Ninja Slayer Anime To Be Directed By Kill la Kill Director

By Ishaan . July 3, 2014 . 8:04pm

This week at their Anime Expo panel, Studio Trigger announced a few more details regarding their Ninja Slayer anime, which they are producing for a 2015 release.


Titled Ninja Slayer From Animation, the anime will be based on the Ninja Slayer book by Bradley Bond and Philp Morzez. It will be directed by Akira Amemiya, one of the directors of Kill la Kill, and the main theme will be performed by Boom Boom Satellites.


Here’s a summary of the story:


Kenji Fujikido is a salaryman whose wife and child were killed in a ninja turf war. In a brush with his own death, Fujikido is possessed by an enigmatic ninja soul known as Naraku Ninja. Fujikido cheats death and becomes “Ninja Slayer” -a Grim Reaper destined to kill evil ninja, committed to a personal war of vengeance. Set in the dystopian underworld of Neo-Saitama, Ninja Slayer takes on Soukai Syndicate ninja in mortal combat.


You can visit the website for the anime here. Trigger say the first teaser trailer for the anime will be posted on July 6th.

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  • Rayhan PromisedGallery

    “My ninja soul is a soul that will slay the heavens!!”

    • LonelyGamer

      Raw raw fight the ninjas

      • Axle


  • Helios373

    this is going to be good

  • Kornelious

    You lost me at “Ninja Turf War” then got me back, just to lose me again at “Mortal Combat” :P

    Joking aside, I bet it’s gonna be pretty badass! :)

    • Thatguy

      Ninja Turf Rebellion sounds cooler.

  • W-wait, the director of Kill la Kill wasn’t Hiroyuki Imaishi??

    • shafiq95

      It was.

    • z_merquise

      The series overall was directed by him. But there were individual episodes handled by different directors. I think stuff like that is normal in a TV series, animation or not.

  • TheAnswerisback

    The premise sounds a lot like a particular ninja’s story in Muramasa rebirth. At least in terms of being possessed should be interesting

  • Namuro

    Iyaaaaa!!! I can’t wait for the anime!

  • Rohan Kishibe

    Boom Boom Satellites are pure awesomeness. “Shut Up and Explode” from X’amd, anyone?

    • Shippoyasha

      Damn. I finally got rid of that song in my head and now it’s back. Thanks a lot.

  • HellMuT

    Hopefully it’s not as bad as Kill la Kill and have a better budget.

  • z_merquise

    So a man’s family caught in a crossfire and killed. Now said man is on a killing rampage against the groups responsible for family’s death.

    Sounds like The Punisher. Except replace gangsters with ninjas. And turn it over-the-top.

    • Shippoyasha

      Oroku Saki. Shredder Origins.

  • UltraGunner

    God Damn it, 2015? But I want to watch it now :(

  • WhyWai

    Directed By Kill la Kill Director.

    enough to get me on board

    • Ralek


  • XypherCode

    Sounds like a similar plot taken from Muramasa The Demon Blade.

  • MSJ

    Punisher style except with motherfucking ninjas. I wonder if by the end of the show the MC will be the pilot of a giant ninja robot…sure is one hell of a wait tho.

    btw I’m pretty sure Amemiya directed Inferno Cop and was just an episode director on KILL la KILL for eps. 3, 11 & 21

  • Ecchitori-san
  • Raine

    Never lose your ninja way.

  • Mr. Senpai The Shitposter

    Hiroyuki Imaishi directed Kill la Kill, not Akira Amemiya.

    • friendly neighborhood_dude

      According to MyAnimelist he’s an assistant director.

  • DyLaN

    And here I am, alone in waiting for more info/anime visual on INOU-Battle in the Usually Daze.

  • MaskedHeroxx

    Nice ill see this

  • gquain
    • Ric Vazquez


  • Ric Vazquez

    Naraku Ninja (hell ninja), the details make ti looks promising, I hope it delivers the awesomeness we expect

  • Mc-kun

    Assuming this will be Gar and edgy then.

  • InsertOffensiveUsernameHere

    And pass. After all, Kill la Kill represents everything wrong with anime nowadays.

    • Touma

      actually it was making fun of anime. I haven’t even watched it and I could tell that at a glance. its basically “lets take all the cliches and have some fun with it”. look at those “fanservice” costumes the two main chicks wear. they look ridiculous XD.

    • Alex

      So many people seem to confuse KLK for a generic fanservice anime. It was much deeper than the skimpy outfits, which were in fact commentary. They used them as metaphor for the undignified qualities of power. It’s the complete opposite of shallow fanservice and is pretty devious in its subversion of shounen tropes. Not many anime like it and it is often misjudge by people who only want to look at the surface.

  • Joshen McEwen

    Kill la Kill was an amazing series. I only expect great things from Trigger.

  • MSJ
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