It’s back-to-back excitement for fans waiting since 2022 for news on Ninja Kamui, the latest anime-in-the-making under Jujutsu Kaisen director, Park Sunghoo.
Just four days after confirming Ninja Kamui’s premiere on 10 February, programming block Adult Swim made a surprise attack on the fandom by unveiling the series’ official trailer.
An original action series produced by E&H Production and Sola Entertainment, the official description of the series (given by Adult Swim) is as follows:
“Ninja Kamui follows Joe Higan who is a Nukenin – a former ninja who escaped his clan and is hiding from his violent past in rural America with his family. One night, he is ambushed by a team of assassins from his former organization who exact a bloody retribution on Joe and his family for betraying their ancient code.
Rising from his seeming “death,” Joe will re-emerge as his former self – Ninja Kamui – to avenge his family and friends. Kamui is a 21st century ninja, a shadowy anachronism who pits his ancient skills against high-tech weaponry with brutal finesse. He must face off against trained assassins, combat cyborgs, and rival ninjas to bring down the very clan that made him.”
A stunning lineup of staff is working alongside Park on this series, including Okazaki Takashi (Afro Samurai) who will be shaping character designs, and Yann Le Gall (No Game No Life) who will be helming the art direction of the series.
While no official announcement of other staff or voice actors has been made, the intensely heart-racing preview is giving us high hopes and anticipation for what’s to come.
Ninja Kamui is now set to air on Adult Swim in the Toonami programming block at 12am and 3am EST (GMT+7), the first time slot airing the English dub, and the second airing the English-subtitled version respectively. The episode will then be available for streaming on Max the following day.
Accompanying the anime is the release of a video game adaptation titled Ninja Kamui: Shinobi Origins, set for release in spring 2024, although details have yet to be released.