adult swim also continues to expand its catalog of original anime, and in addition to catching us by surprise with the new anime of ‘Rick and Morty‘, has also given the green light to ‘Ninja Kamui’. This new series will be led by Sunghoo Parkdirector of ‘Jujutsu Kaisen 0‘ and ‘God of High School’.
Expanding the anime grid on Adult Swim
‘Ninja Kamui’ is an original series that follows ****Joe Higan, a former ninja who escaped from his clan and hides from his dark past in a small town in rural America, where he lives with his family. One night his past ends up catching up with him and he is ambushed by his old organization, who bloodily punish Joe and his family. To avenge his family and friends, Joe becomes Ninja Kamui, a 21st century ninja who combines the traditional skills of his clan with modern technology.
The new anime is conceived as an action-packed story that combines the best of traditional ninja stories with modern settings and a touch of science fiction.
“This is a story I’ve always wanted to tell,” said Park. “The transgression and punishment of a ninja who loses everything and seeks revenge…and what awaits him at the end of the road. I am very excited about this project and I hope the fans are too.”
To celebrate the announcement of the new anime series, those responsible have already shared a first poster for ‘Ninja Kamui’. It’s still a bit early to get an idea of what visual style the animation will have, but we do know that it will feature character designs from Takesha Okazaki and is produced from E&H Production and Sola Entertainment.
“Toonami helped introduce anime to audiences in the United States 25 years ago, and continues to create dynamic new originals for a new generation of anime fans,” said Adult Swim President Michael Ouweleen. “These two series continue to build on the legacy of original titles such as ‘Fena: Pirate Princess’, ‘Blade Runner: Black Lotus’ and ‘Shenmue; the Animation’, as well as ‘Uzumaki’ and ‘Housing Complex C’, which premiere this year.’