Based on the melee video game from GungHo Online Entertainment, ‘Ninjala’ is an action anime produced by OLM Team Inoue and directed by Mamoru Kanbe. It had its debut in Japan in January 2022 and was released globally on their YouTube channel. Sentai Filmworks announced that they had acquired the license to release it and would air it on the HiDive streaming service on June 27, 2023.
“Are you a fan of a certain Nintendo Switch game? Then we have fantastic news for you: the Ninjala anime is coming to HIDIVE! True, the anime is on YouTube, but each episode is available for one week only,” HiDive said on their website.
The series is written by Shinzō Fujita, the character designs are done by Atsushi Suzuki, and the music is composed by Takahiro Obata.
You can watch the trailer below:
The cast includes:
- Berecca voiced by Akari Kito (Nezuko Kamado in Demon Slayer)
- Burton voiced by Takahiro Sakurai (Arataka Reigen in Mob Psycho 100)
- Ron voiced by Hiroki Yasumoto (Chad in Bleach)
- Van voiced by Yumiko Kobayashi (Black Star in Soul Eater)
- Lucy voiced by Aoi Yuki (Lucy in Cyberpunk: Edgerunners)
- Emma voiced by Megumi Han (Kana in [OSHI NO KO])
- Kappei voiced by Ayumu Murase (Shoyo Hinata in Haikyuu!!)
- Gumchi voiced by Honoka Inoue (Katonoe Kazairo in RPG Real Estate)
- Jane voiced by Junko Minagawa (Nagi in Akiba Maid War)
IMDb described the synopsis as follows,
“The year is 20XX. The ninja, who once forged the history of Japan, were scattered across the country during the Meiji Restoration. As these ninja mingled with the other clans, their bloodline thinned, and they gradually faded from sight. The descendants of these ninja clans, seeking to preserve their heritage, formed the WNA (World Ninja Association) in the hope of carrying on their legacy. And so it was that the WNA succeeded in developing Ninja-Gum, an art which could summon forth the strength of the Shinobi. And yet creating the most powerful Ninja-Gum requires the strongest of ninja DNA. So it was that the Ninjala Tournament was held, that the mightiest of all ninjas could be found.”
The television series aired on TV Tokyo in Japan.
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