Cyberpunk Twitter Novel “Ninja Slayer” Made into Anime Series
“Ninja Slayer” main character Fujikido is on a mission to avenge the deaths of his wife and child at the hands of ninja.
An anime adaptation of Twitter-distributed science fiction novel “Ninja Slayer” began airing on streaming video site Niconico Douga on April 16th.
Created by mysterious American authors Bradley Bond and Philip “Ninj@” Morzez, a Japanese translation of “Ninja Slayer” was released on Twitter starting in 2010. Bound volumes were published starting in 2012, while the entire Twitter version of the story to date remains free to read online. The story, set in the fictional cyberpunk city of Neo Saitama, follows a super-powered protagonist trying to get revenge on the ninja who killed his wife and child.
The anime adaptation is produced by Trigger, known for their work on “Kill la Kill”. Character design is handled by “Gurren Lagann” and “Kill la Kill” director Hiroyuki Imaishi, with Imaishi’s successor, Akira Amamiya, serving as series director and story lead.
The newest volume of the novel series was also released simultaneously with the anime on April 16th.
Secondary character designers include Yusuke Yoshigaki, saitom, Serere Inato, and Shinjiro.
The newest Japanese volume of the novel series. The first volume, titled “Ninja Slayer: Neo Saitama in Flames”, is currently available in English.