News Ninja Slayer Sci-Fi Novels by U.S. Writers Get Anime
posted on 2014-04-02 10:18 EDT
The official Twitter account for the Ninja Slayer novel series announced on Wednesday that an anime adaptation has been green-lit. More information is planned to be unveiled on April 11, followed by a message on the wraparound jacket band on the latest book on April 12.
The "cyberpunk ninja action drama" is set in the near-future city of Neo Saitama and follows Fujikido Kenji, a salaryman whose wife and children were killed in a ninja battle. Thus, he became a ninja slayer, devoted to killing all ninja to avenge his family.
The American creators, "Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez," gave permission to a team to translate and post the story piecemeal on Twitter. After the story grew in popularity, Enterbrain published the first Japanese-translated volume in print, Ninja Slayer: Neo Saitama in Flames, in September 2012. The story then inspired three comic adaptations from Enterbrain and Kodansha, as well as a audio drama with Toshiyuki Morikawa as the title character.
Update: Sam Pinansky reports that the "American creators Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez" is a fake backstory by the publisher.
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