Ninku (TV)

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© Koji Kiriyama/Shueisha/Studio Pierrot

Alternative title:
Нинку (Russian)
忍空 (Japanese)
Genres: action, adventure
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary:
In the war, a group of warriors called Ninku fought against the Imperial Army and almost anihilated it. But in the end, the Ninku lost and got shattered. After the war, the imperial army established themselves as the defender of the people with the help of propaganda. They also managed to get the people to think the Ninku were the villains and had started the war. Fusuke looks like a child but he is the former captain of the first Ninku division. His mother was taken during the war and after the Ninku were defeated, he goes on a journey to find her. On his journey he meets Aicho and Touji, both also former Ninku captains, and together they fight against the imperial army that tries to kill the last remaining Ninkus.
The ninku is a clan of extinct ninjas who command esoteric and powerful techniques, hence a lot of other groups are constantly trying to steal their techniques to take over the country. Their primary target is Fusuke, a weird looking kid but one of the most powerful Ninku ninja. Fusuke, together with other Ninku ninja with different specialties must fight those threat that caused the downfall of the Ninku clan.
User Ratings: 72 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Excellent: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:3)
 Very good: 18 votes (sub:17, dub:1)
 Good: 13 votes (sub:8, dub:3, raw:1, ?:1)
 Decent: 13 votes (sub:9, dub:3, raw:1)
 So-so: 5 votes (sub:4, raw:1)
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 Bad: 3 votes (sub:2, others:1
1 Indonesian dubbed
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Seen in part or in whole by 222 users, rank: #3065 (of 7776)
Median rating: Good
Arithmetic mean: 6.833 (Good−), std. dev.: 2.1858, rank: #3515 (of 7814)
Weighted mean: 6.636 (Good−), rank: #4045 (of 7814) (seen all: 7.65 / seen some: 6.94 / won't finish: 3.61)
Bayesian estimate: 6.769 (Good−), rank: #3364 (of 5889)
Running time: half hour per episode
Number of episodes: 55
Episode titles: We have 55
Vintage: 1995-01 to 1996-02
Opening Theme:
"輝きは君の中に (Kagayaki wa Kimi no Nakani; Radiance is inside of You)" by Yume Suzuki
Ending Theme:
"Soredemo Ashita wa Yatte Kuru" by Yume Suzuki
#2: "Sora-no-namae" by Yume Suzuki
#3: "Sorezoreno Ashitae" by Yume Suzuki
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Noriyuki Abe
Series Composition: Hiroshi Hashimoto
Hiroshi Hashimoto
Ryou Tamura (10 episodes
eps 13, 21, 27, 33, 36, 38, 42, 47, 52, 55

Ryu Tamura
Original creator: Koji Kiriyama
Art Director: Yūji Ikeda
Sound Director: Kan Mizumoto
Director of Photography: Toshiyuki Fukushima
Kenji Shimizu (Fuji TV)
Koji Kaneda (Fuji TV)
Kyotaro Kimura (Yomiuri)

Animation: Kazunori Mizuno
Ending Animation: Kazunori Mizuno
Key Animation:
Atsushi Wakabayashi (eps 29, 50)
Hidetsugu Ito (8 episodes
eps 29, 34, 39, 41, 47, 50, 54-55

Kanji Nishida (10 episodes
eps 4, 10-11, 14, 19, 24, 29, 36, 41, 50

Kou Yoshinari (4 episodes
eps 12, 22, 30, 45

Nobutake Ito (5 episodes
eps 44, 48, 50, 54-55

Norio Matsumoto (ep 2)
Shinji Satoh (15 episodes
eps 2, 8, 14, 21-22, 24, 30, 32, 36-37, 40, 45, 47, 51, 54

Tatsuya Oishi (7 episodes
eps 4, 9, 11, 16, 21, 24, 31

Tetsuya Nishio (OP, ED; 4 episodes
eps 13, 41, 48, 50

Tokuyuki Matsutake (ep 2)
Yoh Yoshinari (2 episodes
eps 14 uncredited, 22

Opening Animation: Tetsuya Nishio
Planning: Minoru Ohno
Production: Yūji Nunokawa (Pierrot)
Theme Song Performance: Yume Suzuki
Rica Matsumoto as Fusuke Ninku

Jūrōta Kosugi as Touji Ninku
Mitsuaki Madono as Aichou Ninku

Akemi Okamura as Mika (ep 1)
Akiko Hiramatsu as Mekira Ninku
Akio Ohtsuka as Shigure Ninku
Akira Ishida as
Matsuo (ep 2)
Sekirai Ninku
Atsuko Tanaka as
Akemi (eps 24-25)
Noriko (ep 35)
Atsushi Ishida as
Bounty Hunter (eps 24-25)
Ninja Wolf (eps 18-19)
Soldier (ep 6)
Wataru's Father (ep 31)
Ayumi Kida as
Tsumami (ep 30)
Yoshio (eps 4-5)
Eiji Itō as
Gate Inspector (ep 45)
General (ep 32)
Imperial Commander (ep 16)
Thug (ep 1)
Eken Mine as
Gennai (ep 26)
Old Man (ep 1)
Fumio Matsuoka as Alec's Caretaker (eps 36-37)
Hajime Koseki as Nakao (ep 40)
Hidenari Ugaki as
Soldier (ep 6)
Villager (ep 1)
Hidetoshi Nakamura as Soukan (eps 36-37)
Hiroaki Hirata as Kota (ep 14)
Hiroshi Masuoka as Husband (ep 1)
Hisako Kyouda as Umechiyo (eps 23, 32)
Ikuya Sawaki as Fuujin (ep 15)
Issei Futamata as
Shirata (ep 13)
Toraji (ep 43)
Jin Yamanoi as
Bounty Hunter (ep 24)
Shikama Member (ep 43)
Katsuhisa Houki as
Army Officer (ep 31)
K.K. Farmer (ep 8)
Katsumi Suzuki as Hiroyuki Ninku
Kazuhiro Nakata as Suzaku
Kazuo Oka as Seikichi's Father (ep 14)
Ken Shiroyama as Hotel Clerk (ep 13)
Kenichi Ogata as Chairman (ep 52)
Kenyuu Horiuchi as
Kotaro (ep 40)
Ninkuurou Leader (eps 17-18)
Kōichi Kitamura as Gauni
Kouji Tsujitani as Reiji (eps 24-25)
Kumiko Takizawa as
Sansui Ninku
Wife (ep 1)
Kumiko Watanabe as Yuuta (ep 55)
Kyoko Hikami as
Misato (eps 38-39)
Yuka (ep 8)
Makoto Tsumura as Cult Leader (ep 43)
Mari Maruta as Yuuji (ep 30)
Masako Isobe as Old Woman (ep 43)
Masami Kikuchi as Takeshi (ep 2)
Masashi Hirose as Tatsumi (ep 1)
Megumi Hayashibara as Rihoko Ninku
Mika Doi as Sayaka (eps 9-10)
Mika Kanai as Natsuko (eps 4-5)
Minami Takayama as
Chuuta (ep 43)
Oozora (ep 15)
Minoru Inaba as Byakko
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Keyes (ep 45)
Mitsuo Senda as Lee (ep 2)
Mitsuru Miyamoto as
Adjutant of the Ninku Guards
Mizuka Arima as Seikichi's Mother (ep 14)
Nobuaki Fukuda as
Hanbei (ep 41)
Leader of the Ninku Guards
Nozomu Sasaki as Aokichi (ep 14)
Reiko Kondou as Wataru (ep 31)
Reiko Suzuki as
Miyo (ep 26)
Old Woman (ep 48)
Rica Fukami as Haruka (ep 15)
Rica Matsumoto as
Frog (ep 26)
Kukku (ep 20)
Pup (ep 46)
Rokurō Naya as Director (ep 55)
Sanae Miyuki as Wataru's Mother (ep 31)
Seiko Fujiki as
Aiida Ninku
Mika (eps 9-10)
Shigeru Ushiyama as Maki (eps 9-10)
Shinobu Satou as
Emi (eps 9-10)
Reira Ninku
Shinya Ohtaki as
Aide (ep 24)
Escort Captain (ep 36)
Farmer (ep 31)
Imperial Captain (ep 20)
Mamoru's Comrade (ep 13)
Quiz Director (ep 45)
Tadashi Nakamura as Gentaro (ep 35)
Takashi Nagasako as
Gate Inspector (ep 45)
Raiden (ep 21)
Takashi Taniguchi as Kouchin Ninku
Takeshi Kusao as Kirin / Hamaji (eps 18-19)
Takeshi Watabe as
Imperial Captain (ep 3)
Mayor (eps 24-25)
Tomomichi Nishimura as Ajirada Ninku
Toru Ohkawa as
Aide (ep 24)
Juubei (ep 41)
Koji (ep 35)
Shinobu (ep 8)
Toshihiko Seki as Mamoru (ep 13)
Toshiko Maeda as Mother (eps 4-5)
Toshiyuki Morikawa as Shuri (ep 8)
Tsutomu Takayama as Umeda (ep 2)
Urara Takano as Ushio (ep 20)
Yasunori Matsumoto as Basara Ninku
Yasuo Muramatsu as
Inn Owner (ep 3)
Seishi Ninku
Yoko Soumi as
Kiyoko (ep 30)
Lucia (eps 32-33)
Yoshiko Kamei as
Alec Eli Toho (eps 36-37)
Kenta (ep 30)
Yoshiko Okamoto as
Bar Hostess (ep 32)
Flower Shop Owner (ep 41)
Woman (ep 26)
Yousuke Naka as Old Man (ep 16)
Yuki Masuda as Child (ep 41)
Yuko Mizutani as Midori (ep 13)
Yuri Amano as
Lilly (eps 32, 37)
Riritosara Ninku
Sarah (ep 32)
Yuzuru Fujimoto as
Bartender (ep 35)
Funboruto Ninku
Hum Boldt
Old Baron (ep 31)
Japanese companies
Animation Production: Pierrot
Editing: Falcon Inc.
Film Developing: Tokyo Laboratory
Key Animation:
Anime Torotoro (16 episodes
eps 3, 7, 12-13, 19, 21, 23, 26-27, 34, 38, 40, 45, 48, 50, 53

Studio Griffon (ep 2)
Photography: Takahashi Production
Recording Studio: Seion Studio
Sound Production: Zack Promotion
Video Editing: Tokyo Video Laboratory
English staff
English companies
Broadcaster: Animax Asia
English cast

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