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Video Game 'Ninjala' Gets TV Anime for Winter 2022

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Dec 2, 2021 11:23 PM
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TV Tokyo opened an official website for a television anime adaptation of GungHo Online Entertainment's Ninjala video game on Thursday, revealing the main cast, staff, key visual (pictured), and theme song artists. The anime is scheduled to premiere on January 8 at 10:30 a.m on TV Tokyo and six affiliated stations.

Synopsis
The year is 20XX. The ninja, who once forged the history of Japan, were scattered across the country during the Meiji Restoration. As these ninja mingled with the other clans, their bloodline thinned, and they gradually faded from sight. The descendants of these ninja clans, seeking to preserve their heritage, formed the WNA (World Ninja Association) in the hope of carrying on their legacy.

And so it was that the WNA succeeded in developing Ninja-Gum, an art which could summon forth the strength of the Shinobi. And yet creating the most powerful Ninja-Gum requires the strongest of ninja DNA. So it was that the Ninjala Tournament was held, that the mightiest of all ninjas could be found... (Source: Official Game website)

Cast
Burton: Takahiro Sakurai (Osomatsu-san)
Berecca: Akari Kitou (Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun)
Ron: Hiroki Yasumoto (Hoozuki no Reitetsu)
Jane: Junko Minagawa (Houseki no Kuni (TV))
Van: Yumiko Kobayashi (Crayon Shin-chan)
Lucy: Aoi Yuuki (Boku no Hero Academia)
Kappei: Ayumu Murase (Ousama Ranking)
Emma: Megumi Han (Little Witch Academia (TV))
Gumchi: Honoka Inoue (Edens Zero)

Staff:
Director: Mamoru Kanbe (So Ra No Wo To)
Series Composition: Shinzou Fujita (Fumetsu no Anata e)
Character Design: Atsushi Suzuki (Pokemon Movie 21: Minna no Monogatari animation director)
Sound Director: Yasuyuki Urakami (Baki)
Music: Takahiro Obata (Yakusoku no Neverland)
Studio: OLM

J-pop singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu (Monster Strike the Movie: Sora no Kanata), who performed the game's theme song, is performing the opening theme "Maybe Baby." Wolpis Carter (Digimon Adventure:) will perform the ending theme "Ninja Like Ninja."

Soleil developed the free-to-play action multiplayer game and GungHo Online Entertainment released it on the Nintendo Switch last June. The game has over 8 million downloads worldwide. Studio Hibari and domerica began producing a short original net anime last June.

Official site: https://www.tv-tokyo.co.jp/anime/ninjala/
Official Twitter: @Ninjala_JP

Source: PR Times

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Dec 3, 2021 12:43 AM

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...definitely wasn't expecting that... feels like only yesterday when this game was getting somewhat decently marketing before release...

anyway haven't played the game and I've become more skeptical of video game adaptations recently so... yeah
 
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Dec 3, 2021 2:27 AM

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Fario-P said:
...definitely wasn't expecting that... feels like only yesterday when this game was getting somewhat decently marketing before release...

anyway haven't played the game and I've become more skeptical of video game adaptations recently so... yeah


I find it funny that while Arcane and Cyberpunk have been working on adaptations for years, in Japan they just say "hey, cool game, let's make an anime."
 
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Dec 3, 2021 4:36 AM

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Fario-P said:
...definitely wasn't expecting that... feels like only yesterday when this game was getting somewhat decently marketing before release...

anyway haven't played the game and I've become more skeptical of video game adaptations recently so... yeah


Never played the game myself so i cannot really comment on the quality of the game either. And yeah i've become really skeptical now since we both know a certain anime adaptation really flopped for both of us.

And Clannad and Steins Gate are as of now, currently the only proof in my arguement on how adaptations of video games can be good.
 
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Dec 4, 2021 1:19 AM

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You know, maybe just for the hell of it, why not. Could be a laugh, could be awful.
 
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Dec 4, 2021 10:57 AM

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I mean, since The World Ends With You got a decent adaptation, why not this one?

Not the game that on the Nintendo Switch lineup that warrants an anime, but the game is already very popular in Japan enough.
 
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Dec 5, 2021 12:47 PM

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Dang! I played this game on release and made it to WORLD RANK #4

Love this game to pieces but I can’t see how this would play out in a TV series style…

Also, splat Pom has an actual manga series so why not adapt that? Still gonna watch it BUUT I’m gonna keep my expectations a little low for “story elements”

 
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Dec 6, 2021 6:27 AM

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This looks like it could be a lot of fun, so I'll check it out