VIDEO: First Animated "Ninja Slayer From Animation" Preview

Anime adaptation slated for spring 2015

A new preview offers a first look at the animation for Trigger's spring 2015 Akira Amemiya (Inferno Cop, Kill La Kill episode director) directed adaptation of "Bradley Bond and Philip [email protected] Morzez'"s Japanese take on the American take on Japanese sci-fi and martial arts light novel series Ninja Slayer.

 

 

About NINJA SLAYER FROM ANIMATION
STAFF
Original story written by Bradley Bond and [email protected] Morzez; translation by Yu Honda and LeikaSugi
Series Director: Akira Amemiya
Main Theme: BOOM BOOMSATELLITES
Animation Production: Studio TRIGGER

 

Story
Kenji Fujikido is a salaryman whose wife and child were killed in a ninja turf war. In a brush with his own death, Fujikido is possessed by an enigmatic ninja soul known as Naraku Ninja. Fujikido cheats death and becomes "Ninja Slayer" -a Grim Reaper destined to kill evil ninja, committed to a personal war of vengeance. Set in the dystopian underworld of Neo-Saitama, Ninja Slayer takes on Soukai Syndicate ninja in mortal combat.

 

The meta-fiction of the over-the-top sci-fi martial artists light novel series Ninja Slayer is that "translators" Yu Honda and Leika Sugi were introduced to "authors" Bradley Bond and Philip [email protected] Morzez's Ninja Slayer as a fanzine at San Diego Comic Con 1997.

 

 

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Scott Green is editor and reporter for anime and manga at geek entertainment site Ain't It Cool News. Follow him on Twitter at @aicnanime.

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