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Ninja Slayer From Animation


Alternative Titles

Japanese: ニンジャスレイヤー フロムアニメイシヨン

Information

Type: ONA
Episodes: 26
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 16, 2015 to Oct 8, 2015
Studios: Trigger
Source: Novel
Genres: Action
Duration: 12 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 6.581 (scored by 5,326 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #48732
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1662
Members: 24,016
Favorites: 100
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Episodes: /26

Synopsis

Ninja... Ninja were... merciless demi-gods, ruling Japan with their karate in the age of ninja tranquillity. But, "some" committed a forbidden form of hara-kiri storing their souls at Kinkaku Temple for future resurrection. Their lost history was falsified and concealed and the truth about these ninja was long forgotten.

Now, in the future where the universalization of cybernetic technology and electronic networks are God, suddenly, sinister ninja souls, resurrected from thousands of years past are unleashed on the dark shadows of Neo-Saitama. Fujikido Kenji, is a salaryman whose wife and child were killed in a ninja turf war. In a brush with his own death, Fujikido is possessed by an enigmatic ninja soul. Fujikido cheats death and becomes Ninja Slayer. A Grim Reaper destined to kill evil ninja, committed to a personal war of vengeance.

Set in the dystopian underworld of Neo-Saitama, Ninja Slayer takes on Soukai Syndicate ninjas in mortal combat.

(Source: Animanga wikia)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Fujikido, Kenji
Fujikido, Kenji
Main
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Japanese
Morikawa, Toshiyuki
Lee, Nancy
Lee, Nancy
Main
Saito, Chiwa
Japanese
Saito, Chiwa
Katakura, Fujio
Katakura, Fujio
Main
Hayami, Show
Japanese
Hayami, Show
Yamoto, Koki
Yamoto, Koki
Supporting
Amamiya, Sora
Japanese
Amamiya, Sora

Staff

Amemiya, Akira
Amemiya, Akira
Director, Series Composition
Gou, Fumihiroki
Gou, Fumihiroki
Sound Director
Satou, Yuu
Satou, Yuu
Script
TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
TK from Ling Tosite Sigure
Theme Song Performance


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"BACK IN BLACK" by BOOM BOOM SATELLITES

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#01: "Kilmister (キルミスター)" by Boris (ep 1, 26)
#02: "Halo Of Sorrow From ANIMATION" by Melt-Banana (ep 2)
#03: "Gekijou Shihainin no Theme (劇場支配人のテーマ)" by The Pinballs (ep 3)
#04: "SRKEEN" by 8otto (ep 4)
#05: "RADIO" by 6EYES (ep 5)
#06: "Ninja Slayer" by ELECTRIC EEL SHOCK (ep 6)
#07: "Ninja Prayer" by Shinichi Osawa (ep 7)
#08: "Suicidal Bunny" by taffy (ep 8)
#09: "Hide" by 80KIDZ (ep 9)
#10: "Jag Jag" by Sawagi (ep 10)
#11: "Aurashi No Ken" by Boris (ep 11)
#12: "NEO CYBER MADNESS" by skillkills (ep 12)
#13: "Purple My Ghost" by Drop's (ep 13)
#14: "Mondana (NINJA MIX) (もんだな [NINJA MIX]) by Akai Kôen (ep 14)
#15: "Fantastic Magic" by TK from Ling Tosite SIGURE (ep 15)
#16: "NINJA SOUL" by GEEKS (ep 16)
#17: "TEAR OF THE PIERROT" by MINE (ep 17)
#18: "Dr.K" by taffy (ep 18)
#19: "Alone" by SCAM CIRCLE (ep 19)
#20: "Doro no Ame" (泥の雨) by Ningen Isu (ep 20)
#21: "Hight Speed" by MOJA (ep 21)
#22: "sick hack- ninsatsu ver.-" (sick hack-忍殺 ver.-) by memento mori (ep 22)
#23: "Body" by Lillies and Remains (ep 23)
#24: "KHAKKHARA" by Sawagi (ep 24)
#25: "JETT REASON" by Guitar Wolf (ep 25)



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Nyron
May 14, 2015
Akira. Spirited Away. Tekkonkinkreet. Redline.
These are some of the most beautiful pieces of animation ever made, and from this day forward, Ninja Slayer will be amended to that list.

Edit: With the inclusion of a spectacular dub by Funimation, this anime is now on its own list, its own transcendent list.

Studio Trigger(aka "the good parts of Gainax") have a storied history of taking risks. They're absolutely fearless in their work, and have brought about some of the most influential series to come from the Eastern Hemisphere. Ninja Slayer is no different, being a dynamic, daring take on the "ninja anime" genre that oozes with style read more
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Millawls
Jun 19, 2015
You need to understand something about Ninja Slayer, before even WATCHING it, or you WILL get the wrong idea!

A lot of you seems to be very confused, as to why some scenes are animated and some scenes are powerpoint. "Why are they doing this?" I hear you say.
Let me explain.

A couple of Japanese translators said over social media, (this is a while ago) that they were going to translate a "light novel" that a couple of american weeaboos had made. The american weeaboos made THE most stereotypical light novel that they could think off. (Ninjas, Hidden power, revenge) Basically Ninja Slayer in a nutshell. (Or read more
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lawlmartz
Oct 10, 2015
Absurdity kills reason. This is your power. - Naraku Ninja

I would almost be willing to rate Ninja Slayer a 10/10 based purely on entertainment value. One thing though. The most entertaining part about Ninja Slayer isn't the dub. It's the audience reaction and kids who absolutely don't get the joke. Here's your warning: if your idea of entertainment is purely based on pretty colors and flashy animation, PSST, you're doing it wrong.


Artwork and Animation:

Query:
Is a black and white movie inferior to one in color? Is a color movie inferior to 3D movies because OH MY LAWD THEY LITERALLY ADDED ANOTHER DIMENSION!? The answer read more
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ArthurB
Oct 10, 2015
Remember that everything that is written here is part of my opinion and should not be taken as truth. You can draw your own conclusions about this series by watching it.

This review is free from spoilers.

First of all Ninja Slayer From Animation is one of those anime that makes a critic about the current anime industry, using - if anything - poor animation techniques, strange music and a really basic plot to bring the potential of a series not by the anime itself, but by how it was conceived... And once you get graps of it, everything makes sense.

This anime is based upon a read more
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