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Shinobi Life

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Synonyms: Ninja Life
Japanese: シノビライフ
English: Shinobi Life
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Type: Manga
Volumes: 13
Chapters: 64
Status: Finished
Published: Feb 6, 2006 to Apr 6, 2012
Genres: Action Action, Comedy Comedy, Drama Drama, Fantasy Fantasy, Romance Romance, Supernatural Supernatural
Themes: Martial Arts Martial Arts, Time Travel Time Travel
Demographic: Shoujo Shoujo
Serialization: Princess
Authors: Konami, Shouko (Story & Art)


Score: 7.791 (scored by 93279,327 users)
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Ranked: #12052
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Popularity: #569
Members: 24,784
Favorites: 428

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Shinobi Life
Volume 1


Have you ever wanted your own personal Ninja? That is not a question that our heroine Beni Fujiwara has ever pondered, but she is about to find out what it is like! Many, many years ago, a ninja named Kagetora devoted his life to protecting Princess Beni ("Beni-Hime"). Unfortunately they are attacked, and Kagetora is flung into a lake, where he sinks to the bottom.

Beni is a modern high school girl, but her life is not quite normal. The story begins with her being threatened at knife-point. Not only that, but she is standing on the edge of the roof of a skyscraper. A struggle ensues, but things go from bad to worse when a mysterious boy appears out of thin air and lands on Beni, knocking her off the edge!

You guessed it—it's Kagetora. There was a time portal in the middle of that lake, and he has slipped forward in time to modern Japan. I suppose that if you are knocked off the edge of a skyscraper, it's good to have a ninja around, because, Kagetora is able to use some of his super ninja skills to save Beni from becoming a pavement pancake. When Kagetora lays eyes on Beni, he is convinced she is his "Beni-Hime-Sama" and swears to be her protector.

(Source: Emily's Random Shoujo Manga)


Shinobi Life had seven volumes published in English by Tokyopop from November 1, 2008 to April 12, 2011, before the publisher became defunct. It has also been published in French by Kaze Manga.


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May 11, 2015
A_inWonderland (All reviews)
This manga is profoundly different in so many ways. Yet in some way reminiscent. While enjoyable to read it went by far to quickly.

The time travel was one of the best parts about this manga. It made me consistently have to think about where the characters where in time. The quickly established relationships between the characters evolved smoothly, even with the time travel. I enjoyed watching these characters grow.

This manga is far too short, I for one wished there was more!

I highly recommend this for a quick, romantic, action packed read!
Feb 3, 2013
sacriface777 (All reviews)
Wow, I just taught it will be just another love/drama manga, but when I really got into it, I was overwhelmed!!! It has the love part, sad parts, action, etc., it has all I ever wanted to see in a manga!!! Really loved it, read it in two days, and now I'm so sad it came to an end. Really the best manga I've read so far :* :')
Jun 13, 2016
Tryfaina (All reviews)
I'll keep this short and simple:
Do not let the first chapters fool you!

I had Shinobi Life on my on hold -list for years. And while it kept popping up as a recommended series, I always thought I'd pick it up later.
Today "later" finally arrived. After reading the first four chapters I started feeling quite fed up. Coincidentally my previous attempt at Shinobi Life ended at chap 4 so I thought I'd skim or crawl through a couple more before giving up indefinitely.
9 hours and 64 chapters later I am SO grateful for my stubborn streak!
The cheesy time-travel setup with overreacting characters eventually gave way read more
Nov 7, 2016
Raggadish (All reviews)
I can start to say that I think Shinobi Life (Ninja Life) was a really great manga. After watched a lot of anime I started to feel like some themes and character stereo/archetypes circulated pretty frequently in some genres. So I deiced to give Shinobi Life a try, do to it contained some of my favorite genres (Action, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Martial arts, Romance, Shoujo, Super Natural), but in a new combination. And I wasn't disappointed.

I can for starter begin with the art. Even do it was really pretty characters, they had a unique kind of look. All have there own personal traits, but read more

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