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22 Dec 13:30

VIDEO: "Kuroko's Basketball" TV Anime 3rd Season OP Song PV by GRANRODEO

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Following the ED song "GLITTER DAYS" by Fo'xTails, Lantis has also posted a short version promotional video for "Punky Funky Love," the OP song for the upcoming 3rd season of the Kuroko's Basketball TV anime, performed by GRANRODEO.

 

This is their 5th OP theme song for the anime franchise. They have provided their 16th single "Can Do" (1st OP for the 1st season), 17th single "RIMFIRE" (2nd OP), 20th single "The Other self" (1st OP for the 2nd season), and 21st single "Hengenjizai no Magical Star" (2nd OP). All of the songs were written by KISHOW (Kisho Taniyama) and composed/arranged by e-ZUKA (Masaaki Iizuka). "Punky Funky Love" also made by the two will be released as their 22nd single on January 28, 2015.

 

 

"Punky Funky Love" short PV

 

Limited edion CD jacket

 

Regular edition

 

 

The third season of the Kuroko's Basketball TV anime series produced by Production I.G. will premiere

on its key station MBS (Mainichi Broadcasting System) at 26:58 on January 10, 2015, then on Tokyo

MX at 23:00 on January 13 with BS 11 one hour later.

 

 

Latest TV CM for the third season

 

© Tadatoshi Fujimaki/Shueisha/Kuroko's Basketball Production Committee

 

22 Dec 08:32

Discotek Announces "Yowapeda" and "Lupin the 3rd Jigen's Gravestone" Licenses

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Since October, anime distributor Discotek has been teasing big news on a sports license. This weekend, that news dropped. Yowamushi Pedal series 1 and series 2 Grande Road will be released on home video English subtitles.

 

 

 

Along with this, they announced plans to released Lupin the 3rd Jigen's Gravestone on DVD and Blu-ray. This will be their first title to have a brand new English dub, included along with Japanese with English subtitles.

 

Takeshi Koike (Redline, Animatrix - World Record, Lupin III: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine character design) helmed the movie released in Japan this year.

 

 

Older titles also licensed this year include:

 

1994 six episode OVA Iria: Zeiram the Animation

This will have improved video quality. It will have the English dub and Japanese with English subs.

 

Toei 's 1975 Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid

It will include the Japanese with English subtitles and the English dub

 

Go Nagai World.

First release in the US! It will have Japanese language with English subtitles.

 

 

In addition to these 2015 plans, Discotek adds

We still have 5 big titles to announce at a later date. Probably in January. We will be very busy in 2015. Thanks to all of the Discotek fans for all your support this year and happy holidays and happy new year!

 

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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.

21 Dec 17:28

Fate/Stay Night’s Archer Gets A Super Poseable Nendoroid

by Ishaan

The Fate/Stay Night merchandizing machine rolls on with the Good Smile Company’s latest Nendoroid figurine reveal.

Read Fate/Stay Night’s Archer Gets A Super Poseable Nendoroid on Siliconera!

21 Dec 10:45

"One Piece" Gets Kabuki Adaptation by Ennosuke Ichikawa IV Next Fall

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Eiichiro Oda's internationally popular manga One Piece will collaborate with one of Japan's traditional performing arts, Kabuki, which originated in the 17th century. 39-year-old Ennosuke Ichikawa IV will star in a kabuki adaptation of the pirate-featured action manga next fall. The news was announced at the last stage program in the Jump Festa 2015 event.

 

The One Piece kabuki will be one program of the Super Kabuki II show, which has adapted various modern story elements to the traditional art. It will be performed at Shinbashi Enbujo in Tokyo in October and November 2015.

 

 

Ennosuke Ichikawa IV

 

 

Ennosuke in "Sora wo Kizamu Mono" from the previous Super Kabuki II

 

 

Shinbashi Enbujo

 

 

Trailer for "Super Kabuki Yamato Takeru" film starring Ennosuke released in 2013

 

Source: Comic Natalie Photos © Shochiku

 

20 Dec 12:26

Extra History - Warring States Japan: Sengoku Jidai - Chapter 4: The Death of Oda Nobunaga

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19 Dec 14:59

James Recommends - TV: Black Mirror - Twilight Zone for the 21st Century

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19 Dec 15:27

Winners of Fifth "One Piece" Popularity Poll Ranked

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

 Along with a color front page , next week's Shonen Jump features the results of One Piece's 5th character popularity poll.  In it, Nico Robin drops out of the top 10 after enjoying positions in the upper ranks for the last two polls. Law makes a big jump from his debut at #10, while Bartolomeo and especially Sabo make impressive debuts.

 

 

 

1. Monkey D. Luffy (including Lucy) - 9183 votes
2. Trafalgar Law - 8794 votes
3. Roronoa Zoro - 7997 votes
4. Sanji - 7154 votes
5. Sabo 5134 votes
6. Portgas D. Ace - 5121 votes
7. Tony Tony Chopper - 3336 votes
8. Nami - 2173 votes
9. Bartolomeo - 1754 votes
10. Boa Hancock - 1422 votes
11. Nico Robin
12. Marco
13. Usopp
14. Shanks
15. Crocodile
16. Franky
17. Donquixote Doflamingo
18. Eustass Kid
19. Brook
20. Mr 3
21. Perona
22. Kuzan (Aokiji)
23. Dracule Mihawk
24. Smoker (tie)
24. Nefertari Vivi
26. Edward Newgate (Whitebeard)
27. Cavendish
28. Shirahoshi
29. Rebecca
30. Koala
31. Kyros
32. Silvers Rayleigh
33. Bepo
34. Buggy
35. Jinbe
36. Fujitora (tie)
36. Caesar Clown
37. Coby
39. Sugar (tie)
39. Benn Beckman
41. Rob Lucci
42. Senor Pink
43. Pell
44. Borsalino (Kizaru)
45. Viola (tie)
45. Kaku
47. Sakazuki (Akainu)
48. Enel (tie)
48. Urouge
50. Marguerite (tie)
50. Eiichiro Oda
52. Donquixote Rosinante (tie)
52. Penguin
54. Basil Hawkins
55. Bellamy (tie)
55. Baby 5
57. Monet
58. X Drake
59. Paulie (tie)
59. Vergo
61. Killer
62. Thatch
63. Karoo
64. Emporio Ivanko (tie)
64. Tashigi
66. Helmeppo
67. Jewelry Bonney (tie)
67. Marshall D. Teach (Blackbeard)
69. Hannyabal (tie)
69. Izo
71. Zephyr (Z)
72. Gecko Moriah
73. Dr. Hiluluk
74. Monkey D. Garp
75. Scratchmen Apoo
76. Makino (tie)
76. Ms. Valentine
76. Dellinger
76. Gladius
76. Spandam
81. Tonjit
81. Bell-mère
81. Wiper
81. Monkey D. Dragon
85. Bartholomew Kuma
86. Kanjuro (tie)
86. Wicca
88. Kaya (tie)
88. Shachi
88. Farafra
88. Arlong
93. Going Merry (tie)
93. Captain Kuro
95. Kumashi (tie)
95. Kohza
97. Camel
98. Diamante(tie)
98. Curly Dadan
98. Shyarly
101. Tyrannosaurus
101. Gin
101. Leo
101. Pica

 

via seiyufan

 

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19 Dec 09:35

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven Is all About Stylish Tag-Team Action

by Sato

JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven is the next game in the action series, but this time, it’ll feature fights in big brawls for PlayStation 3 and 4.

Read JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven Is all About Stylish Tag-Team Action on Siliconera!

19 Dec 12:30

"Jojo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders - Egypt Edition" Starts on January 9

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The official Twitter account for the TV anime adaptation of Hirohiko Araki's JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Stardust Crusaders today announced the premiere schedule in Japan for the upcoming Egypt Edition, which is the second half of the four-cour series.

 

Premiere schedule:

January 9: Tokyo MX (24:30~)

January 13: Touhoku Housou (25:48~), RKB Mainichi Housou (26:08~), MBS (27:00~)

January 14: CBC (26:58~)

January 16: Animax (20:00~), BS11 (24:30~)

 

It is also announced a B3-size 2015 calendar poster featuring the key visual for the Egypt edition will be

handed out at Warner Brother's anime booth in Jump Festa 2015 to be at Makuhari Messe in Chiba

Prefecture this Saturday and Sunday. A new PV will be also screened at the event (and it is expected to

be posted online soon).

 

 

ジャンプフェスタ情報更新ッ!ワーナーブースでは、2015年のカレンダーポスターが配布されるッ!!http://t.co/wvBDJm6Ymv #jojo_anime pic.twitter.com/ZGr4o7193u

— TVアニメ『ジョジョの奇妙な冒険』公式 (@anime_jojo) December 19, 2014

 

 

Teaser PV

 

Source: "JoJo's Bizarre Adventure" TV anime official Twitter

 

© Araki Hirohiko & LUCKY LAND COMMUNICATIONS/Shueisha, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure SC Production Committee

 

18 Dec 00:30

The Lord Of The Rings' Mythology Explained In Just Four Minutes

by Lauren Davis

If you haven't dived into the pages of The Silmarillion, there's a whole cosmology of J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle-earth that you may not know. This short video outlines the basics, explaining as much about the universe's divine and angelic beings as you can learn in four minutes.

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19 Dec 00:47

Sentai Filmworks Licenses "Hayate the Combat Butler: Can't Take My Eyes Off You"

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Sentai Filmworks has announced the license of Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You. Based on the popular title published serially in Shonen Sunday and with animation production by manglobe Inc. (Samurai Champloo), this third season of the Hayate forges a new path with an original anime story based on a series concept by original author Kenjirou Hata.

 

They describe the series



It was a tumultuous summer, but it's drawn to a close and things have returned to normal at Sanzenin Mansion -- when suddenly a phone call is received from the Nevada police! "Have your father's belongings been found?" a voice asks. "No. I have no interest in such things," replies Nagi, as nonchalant as ever. But then a mysterious girl arrives, claiming what could be either a shocking truth or utter nonsense!

 

Hayate the Combat Butler: Can’t Take My Eyes Off You will be available soon through select digital outlets with a home video release to follow.

 

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18 Dec 14:00

Design Club - The Animation of Punch Out!! - How the Wii Remake Scored a KO

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17 Dec 14:52

Extra Credits - Mechanics and Tone - How Does Gameplay Relate to Story?

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18 Dec 11:00

Video Games Make Surprisingly Beautiful Pulp Novels

by Katharine Trendacosta

Video Games Make Surprisingly Beautiful Pulp Novels

From artist Ástor Alexander come these video game-inspired pulp covers: Super Mario, The Legend of Zelda, and Metroid. My favorite is the Mario one, mostly because I imagine that it's a series, and every book ends with Mario heading to another castle.

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16 Dec 12:00

Extra Remix - Mega Ran aka Random - Nerdcore Hip Hop Video Game Music

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17 Dec 18:12

Are Anti-ID Theft Jeans A Fashion Statement Or Paranoia?

by Cheryl Eddy
Alainmendez

I see my dad buying these.

My dad being paranoid. Shocking!

Are Anti-ID Theft Jeans A Fashion Statement Or Paranoia?

Clothing that blocks "digital pickpocketing" is now hipster-approved. But do we really need RFID-blocking pockets in our pants?

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17 Dec 18:27

Nintendo Created An App That Lets Users Customize The Nintendo 3DS Home Menu

by Ishaan
Alainmendez

Saber Home Menu!

Nintendo have released a new app for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan, titled Badge Grab Center.

Read Nintendo Created An App That Lets Users Customize The Nintendo 3DS Home Menu on Siliconera!

16 Dec 19:25

"JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: Eyes of Heaven" Fighting Game Announced

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com
Alainmendez

Now with 100% more Nazis!

V Jump magazine has revealed a JoJo's Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle follow-up, titled "Eyes of Heaven." "Steel Ball Run" antagonist Diego Brando, voiced by Takehito Koyasu, and "Battle Tendency" antihero Rudol von Stroheim, voiced by Atsushi Imaruoka, will be joining the roster for the PlayStation 3/4 game.

 

These and Jotaro, Josuke, Joseph, Caeser and Kakyouin, along with the new Dual Heat Attacks team-up system, will be showcased in a playable demo at the Jump Festva event.

 

 

via ShonenGameZ

 

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16 Dec 15:30

Pretty Store Osaka Starts Countdown for "Go! Princess PreCure"

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

Currently there are two official sites for Go! Princess PreCure, the upcoming 12th installment of the long-running PreCure TV anime series, launched by Toei Animation and ABC Asahi Housou. Only thing we can find on their sites is still its title logo.

 

Meanwhile, Pretty Store Osaka, the largest official PreCure merchandise shop located in Umeda Hankyu Sanbangai in Osaka-city, today started countdown for the new series. The panel says, "There is 10 days left till the new characters are revealed." It means the visuals for the Go! Princess PreCure characters will be officially and legitimately revealed in Japan on December 26. Let's look forward to the day!

 

 

【お知らせ】新シリーズ「Go!プリンセスプリキュア」のキャラクターおひろめまでのカウントダウンを開始しましたっ!!き、きになる~♡♡♡ みんな12/26をお楽しみに!!(大阪本店)#PPS  #プリキュア #プリティストア pic.twitter.com/rfWM266D1z

— プリキュアプリティストア (@pps_as) December 16, 2014

 


Go! Princess PreCure title logo

 

 

Pretty Store Osaka

 

Related: FEATURE: Japan's Largest PreCure Pretty Store in Osaka Photo Report

 

Source: Pretty Store Osaka official Twitter

 

© ABC, Toei Animation

 

16 Dec 09:30

New OP/ED Theme Songs for "Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road" Announced

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The official website for the ongoing TV anime Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road today announced the new OP and ED songs for the upcoming 2nd cour starting in January 2015. The new OP song "Remind" is performed by three-member mixture rock band ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D. The band previously provided "Reclimb" (6th single) as the OP song for the TV anime 1st season, and "Realize" (7th single) as the 1st ED song for the 2nd season Grande Road. "Remind" will be released as their 8th single on February 18, 2015.

 

 

"Remind" jacket illustration

 

 

ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D © ROOKiEZ is PUNK'D

 

 

 

After released their 2nd single "Yowamushina Honoo" (Weakling Fire) which used as the 2nd OP song for the

first TV anime, four-member rock band DIRTY OLD MEN changed its name to MAGIC OF LiFE. The new ED

song "Eikou eno Ichibyou" (One second to the victory) will be released as MAGIC OF LiFE's 2nd single on

the same day with "Remind."

 

 

"Eikou eno Ichibyou" jacket illustration

 

 

MAGIC OF LiFE © MAGIC OF LiFE

 

 

"Reclimb" ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D (6th single/Yowamushi Pedal 1st OP)

 

 

"Realize" ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D (7th single/Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road 1st ED)

 

 

"Yowamushina Honoo" DIRTY OLD MEN (2nd single/Yowamushi Pedal 2nd OP)

 

 

Source: "Yowamushi Pedal Grande Road" official website

 

© Wataru Watanabe (Weekly Shonen Champion/Yowamusshi Pedal Production Committee

 

15 Dec 16:00

The New Dungeon Master's Guide Is Like a Hacker's Manual for D&D

by Ed Grabianowski

The New Dungeon Master's Guide Is Like a Hacker's Manual for D&D

The final installment of the core D&D books has arrived, and it's really a hell of a book. I would even argue that this is the best Dungeon Master's Guide of any edition of D&D, ever. This is mainly because they've finally figured out what the DMG is: It's the hacker's guide to D&D.

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13 Dec 07:55

First Six "PreCure" Films Get Blu-ray Releases for the First Time

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

This is one of the news the PreCure fans have been waiting for a long time. It is confirmed that Amazon Japan has listed the Blu-ray discs of the first six PreCure feature films, from Futari wa PreCure Max Heart the Movie (2005) to Fresh PreCure! Omocha no Kuni wa Himitsu ga Ippai!? (2009). The first PreCure film released in both DVD and Blu-ray formats was HeartCatch PreCure: Hana no Miyako de Fashion Show...Desuka!? (2010). After the Blu-ray box sets of PreCure's first HD-produced TV series Yes! PreCure 5 released in Japan last year, the expectation for the Blu-ray release of the early films has been rising among the fans.

 

 

The Blu-ray discs for the first three films: Futari wa PreCure Max Heart the Movie (2005), Futari wa PreCure Max Heart 2: Yukizora No Tomodachi (2005), and Futari wa PreCure Splash Star: Chikutaku

Kiki Ippatsu! (2006) will be released on March 18, 2015. Then the next three films: Yes! PreCure 5:

Kagami no Kuni no Miracle Daibouken! (2007), Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!: Okashi no Kuni no Happy Birthday♪

(2008), and Fresh PreCure! Omocha no Kuni wa Himitsu ga Ippai!? (2009) will follow on June 17.

 

All of the discs will contain a newly recorded audio drama, visual sheet set of the highlight scenes, and

reprinted poster sheet, with bonus contents from the past DVDs including the theater events featuring the

voice cast. The current price for each discs at Amazon JP is 5,715 yen (about US$48.15).

 

 

DVD jackets

 

Eiga Futari wa PreCure Max Heart (2005)

 

Futari wa PreCure Max Heart 2: Yukizora No Tomodachi (2005)

 

Futari wa PreCure Splash Star: Chikutaku Kiki Ippatsu! (2006)

 

Yes! PreCure 5: Kagami no Kuni no Miracle Daibouken! (2007)


Yes! PreCure 5 GoGo!: Okashi no Kuni no Happy Birthday♪ (2008)

 

Fresh PreCure! Omocha no Kuni wa Himitsu ga Ippai!? (2009)

 

Source: Amazon JP

 

© ABC/Toei Animation

 

12 Dec 18:58

"Persona 5" Protagonist Teased in Concert Event Visual

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The Persona Super Live 2015 in Nippon Budokan: Night of the Phantom concert event is scheduled for February 5, 2015 in Chiyoda, and will feature an evening of music from Persona 3 and Persona 4. From the looks of the promotional material we might have some Persona 5 to look forward to as well, and the key visual for the event offers a little tease of the next game's protagonist.

 

You can get a tiny glimpse of him from behind, with the Persona 3 and 4 protagonists flanking.

 

 

Source: Games Talk via Gematsu

 

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11 Dec 16:26

beyond-thetime: zenpencils: WHAT TEACHERS MAKE by Taylor...











beyond-thetime:

zenpencils:

WHAT TEACHERS MAKE by Taylor Mali

holy fucking shit that was beautiful

12 Dec 01:32

"A Silent Voice" and More Land on 2015 Top 20 Manga List For Male Readers In Japan

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

The 2015 edition of the Kono Manga ga Sugoi! guidebook has revealed the top 20 manga titles for male readers in Japan for 2015. The guidebook was released yesterday in Japan and is comprised of selections determined through surveys taken by over 400 manga and publishing industry professionals in Japan, with three titles currently available on Crunchyroll Manga landing on the latest list. The full listing is below.

 

Kono Manga ga Sugoi list
このマンガがすごい!2015

 

1. A Silent Voice (Koe no Katachi)
2. The Ancient Magus' Bride (Mahō Tsukai no Yome)
3. Kodomo wa Wakatte Agenai
4. Ichiefu
5. Areyo Hoshikuzu
6. Goshoku no Fune
7. Gigantomakhia
8. Shirley
9. Boku Dake ga Inai Machi
10. Kenkō de Bunka-teki na Saitei Gendo no Seikatsu
11. Tanaka Yūichi Sakuhin-shū Machiawase
12. All You Need Is Kill and Tokyo Ghoul (tie)
14. Hakubo no Chronicle
15. Orange and Haikyu!! (tie)
17. The Heroic Legend of Arslan and How Are You? (tie)
19. Asobiai and Katsute Mahō Shōjo to Aku wa Tekitai Shiteita (tie)

 

List via ANN

Guidebook image via Comic Natalie


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11 Dec 11:12

『Fate/stay night』ねんどろいど「アーチャー スーパームーバブル・エディション」予約開始!Twitterにて背景紙のデザイン選定企画も実施!

by めれむ
Alainmendez

It only makes sense.


本日案内開始!【ねんどろいど アーチャー スーパームーバブル・エディション】 http://t.co/B9cQRnZ01w #fate #fate_sn_anime #goodsmile グッスマオンライン特典は「英霊召喚シート」☆ pic.twitter.com/Qr2cpjaHyj

— カホタン@グッスマのすみっこ (@gsc_kahotan) 2014, 12月 11
10 Dec 17:37

VIDEO: Why Do People Love "Super Smash Bros." So Much?

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

In retrospect the allure and success of Super Smash Bros. seems obvious. It's easy to look at the huge numbers the series pushes each time and chalk it up to typical Nintendo business savvy, but PBS's Game/Show is here to dig a little deeper. Explore the secret to Smash's success below. 

 

 

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10 Dec 14:59

Extra Credits - Global Games: Norway - The Challenges of Norwegian Game Companies

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08 Dec 19:30

Nintendo Warns Not All Amiibo Will Get A Second Run

by Mike Fahey

Nintendo Warns Not All Amiibo Will Get A Second Run

Following a tweet over the weekend from Canadian game store Video Games Plus indicating the Marth, Wii Fit Trainer and Animal Crossing Villager Amiibo figures had been discontinued, Nintendo tells Kotaku that some figures "likely will not return to the market" once their initial shipment sells out.

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08 Dec 16:13

VIDEO: First Animated "Ninja Slayer From Animation" Preview

by news+feed@crunchyroll.com

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 Ninj@ 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 PhilpNinj@ 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 Ninj@ 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.