The previously announced Under Ninja anime has revealed additional cast members. Tezuka Productions (My Home Hero, The Café Terrace and Its Goddesses, The Dawn of the Witch) is animating the series, which is set to premiere this October.
The additional cast includes Chika Anzai as Kawado, Cho as Ono, Shuichi Uchida as Eita, and Sora Tokui as Noguchi. Previously announced cast members are Taito Ban as Kuro Kumogakure, Tarusuke Shingaki as Kato, Tasuku Hatanaka as Miracle Hibi, Atsumi Tanezaki as Suzuki, and Daiki Yamashita as Shion Hachiya.
Satoshi Kuwabara is directing the series, with Keiichiro Oochi doing the series composition. Meanwhile, Nobutero Yuuki is doing the character designs, while Reina Iwasaki and Akio Ujiie will both serve as animation directors. Pony Canyon will be responsible for the music work. Other staff members include:
- Natsuma Yamada (Prop Designer)
- Seiji Handa (Mechanical Prop Designer)
- Satoshi Motoyama (Sound Production)
- DAX Production (Sound Work)
- Wataru Uchida (Editing)
- Masami Saito (Art Director)
- Yumi Aburaya (Color Designer)
- Takeshi Shimura (Photography Director)
- Hideyuki Sakai (3DCG Work)
The Under Ninja anime is based on a manga series written and illustrated by Kengo Hanazawa. It has been serialized in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine since July 2018. Denpa has licensed the manga in English, describing the first volume as:
After World War II, Allied Command in Japan developed a new agency to help manage terrorism and violence within the Pacific region. The agency was staffed with ninja and they were initially tasked to handle domestic affairs. Eventually that program grew to its current form, managing 20,000 ninja across a range of domestic and international affairs. One of those ninja happens to be Kudo. The seventeen-year-old high school loser is now poised to be the next line of defense against a potential surge in foreign assassins invading Tokyo.
Source: Official Website
©Kengo Hanazawa, Kodansha/Under Ninja Production Committee