Write a ninja haiku, win the Ninja Blade soundtrack!

No matter how you spin it, ninjas are eternally cool. I don’t know how they manage it, but while things around them become popular, burn out and fade, they still somehow maintain their spot in popular culture. I’d question it, but I have no reason to — I like ninjas too.

Ninja Blade, the Xbox 360 exclusive that came out this April, may have pleased many a fan of ninjas, and now I have a little something laying around the office that I think may please some of you. We have three copies of the game soundtrack (composed by Norihiko Hibino) up for grabs, which were kindly donated to us by the awesome folks over at Original Sound Version. While you’re there, you can actually read their full review on the soundtrack, which is apparently pretty darn good.

How to win it, you say? Simple: write me a haiku in the comments that has something to do with ninjas. In case you aren’t familiar with the haiku format, it’s very easy — all you have to do is compose a poem that’s 5 syllables in the first line, 7 in the second and 5 in the third. The contest is open to all countries and will run through June 23rd. I expect some seriously hilarious results — show me what you can do!

Colette Bennett