SNK’s 12th Trailer for The King of Fighters XIV confirms Banderas Hattori, a new character who is fascinated with ninjas. He’s a powerhouse Brazilian who only wishes to follow in the way of Shinobi. He expresses his deep desire to become Mai’s pupil.
By his mannerisms and his interpretation of the Japanese culture he kind of seems like a weeabo; however due to the fact that his name is Hattori there is the possibility that he is part Japanese, thus disqualifying him from weeabo status. Because someone who is Japanese cannot be a weeabo. But, that doesn’t mean that a Japanese person cannot be an otaku.
Below are some facts about each character posted by Playstation’s Asia Blog:
- Banderas Hattori – Captivated by ninjas since his childhood, Banderas’ hard work and training have finally paid off, allowing him to acquire amazing ninja skills. Founder of the “Brazilian Ninja Arts” Dojo, Banderas unfortunately has no students at the moment. He hopes his participation in the The King of Fighters tournament will remedy this situation and bring many students to his dojo.
- Mai Shiranui – Mai is a “kunoichi” (female ninja) who mastered the ancient Shiranui ninja arts, combating enemies with her fans and great movement speed. Her battle dress and beauty have won over millions of fighting game fans around the world over the past two decades. Discover in The King of Fighters XIV if Andy has finally expressed his feelings to Mai!