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Ninja Slayer Net Anime Includes 26 15-Minute Episodes

posted on by Crystalyn Hodgkins
"Ninja Slayer x music x entertainment" variety show to stream after each episode

The staff of the Ninja Slayer From Animation net anime series revealed more details about the anime at an advanced screening event on Saturday, including the anime's format, a new variety show that will stream after each episode, the second ending theme song artist, and DVD and Blu-ray Disc release plans.

King Records also began streaming a new promotional video on Saturday for the series.

Narrator: Ninja. A ninja is a demigod entity that controlled society during the Heian period with karate. That truth was forgotten. However, transcending a few thousand years of time, an evil ninja soul was released in the darkness of Neo Saitama! Now, a mysterious ninja soul binds itself to a salaryman who lost his wife and child in a ninja battle! This was the birth of Ninja Slayer, the grim reaper of Neo Saitama!
Text: Dōmo (Hello), I am the Ninja Slayer.
Text: A ninja must kill!
Text: Ninja Slayer (written as Ninsatsu)
Voice: Streams begin on April 16.

Each episode of the anime will be 15 minutes long, and the show will have a total of 26 episodes. After each episode streams online, an episode of a variety show titled The TV Show will also stream. The TV Show will be a "Ninja Slayer x Music x Entertainment" program that will give extra details on the world of Ninja Slayer.

King Records began streaming two trailers for The TV Show on Saturday. The first trailer displays various Ninja Slayer merchandise.

Additionally, rock band MELT-BANANA will perform the show's second ending theme song "Halo Of Sorrow From Animation." The band wrote the song specifically for the anime series.

The first DVD and Blu-ray Disc volume for the series will ship in Japan on June 24. The volume will include episodes 1-8, and will also include event footage, an Anime Expo making-of video, and audio commentary. The limited edition Blu-ray Disc will also include a shuriken USB drive, volume 1 of an original soundtrack, and a new short story titled "Back in Black" written by the original authors. Those who pre-order the volume will also get a B2-sized poster. Different retail stores such as Gamers! and Animate will also have other extras.

The second limited edition Blu-ray Disc volume will include a Ninja Battle Card Set 1 and soundtrack volume 2. The third limited edition Blu-ray Disc volume will include a mysterious scroll and a collection of previously unpublished character designs, and the fourth limited edition Blu-ray Disc volume will include a Ninja Battle Card Set 2 and a drama CD.

The anime series will premiere on the Japanese streaming website Nico Nico on April 16 at 11:00 p.m. JST. The series is slated to air on television in Japan in 2016.

The anime will stream in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Ireland, South America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Northern Europe, South Korea, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela. (The anime's website lists some regions twice.)

Funimation will stream the series in the United States, and will also release the series on home video.

The series will also be available online in Japan through Niconico Live Ginza, d Anime Store, Anime Pass, Gyao!, Hikari TV, DMM.com, the PlayStation Store, Bandai Channel, Rakuten ShowTime, and Video Market.

[Via animeanime.jp, Ota-Suke]

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