Profession: Ronin, Samurai (Formerly Professional), Bodyguard (temporarily), Fried Eel vendor (temporarily)
Weapon: Katana, Wakizashi
Fight Style: Mujushin Kenjutsu, Jujutsu
Likes: Shogi (Japanese Chess), Practicing Martial Arts
Dislikes: Rash behavior, Cowardice, Abuse of power, Torture
A main character of Samurai Champloo. He is in search of the man who smells of sunflower and was hired by Fuu to do so. He is a very calm and collective person, being the exact opposite of Mugen. The two constantly fight due to this. He is there to improve his skills and does not really care to make friendships. He often allows Fuu and Mugen to escape though, taking the strong opponent on his own.
He is a very honorable samurai and only uses his skills to protect people. He looks down on those who oppress others with their skills. When he was younger, his dojo was set to be changed to train assassins by his sensei Mariya Enshirou. His sensei was being manipulated by Kariya Kagetoki. When Jin opposed the change, Enshirou was ordered to kill him. Jin killed his sensei instead and fled the dojo. He is hunted throughout the series by those who want to make a name and his former classmates.
His fighting style is the orthodox Kenjutsu. He relies mostly on technical skills unlike Mugens reckless behavior. He may not be as keen to pick up on others skills, but he adopts their philosophy often. This brings out his opponents weak points and strong points as well. He has a purist attitude which may be why he sticks to the skills he knows best. He uses the sword fighting style known as Mujushin kenjutsu.