Funimation has licensed the Ninja Slayer anime for release in the U.S., the publisher announced this week. The series will be made available via online streaming as well as home video releases.
Here’s a summary of the Ninja Slayer story:
Ninjas. Karate. Sushi. The dystopian cyber underworld of Neo-Saitama is ruled from the shadows by an intricate web of drugs, yakuza gangs, and evil syndicate ninjas wielding fearsome “karate.” In a sea of the blood of his enemies, a lone maverick stands. NINJA SLAYER is a ninja who kills other ninjas in the name of ninja vengeance. A former salaryman whose family was killed by evil ninjas, Ninja Slayer cheats death and casts away his past to embrace the dark, mystical NINJA SOUL, a mysterious spirit that grants him great power in his quest for revenge. But will this bloodthirsty spirit consume Ninja Slayer before his enemies are all “dead on departure?” Domo. I’m Ninja Slayer.
Funimation have not yet announced a simulcast launch date and time for Ninja Slayer yet, as those details have yet to be decided. We’ll have more on the series in the future.