Ninja Slayer Anime Gets A Teaser Trailer

By Ishaan . July 7, 2014 . 8:30am


Studio Trigger have shared a teaser trailer for their upcoming Ninja Slayer anime. The teaser was originally shown at Anime Expo late last week. As previously reported, the anime is being directed by Akira Amemiya, one of the directors of Kill la Kill.


Here’s a story summary the anime, titled Ninja Slayer From Animation:


Kenji Fujikido is a salarymanwhose 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.


Ninja Slayer From Animation will be released in 2015. Meanwhile, the first two Ninja Slayer novels are being released online and can be read here.

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  • Kaetsu

    After watching Kill La Kill, I’m interested in anything Trigger is involved with. I’ll definitely be keeping an eye out for this one.

    • Rafael Martines

      Mankanshokuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!! Would be nice with we get a game like Kill la Kill Musou :D with a lot o blood :D

      • Rayhan PromisedGallery

        i bet that’s gonna be similar with Drakengrad 3

  • Saphiren

    The hype is so real.
    2015 it’s gonna be great.

  • urbanscholar

    Never read it but I’m inclined to check it out because of the teaser alone

  • MaidKillua

    Looks cool, please don’t ruin it by constantly zooming in on young girls cameltoes and jiggly boobs this time…

    • Cazar

      • Kaetsu


    • MSJ

      prepare to be bombarded by ninja nuts constantly in yo face XDDD

      lol ruined.

      • MaidKillua

        Well at the very least it would be more original than doing the same thing with female characters, though it would be just as gross. lol

  • Namuro

    Man, this really reminds me of the Joakim incident…

  • Jadfish

    This looks like it’ll be right up Triggers alley. Can’t wait~

  • EQeE

    I’m 100 % sure that NS authors are Japanese.

    • Kaetsu

      “Ninja Slayer was originally posted piece by piece on Twitter by Japanese “translators” Honda Yu and Sugi Leika, allegedly adapting the story from American authors “Bradley Bond and Philip “[email protected]” Morzez”. After the series grew in popularity, Enterbrain published the first Japanese-translated volume in print, Ninja Slayer: Neo Saitama in Flames, in September 2012.
      There appears to be no evidence of an original copy of Ninja Slayer, and the original creators “Bradley Bond and Philip [email protected] Morzez” appear to be fictional authors created to produce the illusion of an elaborate backstory, and have no record of an accurate bio.”

      Pulled from Wikipedia. It’s actually kind of interesting.

    • doubleO7

      Yeah, its all a marketing stunt to make the series sounds more interesting and appeal more to Westerners.

      • Suzaku

        Not exactly. The metafiction was all originally created to catch the interest of Japanese readers. The original Japanese marketing campaign was that these two Japanese guys found these American ninja stories and started translating them over Twitter, and it became so popular that Enterbrain picked it up for publication.

        Essentially, it’s a Japanese parody of America’s take on Japanese pop culture (specifically the ninja and cyberpunk genres), which was based on Japanese pop culture, which was based on Japanese history.

        • colorblindnightmare

          So popculture-ception? Got it.

  • Aisha Lee

    The visuals of this series gives off a Gonzou feeling. So its interesting to see Trigger animating this. Wondering what kind of art style they going to use.

  • z_merquise

    I just read a random chapter. Sounds totally wacky and fun, especially those random sound effects:

    Off in the distance, the smackdown mortal combat between Ninja Slayer and Iron Vise raged on.

    And my favorite part:
    The first teachings of Ninja Slayer’s instructor Master Dragon Gendoso-sensei echoed in the neurons of his brain.

    If the enemy doesn’t fall after a hundred suriken, throw a thousand.

    Best teaching from a master!!

  • Kroz

    Hyped for this, I love studio Trigger. Gurren Lagann, Panty and Stocking, FLCL and Kill la Kill they havent failed to deliver yet

    • doubleO7

      While they may share a director, its not accurate to say that Gurren, P&S and FLCL were made by Trigger.

  • Dray

    Sounds interesting.

  • doubleO7

    So, I guess this is going to be CGI? What appears to be the only piece of actual footage in the trailer (between 1:12-1:15) is clearly computer animation. Not sure how I feel about that, but I’ll remain cautiously optimistic.

    • Suzaku

      Most of the footage is repurposed from the trailers and promotional videos that were produced for the original light novels. It’s unlikely that they’re far enough along in the production to show actual footage from the anime.

  • VWinds

    For clarification: The light novels actually exist. The genius marketing ploy is that they’re “translations” of over the top American Light Novels, which the “translators” (i.e. actual original authors) use as a device to make the story as absurd, over the top, and ignorant Westernized-Japan as possible.

    I mean, the setting takes place in Neo-Saitama. To give a translation, the series basically takes place in Neo-New Jersey.

    You can read a sample of the fake “Original English version” here. Warning, it’s so bad it’s good. Have your popcorn ready:

    • Göran Isacson

      That story sounds downright beautiful, and I am now hyped again. It sounds like it will hopefully be the same kind of dumb fun that Inferno Cop was… but the question is if it can match it’s PEERLESS animation.

      • z_merquise

        You mean the glorious one-frame animation of Inferno Cop?

        “Yeeart!” “Aieeee!”
        The writing in the novel looked very silly and fun. Sounds right up Studio Trigger’s alley.

        • Göran Isacson

          The one and the same.

          I do find it amusing though that the first thing I really got to know studio trigger by was Little Witch Academia, which was just gorgeous and so full of heart and whimsy… and every project from them since that has been almost aggressively goofy and over the top. YOU LIKE HELLPOWERED POLICE SKELETONS, WE’VE GOT HELLPOWERED POLICE SKELETONS. YOU LIKE GIRLS IN BIKINIS? WE HAVE MORE GIRL THAN BIKINI! YOU LIKE NINJA? WHOO BOY DO WE HAVE NINJA FOR YOU etc.

          I mean a part of me loves the output and the energy, don’t get me wrong. I just find it hilarious how way off I was in my interpretation of Studio Trigger from my exposure to their first work.

          • z_merquise

            I think it’s good to have variety of themes and styles even if it is extreme like creating a charming, family-friendly series then move on to a mindless-fun action series.

          • VWinds

            It’s the same people responsible for Gurren Lagann, Panty & Stocking, and Dead Leaves. They are no strangers to insanity.

    • JellyWeasel

      THANK YOU for clarifying. I felt like they were just making shit up at a certain point, and I was really hoping that they were after “we know more about Japan than Japan does”. I’m looking forward to this a lot more now.

  • I’m completely lost…I didn’t understand a thing about this series!

  • Göran Isacson

    After watching that trailer, I can only say one thing.

    If this anime comes out and is animated like Inferno Cop, I will laugh and laugh and love every single episode of it.

    If it’s just a regular anime tho I guess that’d be cool too.

  • MSJ

    lol master trolls

  • MaskedHeroxx

    2015-_- ok

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