Anime Expo 2014 held a panel with the producers and cast of Kill la Kill. The co-director of Kill la Kill and director of Inferno Cop, Akira Amemiya has announced that he will be directing Studio Trigger’s upcoming anime, Ninja Slayer.
Studio Trigger (Kill la Kill, Little Witch Academia) will produce the anime in 2015. The main theme song of the anime has already been revealed as Back in Black from Boom Boom Satellites, who also did the Ending themes for Mobile Suit Gundam UC. The first promotional video for Ninja Slayer will also be revealed at Anime Expo 2014.
In addition, two new posters drawn by Takashi Okazaki, the artist behind Afro Samurai, has released.
Ninja Slayer originally began as pieces of translation of Bradley Bond and Philip Ninj@ Morzez’s work on Twitter. The story gained popularity and was eventually compiled into a novel published by Enterbrain in 2012. A total of 8 volumes have been compiled so far. Two manga adaptations have been produced on Bradley and Philip’s work, which started serialization last year. A third manga series will be releasing this year. In addition, a drama CD was also produced starring Toshiyuki Morikawa (Minato Namikaze in Naruto) as Kenji Fujikido, the ninja slayer.
Here is a synopsis of the series from MAL:
Ninja Slayer is a series of novels which follow Kenji Fujikido who vows to hunt down and kill ninjas after his family is slain during a ninja battle. The stories are set in the futuristic city of Neo Saitama.
Ninja Slayer will be airing sometime during 2015 and will be produced by Studio Trigger. More information about the anime will release in the upcoming months. The first promotional video will be available on July 6th.
Source Images – Ninja Slayer Anime Website
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