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New ‘Ninja Slayer’ Japanese Anime DVD/BD Promo Spot Arrives

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Ninja SlayerThe home video release plans for the twenty-six episode TV series Ninja Slayer were revealed back early on as the series began its premiere, and with the first volume out of the way King Records is focusing on the second installment. That edition has a bit of gap between it and the first as it’s set to come out on August 26th, 2015, two months after the first that was released to try and capitalize on people’s interest. With the show set for 15 minute episodes, it’s getting a four volume release that began on June 24th, 2015 where the Blu-ray releases are all limited editions priced at 8,800 yen each while the DVDs are regular editions at 5,800 yen each. Check the chart below for dates and extras.

Akira Amemiya will be handling the direction for the series. Amemiya has a good line of credits to hits name over the years, having started as a key animator that has moved up to episode director status for a number of series, including some fun episodes of Kill la Kill while also serving as series director for Inferno Cop. Yu Sato is slated to handle the scripts while character designs come from Hiroyuki Imaishi and Yusuke Yoshigaki. Studio Trigger is behind the animation itself.

The cast includes Toshiyuki Morikawa as Ninja Slayer, Sho Hayami as Fujio Katakura/Dark Ninja, Chiwa Saito as Nancy Lee, Sora Amamiya as Koki Yamamoto, Risa Taneda as Dragon Yukano, Masane Tsukayama as Laomoto Khan, Tesshô Genda as Clone Yakuza and Goblin as the Narrator.

Plot concept: 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 whose family was killed by evil ninjas, Ninja Slayer cheats death and casts away his past to embrace the dark, mystical NINJA SOUL, a mysterious spirit that grants him great power in his quest for revenge. But will this bloodthirsty spirit consume Ninja Slayer before his enemies are all “dead on departure?” Domo. I’m Ninja Slayer.

Volume Date Extras
 1 6/24/15 Anime Expo Making Of, Audio Commentary, Original Soundtrack CD
 2 8/26/15 Audio Commentary
 3 10/21/15 Audio Commentary
 4 12/23/15 Audio Commentary

[Source: Ninja Slayer From Animation]

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