|Poster image drawn by Takashi Okazaki|
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STUDIO TRIGGER’S AKIRA AMEMIYA TAKES THE DIRECTION IN THE PRODUCTION OF NINJA SLAYER FROM ANIMATION, STARTING 2015!
LOS ANGELES, CA., July 3, 2014 –Leading anime voice over and music company STARCHILD is excited to announce that Studio TRIGGER will begin production of NINJA SLAYER FROM ANIMATION in 2015. It will be directed by Akira Amemiya, critically acknowledged director of successful television anime series KILL la KILL,and the main theme will be performed by BOOM BOOM SATELLITES. The team of TRIGGER has promised to bring the heart-pounding ninja story to life like never before! The first teaser trailer for NINJA SLAYER FROM ANIMATION was shown today during a discussion panel at Anime Expo 2014 in Los Angeles, CA, and will be made available in the show's revamped official website (www.ninjaslayer-animation.com)at 8:00AM (PST) on July 6th.
Free giveaways of “Menpo” (Ninja Slayer’s mask), sample booklets containing the original NINJA SLAYER novel and a Comptiq comic book will be available at the GOOD SMILE COMPANY booth during Anime Expo 2014. Additional merchandise will also be available for sale and Ninja Slayer himself will make surprise appearances for photo shoots.
About NINJA SLAYER FROM ANIMATION
Original story written by Bradley Bond and PhilpNinj@ Morzez; translation by Yu Honda and LeikaSugi
Series Director: Akira Amemiya
Main Theme: BOOM BOOM SATELLITES
Animation Production: Studio TRIGGER
About BOOM BOOM SATELLITES
The rock band, consisting of Masayuki Nakano and Michiyuki Kawashima, had their big break when they debuted in Europe in 1997. They have been incorporating elements of both electronic music and rock to create music unlike any before, and thus they have earned their position among the best Japanese creative talents. Their European release of a 12-inch single marks a turning point. The European music magazine, Melody Maker, compared the impact of their debutto those of The Chemical Brothers and The Prodigy, and the record was highly praised by the media. In 1998, they performed at a major European rock festival and toured with Underworld in Europe, triumphantly returning to Japan. In October of the same year, they released their first album OUT LOUD. They then turned to America, touring with Moby for three months. Following their American tour, they worked vigorously, releasing the albums UMBRA and PHOTON. In 2004, they produced the music for the hit movie APPLESEED, achieving further success. Including Glastonberry in the UK, they regularly perform at festivals both domestically and abroad, and they have headlined the FUJI ROCK FESTIVAL. They have enjoyed immense popularity as creators and artists since their debut, and they are bombarded with endless offers for compositions and remixes.
Kenji Fujikido is a salaryman whose wife and child were killed in a ninja turf war. In a brush with his own death, Fujikido is possessed by an enigmatic ninja soul known as Naraku Ninja. Fujikido cheats death and becomes “Ninja Slayer” -a Grim Reaper destined to kill evil ninja, committed to a personal war of vengeance. Set in the dystopian underworld of Neo-Saitama, Ninja Slayer takes on Soukai Syndicate ninja in mortal combat.
Find more info at NINJA SLAYER’s website: http://otakumode.com/sp/ninjaslayer
More anime info will be coming to the NINJA SLAYER FROM ANIMATION official website: www.ninjaslayer-animation.com