Ninja Slayer

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  • TV-14
  • 2015
  • 1 Season
  • 6.1  (97)

Ninja Slayer is a stylish, action-packed anime series that premiered on FUNimation in 2015, based on a light novel series written by Bradley Bond and Philip "Ninj@" Morzez. The show is set in a dystopian, cyberpunk world dominated by ninja warriors who engage in underground battles over control of the city. The series is a homage to classic '80s anime, with a blend of old-school and modern elements that creates a unique and exciting viewing experience.

The protagonist of the show is a man named Kenji Fujikido, a salaryman with a wife and children who becomes embroiled in the world of ninja warfare after his family is slaughtered by a group of assassins. The brutal experience triggers Kenji's inner Ninja Slayer, a powerful alter ego whose sole purpose is to exact revenge on the ninja responsible for his family's death. As the story unfolds, Kenji discovers a vast network of ninja clans and factions battling for dominance in the shadows, and is forced to confront his own past as he becomes embroiled in a complex web of alliances and rivalries.

One of the most striking aspects of Ninja Slayer is its visual style, which is heavily influenced by classic anime like Akira and Fist of the North Star. The character designs are bold and angular, with exaggerated physiques and dynamic movements that capture the intensity of the show's action scenes. The animation is also notable for its use of 2D art and digital effects to create a vivid, immersive world full of bright colors, neon lights, and ominous shadows. The show has a distinct retro-futuristic aesthetic that feels both nostalgic and fresh.

The action in Ninja Slayer is fast-paced, brutal, and full of surprises. The ninja battles are frequently staged in unexpected locations like decrepit industrial complexes, underground nightclubs, and abandoned warehouses. The combatants use a variety of weapons and techniques, from traditional samurai swords to high-tech gadgets like cybernetic arms and plasma guns. The fights are choreographed with a keen eye for kinetic energy, with characters leaping, flipping, and dodging around each other as they exchange blows. The show also features some spectacular set pieces, like a showdown in a crumbling skyscraper or a high-speed car chase through the city streets.

Despite its emphasis on action, Ninja Slayer also balances its drama with humor and satire. The show is full of tongue-in-cheek references to classic anime tropes and pop culture, as well as clever wordplay and visual gags. The characters are often exaggerated and eccentric, with over-the-top personalities and quirks that make them memorable. There's a sense of playful irreverence throughout the series that keeps the tone from becoming too heavy or self-serious.

Overall, Ninja Slayer is a thrilling and entertaining anime series that blends classic and modern elements in a unique and stylish way. The show's intense action and dystopian setting will appeal to fans of cyberpunk and martial arts anime, while its humor and satire add a layer of depth and complexity to the story. The series is a visual feast, with dynamic animation and bold character designs that capture the energy and excitement of the ninja battles. If you're looking for a show that combines old-school anime charm with modern production values, Ninja Slayer is definitely worth checking out.

Ninja Slayer is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (26 episodes). The series first aired on April 16, 2015.

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Neo-Saitama in Flames, Part 5: Dark Dusk, Darker Dawn, Part 2
26. Neo-Saitama in Flames, Part 5: Dark Dusk, Darker Dawn, Part 2
October 8, 2015
As Naraku Ninja and Laomoto continue their rooftop duel, Fujikido must come to terms with the symbiotic relationship that he and Naraku have. Laomoto strikes back with the many ninja souls that he possesses.
The Best of Ninja Slayer from Animation
25. The Best of Ninja Slayer from Animation
October 1, 2015
Select segments from the Ninja Slayer saga that could not be included in the regular series. Includes scenes from "Fuji Sun Rising," "Atrocity in Neo-Saitama City," "The Aftermath," and more.
Dark Dusk Darker Dawn Part 1
24. Dark Dusk Darker Dawn Part 1
September 24, 2015
Laomoto offers Hellkite a last chance to redeem himself. Ninja Slayer at last reaches the castle keep housing Laomoto, but must defeat the last of his bodyguards before he can finally confront him.
And You Will Know Him by the Trail of Ninja
23. And You Will Know Him by the Trail of Ninja
September 17, 2015
With assistance from Nancy, Ninja Slayer challenges the Six Gates ninjas on his way to Laomoto's castle keep. A strange phenomenon tortures Ninja Slayer's mind with images of the dead, including his wife and son.
Darkninja Returns
22. Darkninja Returns
September 10, 2015
Ninja Slayer and Darkninja fight one-on-one. After Laomoto is called away to appear in a live broadcast, two other ninjas appear and encourage Darkninja to take on a different task in Kyoto, saying it is his destiny.
Like a Bloodarrow Straight
21. Like a Bloodarrow Straight
September 3, 2015
Fujikido gets some much-needed rest at home, with Agata caring for him. Laomoto holds a press conference, and makes a shocking declaration. Ninja Slayer runs into an old rival while storming Tokorozawa Pillar.
Stranger Stranger Than Fiction, Part 2
20. Stranger Stranger Than Fiction, Part 2
August 27, 2015
In events from the previous day, Trufflehog sniffs out Ninja Slayer's hideout, locating his computer with the plans to kill Laomoto. In kotodama space, an entity named Baba Yaga approaches Nancy.
Stranger Stranger Than Fiction, Part 1
19. Stranger Stranger Than Fiction, Part 1
August 20, 2015
Just as Nancy and Ninja Slayer put the finishing touches on a plan to finally eliminate Laomoto, Nancy is compromised by an unforeseen band of ninjas. Before his big mission, Fujikido deals with some domestic violence next door.
Ever Felt Cheated?
18. Ever Felt Cheated?
August 12, 2015
Naraki, a student at Neo-Saitama 1st University, meets a woman named Maname at a coffee shop to join in a march against poverty. However, Maname is not all that she appears, and the march takes an unexpected turn.
Treasure Every Meeting
17. Treasure Every Meeting
August 6, 2015
On the run from the Soukaiya, Yamoto stumbles into a church and collapses from exhaustion, only to be awakened by a ninja wearing a priest's cassock. Dr. Lee is desperate to recover a zombie ninja that has escaped his lab.
At the Treasonersvill
16. At the Treasonersvill
July 30, 2015
Ninja Slayer joins Ikki Uchikowashi in order to watch over Yukano, and to see what kind of organization she has gotten into. The group stops a Soukaiya train, and must contend with a pachinko-ball-shooting ninja.
Sushi Night at the Barricade
15. Sushi Night at the Barricade
July 23, 2015
When Omura's urban expansion plans threaten to destroy Tottoriville, its residents start an uprising, and block the highway. Resistance agents, including a familiar face, fight back against the ninja Omura dispatches.
Swan Song Sung by a Faded Crow, Part 2
14. Swan Song Sung by a Faded Crow, Part 2
July 16, 2015
With his time running out, Kagi gives Yamoto a crash course in iaido training. The Soukaiya send a ninja and bounty hunter after Yamoto, giving her the opportunity to test her new skills.
Swan Song Sung by a Faded Crow
13. Swan Song Sung by a Faded Crow
July 9, 2015
Silver Karasu, a ninja who summarily executes those who commit "tsujigiri," the indiscriminate killing of passers-by, considers his own karmic balance when he is confronted by his own mortality.
Day of the Lobster
12. Day of the Lobster
July 2, 2015
A yakuza captain interrogates a disloyal member inside a bathhouse, but is interrupted by a ninja dispatched from Yoroshisan. Ninja Slayer rescues the captive Nancy. An old foe embarks on a new quest.
Menace of Darkninja
11. Menace of Darkninja
June 25, 2015
With the antidote in hand, Ninja Slayer makes his way to the cottage where Gendoso-sensei is resting with Yukano. However, their happy reunion is shattered when Darkninja launches an attack on them.
One Minute Before the Tanuki Part 2
10. One Minute Before the Tanuki Part 2
June 18, 2015
With Sawatari and Notorious hot on their heels, Ninja Slayer and Nancy find a secret access point to the plant's mainframe. Nancy tries to gain access to the mainframe, but is met with an unforeseen obstacle.
One Minute Before the Tanuki Part 1
9. One Minute Before the Tanuki Part 1
June 11, 2015
Following a series of wild goose chases, Nancy tries to convince Ninja Slayer to help get her inside a Yoroshisan hot water bottle manufacturing plant, so she can hack their systems and uncover their secret files.
Apocalypse Inside Tainted Soil
8. Apocalypse Inside Tainted Soil
June 4, 2015
With information that clone cops are about to be introduced into the Neo-Saitama's police force, Nancy and Ninja Slayer break into a secret cloning mill to put a stop to it, but make an unexpected discovery inside.
Bane of Serpent
7. Bane of Serpent
May 28, 2015
Freelance journalist Nancy Lee goes into the forlorn Furutama Projects to chase down a lead, and ends up finding more than she bargained for. Ninja Slayer's Zen meditation is interrupted by an unexpected surprise.
Surprised Dojo
6. Surprised Dojo
May 21, 2015
Under orders from Laomoto, Six Gates ninjas Earthquake and Hugeshuriken hunt for the Dragon Dojo, run by Dragon Gendoso, the last real ninja in Japan, so that they can burn it down.
Rage Against Tofu
5. Rage Against Tofu
May 14, 2015
After tofu manufacturing plant worker Shigaki loses his arm in an industrial accident, he joins other injured workers in taking revenge against the company. Ninja Slayer continues hunting for members of the Six Gates.
Last Girl Standing Part 2
4. Last Girl Standing Part 2
May 7, 2015
As Yamoto enjoys an evening out with her friends, Shogo shows up to warn her that the Soukai Syndicate is headhunting her. Sonic Boom makes Yamoto an offer she can't refuse.
Last Girl Standing Part 1
3. Last Girl Standing Part 1
April 30, 2015
Yamoto Koki, a girl possessed by the Ninja Soul of Shi Ninja, uses her powers to save herself and her friend Asari from a gang attack. Shogo, a transfer student, is bailed out of jail and given an ultimatum.
Machine of Vengeance
2. Machine of Vengeance
April 23, 2015
After a massive drug deal is interrupted, Arson, one of the Soukaiya's ninjas, faces Ninja Slayer in a battle to the death. Ninja Slayer has his hands full while taking on a techno-ninja named Cloud Buster.
Born in Red Black
1. Born in Red Black
April 16, 2015
Seeking vengeance after nearly being slain by ninjas who also killed his wife and child, Fujikido Kenji merges with the spirit of Naraku Ninja to become Ninja Slayer, the ninja that kills ninjas.
Where to Watch Ninja Slayer
Ninja Slayer is available for streaming on the FUNimation website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Ninja Slayer on demand at Apple TV and Tubi TV.
  • Premiere Date
    April 16, 2015
  • IMDB Rating
    6.1  (97)