Ninin ga Shinobuden

Ninja Nonsense

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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: 6.891 (scored by 1597615,976 users)
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Ranked: #45572
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #3627
Members: 34,557
Favorites: 129

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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


Sep 25, 2008
Upon seeing the cover for this series, you may think to yourself: This anime seems like a wacky take on the whole ninja plot. wouldn't be far off.
Its not perfect, but does have a lot to offer in its short 12 episode run, which come in the form of two 15 minute shorts. This series banks on nothing more than laugh value, and honestly, it doesn't disappoint.

Story: 7/10
While this series is by no means going anywhere with its story, the comedy bits seem to arrive in the right place at the right time, enough to keep you entertained, yet not too frequent to where ...
Jan 9, 2008
One word: L-O-L.


As with most comedies, there really isn't much a story to speak of. Like in a sitcom, whatever is happening pretty much resolves itself within one episode. This series has 12 episodes split into two parts each; so it's kind of like watching an anime with 24 mini episodes.

As far as the comedy comedy goes, all I can say is, you will laugh. And you will laugh hard. (Which is why I gave it the score I did.) Keep in mind however that most of the humour is ecchi in some way and that this show, despite its cute demeanor, is definitely ...
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 ...

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