Ninin ga Shinobuden

Japanese name: Ninin ga Shinobuden [2x2=Shinobuden: The Nonsense Kunoichi Fiction]
Japanese name: ニニンがシノブ伝
English name: 2x2=Shinobuden; Ninja Nonsense: The Legend of Shinobu; Ninja Nonsense
Dates: July 11, 2004-September 26, 2004 (dates based on tvk broadcast)
Broadcast time: Saturday, 25:00-25:30 (Sunday, 1:00-1:30 am) (time based on tvk broadcast)
Number of episodes: 12 (13)
Animation Studio: ufotable
Production Company:
Broadcaster: Television Kanagawa (tvk)
Creator(s): Ryoichi Koga (manga)
Series Director: Haruo Sotozaki, Hitoyuki Matsui (supervisor)
Episode Director(s):
Planning: Ryunosuke Kingetsu (series composition)
Art Director: Hiroshi Ohno
Art Design: Emi Chiba (color design)
Character Designer(s): Jun Shibata
Animator(s): Jun Shibata (director), Toshimitsu Kobayashi (director), Takuro Takahashi (director), Kei Sakai (director), Kazuhisa Kosuga (director)
Sound: Jin Aketagawa (director)
Voice Actors
(regular characters):
Nana Mizuki (Shinobu), Ayako Kawasumi (Kaede), Rie Kugimiya (Miyabi), Norio Wakamoto (Onsokumaru)
Genre(s): comedy, martial arts, ninjas, teenagers
Home Video
Japan: DVD (BIBA 5221-5227)
United States: DVD (Right Stuf, 4 discs, box set)
Note(s): Each episode is composed of two short cartoons. A thirteenth episode was released with the home video version of the series.

To see what other animated programs were out at the same time as Ninin ga Shinobuden go to the Chronology of Animation.

Note on finding copies of programs:
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Last update: March 15, 2009
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