Ninja Girl & Samurai Master – Preview
Ninja Girl & Samurai Master:
Original Air Dates: October 4th, 2016 – ???
Synopsis: 1555: The Warring States Period of Japan. One young man holds a big dream, and that young man, known as an empty-headed fool, is Oda Nobunaga. Nobunaga dreams of unifying Japan under his military might, and he’s aided by one air-headed young girl, Chidori, who becomes his personal Ninja. Along with other characters like errand boy Hideyoshi, Tsundere Nene, and Straight Man Mitsuhide it’s time for the comical take on Japan’s most famous period in history to begin!
1st Episode Review (Warning: Some Spoilers to Follow):
Linny: Right from the very start, the simplistic character design is a dead giveaway to the simple comedy and story that Ninja Girl delivers. It’s adorable and even childish in a sense, the kind that you can watch with almost anyone. The humour consists of some slapstick comedy, which just brims over with cuteness.
Tom: Ninja Girl’s story is exceedingly simple and lends itself to the humor that peppers this short-form anime. The jokes aren’t necessarily laugh out loud funny, but coupled with Chidori’s adorable, slightly oblivious, and carefree nature it all works to bring a smile to your lips. And for something only three minutes an episode that’s better than what most short anime can provide.
Linny: Even though she’s a kid featured in a short form show, Chidori might steal your heart with her headstrong nature, combined with her cluelessness and sincerity. She’s fiercely determined, inventive and independent and it’s no wonder that her friend, Sukezo is hopelessly in love and devoted to her. The two of them make a cute pair and Chidori’s oblivious and hyper nature will play off well against Sukezo’s shy and precocious character.
Tom: It cannot be emphasized enough how adorable Chidori is. From her weirdness to her adorable looks it’s hard not to be drawn to her. And as female characters go, she’s quite capable. Sure she’s a bit weird, and some of her elders question her competence, but as seen in the image below she’s a capable woman.
Linny: The designs, as mentioned earlier, are simplistic and chibi in nature and work flawlessly with the kind of content offered here, highlighting the comedic expressions and cuteness of the show and its cast.
Tom: This season’s been pretty light on shorts so far, although all that changes today (October 5th) when four new shorts launch. But they’ve got their work cut out for them as Ninja Girl is pretty high up there in terms of short-form quality. It’s adorable, it’s funny and I think right now it’s the short-form anime to beat. Some seasons go by where I don’t find a single short-form that matches the quality I expect, but Ninja Girl has easily surpassed my expectations and stands as something I whole heartedly recommend.
Linny: Ninja Girl is aiming to be one of this season’s cutest comedies and shorts so far. If you’re the kind of viewer that enjoys watching shows with chibi characters doing silly and cutesy hijinks, this is going to be a must watch.
Ninja Girl & Samurai Master is available for streaming via Crunchyroll.com