“I'll show you a dance cloaked in shadows!”
—The tagline for Hanzō Academy.
Hanzō National Academy (国立半蔵学院, Kokuritsu Hanzō Gakuin, National Hanzou Academy) is a prestigious ninja school. It was founded by and named after Asuka's grandfather, Hanzō. It is affiliated with good ninja. The school debuted in Portrait of Girls, while its associated characters debuted in both Portrait of Girls (Asuka, Ikaruga, Katsuragi, Yagyū, Hibari, Daidōji, Kiriya) and New Wave (Fūma, Hijikata, Ayame, Seimei, Muramasa).
A famous prep school which, having been founded in 1919, is nearing its 100th anniversary. One thousand students are enrolled
there. However, mixed in with the ordinary student are a small number of students in the shinobi training course. The academy was originally founded as a normal high school, but when the shinobi course began it
changed its name to "Hanzō", after the legendary shinobi. The only people who know of the shinobi course's existence other than the instructor, Kiriya, are the principal and vice principal.
In addition to shinobi classes, Kiriya also teaches ordinary math classes. And this place is a very well know ninja school.
First Year Students
Second Year Students
Third Year Students
- The game never reveals Hanzō Academy's location, but the surroundings shown in the anime series are reminiscent of the Asakusa neighborhood of Tokyo. Asuka also says this is her hometown in the anime.
- To further add to this a number of stages in the game are specifically titled to be in Asakusa shopping district in the Japanese games. This may be proof that the academy is located in the Asakusa district of Tokyo.
- The faction emblem appears to be a stylized kanji for "Han" over two overlapping shurikens with a frog design on them.
- Hanzō Academy on the Heroes wiki.