Chambara Hero Superman.
Part of my series of Chambara-style Justice League characters. To the uninitiated, Chambara is a kind of Japanese historical drama characterized by sword fights, an Edo-period setting, and over-the-top heroes and villains.
Chambara Superman is called 'Hagane Hito' (or Hito Hagane, it's meant to be treated as a proper name).
Kenta Kuraku is the adoptive son of elderly farmers from the Okayama region of Japan. He has the blood of dragons in his veins, and even as a baby possessed incredible strength. He would roam the forests and rivers of his home, wrestling wild animals and getting into mischief. His parents raised him well, and he grew into a man of pure spirit, noble grace, and fierce courage. He took up sword training at the behest of a local swordmaster, soon surpassing even his teacher. He uses a heavy ōdachi sword due to his prodigious strength.
Kenta was satisfied with his quiet life in the country until the summer strangers came to his town. The wealthy Lord Ryuzoji was traveling with his family to the capitol, and a glimpse of his beautiful daughter, Reina, through the screen of her kago would change everything for the young man. A week after she left, he gathered his few belongings and set off for Edo.
Kenta's innocent heart, sense of justice, and amazing abilities have caused him to be involved in many dangerous adventures, quickly convincing him to adopt a nickname while traveling to protect his family.