Ninja Slayer

Ninja Slayer (Japanese: ニンジャスレイヤー, Hepburn: Ninja Sureiyā) is a novel series created by American authors Bradley Bond and Philip "Ninj@" Morzez. After they gave permission for Japanese translations to be published via Twitter, Enterbrain published the first translated novel in September 2012, with illustrations by Warainaku. Sixteen novels have been released as of June 2016. It has received three manga adaptations. An ONA adaptation produced by Trigger and directed by Akira Amemiya which aired from April to October 2015.[1]

Ninja Slayer
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Cover of the eleventh novel in the series
(Ninja Sureiyā)
Novel series
Written byBradley Bond, Philip Ninj@ Morzez
Illustrated byWarainaku
Published byEnterbrain
Original runSeptember 29, 2012 – present
Written byBradley Bond, Philip Ninj@ Morzez, Yoshiaki Tabata
Illustrated byYūki Yogo
Published byKadokawa Shoten
English publisher
MagazineComp Ace
Original runJune 27, 2013December 8, 2017
Ninja Slayer: Glamorous Killers
Written byBradley Bond, Philip Ninj@ Morzez
Illustrated byAgeha Saotome
Published byEnterbrain
MagazineB's-Log Comic
Original runJuly 2, 20132015
Ninja Slayer Kills
Written byBradley Bond, Philip Ninj@ Morzez
Illustrated byKōtarō Sekine
Published byKodansha
English publisher
MagazineSuiyōbi no Sirius
Original runJanuary 22, 2014December 28, 2016
Original net animation
Ninja Slayer From Animation
Directed byAkira Amemiya
Written byAkira Amemiya
Yu Sato
Music byKenji Fujisawa
Hiroshi Motofuji
Licensed by
Anime Limited (cancelled)
Released April 16, 2015 October 8, 2015
Runtime15 minutes (per episode)
Episodes26 (List of episodes)
Ninja Slayer: Kyoto Hell On Earth
Written byBradley Bond, Philip Ninj@ Morzez, Yoshiaki Tabata
Illustrated byYūki Yogo
Published byKadokawa Shoten
MagazineComp Ace
Original runApril 19, 2018 – present
Wikipe-tan face.svg Anime and manga portal


The story takes place in the cyberpunk metropolis of Neo-Saitama. After his wife and child are killed in a ninja turf war, salaryman Kenji Fujikido gets possessed by a mysterious ninja soul known as Naraku Ninja. As Naraku's craving for massacring the evil ninja overlaps with Fujikido's lust for revenge, together they bring Ninja Slayer – a terrifying ninja-killing grim reaper - into existence. The more their mental resonance and physical symbiosis deepens, the more powerful Ninja Slayer becomes. If Fujikido completely surrenders himself to Naraku, he will be unstoppable, at the cost of Naraku being able to massacre freely without restraint.


Ninja Slayer (ニンジャスレイヤー, Ninja Sureiyā) / Fujikido Kenji (フジキド・ケンジ, Fujikido Kenji)
Voiced by: Toshiyuki Morikawa (Japanese); Christopher R. Sabat[2] (English)
A man who becomes a ninja in order to eliminates other ninjas and get revenge on the ones that got his family killed, the Soukai Syndicate. His ninja soul is the Naraku Ninja.
Darkninja (ダークニンジャ, Dākuninja) / Fujio Katakura (フジオ・カタクラ)
Voiced by: Shō Hayami (Japanese); Chris Ryan[2] (English)
A high ranking ninja who serves Khan and the Soukai Syndicate. He is also responsible for killing Kenji's wife and child.
Nancy Lee (ナンシー・リー, Nanshī Rī)
Voiced by: Chiwa Saitō (Japanese); Trina Nishimura (English)
A journalist who seeks the truth and follows Ninja Slayer around. She has special hacking skills and can directly connect herself to cyberspace.
Yamoto Koki (ヤモト・コキ)
Voiced by: Sora Amamiya (Japanese); Monica Rial[3] (English)
A teenage girl who is also a ninja and later becomes a comrade of Ninja Slayer. Her ninja soul is the Shi Ninja.
Dragon Yukano (ドラゴン・ユカノ, Doragon Yukano) / Amnesia (アムニジア, Amunijia)
Voiced by: Risa Taneda (Japanese); Bryn Apprill (English)
An experienced kunoichi and Gendoso's granddaughter who helps out Ninja Slayer from time to time. Unlike the Ninja Slayer and Yamoto, she is an actual ninja.
Dragon Gendoso (ドラゴン・ゲンドーソー, Doragon Gendōsō)
Voiced by: Yōsuke Akimoto (Japanese); Greg Dulcie (English)
The head of the Dragon Dojo and the last real ninja in Japan. He is also Ninja Slayer's master.
Laomoto Khan (ラオモト・カン, Raomoto Kan)
Voiced by: Masane Tsukayama (Japanese); Bill Jenkins[2] (English)
The leader of the Soukai Syndicate, he possesses seven different Ninja Souls collectively known as Demolition Ninja.
Clone Yakuza (クローンヤクザ, Kurōnyakuza)
Voiced by: Tesshō Genda (Japanese); Tyler Walker (English)
Silver Karasu (シルバーカラス, Shirubākarasu) / Kagi Tanaka (カギ・タナカ, Kagi Tanaka)
Voiced by: Keiji Fujiwara (Japanese); Brandon Potter (English)
A ninja with cancer on the verge of dying. He's hired to kill criminals and ninjas to test new weapons. He is Yamoto's sensei and is an iaido master.



Ninja Slayer was originally posted piece by piece on Twitter by Japanese "translators" Honda Yu and Sugi Leika, allegedly adapting the story from American authors "Bradley Bond and Philip "Ninj@" Morzez". After the series grew in popularity, Enterbrain published the first Japanese-translated volume in print, Ninja Slayer: Neo-Saitama in Flames, in September 2012. There appears to be no evidence of an original copy of Ninja Slayer, and the original creators "Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez" appear to be fictional authors created to produce the illusion of an elaborate backstory, and have no record of an accurate bio.[citation needed]

No. Title Release date ISBN
1Neo-Saitama in Flames 1 (ネオサイタマ炎上1 Neo Saitama Enjō 1)September 29, 2012978-4-04-728331-2
2Neo-Saitama in Flames 2 (ネオサイタマ炎上2 Neo Saitama Enjō 2)November 30, 2012978-4-04-120942-4
3Neo-Saitama in Flames 3 (ネオサイタマ炎上3 Neo Saitama Enjō 3)January 31, 2013978-4-04-728481-4
4Neo-Saitama in Flames 4 (ネオサイタマ炎上4 Neo Saitama Enjō 4)March 30, 2013978-4-04-728858-4
5Kyoto: Hell on Earth 1, Shadow of Zaibatsu (ザイバツ強襲!(キョート殺伐都市 # 1) Zaibatsu Kyōshū! (Kyōto Satsubatsu Toshi # 1))June 29, 2013978-4-04-728946-8
6Kyoto: Hell on Earth 2, Ninja and Geisha (ゲイシャ危機一髪!(キョート殺伐都市 # 2) Geisha Kiki Ipatsu! (Kyōto Satsubatsu Toshi # 2))August 31, 2013978-4-04-729120-1
7Kyoto: Hell on Earth 3, Three Dirty Ninja-Bond (荒野の三忍(キョート殺伐都市 # 3) Kōya no Sannin (Kyōto Satsubatsu Toshi # 3))August 31, 2013978-4-04-729120-1
8Kyoto: Hell on Earth 4, Nunchaku Destruction (聖なるヌンチャク(キョート殺伐都市 # 4) Seinaru Nunchaku (Kyōto Satsubatsu Toshi # 4))December 28, 2013978-4-04-729353-3
9Kyoto: Hell on Earth 5, Reboot, Raven (ピストルカラテ決死拳(キョート殺伐都市 # 5) Pisutiru Karate Kesshi Ken (Kyōto Satsubatsu Toshi # 5))April 12, 2014978-4-04-729362-5
10Kyoto: Hell on Earth 6, Maguro and Dragon (マグロ・アンド・ドラゴン(キョート殺伐都市 # 6) Maguro Ando Doragon (Kyōto Satsubatsu Toshi # 6))July 9, 2014978-4-04-729755-5
11Kyoto: Hell on Earth 7, Kyoto: Hell on Earth (Part 1) (キョート・ヘル・オン・アース【上】(キョート殺伐都市 # 7) Kyōto Heru On Āsu [Ue] (Kyōto Satsubatsu Toshi # 7))October 14, 2014978-4-04-729932-0
12Kyoto: Hell on Earth 8, Kyoto: Hell on Earth (Part 2) (キョート・ヘル・オン・アース【下】(キョート殺伐都市 # 8) Kyōto Heru On Āsu [Shita] (Kyōto Satsubatsu Toshi # 8))January 24, 2015978-4-04-730189-4
13Ninja Slayer Never Dies 1, Secret Society Amakudari Sect (秘密結社アマクダリ・セクト (不滅のニンジャソウル # 1) Himitsu Kessha Amakudari Sekuto (Fumetsu no Ninja Sōru # 1))April 16, 2015978-4-04-730418-5
14Ninja Slayer Never Dies 2, Who Killed Ninja Slayer? (死神の帰還 (不滅のニンジャソウル # 2) Shinigami no Kikan (Fumetsu no Ninja Sōru # 2))July 25, 2015978-4-04-730606-6
15Ninja Slayer Never Dies 3, Killing Field Sappukei (キリング・フィールド・サップーケイ (不滅のニンジャソウル # 3) Kiringu Fīrudo Sappūkei (Fumetsu no Ninja Sōru# 3))November 30, 2015978-4-04-730790-2
16Ninja Slayer Never Dies 4, Thunnus Thunderbolt (ケオスの狂騒曲 Keosu no Kyōsō Kyoku)March 31, 2016978-4-04-734021-3


A manga adaptation with art by Yūki Yogo and scripted by Yoshiaki Tabata is serialized in Kadokawa Shoten's Comp Ace since June 27, 2013. It has been collected in currently five tankōbon volumes. Another manga adaptation titled Ninja Slayer: Glamorous Killers (ニンジャスレイヤー グラマラス・キラーズ, Ninja Sureiyā: Guramarasu Kirāzu) with art by Ageha Saotome also began serialization from July 1, 2013, in Enterbrain's shōjo manga magazine B's-Log Comic. It has also been collected into three tankōbon volumes. A third adaptation titled Ninja Slayer Kills (ニンジャスレイヤー 殺(キルズ), Ninja Sureiyā Satsu (Kiruzu)) is serialized in Kodansha's Suiyoubi no Sirius.

Volume listEdit

Ninja Slayer
No. Original release date Original ISBN English release date English ISBN
1 December 10, 2013[4]978-4041209424October 20, 2015[5]9781941220931
2 May 10, 2014[6]9784041211144December 15, 2015[7]9781941220948
3 November 10, 2014[8]9784041016749February 23, 2016[9]9781941220955
4 April 10, 2015[10]9784041029121April 19, 2016[11]9781942993254
5 July 10, 2015[12]9784041034002June 21, 2016[13]9781942993551
6 December 10, 2015[14]9784041034026October 11, 2016[15]9781942993865
7 April 9, 2016[16]9784041040621January 17, 2017[17]9781945054044
8 July 9, 2016[18]9784041044209May 30, 2017[19]9781945054150
9 September 26, 2016[20]9784041048184
10 December 10, 2016[21]9784041050293
11 December 10, 2016[22]9784041050316


In April 2014, Enterbrain announced that an anime adaptation of the novel was in production, later revealing that it was being produced by Trigger.[23] More details were announced in Los Angeles, CA at Anime Expo 2014.[24] The anime, titled Ninja Slayer From Animation, is directed by Akira Amamiya, and the main theme is "Back In Black" performed by electronic band Boom Boom Satellites.[25] The anime premiered on Niconico on April 16, 2015, and a television broadcast started airing in April 2016.[26] The series is licensed in North America by Funimation, who is simulcasting the series with subtitles and began streaming a dubbed version from May 21, 2015.[27][28] Anime Limited announced that they had acquired the series in the United Kingdom and Ireland, however, later announced that they had cancelled the release.[29]

Episode listEdit

No. Title Original air date
1"Born In Red Black"
April 16, 2015 (2015-04-16)
A salaryman is given a second chance by becoming Ninja Slayer to get revenge for his family.
2"Machine of Vengeance"
April 23, 2015 (2015-04-23)
Ninja Slayer faces some of the elite Soukai ninjas.
3"Last Girl Standing, Part 1"
April 30, 2015 (2015-04-30)
Yamoto enjoys her school life with friends until a transfer student she knows from the past shows up.
4"Last Girl Standing, Part 2"
May 7, 2015 (2015-05-07)
Yamoto faces Suicide's boss, Sonic Boom and gets help from an unexpected person.
5"Rage Against Tofu"
May 14, 2015 (2015-05-14)
6"Surprised Dojo"
May 21, 2015 (2015-05-21)
Ninja Slayer tries to prevent Soukai ninjas from getting to the Dragon Dojo.
7"Bane of Serpent"
May 28, 2015 (2015-05-28)
Nancy Lee follows a lead that puts her in big trouble.
8"Apocalypse Inside Tainted Soil"
June 4, 2015 (2015-06-04)
Ninja Slayer and Nancy sneak into a secret clone manufacturing plant to gather intel that would be of use to them. However, they aren't the only ones snooping around.
9"One Minute Before the Tanuki, Part 1"
 (ワン・ミニット・ビフォア・ザ・タヌキ PART 1)
June 11, 2015 (2015-06-11)
Nancy and Ninja Slayer sneak into a Yoroshisan facility for intel, but they are tailed by Survival Dojo and a ninja hacker called Daedalus.
10"One Minute Before the Tanuki, Part 2"
 (ワン・ミニット・ビフォア・ザ・タヌキ PART 2)
June 18, 2015 (2015-06-18)
Ninja Slayer fights the Survival Dojo ninjas so that Nancy can gather the intel, who in turn also has a problem of her own.
11"Menace of Darkninja"
June 25, 2015 (2015-06-25)
Ninja Slayer heads to one of Dragon Dojo's safe houses to cure his master's disease. However, he is unaware that he is being followed by a Soukai ninja that has a deep connection to him.
12"Day of the Lobster"
July 2, 2015 (2015-07-02)
Ninja Slayer rescues Nancy from Lobster, only to rescue her again when Lobster is mysteriously resurrected.
13"Swan Song Sung by a Faded Crow, Part 1"
 (スワン・ソング・サング・バイ・ア・フェイデッド・クロウ PART 1)
July 9, 2015 (2015-07-09)
Yamoto meets Kagi Tanaka AKA Silver Karasu, who eventually becomes her future sensei. However, Silver Karasu is also on the verge of death.
14"Swan Song Sung by a Faded Crow, Part 2"
 (スワン・ソング・サング・バイ・ア・フェイデッド・クロウ PART 2)
July 16, 2015 (2015-07-16)
Yamoto shows her improvement with iaido while Kagi makes his last decision before perishing.
15"Sushi Night at the Barricade"
July 23, 2015 (2015-07-23)
A riot breaks out between residence resistance and Omura Industry.
16"At the Treasonersville"
July 30, 2015 (2015-07-30)
Ninja Slayer stays and observes the resistance that Yukano (now going by Amnesia) has joined after having lost her memories.
17"Treasure Every Meeting"
August 6, 2015 (2015-08-06)
Along her travels, Yamoto meets Genocide, a runaway zombie ninja.
18"Ever Felt Cheated?"
August 13, 2015 (2015-08-13)
19"Stranger Stranger Than Fiction, Part 1"
 (ストレンジャー・ストレンジャー・ザン・フィクション PART 1)
August 20, 2015 (2015-08-20)
Ninja Slayer planned an assassination of Laomoto, only to find out that he knew all about it.
20"Stranger Stranger Than Fiction, Part 2"
 (ストレンジャー・ストレンジャー・ザン・フィクション PART 2)
August 27, 2015 (2015-08-27)
Ninja Slayer gives chase to rescue Nancy from former Soukai Ninjas.
21"Neo-Saitama in Flames, Part 1: Like a Bloodarrow Straight"
 (ネオ=サイタマ・イン・フレイム PART 1:ライク・ア・ブラッドアロー・ストレート)
September 3, 2015 (2015-09-03)
After recovering, Ninja Slayer continues searching for Nancy while running into familiar faces.
22"Neo-Saitama in Flames, Part 2: Darkninja Returns"
 (ネオ=サイタマ・イン・フレイム PART 2:ダークニンジャ・リターンズ)
September 10, 2015 (2015-09-10)
Ninja Slayer has a rematch with Darkninja.
23"Neo-Saitama in Flames, Part 3: And You Will Know Him by the Trail of Ninja"
 (ネオ=サイタマ・イン・フレイム PART 3:アンド・ユー・ウィル・ノウ・ヒム・バイ・ザ・トレイル・オブ・ニンジャ)
September 17, 2015 (2015-09-17)
Ninja Slayer, with the help of Nancy, fights though the Soukai's Six Gate Ninjas to get to Laomoto.
24"Neo-Saitama in Flames, Part 4: Dark Dusk, Darker Dawn: Part 1"
 (ネオ=サイタマ・イン・フレイム PART 4:ダークダスク・ダーカードーン part1)
September 24, 2015 (2015-09-24)
Ninja Slayer begins his fight with the Soukai Syndicate leader, Laomoto.
25"The Best of Ninja Slayer from Animation"
 (ニンジャスレイヤー 傑作選)
October 1, 2015 (2015-10-01)
A compilation of shorts that weren't seen during the season.
26"Neo-Saitama in Flames, Part 5: Dark Dusk, Darker Dawn: Part 2"
 (ネオ=サイタマ・イン・フレイム PART 5:ダークダスク・ダーカードーン part2)
October 8, 2015 (2015-10-08)
The conclusion of Ninja Slayer's battle with Laomoto Khan.


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