We learned back in September 2021 from Young Magazine that its title Under Ninja is getting an anime adaptation. No details were provided regarding the adaptation of the manga, but we have seen other adaptations from this creator, Kengo Hanazawa. Their series I Am Hero saw a live-action film.
With an October 5th, 2023 premiere scheduled for it recently and Crunchyroll picking it up for simulcast, the Japanese side has now update with a new commercial spot that teases a bit more footage from the project.
The Japanese cast includes:
- Taito Ban as Kurō Kumogakure
- Tarusuke Shingaki as Katō
- Tasuku Hatanaka as Miracle Hibi
- Atsumi Tanezaki as Suzuki
- Daiki Yamashita as Shion Hachiya
- Chika Anzai as Kawado
- Chō as Ōno
- Shūichi Uchida as Eita
- Sora Tokui as Noguchi
- Kōichi Sōma as Ozu
The show is directed by Satoshi Kuwabara from the scripts by Keiichiro Ochi. Noboteru Yuki is handling the character designs with Tezuka Productions working on the animation production.
The opening theme song is “Hyper” from Kroi.
The manga series from Kengo Hanazawa began in 2018 as serialized in Weekly Young Magazine. It’s got eight volumes out in Japan so far and is licensed for publication in English through Denpa.
Check out the official site and Twitter.
Plot Concept: A high school loner is given the part-time job of a lifetime as a modern-day ninja tasked to perform international assassinations.
After World War II, Allied Command in Japan developed a new agency to help manage terrorism and violence within the Pacific region. The agency was staffed with ninja and they were initially tasked to handle domestic affairs. Eventually, that program grew to its current form, managing 20,000 ninja across a range of domestic and international affairs. One of those ninja happens to be Kurō. The seventeen-year-old high school loser is now poised to be the next line of defense against a potential surge in foreign assassins invading Tokyo.