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Synonyms: Ninkuu: Second Stage
Japanese: NINKU -忍空-


Type: Manga
Volumes: 9
Chapters: 81
Status: Finished
Published: Jun 1, 1993 to Aug 22, 1995
Genres: Action Action, Adventure Adventure
Themes: Martial Arts Martial Arts, Super Power Super Power
Demographic: Shounen Shounen
Serialization: Shounen Jump (Weekly)
Authors: Kiriyama, Kouji (Story & Art)


Score: 6.951 (scored by 146146 users)
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Ranked: #94192
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Popularity: #17666
Members: 718
Favorites: 9


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The story in Ninku is about an odd-looking 12-year-old boy named Fuusuke, who is a powerful warrior from the Ninku school of martial arts, a style that mixes ninjutsu and karate.

It is explained that before the present time in the story that those who could use Ninku were targeted by an evil empire and the Ninku corps were formed to combat the menace. When the war was over, the Ninku were defeated and almost all of them were killed since they were useless and were also dangerous for the rulers. At the beginning of the story, three years later, Fuusuke, the young former captain of the 1st Ninku corps and controller of the wind and Hiroyuki, his flatulent penguin, start searching for the other Ninku captains, each of whom can control various elements. However, a new group of Ninku users has arisen and are trying to take over the world. Fuusuke and his penguin must defeat the new Ninku empire with the help of his old comrades.

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Jun 18, 2012
Preliminary (30/81 eps)
This story is interesting, not linear one, but like flash back

The story started about quite a peaceful time, after a previous war, but of course there are people that wants to wage war again, and Fuusuke, now just normal civilian dragged because the group that wants to started the war are new ninku users, and they targeted the previous captains of ninku, so Fuusuke trying to unite with the other remaining captains......
is this over? no, because after this arc the timeline of the story shifted to before war, when Fuusuke still learning about ninku and meet the other people that also wants to master ...
Aug 7, 2023
It's hard to recommend the original Ninkū.

Let me start by saying that the manga has NOTHING to do with the anime. Only a few chapters were reprised for the anime, which was made by studio Pierrot.

Ninkū had a first run of 9 volumes. The first six volumes (later dubbed ~First Stage~) take place with an older Fūsuke (older as in 12 years old), our main character who can control the wind. He mostly goes through adventures alongside his friends Tōji (who controls the earth) and Aichō (who can fly), as they are all part of the Ninkū elite group of combatants, of which there are ...

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