|“||Don't need you telling me now. I'm going to get it all back myself. I'm getting that home run back!||„|
|~ Tatsuo Shinada|
Tatsuo Shinada (品田 辰雄, Shinada Tatsuo) is one of the five main protagonists in Yakuza 5. He is a former player for the Nagoya Wyverns.
Shinada had a promising career in the major leagues, but it was cut short when he received a lifetime ban for a baseball gambling/game fixing scandal. Shinada was later forced to make a living out of writing adult entertainment material and barely managed to make a living with his already lazy and unambitious attitude, until one day a man came to him and told him to uncover the truth behind his ban, eventually motivating him to right his wrongs.
Powers and Stats
Name: Tatsuo Shinada
Age: 37 during the main events of Yakuza 5 (Born in 1975), 22 during flashbacks
Classification: Human, former baseball player, adult entertainment writer
Powers and Abilities: Superhuman Physical Characteristics, Superhuman Speed, Aura, Weapon Mastery (Is more knowledgable on using melee weapons than using his own hands), Martial Arts (Knows some form of pro wrestling), Statistics Amplification and Perception Manipulation (Via getting hurt, using Heat, drunk or using drinks. Can also slow down his perception of time), Healing (With Toughness, Staminan and foods), Limited Invulnerability (After he puts a baseball bat down, he will temporarily become invulnerable)
Speed: Subsonic movement speed (Also capable of viewing the entire world around him in slow motion, which helps immensely with his baseball training. Can keep up with the likes of the Amon brothers, who can move fast enough to generate fire. Also moves faster than baseball pitches) with Hypersonic combat speed and reactions (Can keep up with Kiryu, his allies, Daigo and the Amon Brothers, who can keep up with Goro Majima, and can also dodge bullets like them)
Lifting Strength: Class 5
Striking Strength: Small Building Class
Stamina: Very high
Range: Standard melee range. Extended melee range with weapons
Standard Equipment: None notable
Intelligence: Average, but is highly skilled with multiple types of melee weapons ranging from knives, bo staves, nun-chucks, stick-based weapons and the like.
Weaknesses: Normal human weaknesses. Refuses to kill and to use a baseball bat in combat, fearing it will ruin the sport's image. Incredibly lazy and unambitious (Though he still managed to dedicate himself to over 5000 swings and 1000 push-ups every single day), and is relatively unskilled in terms of unarmed combat when compared to the likes of Kiryu, Saejima and Akiyama (Though he makes up for this with his unnatural skill with all sorts of various melee weapons). Has a habit of having lewd thoughts when the situation doesn't exactly suit his circumstances.