Hello all! I drew up this character on a boat trip home from Ireland a while ago, and today I revisited him and redrew him digitally because I kinda wanna use him for Japan-based roleplays (assuming I find any). I've called him "Lion Dancer" in all of the concept art for him, and now he needs a real name.
I should probably talk a bit about the character (what I've got so far), he's a masked vigilante type, using the Lion Dance costume as his attire and identity of choice. He's a skilled fighter (martial artist, or weapon user, perhaps both, gonna work on this) but also did traditional Shishi-mai before adopting his hero lifestyle. So, he needs a secret identity as well as a title, basically.
Shishi-mai is the name for the Lion Dance in Japan, which is what the character is based on, but because I don't know much about the Japanese language or the way they arrange their words so I'm not sure if shishi-mai would sound silly as a name. I've looked up different words in Japanese, Raion is lion, and I considered that as his hero identity but it sounds a bit simple. Push comes to shove, I'll stick with "Raion". I couldn't find a word for "dancer" only "dance", and I tried to search for any words relating to movement and didn't really get anything useful.
As for his secret identity, or real name, I'd love to have something that's a pun on dancing or lions or something related to shishi-mai, but, again, I have no idea where to start. Both of his secret identity and hero name need to be Japanese really, but I might use English for his hero identity, going back to "Lion Dancer" or something.
Anyway, would love to hear your thoughts and suggestions thanks for reading.
Also, here's my drawing of him.