“Eternal hope, endurance, belief in one’s self. Behold, my wakizashi is sharp, but lo my will is sharper! My katana is strong, but my heart. . . stronger!”
— Successful Samurai, to Okino
"I am Okino"
Season 12, Episode 5
I Am Okino NWM
Air date April 4, 2020 (Asia)
April 5, 2020 (Australia)
Written by Kevin Burke
Chris Wyatt
Directed by Daniel Ife
Episode guide
"Superstar Rockin' Jay"
"The Glitch"

I am Okino is the fifth episode of the twelfth season and the 133rd overall of LEGO Ninjago. It aired on April 5, 2020 in Australia, paired up with "The Glitch."


Inside one of the game zones, a Samurai named Okino faces a crisis of faith when he repeatedly fails to lead a series of Masters to victory, causing him to lose all hope - until some familiar ninja arrive.

Extended: Okino is a serious, duty-bound Samurai warrior who is unaware that Prime Empire is a game, since he is part of it. His job is to lead players through the three dangers of Terra Karana - the Forest of Discontent, the Cliffs of Hysteria and the Maze of the Red Dragon where the first Key-tana is located. Unfortunately, the game is rigged to be nearly impossible and Okino quickly fails his masters, who are dematerialised into cubes of energy. As more and more masters are "cubed", Okino begins to lose faith in his abilities. One day, Okino meets another Samurai like himself who is more successful in keeping her master alive. Okino internalises this as a fault of his own so he trains and pushes himself as never before. Despite all his efforts, he loses more masters. Okino prepares to abandon his responsibilities when a final group of travellers arrive, seeking his help. It is the ninja.[1]


Okino is seen training passingly as he hopes to guide a gamer through Terra Karana and help them obtain the purple Key-Tana. His first attempt is with Newbie Gamer, who interrupts when Okino is explaining Terra Karana and the three deadly challenges: the Forest of Discontent, the Cliffs of Hysteria, and the Maze of the Red Dragon.


A gamer cubed and taken away.

Newbie Gamer enters the Forest of Discontent with a sword and begins to brag that he will conquer the forest. Suddenly, he is shot by the Thorns of Discontent and loses a life. After respawning, Okino suggests that they should take cover, but Newbie Gamer ignores Okino and heads on. However, the same thing happens and he loses a life. With two lives remaining, Okino was about to suggest something, but Newbie Gamer once again ignores Okino and proceeds to head around the forest. Nonetheless, he steps on the Thorns of Discontent and squanders his third life. Now with one life left, Okino was about to suggest something, but Newbie Gamer cuts him off again and goes around the other way. As expected, he dies and turns into an orange cube. Out in the distance, an Aerial Drone comes by and scoops up the cubes before leaving.

Okino, determined not to fail another master, plants Newbie Gamer's sword in the ground trains rigorously before Gamer Geek arrives in Terra Karana. Despite the original excitement from Gamer Geek, she too is cubed. Okino continues to train and hopes to guide a master to victory, but constantly fails every gamer.


Okino talking to Successful Samurai.

After some point, Okino begins to lose hope and he places less effort in his training. On one day, Sage Master and Successful Samurai enter Terra Karana and find Okino doing nothing. Successful Samurai and Sage Master would talk about their past success which gets Okino interested. Okino asks what is the key to success and Successful Samurai talks about a positive mindset which inspires Okino.

With inspiration from Okino, he begins to train differently saying that he must change and adapt. Soon, he meets Adventure-Ready Woman who seeks guidance from Okino. She is able to get through the Forest of Discontent thanks to helpful advice from Okino. Next, she is able to scale the soaring Cliffs of Hysteria. When they reach the top, the two can see the Maze of the Red Dragon. With determination, Adventure-Ready Woman continues, but is picked up by a huge bird and is cubed, causing Okino to lose all hope.


Lloyd welcomes Okino as their guide.

Okino, believing he has lost everything, thinks he is a failure for not leading any of his gamers to victory. He then vows to never lead a master to their doom and sets his sword down. That's when the Ninja enter with Jay and Kai arguing about the League of Jays.

The Ninja spot Okino who calls himself a disgrace since he didn't lead any of his master to success. However, the Nya embraces Okino saying it would be an honor if they could have him as their guide.



For the transcript of the episode, click here.

Locations Visited



  • When Okino failed to do push-ups, his hair tie was black instead of red.


For the gallery of the episode, click here.


LEGO Ninjago Episodes
Pilot Episodes 1. Way of the Ninja · 2. The Golden Weapon · 3. King of Shadows · 4. Weapons of Destiny
Mini-Movies 1. Secrets of the Blacksmith · 2. Flight of the Dragon Ninja · 3. The New Masters of Spinjitzu · 4. An Underworldly Takeover · 5. Return to the Fire Temple · 6. Battle Between Brothers
Season 1: Rise of the Snakes 1. Rise of the Snakes · 2. Home · 3. Snakebit · 4. Never Trust a Snake · 5. Can of Worms · 6. The Snake King · 7. Tick Tock · 8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy · 9. The Royal Blacksmiths · 10. The Green Ninja · 11. All of Nothing · 12. The Rise of the Great Devourer · 13. Day of the Great Devourer
Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja 14. Darkness Shall Rise · 15. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 16. Double Trouble · 17. Ninjaball Run · 18. Child's Play · 19. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 20. The Stone Army · 21. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 22. The Last Voyage · 23. Island of Darkness · 24. The Last Hope · 25. Return of the Overlord · 26. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3: Rebooted 27. The Surge · 28. The Art of the Silent Fist · 29. Blackout · 30. The Curse of the Golden Master · 31. Enter the Digiverse · 32. Codename: Arcturus · 33. The Void · 34. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4: The Tournament of Elements 35. The Invitation · 36. Only One Can Remain · 37. Versus · 38. Ninja Roll · 39. Spy for a Spy · 40. Spellbound · 41. The Forgotten Element · 42. The Day of the Dragon · 43. The Greatest Fear of All · 44. The Corridor of Elders
Chen Mini-Movies
1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 5: Possession 45. Winds of Change · 46. Ghost Story · 47. Stiix and Stones· 48. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 49. Peak-a-Boo · 50. Kingdom Come · 51. The Crooked Path · 52. Grave Danger · 53. Curseworld, Part I · 54. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6: Skybound 55. Infamous · 56. Public Enemy Number One · 57. Enkrypted · 58. Misfortune Rising · 59. On a Wish and a Prayer · 60. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 61. Wishmasters · 62. The Last Resort · 63. Operation Land Ho! · 64. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
1. The Tall Tale of Flintlocke · 2. The Tall Tale of Clancee · 3. The Tall Tale of Doubloon · 4. The Tall Tale of Dogshank · 5. The Tall Tale of Monkey Wretch · 6. The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Season 7: The Hands of Time 65. The Hands of Time · 66. The Hatching · 67. A Time of Traitors · 68. Scavengers · 69. A Line in the Sand · 70. The Attack · 71. Secrets Discovered · 72. Pause and Effect · 73. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 74. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas Mini-Movies
Wu's Teas
Ninjago: Decoded 1. Legacy · 2. Vehicles and Mechs · 3. Legendary Places · 4. Ninjago's Most Wanted · 5. The Digiverse and Beyond · 6. The Elemental Masters · 7. Beasts and Dragons · 8. Rise of Garmadon · 9. Prophecy of the Green Ninja · 10. Greatest Battles
Season 8: The Sons of Garmadon 75. The Mask of Deception · 76. The Jade Princess · 77. The Oni and the Dragon · 78. Snake Jaguar · 79. Dead Man's Squall · 80. The Quiet One · 81. Game of Masks · 82. Dread on Arrival · 83. True Potential· 84. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9: Hunted 85. Firstbourne · 86. Iron & Stone · 87. Radio Free Ninjago · 88. How to Build a Dragon · 89. The Gilded Path · 90. Two Lies, One Truth · 91. The Weakest Link · 92. Saving Faith · 93. Lessons for a Master · 94. Green Destiny
Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu 1. Master Class · 2. Green and Gold · 3. The Weekend Drill · 4. Elemental Rider · 5. Blue Lightning · 6. Samurai X-Treme
Season 10: March of the Oni 95. The Darkness Comes · 96. Into the Breach · 97. The Fall · 98. Endings
Season 11: Secrets of the Forbidden Spinjitzu 99. Wasted True Potential · 100. Questing for Quests · 101. A Rocky Start · 102. The Belly of the Beast · 103. Boobytraps and How to Survive Them · 104. The News Never Sleeps · 105. Ninja vs Lava · 106. Snaketastrophy · 107. Powerless · 108. Ancient History · 109. Never Trust a Human · 110. Under Siege · 111. The Explorers Club · 112. Vengeance is Mine! · 113. A Cold Goodbye · 114. The Never-Realm · 115. Fire Maker · 116. An Unlikely Ally · 117. The Absolute Worst · 118. The Message · 119. The Traveler's Tree · 120. Krag's Lament · 121. Secret of The Wolf · 122. The Last of the Formlings · 123. My Enemy, My Friend · 124. The Kaiju Protocol · 125. Corruption · 126. A Fragile Hope · 127. Once and for All · 128. Awakenings
Prime Empire Original Shorts 1. Let's Dance · 2. Upgrade · 3. The Meaning of Victory · 4. The Stowaway · 5. Manhunt · 6. Gayle Gossip: A Closer Look
Season 12: Prime Empire 129. Would You Like to Enter Prime Empire? · 130. Dyer Island · 131. Level Thirteen · 132. Superstar Rockin' Jay · 133. I am Okino · 134. The Glitch · 135. The Cliffs of Hysteria · 136. The Maze of the Red Dragon · 137. One Step Forward, Two Steps Back · 138. Racer Seven · 139. The Speedway Five-Billion · 140. Stop, Drop and Side Scroll · 141. Ninjago Confidential · 142. The Prodigal Father · 143. The Temple of Madness · 144. Game Over
Season 13 TBA. The Real Fall
Unknown Ninjago 2021 Installment TBA
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