Shinobi Village is an ensemble game, meaning that each scene features one or more characters from a known cast of characters who appear regularly in the series.
Sometimes a single character will move directly from one scene to the next as though the "camera" was following them.
At other times the "camera" will jump around a lot, showing the actions of many different characters. Everyone gets a chance to add something to every scene. As the group plays out different scenes you will eventually cover everyone in the village (or at least a significant number of them). Just like an animated serial television show, your knowledge of the island and its inhabitants will increase with every session.