He is the son of Sho
Shinjo and Cupido, who was trained by his uncle, Eiji,
in sword fighting. However, one day, Eiji disappeared. Subaru decided to enter
the fourth Toshinden tournament with his team mates Naru
Amoh and Rook
Castle, to find Eiji.
the footsteps of characters like Jin
Kazama and Rock Howard, Subaru was a
solid successor to Eiji in Battle Arena Toshinden 4. His outfit
resembles his father's classic attire, and he's naturally pretty cool design overall. The awesome
Toshinden artwork definitely plays a part in his coolness. The only thing
that bothers me about his design... oddly enough, are his socks. (Are those
socks? Or just weird part of his ninja tabi?) Either way, it reminds me of a
Japanese schoolgirl's loose socks... which definitely don't look good on a guy.