12 Best Ninja Anime with Jaw-Dropping Action Scenes!

Best Ninja Anime List

Usually, Ninja stories are ridiculously compelling with all the fancy stuff like Kunais, awe-struck stunts, and many more impeccable combat situations.

But anime shows can take these stunts to the next level, and that’s where you see the term” Ninja anime.” So, here is the list of best ninja anime you’ll enjoy binge-watching.

Best Ninja Anime List!

12. Ninja Slayer

Ninja Slayer From Animation-Best Ninja Anime List!

When a salary man, Kenji Fujikido lost his wife and child in a ninja turf war, he was possessed by an enigmatic ninja soul. Cheating his death, he became a “Ninja Slayer,” who is set on killing evil ninja who disturb peace.

Despite how serious the plot sounds, the anime is actually hilarious at times. You either don’t like the artsyle in the anime or love it to death. Ninja Slayer is a tongue in a cheek anime which might end up becoming one of your favorites.

11. The Dagger of Kamui

The Dagger of Kamui- Best Ninja Anime List!

When Jiro is falsely accused of the murder of his family, he flees from the village and meets a priest who puts him through a rigorous training.

Years later, Jiro discovers the clues to murderers and criminals who are attempting to isolate Japan from the rest of the world. Together with a female ninja, Oyuki, he sets out on a journey to find the true mastermind behind all of this.

The Dagger of Kamui is one of the best anime movies we’ve come across in a while. From ninja action to revenge, betrayal to a pirate’s treasure, it has everything you need in a movie. If you’re looking for an excellent Ninja anime movie, watch it.

10. Flame of Recca

Flame of Recca- Best Ninja Anime List!

Recca has a dream of becoming a Ninja, which is a part of history in this age. However, when he meets a mysterious woman, she reveals about Recca’s past, and now he must stop Kurei’s evil plans by mastering his flame elemental power.

Flame of Recca is a breathtaking Ninja anime if you’re in for some stunning action scenes. The characters have fighting styles and gives you a Yu Yu Hakusho feel where tactics and strategy are involved. Overall, a decent action anime with Ninjas which you’ll enjoy very much.

9. Brave 10

Brave 10- Best Ninja Anime List!

During the Warring States period, lords are battling for the country by betraying and backstabbing. The legendary ninja Saizou Kirigakure has had enough and decides to live in peace.

However, when a mysterious girl crosses paths with him, he gets dragged into the struggle between the warlords.

Brave 10 did a splendid job in introducing each character with their own episode and bring them together later on. Everything from the action to the story is well-fleshed out, and if you’re looking for a unique Ninja anime, this one is for you.

8. Ninja Hattori

Ninja Hattori- Best Ninja Anime List!

Kenichi is a kind boy who leads a normal life, but when he meets a ninja named Hattori, everything changes. Hattori, along with his brother Shinzo and dog, stays with Kenichi, making his life full of excitement and wonders.

Not exaggerating, but this show was literally our childhood. Every episode was very entertaining with different daily life situations, and if you’re looking for a fun Ninja anime with lots of humor, try it out.

7. Ninja Girl & Samurai Master

Ninja Girl & Samurai Master- Best Ninja Anime List!

Set in 1555, Warring States period, the story follows a young man named Oda Nobunaga who dreams of unifying the Japan’s military might. A young girl admires him and decides to become a Ninja and help him with his goal.

So, what happens when a cute ninja accompanies a determined person? Well, hilarity ensues with each incident. It is a perfect mix of comedy and historical setting, and a bingeworthy show if you don’t mind a slow start.

6. Nintama Rantarou

Nintama Rantarou- Best Ninja Anime List!

Rantarou, Kirimaru, and Shinbei are currently residing in the Ninja Academy as the apprentices, and they are called “Nintamas.” Their job is to learn everything related to ninja, but they’d rather eat and play all day.

Nintama Rantarou is a kind of anime you’d watch as cartoon in your childhood (yes, just like Doraemon and Ninja Hattori).

It is nothing extraordinary that you can binge-watch, instead it is quite the opposite. You can enjoy it watching in your spare time.

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5. King of Nabari

Nabari no Ou- Best Ninja Anime List!
Alt Title: Nobari no Ou

Miharu lives a carefree life and he loves it. However, (it all starts with however) an ultimate power is hidden within him, for which ninja groups from the secret world would kill. Thanks to a few ninja friends, can Miharu grasp the power? Or will he end up falling prey instead?

One thing we can assure you with this Ninja anime is, the Unpredictability. The plot is intriguing and feels very original.

It may even move you emotionally if you’re a sensitive person. Well, you can watch it if you love Ninja anime with some good action.

4. Black Fox

Black Fox- Best Ninja Anime List!

In the futuristic world, Rikka resides in a corner of the city in a Ninja clan looking up to his father. However, her normal life gets distorted with an attack which drives them into a tough situation. What will she do to overcome the crisis?

Black Fox felt surprisingly good for us, with a setting similar to Disney animated series. The premise suited well with the world building and throughout the movie, you won’t be taking your eyes off the screen.

3. Basilisk

Basilisk- Best Ninja Anime List!

Oboro and Gennosuke have been lovers despite being the successors of opposing ninja clans.

When the treaty broke down, they are forced to lead the clans into battle. Can these lovers afford to sacrifice everything or stay true to their relationship?

Basilisk is a brutiful (brutal + beautiful) anime. Instead of constant action/politics theme, it presents love/hate and peace/war situation by gripping the viewer until the end.

If you’re looking for a Ninja anime with a lot of battle scenes and beautiful love story, watch it.

2. Ninja Scrolls

Ninja Scrolls- Best Ninja Anime List!

A wandering swordsman meets with a deadly female ninja and an old monk as fate decides. The fate of Japan lies in the hands of this trio as they fight an enemy who’s, literally, Immortal.

Ninja Scrolls is more of a fast-paced & violent tale with riveting combat sequences. Within the first thirty seconds of the anime, you’ll be amazed by how straightforward it is, and that’s exactly why you should watch it.

1. Naruto

Naruto- Best Ninja Anime List!

Growing up alone and receiving nothing but hate from the villagers, a young Ninja named Naruto determined to become the Hokage of the Hidden Village. But this Ninja world comes with numerous obstacles that question his very existence.

There is literally no human being in the world with little anime knowledge not familiar with this anime. Naruto is the best Ninja anime you’ll ever see, or even the best among all the anime series.

Final Thoughts!

Well, there you have the perfect Ninja anime list. We made sure to include different types of sub-genres in between to make it as flexible as possible. We hope you’ll enjoy watching these anime series.

So, is Naruto your Ninja anime? What is your favorite anime with Ninjas? Let us know your thoughts in the comment section below.

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