It turns out the anime Under Ninja will debut on October 5. This and more got disclosed in a new trailer.
We know now that the opening theme song is called “Hyper” and it’s performed by Kroi. Kōichi Sōma has been hired to play the character Ozu.
And according to the anime’s official website, Yūsuke Seo, Sadahiro Nakano, MK, and Ryu are all working on the music.
Looking to what we know about the cast, Taito Ban plays Kurō Kumogakure, Tarusuke Shingaki plays Katō, Tasuku Hatanaka plays Miracle Hibi, Atsumi Tanezaki plays Suzuki, Daiki Yamashita plays Shion Hachiya, Chika Anzai plays Kawado, Chō plays Ōno, Shūichi Uchida plays Eita, and Sora Tokui plays Noguchi.
The anime is being made at Tezuka Productions, with Satoshi Kuwabara of Yu-Gi-Oh!: The Dark Side of Dimensions helming the project as director. The task of both supervising and writing series scripts goes to Keiichirō Ōchi, who is known for working on The Quintessential Quintuplets. Credit for music composition goes to Shōta Kowashi, who has worked on Pui Pui Molcar.
The original manga by Kengo Hanazawa is being published in English thanks to Denpa, and the publisher gave this description for the plot:
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.
Danica Davidson is the author of the bestselling Manga Art for Beginners with artist Melanie Westin, plus its sequel, Manga Art for Everyone, and the first-of-its-kind manga chalk book Chalk Art Manga, both illustrated by professional Japanese mangaka Rena Saiya. Check out her other comics and books at www.danicadavidson.com.