A Transient from a world called Land of Wa. A second year in Shinjuku Academy. He is a young boy who swore to his now late warrior family that he would become a great samurai and make a name for himself in Tokyo by seeking the strong. Because he came from a world where war was common, he knows how to use his sword effectively in battle. He was raised as a girl by his mother when he was young, so he feels a strong affinity to those who cross dress.
Translated from Japanese
A Summon who appeared from the other world Wa no Kuni. Second year student of Shinjuku Academy. The young warrior expanded his views in this Tokyo where the strong gather, swearing upon his late family members that he will become a great samurai and succeed in life. Since he came from a world where battle was common, he possesses actual combat knowledge. When he was young he was raised by his mother as a girl, so he possesses an unusual familiarity with those who have crossdressed.
He inherited a Spirit Sword Sacred Artifact originally entrusted to his father by his lord. When drawn, it becomes a glittering blade of ice. Its innate power of water is said to wash away evil and suppress monsters. Because of the history revolving around this sword, he holds a strong dislike of con artists who will say anything to trick others
Translated from Japanese
His Sacred Artifact, the sword entrusted to his father, and later passed on to him, is blessed with a bead of spiritual water said to smite evil. He strongly dislikes the silver-tongued, sneaky type; in part because his gullible nature makes him easy prey for them.
I'm Inuzuka Shino Moritaka, one of the Hakkenshi. Please, accept this rude man's feelings! The shape may not look so good, but I'm confident about the taste!
Beginning of Battle
Oh, what are we doing in such a place? Huh, that thing in your hand... C-Could it be...?
It's a great gift.
I also wanted to say something to you. Festivities like these make me a little embarrassed, but please, accept these overflowing feelings of mine!
Right now, practice has just ended. If you don't mind, let's head back together.
Did I... Misunderstand it...? Kyuun~
He heads to the school's kendo dojo after class to train harder and longer than anybody so that he can win the next competition. He doesn't train just within his kendo club, but with practitioners from other schools and of other styles from different worlds, too. He is a warrior at heart and sees the whole world as a battlefield. He has made many friends throughout Tokyo via the sword, but has not yet found someone to love. However, as he finishes his daily training, a shadow appears in the solemn twilight filtering into the otherwise empty dojo, delivering a surprise that leaves this warrior lad's heart pounding.
Translated from Japanese
Every day after school, his first stop is the kendo club. To win the championship at the next tournament, Moritaka trains harder and longer than anyone. Foremost in his mind is always the drive to polish his swordsmanship and become a samurai capable of responding to any attack, and there's no better way to do so than to cross swords with the best of the best, across schools and even dimensions. Although he has made new friends since coming to Tokyo thanks to this sword, romance had never crossed his mind. After the usual practice, as the dojo is dyed orange by the sunset, the person who had been waiting until he was alone launches a surprise attack his years of training could never have prepared him for. For the first time, a young samurai feels his heart aflutter.
What is it that you require at such a place?
Right now, practice shall commence.
I shall accompany you afterwards.
These are, sweets.
However, such gifts are for....eh? Me?
However such festival was......a long time ago......!
The Inuzuka Shino Moritaka, has gratefully accepted the gift!
Immediately after returning home, I shall enjoy it with matcha!
Erm, Master [Player].
Do you have any matters after?
If you may......shall we leave school together?
---Is that affirmative?
Ahh, stay still! Tail of mine......!
I would not allow anybody to see this shameless act of mine......!
Summer Fireworks Viewing
Location: Kasai Seaside Park
At first, I thought that watching the fireworks
while in swimwear would seem strange...
But I never thought that we can watch while in the water!
It feels really good!
And because we're in the shallow parts,
we can watch in peace!
T-That's unfair! Splashing water on me so suddenly!
Don't think I will lose so easily!
I have my kickboard!
We really got into it!
Thank you, [Player]-dono.
I've missed this feeling greatly.
Please invite me for something like this again.
I'd accept the invitation fully.
With the fireworks shining high in the sky, the two fully immersed themselves in that short summer night.
His full name is Moritaka Inuduka (犬塚モリタカ).
Based on the character Shino Inuzuka, from the novel series Nanso Satomi Hakkenden, written from 1814-1842. Moritaka shares many of the original character's symbology and traits, such as the devotion to family, peony mark, and history with cross dressing. When defeated, he calls out to a person named Yoshiro, who was a pet dog in the original story.
Has an old-fashioned speaking style.
The butt of a running gag in which he's fooled into performing dog tricks.
八犬士, hakkenshi, translates to Eight Canine Warriors.