09 p.m.
I hereby enter God Len

Top that!
CorAutMorson Sept. 11, 2009 at 12:32 p.m.
I would be an awesome ninja because:
1) I already have the awesome ninja power of stealth (I sneak up on my friends all the time a scare them with this)
2) I look great in black 
3) I have mastered the art of the Ninja Glare 
4) I will fight for truth, justice and the Ninja Way!
P.S. My Ninja-Sense is tingling!
John_Martoneon Sept. 11, 2009 at 12:54 p.m.
I also nominate Arnold and Neil Patrick Harris.

John_Martoneon Sept. 11, 2009 at 12:55 p.m.
Oh, and he can't win, since he's a fictional character, but...

sunfloweron Sept. 11, 2009 at 1:07 p.m.
I'm an awesome ninja.  My proof is that at my advanced age you're either an awesome ninja or a dead one.  And being the oldest person here, well, that speaks for itself.  Of course, the most awesome of the clan would be my uncle, who according to seekrit ninja clan lore (oops!) oft-discussed around the dinner table, single-handedly took out the German arm of the Axis in WW2, while my father cleaned up the Mediterranean theater.   Their father, my grandfather, was the famed Polish Ninja of lore, who in 30 consecutive battles succeeded in knocking himself out, leaving his opponent on the field stricken with laughter.  We have a genetic jutsu that's passed down through our bloodline.  I can't tell you precisely what it is, because it's double-seekrit, but it involves hand-forged steel weapons and elephants, and has on occasion proven embarrassing.
Black_Roseon Sept. 11, 2009 at 1:41 p.m.
Shitty paint incoming!

Nerxon Sept. 11, 2009 at 2:02 p.m.

Jizz in My pants Jutsu

It does the obvious but just like harem no jutsu it serves as a very good distraction technique . Second variation gives that trait to the opponent , but the second version makes them more susceptible to stimuli.

How the hell would you do a finger symbol move when you are too overly stimulated

Just like the video


darkcyderon Sept. 11, 2009 at 2:11 p.m.
I have the saving grace jutsu.
It turns really crappy things into something good to keep it from dying in sales.  It can make boring shows awesome. It can save that dying moe anime girl. It can even turn that annoying emotoaster boy into a REAL man.
Unfortunately I was to late to save Nabari no Ou and it trailed off into the nothingness........
Omikoon Sept. 11, 2009 at 2:52 p.m.
I would be an awesome ninja because I am full of energy, I never give up, fast learner and am already quick and quiet on my feet. The best part is coming up behind my friends and animals  to surprise them. Then I would use my animals in battle, especially my little kitten who is such a fury of claws, teeth and energy. Partner him with my bearded dragon who, when I would use my ninja skills, would grow to be the size of a dinosaur would kick everyone's butt with his spiked tail, and then be able to shoot out spikes from this sides. (Seriously, have you ever seen one? They look like they should be able to already. Or maybe he could squish people with his fat body)
vtnwesleyon Sept. 11, 2009 at 2:56 p.m.
I'd specialize in the "bean bean jutsu" producing clouds of green toxic gas. The ability would be fully sponsored by Doritos, of course, because it is in line with their "target demo."
Baku_Senseion Sept. 11, 2009 at 3:06 p.m.
My ninja-ness is so awesome that Disney will never be able to take me over.
KD90on Sept. 11, 2009 at 3:06 p.m.


I would make a good ninja because i have the one quality ninjas are known best for, their stealth. As of this date I have yet to be caught taking cookies from the cookie jar. \(>.<)/

HeeroYuyon Sept. 11, 2009 at 3:29 p.m.
My mentor single-handedly started a great war that was so horrific it set humanity on the road to total pacifism. A war which I ended. My history is so shrouded in mystery even I don't know my real name, and I don't have amnesia! I've survived jumping from the 40th floor of a hospital, atmospheric re-entry without following anything close to the standard atmospheric re-entry angle patterns, and don't even get me started on my combat resume. 
 Don't fence me. Ever.
 Don't fence me. Ever.

When I was less than 10 years old I not only managed to injure the future greatest magnificent bastard this planet ever saw while he was in a full mobile suit and I was on foot, but I managed to indirectly cause the birth of his daughter who would later almost succeed in conquering the world (had I not stopped her as well).
Finally, I am a master of camoflauge. I wear black in the night, blue underwater, tan in the desert, and orange in crappy ninja shows.
Golluminaon Sept. 11, 2009 at 3:39 p.m.
I am already a member of a secret ninja society where I practice the little known arts of Elfu, a ninja form so secret that only those who are versed in its techniques are aware of its existence.  I come from a small clan of warriors in the northern regions where surviving in colder than cold climates is more than a necessity, but a way of life.  Our ways of stealth have kept our home land hidden from the world for hundreds of generations.  Our perspective and intuition on life are so finely honed that we almost have a sixth sense where we are able to communicate with each member of our clan despite long distances.  Using our bodies, we have no need of actual weapons but are well versed in their use should the opportunity arise.
There is no need for wearing black when I can simply blend in with those around me, appearing to vanish while still being within the same area of space and not moving, but also able to strike lightning fast if inspiration or need require.
I belong to a proud tradition of ninjas.  We are and are not, and only the barest hint of myth remembers our name.
REDKNIGHT101on Sept. 11, 2009 at 3:40 p.m.
I can control the blood flow of my enimies  as well as turn my own blood into metalic wepons of distruction. I can all so stop their hart for a complet 24 hours which i call my ticking hart  justsu.
Ale123on Sept. 11, 2009 at 3:50 p.m.

I will be a good ninja cause I'm good making stratetgies so far in I have win most of the strategies games I play and I have the power of maiking people do What I need from them specialy involvin money they own me alot of favors and with this I work as an assassin I make some one do me a favor and I dont dity my hands

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