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Under Ninja TV Anime Set for October Premiere

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Last time we posted about the Under Ninja TV anime—which adapts the manga by Kengo Hanazawa—it was set to air sometime in 2023. Now another update is here to narrow that premiere down to October 2023 while also revealing a key visual and some of the main staff making it happen.

Satoshi Kuwabara (Black Jack) is directing the Under Ninja anime, with Keiichiro Ochi (The Quintessential Quintuplets) on series composition and script writing duties and Nobuteru Yuki (The Vision of Escaflowne) handling character designs at Tezuka Productions. 

Fittingly, this news came on February 22, which is also known as Ninja Day in Japan. Here’s the visual:

And here’s a manga-focused teaser that made its way online a couple months ago:

Hanazawa, perhaps best known for the manga I Am A Hero, started writing Under Ninja back in 2018, and over in the States it’s licensed by Denpa, which describes it like this:

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 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.

Via Crunchyroll News