Shinobi Life
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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: 7.781 (scored by 94619,461 users)
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Ranked: #13502
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Popularity: #662
Members: 25,532
Favorites: 433


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Shinobi Life
Volume 1


Energetic and strong-willed, Beni doesn't care if she lives or dies as long as her death will result in embarrassing her arrogant father! But one day, she suddenly encounters a Kagetora, a ninja who's fallen from the sky and swears complete loyalty to her—as her bodyguard. Kagetora has time traveled from a long, long time ago, and has devoted his life to protecting Princess Beni. Little does Kagetora know that this Beni is not the real princess... Can true love and honor survive after centuries-long time warp—in a crazy modern world?

(Source: Tokyopop)


Shinobi Life had seven volumes published in English by Tokyopop from November 1, 2008 to April 12, 2011, before the publisher became defunct and it was published digitally by Media Do International/Akita Publishing from November 20, 2018 to October 15, 2019. It has also been published in French by Kaze Manga.



May 11, 2015
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
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 30, 2017
Mixed Feelings
Time travel is a HUGE aspect of this series, occurring way more than necessary. I feel like the characters are always going backwards and forwards and backwards again; it’s a gimmick that gets old quickly. At varying points in the story I felt that the author could have taken a route separate to time travelling that would have led to the same overall finale. Maybe I’m just upset that she didn’t get more creative with the whole concept. The tedious nature of these “time jumps” began to bore me far sooner than I had anticipated.

The characters themselves are nothing truly special. They follow your standard ...

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Aug 9, 2018 9:35 AM

It’s time to ditch the text file.
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