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
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
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.