Nintama Rantaro Anime Gets 30th Anime Series in Spring 2022
NHK revealed on Wednesday that the 30th series in the Nintama Rantaro anime franchise will premiere in spring 2022, starting a 30th anniversary celebration for the franchise. A 30th anniversary website also opened on Wednesday.
NHK also revealed a 30th anniversary logo for the franchise.
Soubee Amako's original Rakudai Ninja Rantarō ninja gag manga centers around Rantarō, a ninja apprentice at an elite ninjutsu academy in historical Japan. As elementary students, Rantarō and his ninja-in-training friends are called "Nintama" — a contraction of the words "ninja" and "tamago" ("egg").
The manga inspired the Nintama Rantaro television anime in 1993, and NHK's E-tele channel is still airing the 10-minute anime every weekday, including the current 29th series. The manga also inspired two anime films and two live-action films. Takashi Miike directed the first live-action film.
Sources: Nintama Rantaro anime's Twitter account, Comic Natalie