Aspiring shadow warriors who happen to live in Nara City, Nara Prefecture, Japan, will now have the opportunity to hone their skills in the deadly art of assassination, because the Ninjitsu Academy is now offering weekend courses. Hit the jump to learn more.
On October 09, 2015, representatives from 10 of Japan's local governments met to announce the formation of the Japan Ninja Council, whose goal is to promote tourism based on ninja-culture in anticipation of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Hit the jump to move silently within the shadows.
The newest music video by Japanese death pop band Death Rabbits, entitled "Nande?" ("Why?"), envisions their gas mask clad stormtrooper manager Bucho as a frustrated salaryman who fights ninjas and engages in a little interoffice romance. Hit the jump to check it out.
Visitors to the Ninja Museum of Iga Ryu in Iga, Mie Prefecture, Japan, will have a chance to prove their assassination skills during the 7th annual shuriken throwing contest. Hit the jump to learn more.
The life of a shinobi isn't only skulking, spying, and stabbing from the shadows. Sometimes, ninja just want to dance. Hit the jump to see a group of Toei Kyoto Studio Park's black-clad ninja dancing to the Shuriken Sentai Ninninger ending theme.
Director and special effects master Yoshihiro Nishimura wears many hats in the upcoming ninja film, Torakage, destined to hit Japanese theaters in June of 2015. Hit the jump to learn more.
Will the third time be a charm with ninja-themed Super Sentai series? Hit the jump to find out.
Avex has posted a full PV for five-member vocal unit ROOT FIVE's latest ninja-themed song "Love Ninja" on its official YouTube channel. The unit is known for their 7th single "Kimi no Mirai," which was featured as the 17th ED song for the FAIRY TAIL TV anime. Check the clip produced by the unit themselves after the jump.
A full trailer for the second live action ninja kids film Nintama Rantaro: Natsu Yasumi Shukudai Daisakusen! no Dan was posted in the web. Following the part 1's Takashi Miike, a veteran tokusatsu director Ryuta Tasaki (Super Sentai, Heisei Kamen Rider) helms the sequel. Check this summer's ninja film after the jump!
Naruto Shippuden is an incredible mix of ninja tradition, based on both classic fictional characters and a few real-life ninja as well. Read on for a run-down of the stories behind some of your favorite characters as told by author Matt Alt!
Kyary Pamyu Pamyu has a brand new song and music video in the form of “Ninja ri Bang Bang”, a colorful eye candy love letter to Japanese culture complete with ninja dance moves, laser battles, and a catchy techno hook. Watch it after the jump!