Director - Sunghoo Park
Produced by Sola Entertainment
Animation by E&H Production
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.
"This is a story I've always wanted to tell," said Park. "Transgression and punishment of a ninja who loses everything and goes out for revenge, and what lies at the end of his road. I am very excited about this new project and hope fans will be too."
Ninja Kamui features character designs by Takeshi Okazaki (Afro Samurai, Star Wars Visions, Batman: Ninja), and is produced by E&H Production and Sola Entertainment (Lord of The Rings: War of The Rohirrim, Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Ultraman)
The action looks top notch ngl.
Idk how many more "avenging dead family/wife" tales I can take before it all gets too boring/samey, but I'll check this one out.
Just watched the first episode. Animation is gorgeous and the action scenes are sooo f***ing good. Story seems generic and there isn’t much in terms of characterization, but I’ll give it a few more episodes before I write it off in that department. Regardless, if this concludes with 1 season, I can see it being a VERY rewatchable show
Checked out the first three episodes. Like I suspected, the action is the highlight and seems to be what the show dedicated it's time to, because the plot is bland as oats. I genuinely have no idea if a human being wrote this, but they definitely concocted a rather dull story using every tired action thriller cliché you can think of.
See this protagonist and his happy family? Do they seem too happy together? Are their moments sickly sweet? You're right. They will die.
See that detective snooping around on a dangerous case? Will he get taken off the...yeah, he gets taken off the case.
Oh, and what about that large tech company? Does it seem like it's up to no g....yeah, of course it's shady, and involved with the big baddies of the show.
Ninja Kamui is basically John Wick, with its secret society of ninjas, and the brooding protagonist, even though he's boring. He also has two cops or former cops? They're his sidekicks and have weak banter. Seriously, whenever there's no action scene on screen, I'm fighting for my life to pay attention, but if you don't care about characters and you just want to see some well choreographed action, this show will more than deliver. The action sequences are really, really good and the animation is pretty slick. I even like the ending theme song. It's a shame about the writing though.