Is anyone else looking for a story of a part-time ninja who performs assassinations in this modern day and age? Although that plot is oddly specific and a little unique, it’s the plot of Kengo Hanazawa’s Under Ninja which is set to premiere this year!
On Saturday, the official Twitter account for the television anime adaptation of Kengo Hanazawa’s Under Ninja manga released a teaser video for the show. The teaser does not include any anime material, but it does reveal that the anime will premiere in 2023.
Watch the teaser video here:
Denpa, the manga publisher, is releasing the manga in English, and it characterizes the series as follows:
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 ninjas and they were initially tasked to handle domestic affairs. Eventually, that program grew to its current form, managing 20,000 ninjas across a range of domestic and international affairs. One of those ninjas happens to be Kudo. 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.
In July 2018, Hanazawa (I Am a Hero) published the manga in Kodansha’s Young Magazine. The eighth compiled book volume of the manga was released on August 5, and the ninth volume will be released on January 6.
Hanazawa debuted the I am a Hero manga in Shogakukan’s Big Comic Spirits magazine in 2009 and finished the series with 22 volumes in 2017. Two offshoot manga series were inspired by the manga. In April 2016, a live-action film adaption was released in Japan. The manga will be published in North America by Dark Horse Comics.
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