Time of the Season Spring 2015 Edition: NINJA Slayer From ANIMATION


The time has come!!! We have been waiting for this ever since the word of it!

Studio TRIGGER, makers of Kill La Kill and Inferno Cop (which I saw before seeing this and love it!), are coming out with a new show!!

Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, I present to you NINJA SLAYER FROM ANIMATION!!!

Series Director: Akira Amemiya

Music: Kenji Fujisawa (Team-MAX) Shinichi Osawa

Original creator: Leika Sugi /Yu Honda

Character Design: Hiroyuki Imaishi /saitom/ Serere Inato /Yusuke Yoshigaki

Art Director: Akira Katsuta /Young Jae Lee (QREAZY)

Sound Director: Yuki Satofumi

Director of Photography: Kentaro Kashiwagi (Asura Film)

Animation Production: Trigger

Internet Streaming: FUNimation Entertainment

Licensed by: FUNimation Entertainment

Plot Summary: 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.

First Thoughts: An episode of this is only 15 minutes and yet it still kicks the shit of most anime airing this season. If you’re going in expecting something serious out of this, you are going to have a bad time with this. First episode in, you see him kick a lot of ass, know that his wife and kid died, wants revenge against all ninjas and see who could be the big villain of the series. All done in that timeframe without any fluff that could drag the show down. The animation is obviously the most unique factor of the show as it felt like TRIGGER must be fans of Adult Swim and you can definitely that inspiration from the animation. Hell, you saw that and other American animation inspirations from past GAINAX shows (FLCL, Panty and Stocking w/ Garterbelt). Sadly, it could either please you or some will be turned off by it…….and thankfully I’m the former!!! Yeah, it looks cheap but yet it does better in entertaining you than most anime with better budgets! I can’t wait to watch more of this show and I was getting worried about the 15-min runtime but those worries are all over now.

So this show gets a MARA—you kidding me? CONTINUE!!!!!! Hell yeah to more Ninja SLAYER!!!

This is MAK2.0 aka The Blue Hybrid, and finally the true anime of this year has come!! (And yes, I’m going with that because fuck you.)

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