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Ninja Slayer Part 5 Review

Ninja Slayer Part 5 was a bit of a different experience for me. Thus far, every part (or volume) I’ve reviewed for the series felt different than what I saw when I watched the TRIGGER anime adaptation last year. Ninja Slayer Part 5 is different in that it’s not different from the TRIGGER adaptation. It’s almost like I was reading still frames from the series. Excluding the fact that the style is totally different and some small story elements anyway. Ninja Slayer Part 5 follows Ninja Slayer and a hacker named Nancy as they infiltrate the darkest parts of Neo Saitama’s netscape. Ninja Slayer is searching for the cure to the Takeuchi...


Ninja Slayer Part 4 Review

Ninja Slayer continued its story of chaos within the city of Neo Saitama and its most ferocious denizens. (Ninjas.) After Part 4 of the manga, Ninja Slayer is assumed dead and the focus shifts towards a new cast of characters. The “protagonists” of the volume would be a Yakuza boss named Yamahiro, a petty thief named Taro Mazuda, and a masked vigilante known as Yakuza Tengu. The story opens with Yamahiro meeting with a ninja named Burglar whom he’s looking to do business with. Burglar requests half the proceeds of the venture, Yamahiro objects, watches his gang be wiped out, and then proceeds to get his ass kicked by Burglar. It’s a way...


Ninja Slayer: Last Girl Standing Review

The world of Ninja Slayer is quite a dystopian and violent one. Last I reviewed it, I claimed the world as being pretty high quality, even if the narrative can be incredibly difficult to follow. Honestly, that claim is still perfectly valid. We are introduced to the concept of school being a very dangerous place to go to, due to the bus routes going through dangerous neighborhoods. There are vigilante student gangs and we find out that the abilities of the Ninja are apparently tied to the soul. While this is a cool concept, it basically says that ninja are martial arts wizards. This isn’t necessarily a bad thing given the set up of...


Ninja Slayer: Machine of Vengeance Part 1 Review

Ninja Slayer: Machine of Vengeance. A manga recommended on the cover to be for 13+. A well-deserved warning, honestly. It follows a ninja calling himself Ninja Slayer (the hypocrisy being explained within the volume as saying “Soldiers should not be stronger than ninja.”) on his quest to end all ninja. The world itself is set up as a dark and dingy “the rich screw over the poor” dystopian society. Ninja influence almost everything in the world, and yet most people don’t know for sure ninjas exist. The main antagonist is Laomoto, a yakuza head that is determined to end Ninja Slayer. Frankly the story is so ridiculous and over the...


Ninja Slayer English Dub Preview & Cast Released

Today FUNimation released a preview of the English for the show Ninja Slayer. The popular stylistic anime produced by Studio Trigger has been currently airing on FUNimation. Below is the English dub preview: Amidst the trailer with all the gratuitous amounts of explosions, violence, and curse words came the release of the the full English dub cast. Fujikido Kenji (Ninja Slayer) portrayed by Christopher R. Sabat Laomoto Khan portayed by Bill Jenkins Darkninja portrayed by Chris Ryan Narrator voiced by Kent Williams And the crew is: ADR Director – Tyler Walker ADR Engineers – Patrick Morphy & Kyle Phillips FUNimation describes the show as: Ninjas. Karate. Sushi. The dystopian cyber underworld of Neo-Saitama is ruled from the shadows by an intricate...


FUNimation Licenses Ninja Slayer Anime

In an announcement made by FUNimation today, came the news that they now have the rights to stream Studio Trigger’s new anime series Ninja Slayer. This means that the show will be available on the FUNimation web streaming service as a simulcast. Here is a quick plot synopsis courtesy of FUNimation: Ninjas. Karate. Sushi. The dystopian cyber underworld of Neo-Saitama is ruled from the shadows by an intricate web of drugs, yakuza gangs, and evil syndicate ninjas wielding fearsome “karate.” In a sea of the blood of his enemies, a lone maverick stands. NINJA SLAYER is a ninja who kills other ninjas in the name of ninja vengeance. A former salaryman...


Ninja Slayer From Animation Broadcast Announced

The anime adaptation of Ninja Slayer is on the way and now information is starting to trickle out about plans for the series broadcast. To start things off, the series will begin streaming globally on April 16, 2015 with a Japanese television broadcast to follow next year. Japanese avenues for streaming include Nico Douga, Anime Store, Anime Pass, GyaO, DMM, SCE, Bandai Channel, Rakuten Showtime, and Video Market. There are also plans for international distribution in the following countries; United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Ireland, South America, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, France, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Monaco, Germany, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Europe, South Korea, Arentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana,...


Vertical Comics Licenses KizuMonogatari & More

This weekend at Katsucon, North American publisher Vertical Comics has revealed their lineup of light novels (LN) /mangas they will be publishing later this year. The lineup includes NisiOisin and VOFAN’s KizuMonogatari (LN),  an omnibus of Takuya Kagami and Yamato Yamamoto’s Seraph of the End (LN) , and the Ninja Slayer manga, which is going to be adapted into a tv anime by none other than Studio Trigger. First title @Vertical_Ed confirmd.. Monogatari brand.. News confirmed only two days ago. pic.twitter.com/9nLf2uODpM — Linda (@animemiz) February 15, 2015 Releasing next month.. First @Vertical_Ed.. Vertical comics release… pic.twitter.com/Q64O9eDr3E — Linda (@animemiz) February 15, 2015 Another light novel.. Studio trigger anime tie in.. @Vertical_Ed...


The First Trailer for the Anime Adaptation of Ninja Slayer is Here

If you’re looking for the next big thing, our money is on the anime adaptation of Ninja Slayer called Ninja Slayer From Animation. Now they’ve released the first trailer for the series, and man does it look beautiful. The trailer features the anime’s theme song called Back in Black by Boom Boom Satellites, and I’m already a fan. Check out the music on this thing! It reminds me of the mid to late 90s, and that is not a bad thing. It looks like the series will make use of some beautiful vibrant colors, and I couldn’t possibly be more excited. The story, according to King Records who is responsible...


Ninja Slayer Anime is Set to Premiere in the Spring

One of our favorite studios, Studio Trigger, responsible for Kill la Kill and Project X Zone is animating the series of books Ninja Slayer. It was announced in the Kodansha’s Monthly Shōnen Sirius. If  Trigger does as great of a job as they did with Kill la Kill, then it should be pretty gratuitous in the best kind of way. For those of you who haven’t read the science fiction series, we have included a brief summary: “The story takes place in the cyberpunk metropolis of Neo Saitama. Kenji Fujikido is an average salaryman whose wife and children are suddenly assassinated. Tracking the murder back to a ninja, Fujikido trains to seek vengeance on...