Sojiro Shimada was the master of the Shimada Clan as well as the father of Hanzo and Genji. He trained Hanzo to be his successor, and allowed Genji to live a carefree lifestyle despite the elders' wishes. He gave Genji his diminutive childhood nickname "Sparrow".[1]

Sojiro died unexpectedly years ago. Following his death, Hanzo took his place as the leader of the Shimada Clan, his short-lived stint ending after killing his younger brother and subsequently deserting the clan.[2] Afterwards, his clan was dismantled by Overwatch with the help of Genji.[3]


  1. Genji's Sparrow skin's lore information
  2. Hanzo's bio
  3. Genji's bio