Sojiro Shimada

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Sojiro Shimada

Real Name
Sojiro Shimada (島田 宗次郎)[1]
Japan Japanese
Oyabun of the Shimada Clan
Hanamura, Japan
Shimada Clan
Hanzo Shimada (oldest son)
Genji Shimada (youngest son)
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa.[2] [3]

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.[4] He was once approached by Talon, hoping to recruit him, but he refused, finding that their aims did not coincide with his own.[5]

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.[4]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Sojiro gave Genji the nickname "Sparrow" in his youth.[4]
  • Dragons is narrated by Sojiro.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Square Enix uses katakana "ソージロー・シマダ".
  2. 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.
  3. 2018-10-29, Who narrates the Dragons short?, Overwatch Forums. Accessed on 2018-10-29
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Overwatch, Genji Cosmetics
  5. Overwatch Retribution