Sojiro Shimada

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Sojiro Shimada



Status
Deceased
Nationality
Japan Japanese
Occupation
Oyabun of the Shimada Clan
Base
Hanamura, Japan
Affiliation
Shimada Clan
Relations
Hanzo Shimada (oldest son)
Genji Shimada (youngest son)
Voice
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.[1] [2]

Sojiro Shimada was the leader of the Shimada Clan, and the father of Hanzo and Genji.

Story[edit | edit source]

Sojiro was the family head and crime boss of the Shimada Clan, a powerful underworld organization dealing in arms, illegal substances, and assassination.[3] He was once approached by Talon, hoping to recruit him, but he refused, finding that their aims did not coincide with his own.[4]

While his eldest son, Hanzo, was groomed to take over as leader of the clan, Sojiro spoiled his youngest son, Genji, who ignored the family business and engaged in frivolous pursuits. This unfortunately led to tragedy following Sojiro's death, as the other clan elders provoked a near-fatal confrontation between the two brothers that ultimately resulted in Hanzo deserting the clan and Genji destroying it.[3]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Sojiro gave Genji the nickname "Sparrow" in his youth.[3]
  • Dragons is narrated by Sojiro.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 2016-05-23, Overwatch Launch Event Lore Panel (21:29) Ben Dai: "The grandfather— the voice narrative behind all the scroll works are Cary Tagawa." . YouTube. Accessed on 2017-12-07.
  2. 2018-10-29, Who narrates the Dragons short?, Overwatch Forums. Accessed on 2018-10-29
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 Overwatch, Genji Cosmetics
  4. Overwatch Retribution