Sunghoo Park, the director behind MAPPA’s Jujutsu Kaisen and The God of High School, is working on a new original Toonami series, titled Ninja Kamui. E&H Production and Sola Entertainment (Blade Runner: Black Lotus, Ultraman) are producing the work, which will have character designs by Takeshi Okazaki. Okazaki previously worked on Summer Wars as a character designer and is also known for writing and illustrating the Afro Samurai manga.
Ninja Kamui plot was described as:
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.
The concept visual for the work, which will be available on Toonami’s Adult Swim and HBO Max, was revealed:
Sunghoo Park stated that this is a story he’s always wanted to tell: “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.” In addition to Jujusu Kaisen and The God of High School, Park also directed MAPPA’s Garo: Vanishing Line. In the recent years he worked on Zombie Land Saga, Banana Fish, Devilman: Crybaby, and more. His most recent title is Jujutsu Kaisen 0 movie, which he directed and storyboarded.
Ninja Kamui was announced together with the Rick and Morty spin-off anime.
Source: Warner Media Press Release
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