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Shinobi Life (Manga)

Shinobi Life

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English: Shinobi Life
Synonyms: Ninja Life
Japanese: シノビライフ


Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 64
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 6, 2006 to Apr 6, 2012
Authors: Konami, Shouko (Story & Art)
Serialization: Princess


Score: 8.001 (scored by 5440 users)
Ranked: #9902
Popularity: #220
Members: 13,175
Favorites: 363
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Have you ever wanted your own personal Ninja? That is not a question that our heroine Beni Fujiwara has ever pondered, but she is about to find out what it is like! Many, many years ago, a ninja named Kagetora devoted his life to protecting Princess Beni ("Beni-Hime"). Unfortunately they are attacked, and Kagetora is flung into a lake, where he sinks to the bottom.

Beni is a modern high school girl, but her life is not quite normal. The story begins with her being threatened at knife-point. Not only that, but she is standing on the edge of the roof of a skyscraper. A struggle ensues, but things go from bad to worse when a mysterious boy appears out of thin air and lands on Beni, knocking her off the edge!

You guessed it—it's Kagetora. There was a time portal in the middle of that lake, and he has slipped forward in time to modern Japan. I suppose that if you are knocked off the edge of a skyscraper, it's good to have a ninja around, because, Kagetora is able to use some of his super ninja skills to save Beni from becoming a pavement pancake. When Kagetora lays eyes on Beni, he is convinced she is his "Beni-Hime-Sama" and swears to be her protector.

(Source: Emily's Random Shoujo Manga)


Fujiwara, Beni
Iwatsuru, Rihito
Renkaku, Hikiira

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Jan 12, 2009
Ninja in a Shoujo genre? You don't read that often in these sort of series.

In my own opinion, most of shoujo series often revolves around in school. You got your typical popular main character then for some reason most of the entire campus have a crush on them. Others would form a club that protects him/her and if you are unworthy to get the attention of these popular people you'll be threaten and be bullied etc.... So this series is a nice change from the usual stuff.

Kagetora is a ninja who for unknown reason ended up in the future where he meets a girl that read more
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Jun 5, 2010
{ Story-10} Outstanding every heard of never judge a book by its cover...ya this is one of those, i mean i've probably overlooked this one numerous times. Its about a female whose had quite a rough past with her father; doing what he does for his occupation his daughter has been kidnapped and faced lots of near death situations. A shinobi from a different era falls in a lake in a attempt to save his princess who he dutifully bodyguards; unknowingly time slips to present life.

{Art-9} The art is very nice in some mangas i've come across, i had to carefully read more
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Both are about the infamous ninja "Kagetora" and how he falls into a forbidden love. However, both are told in two very different ways. In Kagetora, he is sent to be Yuki's martial arts instructor, while in Shinobi Life, he is aninja from the past that time slipped to the future, saving Beni. Both are shoujo genre and have very sweet moments. If you like Kagetora, you will definitely like Shinobi Life.
it's also about ninjas, it's shoujo, and the female lead character is trying to seduce the male lead character...also the art is great.

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