Wednesday, May 11, 2011

The Two Raccoons

Having resolved to do his best at his mission in his own way, Taro was feeling more confident than ever. He stretched his arms up into the sky, taking in the beautiful view of the sun and the clouds that he could so rarely see due to his nocturnal life back at the hideout. He was feeling an air of freedom and independence, even though he knew that he was still just an organ of a larger organization.

Just as he was having these thoughts, two plump boys walked up to him. It was Yamamoto and Chino, the two boys who were talking about Aimoto before in the classroom.

"You're name is Taro right?" asked Yamamoto, the fatter of the two.

Taro nodded.

"My name is Myoji and this is Tori," continued Yamamoto gesturing to the other plump boy standing next to him.

"Nice to meet you," said Taro as he tried to walk by them. It was no use though, they were intent on talking to him.

"We saw your fight," said Yamamoto.

"It was really awesome," added Chino.

"We've never seen anything like it before," continued Yamamoto.

"Thanks," Taro said with a shrug. He didn't really know what else to say.

"It's good to see someone finally put that loser Aimoto in his place," said Yamamoto.

"Yea, he's such a worthless worm," added his fat friend.

The two of them seemed rather excited and didn't seem to care much for Aimoto. Taro didn't care much to talk to the two of them, but he suddenly got the idea that they may know something about Aimoto that would be useful. Perhaps the reason why they hated him so much was connected to what he was supposed to find out, he figured.

"What do you two know about him?" Taro asked.

"Just that he's some spoiled kid with a rich dad," said Chino, taking the lead in their back-and-forth way of talking.

"Yea, and he doesn't deserve to be here at all," added Yamamoto. "He's always showing up to class late, and he doesn't ever do anything but practice in that stupid dojo."

"He doesn't have to work hard at all like the rest of us," chimed Chino. "He just does whatever he wants and has daddy take care of the rest."

The boys seemed rather excited about the topic and seemed to feed off each others' hatred for Aimoto, Taro noticed, but he didn't know if he was actually getting anywhere with this.

"What's his dad do?" Taro asked.

"I don't know," said Yamamoto.

"Yeah, nobody really knows him that well," added Chino.

"But we're glad someone is finally doing something about him," said Yamamoto.

"Yea, we couldn't believe it!" said Chino.

"Could you please teach us?" said the two of them at the same time.

Taro looked at the two of them confused. "I'm sorry," he said. "I don't really have time for that."

Both of the boys let out a loud groan.

"Well, let us know if you change your mind," said Yamamoto.

"Yea, we're real smart, too, so we can help you study if you need it," added Chino.

"Don't be afraid to ask," said Yamamoto.

And then they both took off. Taro scratched his head, and stared as the two boys scurried off. He hadn't the slightest clue what he had gotten himself into and felt like he was never going to find out anything useful about Aimoto at this rate.

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Will Taro every get the hang of things here in his new life, or is he doomed to this constant craziness of things? Do you think he's gonna have another rematch with Aimoto anytime soon? Would you like to see another crazy fight between the two? Let me know in the comment space below and find out more on the next part of our story "Taro's Ninja Spy High School!"

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What is a Ninja?

There is a lot of misconception about what a ninja is.

A ninja is a weapon. A ninja is a warrior.

First appearing in writing as early as 4th century according to some history, though it is hard to place the beginning of the ninja, and most scholars agree that they emerged around the 7th-10th century. According to most Asian historians, the ninja first developed in opposition to the elite samurai during the Heian Dynasty (794-1185).

By the 15th century, the role of the ninja was primarily hired mercenary or espionage. By this time, there was already boundless myths about ninjas, calling them demons and giving them mystical powers which were widely believed to be true, but in all reality, ninjas were very trained in silence and stealth and could easily hide or slip away quickly and unnoticed in a way that would lead others to believe they were magical.

Our story presupposes a modern Japanese society where ninjas have managed to survive and continue traditional methods of teaching and hired by clients and used as weapons and tools of espionage and mercenary. Taro is one such ninja, growing up in a civilization of ninjas long-thought to be extinct. But when Taro begins his first ninja mission, his whole world gets turned upside down.