Ninin ga Shinobuden

Ninja Nonsense

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Alternative Titles

Synonyms: 2x2=Shinobuden, 2x2 Shinobuden, 2 X 2 = The Legend of Shinobu, Ninin ga Shinobuden: The Nonsense Kunoichi Fiction, Nin x Nin = Shinobuden
Japanese: ニニンがシノブ伝
English: Ninja Nonsense
German: Ninja Nonsense
Spanish: Ninja Nonsense
French: Ninja Nonsense
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Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 10, 2004 to Sep 25, 2004
Premiered: Summer 2004
Broadcast: Saturdays at 00:30 (JST)
Studios: ufotable
Source: Manga
Genre: ComedyComedy
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, ParodyParody
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 6.931 (scored by 1645016,450 users)
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Ranked: #51202
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Popularity: #3762
Members: 35,554
Favorites: 136

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Kaede is a normal school girl who was studying for her exams for school when suddenly she is interrupted by Shinobu, a girl who is a ninja-in-training, attempting to complete her exam. The problem is, in order for her to successfully complete her exam, she must steal one of Kaede's panties!

In Kaede's attempt to stop Shinobu from stealing her panties, an unexpected friendship is forged between the two. Kaede soon becomes engrossed in Shinobu's world, surrounded by partying ninjas and a yellow pac-man like thing by the name of Onsokumaru, who claims to be the master of all ninjas!

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Characters & Voice Actors

Shiranui, Kaori

Natsuki, Rio


Neya, Michiko


Iwata, Mitsuo


Kobayashi, Yumiko


Saitou, Chiwa


Matsui, Hitoyuki
Aketagawa, Jin
Sound Director
Sotozaki, Haruo
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation, Animation Director, Series Production Director
Terahigashi, Katsumi
Episode Director, Storyboard


Opening Theme

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"Shinobu Sanjou!" by Kumano Kiyomi

Ending Theme

"Kuru Kururin" by Kaoru


May 25, 2022
2x2=Shinobuden is a 2004 ufotable anime based off of a Koga Ryoichi manga. Yes, the studio behind the Fate anime, Kara no Kyoukai and Gakuen Utopia Manabi Straight was responsible for this. Let's have a look and see how they handled it.


Shinobu is studying at a Ninja school to become a kunoichi. One night she's sent on a surprise exam to steal panties. During the mission she meets Shiranui Kaede who takes pity on her and decides to help her. From there they become friends and Shinobu introduces Kaede to her wacky world of ninja hijinks.

There are two issues with the comedy ...
May 6, 2022
Mixed Feelings
Preliminary (3/12 eps)
Ninin ga Shinobuden is a show that is really random, features out of the box scenarios, and overall, an alright set of characters for a comedic anime, but it just doesn't work. Sure, it's random, just not funny. Bobobobo was random, and also actually funny. Ninin ga Shunobuden certainly has some random scenarios, but they don't chain naturally into another joke or scenario that's hilarious like what Bobobo has perfected.

Plus, while this show isn't exactly stale or reuses gags too often, half of the show is ecchi humor which isn't really funny, and the other half is just slapstick which also just gets ...
Apr 17, 2024
The show starts off introducing us to two of the main characters, Kaede and Shinobu. Both quickly won me over as cute and likeable characters, and thus began the fun ride, or so I thought.

The moment Onsokumaru appears, he immediately came across as an annoying character, the kind who might be okay to a point for comic relief and to provide some antics for the more likeable characters to play off of. Unfortunately it wasn't just a little; he was in nearly every scene, and possibly got more total screen time than either of the above mentioned girls. That such an annoying character was a ...

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