News Ninja Slayer Teaser Streamed After Anime Expo Event
posted on 2014-07-06 18:20 EDT by Karen Ressler
Akira Amemiya (Inferno Cop) will direct the series at Studio Trigger. Boom Boom Satellites (Xam'd: Lost Memories, Mobile Suit Gundam UC) will perform the main theme song "Back in Black."
The "cyberpunk ninja action drama" is set in the near-future city of Neo Saitama, where ninja souls have been unleashed. The story follows Kenji Fujikido, a salaryman whose wife and children were killed in a ninja battle. He is then possessed by a ninja soul and becomes a ninja slayer, devoted to killing all ninja to avenge his family.
The story was originally posted piecemeal on Twitter by Japanese "translators" Honda Yu and Sugi Leika, allegedly translating the work of American authors "Bradley Bond and Philip [email protected] Morzez." 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 an audio drama with Toshiyuki Morikawa as the title character.