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What do you think of when you hear the word "ninja?"

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Sad, doughy American dudes with a hilariously flimsy understanding of Japanese culture, training to be the kind of mystical warrior that only ever existed in movies and video games.

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Silent but deadly... oh no, that was something else lol

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A bike made by Kawasaki.

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Apple pie and lashings of custard.

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I think of all those dudes from North American and Europe showing up at Narita to be on "Why Did You Come to Japan?" and attend that one ninja school that makes money propagating something that's largely a myth or exaggeration. Must be pretty good cash in it, though.

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Sho Kosugi.

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I usually think of a ninja myself. Can't speak for everyone else.

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Please?

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Some of the greatest marital artists in the world who used their raw skills and abilities to make some of the worst movies ever made

Porn can be just awful

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NINJA and the housing crisis? Perfectly valid memory. People with No Income No Job Applications....... Was a term used to describe folks making applications doe mortgages way more than they could afford.

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That "ninjas vs. zombies" was underrated. That, and that the current image is a somewhat perverted image of what ninjas are meant to be: one who follows the art of Ninpo. All the silly Western 'walks on water' and superhuman fetes are just romanticized Hollywood portrayals of folklore.

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What Strangerland said.

When I hear "Ninja" i think of a "Ninja". Sometimes Koga Ninja - sometimes Iga Ninja, but always just Ninja.

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Makes me think about my mother. It's her nickname.

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My wife's grandmother's grandmother. I'm told she was a kunoichi. I can see it runs in the family.

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Ryu Hayabusa!

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The language school in Nara where I studied Japanese.

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Me

Or teenage turtles

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Some of the greatest marital artists in the world who used their raw skills and abilities to make some of the worst movies ever made.

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Ninja = Poor man's Batman without a cape who wears his mask upside down and works as a part time mechanic(i.e. looking at the weapons he uses).

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ginger

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Porn can be just awful

Yeah- Those sexy Kunoichi..

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Turtles.

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