This FAN SITE is dedicated to the legendary Martial Artist and Actor who introduced and defined the image of the Ninja for movie fans all over the world. This site is NOT an official site. It is simply a site created by a fan for fans who wish to remember the glory days when Ninja movies were the craze and when Sho Kosugi was known as the "Master Ninja".

To his fans, Sho Kosugi's name will forever be synonymous with the word Ninja.

The following is a list of updates made to this site starting with the most recent.



June 6, 2017 

A number of updates this time around:

  • Created a cool NEW www.ShoKosugiTheNinja.com entry page logo comprised of all 9 of Sho's ninja characters from movies and TV.

  • Added 3 new pictures of Sho on the Main Menu screen from his time as Sensei of Shindo Jinen-Ryu Karate, at the Sho Kosugi Institute (SKI), and in his new Art of Hollywood Ninja Action Film Making.

  • Modernized the PICTURES section by adding NEW slider galleries. Accessing these slider galleries is as simple as clicking on any of the image thumbnails. You can scroll through every photo in each of these galleries using the arrows on the left and right side of the images as well as the arrows on your keyboard. To view the original full size photo for any photo that's bigger than the slider viewer screen you just need to click on the Full Image icon in the top right corner.

    In the coming weeks I plan to go through each PICTURES sections and add or upgrade photos. For this update the following sections have been brought up to date:



  • SIX KILLERS
  • AMERICA BANGMUNGAEG (Visitors of America)
  • THE BAD NEWS BEARS GO TO JAPAN


    MORE CHANGES COMING. STAY TUNED!





    May 25, 2017 

    Only one update this time, but it's a MAJOR one:

    Uploaded my first of many planned BLOG posts related to the great Sho Kosugi:




    In this first post, I explore and pay tribute to the legendary sword that bears Sho's name, the Sho Kosugi Ninja-to, ending with something absolutely amazing!




    May 10, 2017 

    Updates made to the following sections:



  • Updated content and created new Main Menu Button for this page.



  • Updated content and created new Main Menu Button for this page.



  • NEW section. Under construction...



  • Resurrected and reopened the guestbook.




    April 11, 2017 

    Various updates and additions to the following sections:









    October 5, 2013 



  • Added a banner link to the official Facebook page for NINJA: SHADOW OF A TEAR, a new ninja movie co-starring Sho's son Kane!



    July 7, 2013 

    New updates part 2!



  • Updated the BIOGRAPHY with some new information on the short film KAGE and its connection to Sho Kosugi Production, Inc.



  • THE GODFATHER PART II (new section)
  • KAGE (new section)



  • MASTER CLASS (added 1 new picture)
  • KAGE (new section - 13 pictures)



    June 24, 2013 

    New updates part 1!

    MAIN MENU PHOTO GALLERY
  • Upgraded photos of Sho from Ninja III, Pray For Death, Blind Fury, Ninja Sentai Kakuranger, and Drug Connection.
  • Added new photos of Sho from Honda Hurricane Commercial, The Ninjas From Hollywood Tour, and Ninja Assassin.
  • Added new circular photo of Sho as a ninja emerging from the mist.



  • NINJA III: THE DOMINATION (added 235 new pictures)
  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 15 new pictures)



  • Restored video link for SASUKE (Ninja Warrior) compilation video.
  • All video pages have been revised (dead links have been removed and replacement links have been added).



  • Revised existing links and added new links for JJ Sonny Chiba's Blog, Anna Sawai's (Kiriko in "Ninja Assassin") Facebook Page, Emily Kaiho's Blog, and Mika Hijii's Blog.



    January 21, 2012

    The VIDEOS section took another hit on January 19, 2012 when the Megaupload and Megavideo sites were taken down. Because of this a number of sections have been removed or updated.



    December 5, 2011 

    On December 2, 2011 the Sho Kosugi: The Ninja Youtube Channel was yanked by Youtube due to copyright infringment and all videos were removed. The channel was just 1 week shy of reaching its 2nd anniversary. Oh well, it was fun while it lasted. Here are some new updates:



  • New video page added for SASUKE (Ninja Warrior) featuring a compilation video entitled "Kane and Shane Kosugi vs Sasuke Ninja Warrior".
  • All video pages have been revised. Some links to videos previously on our Youtube channel have been restored.



  • Revised existing links and added new links to sites where Sho Kosugi DVDs can be purchased, including the recently released ENTER THE NINJA and KYOKUTO KUROSHAKAI Drug Connection.



    September 10, 2011 

    Finally a new update.



  • Updated the BIOGRAPHY with some new information on a possible new movie and added some interesting background info regarding JOURNEY OF HONOR and other interesting tidbits throughout.



  • NINJA SENTAI KAKURANGER (added 5 new screencaps)
  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (added 25 new screencaps from 'Nunchaku' segment)



  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (added dialog transcript and screencaps Nunchaku segment)



    November 7, 2010 



  • Added new Banner link to SHO KOSUGI: THE NINJA - The Youtube Channel
  • Added new Embedded link to SHO KOSUGI Compilation Video
  • Added new Embedded link to SHO KOSUGI: THE NINJA Compilation Video
  • REVENGE OF THE NINJA (added 1 embedded video for deleted scene segment)



  • Added new link for SHO KOSUGI: THE NINJA - The Youtube Channel



    October 10, 2010 

    More updates to share!



  • Revised and updated the FACT SHEET and did MAJOR revisions and updates to the BIOGRAPHY.




  • October 9, 2010 

    Finally some new updates to share!



  • New and improved mini-poster image for NINJA ASSASSIN.

  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (added dialog transcript and screencaps for 1 more segment: Self Defense)



  • New and improved title images for 9 DEATHS OF THE NINJA and PRAY FOR DEATH
  • THE MASTER (added 6 new photos)
  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (added 25 new screencaps from 'Self Defense' segment)
  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 7 new photos)



  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (added 1 embedded video for 'Self Defense' segment)



    February 6, 2010

    Lots of updates!



  • Moved THE SCORPION KING to the MOVIES section and added SHO KOSUGI NO LET'S TOWELCIZE to the MISCELLANEOUS section.




  • Added TV / RADIO / NEWSPAPER and SHO KOSUGI NO LET'S TOWELCIZE to the MISCELLANEOUS section. Also seperated SHO KOSUGI MAGAZINES AND BOOKS into 2 seperate sub-sections.


  • Re-orgazined photos in each sub-section by grouping them together by category (POSTERS AND COVERS / LOBBY CARDS / STILLS / SCREENCAPS etc...)


  • AMERICA BANGMUNGAEG (4 new photos added)
  • THE BAD NEWS BEARS GO TO JAPAN (3 new photos added)
  • ENTER THE NINJA (8 new photos added)
  • REVENGE OF THE NINJA (22 new photos added)
  • NINJA III: THE DOMINATION (29 new photos added)
  • 9 DEATHS OF THE NINJA (9 new photos added)
  • ALOHA SUMMER (5 new photos added)
  • PRAY FOR DEATH (5 new photos added)
  • RAGE OF HONOR (1 new photo added)
  • BLACK EAGLE (10 new photos added)
  • BLIND FURY (3 new photos added)
  • JOURNEY OF HONOR (9 new photos added)
  • NINJA ASSASSIN (32 new photos added)
  • ZA KAKUTO OH (1 new photo added)
  • THE MASTER (5 new photos added)
  • RYUKYU NO KAZE (24 new photos added)
  • ULTRAMAN POWERED: THE ULTIMATE HERO (2 new photos added)
  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (2 new photos added)
  • CANDID AND PROMOTIONAL (14 new photos added)
  • SHO KOSUGI MAGAZINES (1 new photo added)
  • SHO KOSUGI BOOKS (1 new photo added)
  • TV / RADIO / NEWSPAPER (4 new photos added)
  • SHO KOSUGI NO LET'S TOWELCIZE (2 new photos added)



  • AMERICA BANGMUNGAEG (added 3 embedded videos)
  • REVENGE OF THE NINJA (added link to download the Music Soundtrack)
  • NINJA III: THE DOMINATION (added embedded video playlist for the full movie)
  • ALOHA SUMMER (added 1 embedded video)
  • RAGE OF HONOR (added 1 embedded video)
  • BLACK EAGLE (added 1 embedded video)
  • BLIND FURY (added 1 embedded video)
  • KYOKUTO KUROSHAKAI (added 1 embedded video)
  • ZA KAKUTO OH (added 1 embedded video)
  • NINJA SENTAI KAKURANGER (added link to download 4 Music Soundtracks)
  • SKI (SHO KOSUGI INSTITUTE) (added 1 embedded video)



    January 9, 2010



  • RYUKYU NO KAZE (added links to dowload Episodes 2-17 with English Subtitles!)



    January 2, 2010

    Happy New Year! "Sho Kosugi: The Ninja" is celebrating 10 years on the web in 2010. Lots of updates coming...



  • THE MASTER (added embedded video for Episode 1 "Max")
  • RYUKYU NO KAZE (added embedded video for the Opening Theme/Credits and a link to download Episode 1 with English Subtitles!)
  • ULTRAMAN POWERED: THE ULTIMATE HERO (added embedded video for the Opening Theme/Credits for both the Japanese and English versions, and a link to download ALL 13 Episodes in English!)
  • SEI RYU DENSETSU (added link to download the other 9 episodes in the series)
  • SHO KOSUGI ON JAPANESE TV (added a BONUS embedded video)



    December 23, 2009

    More great videos to share!



  • SHO KOSUGI ON JAPANESE TV (added 2 embedded videos!)
  • NINJA SENTAI KAKURANGER (added embedded videos for both of Sho's episodes and also added download links for all 53 episodes and all 3 movie specials)
  • SEI RYU DENSETSU (added embedded video of Sho's scenes from the episode)



  • Added 4 new links.


    December 11, 2009

    Lots more videos to share!



  • JOURNEY OF HONOR (added 1 embedded video of the Japanese press conference for the film)
  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (added 9 embedded videos!)
  • SKI (added link to DOWNLOAD a copy of a SKI Nagoya 2000 Promotional Video and also added 4 embedded videos!)
  • SHO KOSUGI ON JAPANESE TV (added 8 embedded videos!)



    December 7, 2009



  • MASTER CLASS (added link to download the FULL VIDEO in AVI format!)



    November 30, 2009



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 4 new embedded videos)



  • Added 2 articles about NINJA ASSASSIN.




    November 29, 2009



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 19 new photos)



  • Added 5 articles about NINJA ASSASSIN.




    November 27, 2009



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 1 new embedded video - Sho at the Hollywood Premiere)



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (Revised page by adding some great quotes at the top, and full cast credits)



    November 25, 2009

    Ninja Assassin has finally hit theaters! It's a kick-ass film and Master Sho is truly AMAZING in the film. Go see it!



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added new article - Notes supplied by Warner Bros)
    It has tons of great information about the production, the cast and crew, and much more!



    November 24, 2009



  • SEI RYU DENSETSU (added link to download the FULL EPISODE in AVI format)
  • 9 DEATHS OF THE NINJA (added 1 new embedded video - Movie Trailer)
  • PRAY FOR DEATH (added 1 new embedded video - Theme Song)
  • MASTER CLASS (added 1 new embedded video - Opening Segment)




    November 21, 2009



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 18 new embedded videos)



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 5 new photos)



  • Added link to the official website of the amazing short film KAGE co-starring Sho's son Shane!




    November 18, 2009



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 5 new photos)




    November 16, 2009



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 9 new photos)




    November 15, 2009



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 7 new embedded videos)




    November 13, 2009

    Some more updates...



    New format. Now seperated by production.
  • NINJA SENTAI KAKURANGER (added links to download the FULL EPISODES in High Quality AVI format!)



  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (added 40 pictures)



  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (added dialog transcript and screencaps for 2 more segments: Tonfa and Jitte)



  • Added link to the awesome VINTAGE NINJA website




    November 12, 2009

    More updates...



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 4 new embedded videos including 2 AWESOME behind-the-scenes segments featuring Sho!)



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 76 new pics!)
  • NINJA SENTAI KAKURANGER (added 243 new pics!)
  • REVENGE OF THE NINJA (added 2 new pics)




    November 2, 2009

    Second straight day of Updates! More updates to following in the coming days leading up to the release of NINJA ASSASSIN on the 25th.



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (slight update with cool custom-made wallpaper added)



  • AMERICA BANGMUNGAEG (added high quality movie poster featuring Sho front and center)




    November 1, 2009



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (added 9 new pictures)



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (Embedded Official Theatrical Trailer and 4 TV spots)
  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (Embedded "Tonfa" segment - used for the PAL Video release of "Ninja Terminator")



  • NINJA ASSASSIN (updated/revised page)



  • Added link to the Official NINJA ASSASSIN Website




    November 25, 2008

    Regarding NINJA ASSASSIN... It appears that the release date has been pushed back from January to October 2009 (unconfirmed).

  • Created a new VIDEOS section with embedded links to 9 Sho videos posted on YouTube.

  • Combined the GUESTBOOK section and the EMAIL link into a new section called FEEDBACK



  • HONDA HURRICANE (added 15 new snapshots from the TV commercial)



  • Added a bit more info about NINJA ASSASSIN and revised the section about the HONDA HURRICANE commercial




    July 30-31, 2008

    I haven't made any updates to the site in a long time. Too long. Well, that's about to change because as the scrolling text indicates, there's BIG NEWS to report. Sho Kosugi is back in a brand new Ninja movie called NINJA ASSASSIN. In conjunction with this the following updates have been made:



  • Added info about NINJA ASSASSIN



  • Created a new section for NINJA ASSASSIN listing the basic STAFF and CAST credits along with information and links to sites about the film.



  • Added 4 articles about NINJA ASSASSIN.



  • Created a new section for NINJA ASSASSIN and added 7 pictures
  • REVENGE OF THE NINJA (added 5 pictures and added better version of 1 picture)
  • THE MASTER (added 5 pictures and added better version of 2 pictures)
  • BLACK EAGLE (added 1 picture)
  • JOURNEY OF HONOR (added 6 pictures)
  • RYUKYU NO KAZE (added 1 picture)
  • CANDID AND PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS (added 1 picture)
  • SHO KOSUGI MAGAZINES AND BOOKS (added better version of 1 magazine cover)
  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (added better version of 1 picture)



    April 14, 2006

    It's hard to believe that a full year has passed since the re-launch of this fansite, not to mention that it's been 6 years since I first created a site dedicated to my childhood idol, Master Sho Kosugi. In honor of this, I have some cool new updates:



  • Added headshot picture.



  • Created a cool new section for NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI with dialog transcript and screencaps for all 9 known segments.



  • Added row of magazine covers.



  • ALOHA SUMMER (added 110 screencaps)
  • NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI (added 165 screencaps)

    GUESTBOOK
  • Added Guestbook graphic.


    October 30, 2005

  • ENTER THE NINJA (added 2 pictures)
  • THE MASTER (added 1 picture)
  • JOURNEY OF HONOR (added 1 picture)



    September 12, 2005

    Having just found a better quality poster scan for AMERICA BANGMUNGAEG (aka The Stranger From Korea, aka Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave), I decided to redo/rename the filmography and pictures sections for this movie to reference the film's true title:

  • AMERICA BANGMUNGAEG (added original poster and updated filmography entry).



    September 10, 2005

    More cool info and pics for this update. A fellow Sho fan (who must have the eyes of a hawk) spotted Sho in the film THE BAD NEWS BEARS GO TO JAPAN and I've made DVD cappies for the PICTURES section. Anyway here's a complete rundown of this batch of updates:

  • BIOGRAPHY (updated section about Sho's early film work in both "The Stranger From Korea" and "The Bad News Bears Go To Japan" as well as incorporated links to external sites with info about 2 of Sho's martial arts instructors, Yasuhiro Konishi and Fumio Demura. I did the same for Sho's wife Shook and children Kane, Shane, and Ayeesha, as well as for 2 other martial artists connected with Sho, Jun Chong and Mike Stone.)

  • THE BAD NEWS BEARS GO TO JAPAN (added 8 pictures and updated filmography entry)



    September 4, 2005

    A particularly cool update this time around. I was able to find a Korean website with information and great pictures from one of Sho's early movies (before he became famous), namely the film "The Stranger From Korea" (aka "Bruce Lee Fights Back From the Grave"). I was also able to find out the Original Korean title and release date for the film and have updated the filmography accordingly:

  • BRUCE LEE FIGHTS BACK FROM THE GRAVE (added 5 pictures and updated filmography entry)



    August 31, 2005

  • ENTER THE NINJA (added 1 picture)
  • 9 DEATHS OF THE NINJA (added 1 picture)



    July 17, 2005

  • 9 DEATHS OF THE NINJA (added 100 screencaps)



    June 12, 2005

  • Ian, a fellow Sho Kosugi fan, has created a music video featuring scenes from REVENGE OF THE NINJA. You can check it out HERE.

  • Also, a guy calling himself ROBODAN has made a new homemade trailer for REVENGE OF THE NINJA. You can check it out HERE.



    June 5, 2005

  • ENTER THE NINJA (added 16 pictures - German Lobby Cards courtesy of Markus)
  • REVENGE OF THE NINJA (added 5 pictures)



    May 6, 2005

  • NINJA III: THE DOMINATION (added 120 screencaps)
  • PRAY FOR DEATH (added 3 pictures)



    April 14, 2005

    To mark this fansite's 5th anniversary (5 years and a month to be exact) and to celebrate the news of a new Sho ninja movie coming next year, I'm pleased to unveil a completely revised and much improved version, with a whole new look and feel (not to mention a new home), which includes the following:

    ENTRY PAGE (The old simple text logo has been replaced with this site's title logo and below it a cool circle shaped picture of Sho as the "Black Ninja" from the Japanese TV show watched by Sho's kids at the start of "Pray for Death".

    MAIN MENU PAGE
  • The completely revised main menu is now made up of 3 frames: a white on black title logo, a gold bar seperator, and a button and picture gallery on a white background.

    PROFILE
  • The Fact Sheet and Biography have both been revised and brought up to date. The Biography has been reformated to be all on one long page.

    FILMOGRAPHY
  • This section has a whole new look with the Filmography menu now consisiting of cool mini 8x10 promo posters for each entry. The old text menu format can also be accessed by clicking on the FILMOGRAPHY label (clicking again will bring it back to the picture menu format). Revised information for each entry (production info, staff & cast credits, etc...) can be accessed by clicking on the mini 8x10 pics or the entry's title in the case of the text menu.

    ARTICLES
  • All articles have been reformated to be all on one long page each. Also, 3 NEW articles "Practice Makes Perfect Ninja", "A tale for our times starring Ninja" and "Kosugi Will Kick Up 'Return' To Ninja Role" have been added.

    PICTURES
  • This section has a whole new look with the Pictures menu now consisiting of cool title screenshots for each category of pictures. I also did a major clean-up of the existing pics, removing a lot of the really small and/or really poor quality ones and replacing them with better ones whenever possible. The count/breakdown of pictures for this MAJOR update/redo is as follows:
    SIX KILLERS = 1 picture (promotional mock-up)
    BRUCE LEE FIGHTS BACK FROM THE GRAVE = 75 pictures (5 promotional, 70 screencaps)
    THE BAD NEWS BEARS GO TO JAPAN = 2 pictures (promotional)
    ENTER THE NINJA = 55 pictures (15 promotional, 40 screencaps)
    REVENGE OF THE NINJA = 200 pictures (40 promotional, 160 screencaps)
    NINJA III: THE DOMINATION = 40 pictures (promotional)
    9 DEATHS OF THE NINJA = 20 pictures (promotional)
    ALOHA SUMMER = 5 pictures (promotional)
    PRAY FOR DEATH = 10 pictures (promotional)
    RAGE OF HONOR = 20 pictures (promotional)
    BLACK EAGLE = 25 pictures (promotional)
    BLIND FURY = 35 pictures (10 promotional, 25 screencaps)
    JOURNEY OF HONOR = 40 pictures (promotional)
    KYOKUTO KUROSHAKAI (Drug Connection) = 20 pictures (promotional)
    ZA KAKUTO OH (The Fighting King) = 5 pictures (promotional)
    THE MASTER = 25 pictures (promotional)
    HONDA HURRICANE COMMERCIAL = 1 picture (promotional mock-up)
    RYUKYU NO KAZE (Dragon Spirit) = 45 pictures (promotional)
    ULTRAMAN POWERED = 2 pictures (promotional)
    NINJA SENTAI KAKURANGER = 20 pictures (promotional)
    SEI RYU DENSETSU (The Legend of St. Dragon) = 3 pictures (promotional)
    MASTER CLASS = 5 pictures (promotional)
    NINJA THEATER HOSTED BY SHO KOSUGI = 22 pictures (promotional)
    SHO KOSUGI SELF DEFENSE AND NINJAEROBICS = 2 pictures (promotional)
    CANDID AND PROMOTIONAL PHOTOS = 15 pictures
    SHO KOSUGI MAGAZINES AND BOOKS = 30 pictures (21 magazine covers, 9 book covers)
    SHO KOSUGI POSTERS = 4 pictures
    TENCHU: STEALTH ASSASSINS = 14 pictures
    SKI (Sho Kosugi Institute) = 8 pictures
    NINJA TAIKO = 9 pictures

    LINKS
  • This section has a whole new look with cool banners for each linked site. All broken links have been removed and some new links have been added.

    UPDATES
  • Added a button for this section so that it is now clearly visible to visitors.

    GUESTBOOK
  • Created a new Guestbook and reformated archived Guestbook entries to match the new color scheme.

    EMAIL
  • Added a button for this section so that it is now clearly visible to visitors.



    June 1, 2001

  • CANDID SHOTS (added 4 NEW Pictures)
  • MAGAZINE COVERS (added 2 NEW Pictures)



    May 31, 2001

  • JOURNEY OF HONOR (added 21 NEW Pictures)
  • NINJA SENTAI KAKURANGER (added 2 NEW Pictures)



    May 30, 2001

  • RAGE OF HONOR (added 11 NEW Pictures)
  • BLACK EAGLE (added 9 NEW Pictures)
  • BLIND FURY (added 1 NEW Picture)



    May 29, 2001

  • 9 DEATHS OF THE NINJA (added 10 NEW Pictures)
  • PRAY FOR DEATH (added 6 NEW Pictures)
  • MASTER CLASS (added 1 NEW Picture)



    May 28, 2001

  • NINJA III: THE DOMINATION (added 7 NEW Pictures)
  • THE MASTER (added 3 NEW Pictures)



    May 27, 2001

  • ENTER THE NINJA (added 3 NEW Pictures)
  • REVENGE OF THE NINJA (added 14 NEW Pictures)



    March 14, 2000

  • Original version of site was launched.