Ninja Slayer Sci-Fi Novels by U.S. Writers Get Anime
posted on by Egan Loo
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 [email protected] 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.
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