Guardian Ninja Mamoru (TV)

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Alternative title:
Kage kara Mamoru! (Japanese) 
Mamoru the Shadow 
陰からマモル! (Japanese) 
Genres: action , comedy , romance , slice of life 
Themes: harem , ninja , school 
Objectionable content: Significant 
Plot Summary: Mamoru Kagemori is a nerdy-looking boy whose hair is disheveled and who wears thick glasses. But he is actually the scion of a ninja family, who has secretly protected their neighbors, the Konnyaku family, for 400 years. In particular, Mamoru has protected the daughter, Yūna Konnyaku, since they were in kindergarten. When Yūna is in trouble, Mamoru quickly changes into a ninja uniform, and becomes a competent ninja to help her. 
User Ratings: 519 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 12 votes (sub:11, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Excellent: 40 votes (sub:38, dub:1, edit.dub:1)
 Very good: 102 votes (sub:94, dub:5, raw:1, others:2
2 Spanish subtitled
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 Good: 152 votes (sub:141, dub:7, raw:2, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Decent: 100 votes (sub:97, dub:1, others:2
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
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 So-so: 45 votes (sub:45)
 Not really good: 19 votes (sub:17, dub:1, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
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 Weak: 31 votes (sub:29, dub:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
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 Bad: 14 votes (sub:14)
 Awful: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Worst ever: 3 votes (sub:2, raw:1)
Seen in part or in whole by 1047 users, rank: #1066 (of 6495)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.518 (Good−), std. dev.: 1.8255, rank: #3649 (of 6494)
Weighted mean: 6.407 (Decent+), rank: #3927 (of 6494) (seen all: 6.62 / seen some: 5.41 / won't finish: 3.91)
Bayesian estimate: 6.432 (Decent+), rank: #3581 (of 4947)
Running time: half hour per episode 
Number of episodes: 12 
Episode titles: We have 12
Vintage: 2006-01-07 to 2006-03-25 
Opening Theme:
"Million Love" by Mai Nakahara 
Ending Theme:
"Rainy Beat" by Ryouko Shintani, Sachiko Kojima, Ai Shimizu & Erina Furukawa 
Press Release:
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DVD (Region 1)
    Guardian Ninja Mamoru (Sub.DVD) 2015-07-21 (from $27.96)
Novel
    Ninja Next Door (Novel 1) 2008-10-31

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshitaka Fujimoto 
Series Composition: Ryunosuke Kingetsu 
Script:
Mitsutaka Hirota  (eps 5, 8) 
Ryunosuke Kingetsu  (5 episodes
eps 1-2, 6, 11-12
)
 
Toshimitsu Takeuchi  (eps 3, 9) 
Yuuko Kakihara  (eps 4, 7, 10) 
Storyboard:
Hirohide Shikishima  (ep 7) 
Hiroto Kato  (ep 3) 
Ryo Yasumura (ep 5) 
Shinji Ishihira  (eps 2, 6, 10-12) 
Sumio Watanabe (eps 4, 8) 
Toshiyuki Fujisawa (ep 9) 
Yoshitaka Fujimoto (ep 1) 
Episode Director:
Go Sakamoto (OP/ED) 
Hirohide Shikishima  (eps 1, 7) 
Kotaro Tamura  (eps 3, 9) 
Shigeru Yamazaki (eps 5, 10) 
Sumio Watanabe (6 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 11-12
)
 
Music: Takeshi Watanabe 
Original creator: Taro Achi 
Original Character Design: Sai Madara 
Character Design: Natsuki Watanabe 
Art Director: Minoru Maeda 
Animation Director:
Akira Takeuchi (eps 2, 6, 11) 
Daisuke Kusakari (eps 4, 8) 
Ichiro Hattori  (ep 3) 
Kyoko Kametani (ep 9) 
Naoki Aisaka (eps 5, 10) 
Natsuki Watanabe (ep 12) 
Satoru Kiyomaru (eps 1, 7) 
Toshimitsu Kobayashi (OP/ED) 
Sound Director: Keiichiro Miyoshi 
Director of Photography: Shoichi Komuro 
Producer:
Kenjiro Kawahito (Group TAC) 
Osamu Hosokawa (Hakuhodo) 
Yumiko Masujima (Aniplex) 

2nd Key Animation:
Chishiro Yamada (ep 1) 
Natsumi Ōkusa (ep 1) 
Action Director:
Nobuaki Nagano  (eps 3, 9) 
Animation Director Cooperation:
Kyoko Kametani (ep 3) 
Marie Nagano (ep 7) 
Toshimitsu Kobayashi (ep 7) 
Assistant producer: Kumiko Katou 
Background Art:
Genki Mamata (Studio Tulip) 
Junichi Arai  (Studio Tulip) 
Kōichi Monma (Studio Tulip) 
Sai Tomatsu (Studio Tulip) 
Seiko Yamazaki  (Studio Tulip) 
Broadcast Coordinator: Shunji Aoki (TV Tokyo) 
Color Check:
Aiko Seta (eps 1, 3, 7, 9) 
Ranko Seda 
Yukiko Kiyokawa (AMGA; eps 5, 10) 
Yumiko Kokubun (6 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 11-12
)
 
Color design:
Michiaki Nakano 
Ranko Seda 
Color setting:
Aiko Seta (eps 1, 3, 7, 9) 
Michiaki Nakano (6 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 11-12
)
 
Mieko Seki (AMGA; eps 5, 10) 
Digital Paint:
Chun Gyeong Kim  (Studio Cj; ep 1) 
Chung Young Kim  (Studio Cj; ep 3) 
Eun Sun Shin  (MUSES; eps 3, 9) 
Hee Jung Choi  (MUSES; ep 3) 
Hyung Suk Kim (Studio Cj; ep 9) 
Jung Se Park (MUSES; ep 9) 
Mi Suk Park  (Studio Cj; eps 1, 3) 
Mi Young Han  (Studio Cj; eps 1, 3, 9) 
Sang Hee Kim (HEE WON; ep 9) 
Se Na Park (MUSES; ep 9) 
Won Jae Lee (HEE WON; ep 9) 
Yang Suk Kwon  (MUSES; ep 3) 
Young Sil Cho  (Studio Cj; eps 1, 9) 
Editing: Jun Takuma 
Ending Director: Go Sakamoto 
Format Editing: Akifumi Endô 
In-Between Animation:
Chan Hee Kim  (Studio Cj; eps 1, 3) 
Chang Hwan Kim (Studio Cj; ep 1) 
Chon Hee Kim 
Chun Hwa Jung (Studio Cj; eps 1, 9) 
Chung Young Kim (Studio Cj; ep 9) 
Da Hee Lim (MUSES; ep 9) 
Eun A Park (MUSES; ep 9) 
Eun Hee Park  (MUSES; ep 3) 
Hee Jin Jung  (Studio Cj; ep 1)  (Studio Cj; ep 9) 
Hye Ok Youn (MUSES; ep 9) 
Ji Young Cho  (Studio Cj; eps 1, 3) 
Kyong Woon Kim  (MUSES; ep 3) 
Soon Young Lee  (MUSES; ep 3) 
Young Hee Park  (Studio Cj; eps 1, 3) 
In-Between Check:
Sun Hee Hwang  (eps 1, 3, 9) 
Yasumi Tanaka (ep 10) 
Yuu Tanaka (eps 1, 7) 
Key Animation:
Aki Yamauchi (Studio Wanpack; ep 7) 
Akihiro Okuzawa  (eps 2, 6, 11-12) 
Akira Takeuchi (eps 2-8 even) 
Akira Watabe  (ep 3) 
Ako Kagiyama (eps 3, 9) 
Ayako Hata (ep 3) 
Ayako Suzuki  (ep 3) 
Chishiro Yamada (Studio Wanpack; ep 7) 
Chiyuki Tanaka  (OP) 
Daiji Kanbara (ep 5) 
Daisuke Watanabe (eps 5, 10) 
Hiroki Ikeshita (ep 7) 
Hiromi Funatsu (OP; ep 7) 
Hiroyo Yamamoto (ep 1) 
Hitoshi Inaba (ep 3) 
Ichiro Hattori  (ep 3) 
Ichiro Uno (ep 9) 
Ji Hee Jung  (Studio Cj; ep 3) 
Jin Won Kim  (Studio Cj; eps 1, 3, 7) 
Joo Hyun Lee  (Studio Cj; eps 1, 3, 7) 
Katsuki Aoshima  (ep 1) 
Kazuya Hayashi (ep 9) 
Ken Obata (eps 5, 10) 
Kiichi Suzuno (5 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 12
)
 
Kiyoshiro Kato (6 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 11-12
)
 
Kumi Ishii (OP) 
Kyoko Kametani (OP) 
Maki Fujita (ep 9) 
Maki Uchida  (ep 3) 
Marie Nagano  (ep 1) 
Masaaki Sakurai (ep 9) 
Masao Suwa (ep 9) 
Mayu Saito (Last House; ep 11) 
Michiko Nagano (ep 9) 
Michiko Tomoda (ep 5) 
Michio Satô  (ep 3) 
Miho Azuma (ep 9) 
Mika Sawada  (OP/ED) 
Mitsuhiro Okumura  (ep 3) 
Naotaka Hayashi  (eps 1, 7) 
Natsuki Watanabe (ep 12) 
Natsumi Ōkusa (Studio Wanpack; ep 7) 
Nobuaki Nagano  (eps 1, 9) 
Nobuko Shinohara (eps 3, 9) 
Reiko Fujita  (Studio Wanpack; eps 1, 7) 
Rie Kaneko  (eps 1, 7) 
Ryoichi Murata  (OP) 
Satomi Yamanaka (ep 9) 
Satoshi Kubo (ep 1) 
Scoung Chel Kim  (Studio Cj; eps 1, 7) 
Shinichiro Suzuki (ep 9) 
Shunryō Yamamura (Studio Wanpack; ep 7) 
Sumio Watanabe (5 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 12
)
 
Sung Sul Kim (Studio Cj; ep 3) 
Taiichiro Kohara (Last House; eps 3, 11) 
Takahiro Ikezoe (ep 9) 
Takashi Nagayoshi (eps 5, 10) 
Tatsunori Sakamoto (Studio Wanpack; eps 1, 7) 
Tomoaki Sakiyama  (eps 1, 7) 
Tomokatsu Nagasaku (ep 9) 
Tomoyuki Munehiro (eps 5, 10) 
Tomoyuki Ohshita (ep 1) 
Toshie Fujiwara (ep 7) 
Toshiharu Kumaoka (eps 1, 7) 
Yasuharu Kataoka  (ep 1) 
Yasuhiro Fujita (eps 1, 7) 
Yasuko Miyazaki  (eps 1, 7) 
Young-Hee Choi  (Studio Cj; ep 3) 
Yuji Gotou (ep 9) 
Yukiko Saitou  (eps 3, 9) 
Yuko Yazaki  (OP) 
Music producer: Yumiko Masujima 
Music Production Cooperation:
Emi Nakajima (Legato Music Reverse) 
Kazuyuki Toki (Legato Music Reverse) 
Offline Editing:
Ayako Nakagawa 
Yukihiro Tsuchi 
Opening Director: Go Sakamoto 
Photography:
Hideki Ueda  (Falcon) 
Hisashi Hagi (Falcon) 
Mitsuhiro Wada  (Falcon) 
Momo Ishii  (Falcon) 
Naoto Sawa  (Falcon) 
Ryohei Sasai 
Ryouhei Kasai (Falcon) 
Shinkichi Yazawa  (Falcon) 
Yoshihiro Yamashita  (Falcon) 
Yuichi Suzuki  (Falcon) 
Yusuke Sato  (Falcon) 
Planning:
Atsumi Tashiro (Group TAC) 
Hiroshi Hattori (Dentsu) 
Shigekazu Takeuchi (Aniplex) 
Takao Minegishi (Hakuhodo) 
Production Advancement:
Ayumi Nomura (eps 5, 10) 
Hiroshi Yamazawa (eps 8, 12) 
Ken Irie (ep 5) 
Kenichi Watanabe (eps 3, 9) 
Tetsuo Nakamura (eps 1, 7) 
Tomoaki Hirukawa (eps 2, 4, 6, 11) 
Production Desk: Atsushi Hashimoto 
Publicity:
Shinsuke Nomura 
Takae Kuroda (TV Tokyo) 
Recording Adjustment: Takao Takahisa 
Recording Assistant: Jae Bum Park 
Setting Production: Jae Yeong Jang 
Sound Effects: Masahiro Shoji (Fizz Sound Creation) 
Sound Production Manager:
Junichi Umehara 
Ryuta Kanbe 
Special Effects:
Masanori Kisoi (AMGA; eps 5, 10) 
Michiaki Nakano (6 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 11-12
)
 
Naomasa Fukuda (eps 1, 3, 7, 9) 
Special Thanks To:
Taiji Misaka (Media Factory Active Core Editing Room) 
Takashi Hijikata (Media Factory Active Core Editing Room) 
Theme Song Arrangement: Funta 
Theme Song Composition: Funta 
Theme Song Lyrics: Funta 
Theme Song Performance:
Ai Shimizu (END) 
Erina Furukawa (END) 
Mai Nakahara (OP) 
Ryoko Shintani (END) 
Sachiko Kojima (END) 
Atsushi Kisaichi as Mamoru Kagemori 
Mai Nakahara as Yūna Konnyaku 

Ai Shimizu as Yamame Hattori 
Erina Furukawa as Hotaru Kumogakure 
Noboru Yamaguchi as Burumaru 
Ryoko Shintani as Airi Sawagashi 
Sachiko Kojima as Tsubaki Mapputatsu 

Akira Ishida as Kumogakure Raijuro (ep 6) 
Erina Furukawa as Girl 
Kanako Hirano as Female Student 
Kouki Miyata as Hinomori Tasuke (ep 11) 
Miki Itou as Sakurako Kagemori 
Naoki Izumi as Kengo Kagemori 
Shigeru Chiba as Alien Captain (ep 9) 
Takanori Hoshino as Kagemori Hanzo 
Takehito Koyasu as Zunku 
Tetsuo Goto as Jin Pan Jii 
Tomoe Hanba as Young Mamoru 
Japanese companies
2nd Key Animation:
Animaruya  (ep 9) 
Anime Roman (ep 7) 
Muses  (ep 9) 
Animation: Group TAC 
Background Art: Studio Tulip 
Broadcaster:
TV Osaka 
TV Tokyo 
Digital Paint:
Hayashi 
Hayashi KK (eps 1, 7) 
Hee Won (ep 9) 
HEEWON 
Lee Production  (eps 5, 10) 
M.S.J Musashino Production (6 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 11-12
)
 
Muses  (eps 3, 9) 
Studio Cj  (eps 1, 3, 9) 
Sung San (ep 5) 
Triple A  (eps 1, 3, 7, 9) 
In-Between Animation:
Hayashi KK  (eps 1, 7) 
HEEWON  (ep 9) 
Lee Production  (eps 5, 10) 
M.S.J Musashino Production (6 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 11-12
)
 
Muses  (eps 3, 9) 
Studio Cj  (eps 1, 3, 9) 
Sung San (ep 5) 
Triple A  (eps 1, 3, 7, 9) 
Key Animation:
FLAME GEAR (6 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 11-12
)
 
Last House (ep 11) 
Lee Production  (eps 5, 10) 
Meta Studio  (6 episodes
eps 2-8 even, 11-12
)
 
Studio Cj  (eps 3, 7) 
Studio Wanpack (ep 7) 
Sung San (ep 5) 
Music Cooperation: TV Tokyo Music 
Music Production: Aniplex 
Music Production Cooperation:
Legato Music 
Riverside Music 
Offline Editing: Actas 
Paint Check: AMGA 
Photography:
Falco Co. 
Falcon Inc. 
Production Cooperation:
APPP (eps 5, 10) 
Studio Guts  (8 episodes
eps 2-4, 6, 8-9, 11-12
)
 
Recording Studio: Sanpunzaka Studio 
Sound Production: Tohokushinsha Film Corporation 
Special Thanks: Media Factory Active Core 
Video Editing Studio: Omnibus Japan 
English staff
English cast
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi 
John Ledford 
(none)
English companies
Licensed by: Sentai Filmworks 

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