You can’t be too sure what might be lurking in the shadows, but if you’re being hunted by a ninja, then you probably won’t know until it’s too late. During the feudal era of Japan, ninjas were fearless assassins who lived by a code that valued stealth and skill over brute strength. Stories of these ninjas have been told for years, and here are five great Animes about Ninjas you will need to watch.
Often described as one of ninja anime‘s most important films, Ninja Scroll follows the story of ninja Jubei Kibagami who, after being poisoned, requires an antidote that can only be retrieved by defeating The Eight Devils of Kimon, a supernatural, Demon possessed ninja clan.
In this ninja Romeo and Juliet, Gennosuke Kouga and Oboro Iga, members of separate ninja clans, are set to be married, however, the Shogun of Japan decides that the leader of each clan will send ten ninjas to fight to the death to decide who will become Japan’s new Shogun. Will their relationship outlast this war in this samurai anime?
Nabari no Ou
In this contemporary series, Miharu Rokujou is a normal high school student, until one day he is attacked by a ninja. Surprisingly, Miharu has a hidden power within himself that other ninjas desire, so with the aid of his friends, Miharu will have to fight off other ninjas to become king of Nabari.
Flame of Recca
While everyone may think ninjas are a thing of the past, Recca, who can create flames from his right hand, believes that he can become a Ninja. One day, after meeting a girl named Yanagi, he discovers that he’s descended from the ninja clan Hokage, but now there is another ninja clan out to defeat him.
One of the most popular Animes of all time, Naruto, a flamboyant, orange jumpsuit wearing, Headband wielding ninja, dreams of becoming the leader of his ninja village, but first he must learn what it takes to become a ninja, if he hopes to make that dream a reality.