DMM pictures and TROYCA’s original anime Shinobi no Ittoki unveiled the first key visual, a teaser PV, and an October 2022 premiere date. The project was announced back in February 2022.
The plot follows ninjas from two conflicting schools, Iga and Koga, whose descendants are still around to this day. The protagonist Ittoki Sakuraba lives an ordinary life without knowing that ninjas exist, but one day he faces an assassination attempt that leads to him learning about a secret – he is the head of the Iga clan. Ittoki ends up choosing to live as a ninja to survive.
The key visual unveiled depicts Ittoki Sakuraba, his childhood friend, female ninja Kosetsu, and Iga’s strongest ninja Tokisada Kaga.
Ryota Osaka, known as the Demon King in The Devil Is a Part-Timer!, will voice Ittoki Sakuraba. Haruka Shiraishi, the voice of Fumino Furuhashi in We Never Learn will play Kosetsu. Katsuyuki Konishi (Tengen Uzui in Demon Slayer) will be Tokisada Kaga. Kikuko Inoue (Mirellia Q Melromarc in The Rising of the Shield Hero) will join the anime as Yumika Sakuraba, the former head of Iga.
The main staff members are listed as follows:
- Director: Shu Watanabe
- Series Composer and Script Writer: Minato Takano
- General Animation Director and Character Designer: Isamu Suzuki
- Music: TOMISIRO
DMM pictures posted a 1-minute length teaser PV for the anime on YouTube. You can check it out below:
Along with the information, it was also announced that TROYCA will have a live stream on YouTube titled “TROYCA Secret Night Shucchoban! ~Soritsu 9 Shunen Nonbiri Talk~”, seemingly a relaxed talk to commemorate the animation studio’s 9th anniversary. It is supposed to begin on May 23 at 7 p.m.