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Anime Adaptation of Cyberpunk Novel 'Ninja Slayer' Announced [Update 4/11]

by Dunois
Apr 2, 2014 8:23 AM | 76 Comments
The official Twitter account of Ninja Slayer announced an anime adaptation of the cyberpunk title. Further details will be released on April 11th.

Ninja Slayer is a series of novels which follow Kenji Fujikido who vows to hunt down and kill ninjas after his family is slain during a ninja battle. The stories are set in the futuristic city of Neo Saitama.

The story was apparently written by Americans Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez, and subsequently translated by a Japanese team. However, many readers believe that this backstory is a ruse designed by the true creators. Upon gaining popularity online, the series was published by Enterbrain and subsequently adapted into three manga series by Enterbrain and Kodansha.

Source: Tweet, ANN

Update April 6
The studio will be Trigger.

Source: Scan via Tweet

Update April 11
The official website for the anime can be found here. The website also mentions that the anime will be appearing at Anime Expo 2014.

Source: ANN

Ninja Slayer on MAL

20 of 76 Comments Recent Comments

Will give it a try once it airs.

Oct 28, 2014 5:54 AM by AllenVonStein

Trigger can do this, and I think their animation style can get along with cyberpunk.
I'll watch this.

Apr 12, 2014 5:48 AM by Tengai


Will pass.

Apr 11, 2014 9:02 PM by Maor

The OP has been updated with a link to the official website for the anime. ^^

Apr 10, 2014 5:30 PM by Dunois

Ok you got my attention, can't wait.

Apr 8, 2014 2:06 PM by D-Sist

MajinSaga said:
Any "cyberpunk" released post 2010 = Fake watered down cyberpunk.
For the record, Ninja Slayer's original release is 1996.

Currently reading volume 2 of the novel.
The cyberpunk world atmosphere is done really well.
I'll definitely watch this when it comes out.

Apr 8, 2014 1:54 AM by Alencia

ill defo be keeping an eye on this one then.

Apr 7, 2014 1:31 PM by Midgus

Sweet it's Trigger. Time for some more low quality animation.

Apr 6, 2014 8:26 AM by Shuhan

Sweet, Trigger will know what to do with this one. Hopefully that light novel crap will help them make some money to make this one at least normal budget lol.

Apr 6, 2014 5:55 AM by ZetaZaku

I think this got the correct studio.

Apr 6, 2014 2:46 AM by cupc

VioLink said:
It will be animated by Trigger.

Now it explains why Trigger is doing that LN harem anime... they need money from somewhere and this sure as hell won't make any.

Apr 5, 2014 9:10 PM by RyanSaotome
It will be animated by Trigger.

Apr 5, 2014 8:52 PM by VioLink

MajinSaga said:
Any "cyberpunk" released post 2010 = Fake watered down cyberpunk.
Haha, Angry Batou avatar fits perfectly with anything you say it seems :D

Apr 5, 2014 4:26 AM by who_dat_ninja

Cyberpunk? I'm in.

Apr 5, 2014 3:46 AM by GypaetusBarbatus

sounds awesome, definitely will give this a try!!

Apr 4, 2014 10:53 PM by kirikawa

Any "cyberpunk" released post 2010 = Fake watered down cyberpunk.

Apr 4, 2014 9:19 AM by MajinSaga

Cyberpunk ninjas? I'll take it.

Apr 4, 2014 7:41 AM by Britannian

reminds me of a Japanese sci-fi ninja movie which I saw a while ago, which I really liked... I'll give this a try I think

Apr 4, 2014 3:35 AM by Mum

This could be good.

Apr 4, 2014 2:09 AM by Ruubin

SteampunkDalek said:
I'm in. The world needs to be more cyberpunk animes!

i Agreed on that :)

Apr 3, 2014 8:48 PM by Kurosawaki

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