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Synonyms: Ninku
Japanese: 忍空


Type: TV
Episodes: 55
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jan 14, 1995 to Feb 24, 1996
Premiered: Winter 1995
Broadcast: Saturdays at 06:30 (JST)
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Pierrot
Source: Manga
Genre: AdventureAdventure
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 24 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.041 (scored by 16301,630 users)
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Ranked: #39262
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Popularity: #7198
Members: 6,800
Favorites: 26

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In the war, a group of warriors called Ninku fought against the Imperial Army and almost annihilated it. But in the end, the Ninku lost and got shattered. After the war, the imperial army established themselves as the defender of the people with the help of propaganda. They also managed to get the people to think the Ninku were the villains and had started the war. Fusuke looks like a child but he is the former captain of the first Ninku division. His mother was taken during the war and after the Ninku were defeated, he goes on a journey to find her. On his journey he meets Aicho and Touji, both also former Ninku captains, and together they fight against the imperial army that tries to kill the last remaining Ninkus.

The ninku is a clan of extinct ninjas who command esoteric and powerful techniques, hence a lot of other groups are constantly trying to steal their techniques to take over the country. Their primary target is Fusuke, a weird looking kid but one of the most powerful Ninku ninja. Fusuke, together with other Ninku ninja with different specialties must fight those threat that caused the downfall of the Ninku clan.

(Source: ANN)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Nishimura, Tomomichi


Taniguchi, Takashi


Matsumoto, Yasunori


Hiramatsu, Akiko


Ishida, Akira


Kimura, Kyotaro
Abe, Noriyuki
Director, Storyboard
Mizumoto, Kan
Sound Director
Shinbou, Akiyuki
Episode Director


Opening Theme

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"輝きは君の中に (Kagayaki wa Kimi no Nakani; Radiance is inside of You)" by Yume Suzuki

Ending Theme

1: "Soredemo Ashita wa Yatte Kuru" by Yume Suzuki
2: "Sora-no-namae" by Yume Suzuki
3: "Sorezoreno Ashitae" by Yume Suzuki


Dec 3, 2015
In the glorious 90s, when Disney Afternoon and Cartoon Network were enjoying the peak of their existence, anime viewing was few and far between. However, when the newly launched AXN channel decided to put an hour block exclusively for anime, I couldn't help but take a peek.

As a result, Ninku came into my life. I'd venture so far as to say that Ninku (along with DBZ) introduced me to the world of anime. The story was never the show's strong suit. It's your average Hero's journey story.

The art and sound are fairly well done for their time. In particular the slightly western themed ...
Feb 22, 2020
I'm not going to bother writing a synopsis since you've probably already read the one provided on here. So I'm just going to jump right into the review. This is going to be a long one. Strap yourself in.

- Plot

The plot of this Anime is extremely straight forward and rather basic. Main character is on a journey to find his mother that was kidnapped when he was a a toddler, during his journey he meets up with old comrades and they embark on a quest to save his mother and take down the Imperial Army and liberate the Country. A long the way Challenges are ...
Dec 29, 2022
Preliminary (23/55 eps)
This show is just boring, it's the very first anime I had to drop for a reason.

Story takes place in a post-war world, the main characters are part of a group of ninjas called Ninku who fought in WWI but eventually disbanded and all of them are being persecuted by a corrupt goverment. Sounds cool in paper but most of the time is about them going to one place and helping people. I like episodic/monster of the week shows like InuYasha, Ushio and Tora, etc. but unlike those, none of the minor problems felt very compelling enough to be memorable.

The bigger story also gets very ...

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Not faithful to the manga
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can someone sub this series
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