“Under Ninja” Manga Gets Live-Action Film Adaptation

In the latest 18th issue of Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine, it was announced on Monday that Kengo Hanazawa’s manga “Under Ninja” is set to receive a live-action movie adaptation. The revelation teased the cast and staff of the upcoming film as “top ninja secret.”

Published in English by manga publisher Denpa, “Under Ninja” is described as follows:

“A high school loner is given the part-time job of a lifetime as a modern-day ninja tasked to perform international assassinations. After World War II, Allied Command in Japan developed a new agency to help manage terrorism and violence within the Pacific region.

Under Ninja Manga Gets Live-Action (Credits: Amazon Japan)

“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 ninjas happens to be Kurō. 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.”

Under Ninja Manga Gets Live-Action (Credits: Amazon Japan)

Hanazawa, known for his work on “I am a Hero,” began the ongoing “Under Ninja” manga series in Kodansha’s Weekly Young Magazine in July 2018.

The manga has also inspired a television anime adaptation, which premiered on October 5. The anime featured Taito Ban as Kurō Kumogakure and Tarusuke Shingaki as Katō in leading roles.