Ninjala TV Anime Unveils Cast, Staff, Theme Song Artists
The official website for the television anime of GungHo Online Entertainment's Ninjala Nintendo Switch game announced the anime's main cast, main staff, theme song artists, and January 8 premiere on Thursday. The website also posted the anime's key visual:
The television anime will retain the main cast from the previous net anime:
Takahiro Sakurai as Burton
Akari Kitō as Berecca
Hiroki Yasumoto as Ron
Junko Minagawa as Jane
Yumiko Kobayashi as Van
Aoi Yūki as Lucy
Ayumu Murase as Kappei
Megumi Han as Emma
Honoka Inoue as Gumchi
Mamoru Kanbe (The Promised Neverland, Elfen Lied) is directing the television anime at OLM, and Shinzō Fujita (To Your Eternity, MazinKaiser, Shin Megami Tensei Devil Children) is in charge of the series scripts. Atsushi Suzuki (Pokémon the Movie: The Power of Us animation director) is designing the characters. Yasuyuki Uragami is directing the sound, and Takahiro Obata (Cinderella Nine, The Promised Neverland) is composing the music.
Singer Kyary Pamyu Pamyu is returning from the game itself and the net anime to perform the television anime's opening theme song "Maybe Baby." Singer Wolpis Carter is performing the ending theme song "Ninjalaic Ninja," which was written, composed, and arranged by Nayutalien.
The anime will premiere on TV Tokyo and five other affiliated stations on Saturday, January 8 at 10:30 a.m. (January 9 at 8:30 p.m. EST).
A 3DCG animated short based on the game debuted in March 2020. The original 2D net anime shorts premiered in June 2020 on the Ninjala franchise's official YouTube channel. The net anime was a co-production between Studio Hibari and Domerica.
The free-to-play online Switch game launched in June 2020. The game was originally slated for spring 2019.
GOE describes the game's story:
Ninjala is a morphing ninja gum action game that allows players to blow bubble gum to craft weapons and use the unconventional fighting method ninjutsu. Adapting to different landscapes, players must use lightning fast reflexes and super parkour mechanics to combat and counter their opponents. The game brings a new era to the world of ninjas through online battles against other players.
Takeshi Arakawa (Dissidia: Final Fantasy senior director and co-producer, The World Ends with You planning director) and Kazuki Morishita (Puzzle & Dragons, LET IT DIE executive producer) designed the game. The game supports up to eight-player multiplayer, local or online.
Source: Ninjala television anime's website, Comic Natalie