Hitoto Hanzō is a character in So You Want To Be a Samurai?. A balding Japanese man, with a goatee, he is a master of martial arts, having created his own weapons-based style, Hanzōdo. When the military rank of Shinsamurai was created in 1992, Hitoto was hired as one of five trainers for Shinsamurai recruits.

Whilst training his young student Shisho Yamahachi, Hitoto was confronted by a mysterious shadowy figure and killed. Shisho swore revenge for his master's death afterward.