"Ninja Slayer" Anime Cast Announced

Audio drama lead Toshiyuki Morikawa returns to the title

Preparing for a special "RED stage" appearance March 21st at the AnimeJapan 2015 trade show, the cast has been announced for spring's Ninja Slayer anime, with audio drama lead Toshiyuki Morikawa returning to the title. 

 

The cast includes:

Ninja Slayer: Toshiyuki Morikawa

Dark Ninja: Sho Hayami

Nancy Lee: Chiwa Saito

Yamamoto: Sora Amamiya

Yukano: Risa Taneda

Laomoto Khan: Masane Tsukayama

Clone Yakuza: Tesshō Genda

Electronic Maiko: Noto Mamiko

Scatter: Takahiro Mizushima

Narrator: Goblin

 

This spring Trigger unleashes Akira Amemiya's (Inferno Cop, Kill La Kill episode director) 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.

 

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.

 

 

 

via Animate.tv

 

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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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