Real Name: Jinky Coronado
Occupation: School girl
Affiliations: Katie J., Micjhelle
Enemies: Manananggal, Snakeman, Shadow Whisperers, Kapre
Known Relatives: Unidentified parents
Base of Operations: Philippines
First Appearance: Adventures of Jinky Coronado: Banzai Girl #1 (Sirius Entertainment, 2002)
History: "On the verge of her eighteenth birthday, Jinky Coronado had it all: the adoration of countless classmates, a successful streak of beauty pageant winnings, and loving friends and family. Everything would be just perfect, if it wasn't for the strange dreams and nightmares that plague her!
In one of her recurring dreams, she's a princess whose father was slain by a masked assassin. In another dream, she's a freedom fighter from the future, at war with a monstrous alien race. When the evil creatures from her dreams start crossing into reality, the high-kicking schoolgirl and her fearless friends strike out to save the world!" The adults in her town, including her parents, were possessed by the Shadow Whisperers, until Jinky drove them out. She would go on to battle a Snakeman living under a shopping mall and the horrific vampire Manananggal.
Jinky and her friend Michelle would later launch a pop career, but Jinky returned to monster fighting when a Kapre started preying on local school kids.
Comments: Created by Jinky Coronado. As well as writing and drawing the comic, the main character is modelled on her.
Originally published as a mini-series by Sirius Entertainment, Banzai Girl has been relaunched with a new series from Arcana Studios.
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