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5th Jun '17 2:45:47 PM Sammettik
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*** Technically, only Scorpion is a ninja. Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot, Cyrax, Sektor, Smoke, and Frost all belong to the [[AluminumChristmasTrees Lin Kuei]]. Jade is Kitana's bodyguard, who is a princess, and Mileena is a clone, both of whom would likely be trained in some form of self defense. Rain, also royalty, is also likely trained in self defense and Reptile is another bodyguard. Ermac might count just from the sheer amount of souls he is made with, probability might dictate one of them was a ninja in life. Chameleon may too, I don't know his backstory well, but Khameleon is just a warrior as well. Most of them are made fairly moot anyways, as only Scorpion and the Lin Kuei are from Earthrealm anyways.

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*** Technically, only Scorpion is a ninja. Sub-Zero, Noob Saibot, Cyrax, Sektor, Smoke, and Frost all belong to the [[AluminumChristmasTrees Lin Kuei]]. Jade is Kitana's bodyguard, who is a princess, and Mileena is a clone, both of whom would likely be trained in some form of self defense. Rain, also royalty, is also likely trained in self defense and Reptile is another bodyguard. Ermac might count just from the sheer amount of souls he is made with, probability might dictate one of them was a ninja in life. Chameleon may too, I don't know his backstory well, but Khameleon is just a warrior as well. Most of them are made fairly moot anyways, as only Scorpion and the Lin Kuei are from Earthrealm anyways.Earthrealm.
29th May '17 11:56:33 AM nombretomado
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*** In one ''WarriorsOrochi'' gaiden mission, Kunoichi and Nene face each other on the battlefield, and Kunoichi [[LampshadeHanging points this out]]: "Well, if it isn't my SpiritualSuccessor!" (exact words)

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*** In one ''WarriorsOrochi'' ''VideoGame/WarriorsOrochi'' gaiden mission, Kunoichi and Nene face each other on the battlefield, and Kunoichi [[LampshadeHanging points this out]]: "Well, if it isn't my SpiritualSuccessor!" (exact words)
28th May '17 3:53:54 PM nombretomado
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** Also, Kat & Ana from WarioWare appear as assist trophy.

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** Also, Kat & Ana from WarioWare ''VideoGame/WarioWare'' appear as assist trophy.
30th Apr '17 7:17:39 PM H2SO4
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** Of course, Jack himself is both a Ninja ''and'' a Samurai. His skills in Ninjutsu came in handy when he had to go through the labyrinth.
29th Apr '17 11:23:00 AM nombretomado
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* TimothyZahn's ''Literature/{{Blackcollar}}'': The Blackcollar commandos are obvious ninjas InSpace. Their favored weapons are shuriken and nunchaku -- low-tech to avoid enemy sensors.

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* TimothyZahn's Creator/TimothyZahn's ''Literature/{{Blackcollar}}'': The Blackcollar commandos are obvious ninjas InSpace. Their favored weapons are shuriken and nunchaku -- low-tech to avoid enemy sensors.
23rd Apr '17 4:18:28 PM nombretomado
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* In ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', Sixshot is presented as one of these. Subsequent series would feature [[Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce Sixknight]] and [[TransformersVictory Greatshot]], who were all members of the same secret order of ninja six-changers as Sixshot, called the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Six Clan]].

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* In ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', Sixshot is presented as one of these. Subsequent series would feature [[Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce Sixknight]] and [[TransformersVictory [[Anime/TransformersVictory Greatshot]], who were all members of the same secret order of ninja six-changers as Sixshot, called the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Six Clan]].
22nd Apr '17 1:34:47 PM nombretomado
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* A good number of ninjas feature in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' gameverse, most of them being more [[HighlyVisibleNinja visible]] than not.

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* A good number of ninjas feature in the ''{{Suikoden}}'' ''VideoGame/{{Suikoden}}'' gameverse, most of them being more [[HighlyVisibleNinja visible]] than not.
22nd Apr '17 2:09:36 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has the Yiga Clan, who were a group of rogue Sheikah that dedicated themselves to killing Link and Zelda in order to allow [[BigBad Ganon]] to take over. They typically wear [[TechnicolorNinja red and black costumes]], but can jump an unsuspecting player by disguising themselves as civilians.

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** ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfZeldaBreathOfTheWild'' has the Yiga Clan, who were are a group of rogue Sheikah that dedicated dedicate themselves to killing Link and Zelda in order to allow [[BigBad Ganon]] to take over. They typically wear [[TechnicolorNinja red and black costumes]], but can jump an unsuspecting player by disguising themselves as civilians.
20th Apr '17 11:32:57 AM camdensdaddy
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* ''Creator/TheCannonGroup's ninja trilogy: ''Film/EnterTheNinja'', ''Film/RevengeOfTheNinja'', and ''Film/NinjaIIITheDomination'':
3rd Apr '17 2:59:49 AM rafi
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* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' has many ninjas on both Kyo's and the Mibu clan's side. Sanada Yukimura has the Jyuuyuushi (The Ten Sanada Brave) which includes Sarutobi Sasuke and Kirigakure Saizo. Fuuma Kotaro is Sasuke's childhood friend, who is also one of the Jyuunishinnsho (The Twelve Heavenly Gods) and believes Sasuke had betrayed him.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Blazas S1 and S2, two way-smaller-than-usual {{Robeast}}s BigBad Dr. Hell built for a sabotaging mission. He especifically stated that they were ninjas. Although not very stealthy ([[http://garada.net/mediashare/o5-6e3kjgy0boqeow3l7uukwa5i2kl1s0-pre.jpg three-meter-tall, blue-and-yellow Mechanical Beasts tend to stand out]]), they played the part, leaping around over walls and from branch to branch, throwing shuriken and infiltrating into the enemy base.
* Almost everybody in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. [[HighlyVisibleNinja Not remotely stealthy about it]], either, though they ''are'' pretty tricky with things like duplication, illusions, and replacing yourself with '''''[[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries A LOG]]'''''.
** 'Ninja' in this series seems to simply refer to those who use [[MagicByAnyOtherName ninjutsu skills.]] The ANBU black ops division would be the local equivalent to ninja, as a group of elite warriors who are assassination experts.
** As is the {{Animesque}} counterpart ''WesternAnimation/ShurikenSchool''.
* The {{OVA}} version of ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' slyly acknowledges the origin of the traditional ninja garb -- The stage crew of the Imperial Theatre -- the secret headquarters of the Flower Division -- are all ninja, and ninja with all manner of "ninja magic" at that.
* The CanonForeigner Sasuke Sarugakure in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' subverts the character type by being borderline incompetent (he's clumsy and has virtually no combat capabilities, but is a master of stealth and can move too fast to be seen) in a neighborhood filled with world-class non-ninja martial artists. In the manga, WholesomeCrossdresser Konatsu plays it a little more straight. Ukyō Kuonji uses a spoof style that merges archetypical ninja moves with cooking tools.
* Similarly, the ninja in ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' are incompetent ninja who usually don't even carry shuriken; when they all suddenly produce shuriken and every one hits its target, causing another character to think that maybe they are skilled after all, one calls his mother on a cell phone to tell her that he has touched a shuriken for the first time.
* Yamazaki Susumu is one of the two ninja who appear in ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane''.
* Almost assuredly parodied in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. Midway through the story a [[McNinja German ninja]] is introduced and takes on the role of surrogate mentor to the protagonist, Domon. He even practices German Ninjutsu. Hilariously enough, he shuns the traditional garb of a ninja and dresses in clothes that are not remotely useful in maintaining stealth. Most absurd is [[CharClone the mask he wears]]. While it does obscure his features, it is painted in the bright, primary colors of the German flag and sports a jester hat-like protrusion.
** [[RuleOfCool That doubles as a shuriken.]]
** While he looks ridiculous, Schwartz is otherwise a straight example of a ninja. He's also extremely badass, able to fight on roughly the same level as Master Asia.
* ''Anime/{{Himawari}}!'' and its sequel series are all about the ninja. Most of the ninja in the series actually are fairly stealthy. The heroine herself...not so much.
* From the Red Ribbon arc from ''Manga/DragonBall'' we have Purple (what title he has depends on whether your watching the original or the dubbed version). He doesn't have any true powers, but he pulls a lot of classic ninja tricks including doppelgangers (Cardboard) invisibility (hiding under water with a straw to breathe) ... er ... he's not very good at it, [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain okay]]?
* Akira from ''Anime/MaiHiME'' and ''Anime/MaiOtome'' uses a lot of classic ninja tricks and tools, including shuriken, kunai and smoke bombs. She also uses the title "Secret Ninja", while fighting in disguise (which [[PaperThinDisguise doesn't fool anybody]]). Curiously, sometimes she's seen interacting with other shadowy kuroko-wearers, implying that she indeed is a genuine ninja from a genuine ninja clan, even though that never becomes a major plot-point.

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* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' has many ninjas on both Kyo's Kirino and the Mibu clan's side. Sanada Yukimura has the Jyuuyuushi (The Ten Sanada Brave) which includes Sarutobi Sasuke and Kirigakure Saizo. Fuuma Kotaro is Sasuke's childhood friend, who is also one of the Jyuunishinnsho (The Twelve Heavenly Gods) and believes Sasuke had betrayed him.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Blazas S1 and S2, two way-smaller-than-usual {{Robeast}}s BigBad Dr. Hell built for a sabotaging mission. He especifically stated that they were ninjas. Although not very stealthy ([[http://garada.net/mediashare/o5-6e3kjgy0boqeow3l7uukwa5i2kl1s0-pre.jpg three-meter-tall, blue-and-yellow Mechanical Beasts tend to stand out]]), they played the part, leaping around over walls and
her village from branch to branch, throwing shuriken and infiltrating into ''Manga/AiKora''. Kirino herself doesn't exactly /hide/ the enemy base.
* Almost everybody in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. [[HighlyVisibleNinja Not remotely stealthy about it]], either, though they ''are'' pretty tricky with things like duplication, illusions, and replacing yourself with '''''[[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries A LOG]]'''''.
** 'Ninja' in this series seems to simply refer to those who use [[MagicByAnyOtherName ninjutsu skills.]] The ANBU black ops division would be the local equivalent to
fact she's a ninja, as a group of elite warriors who are assassination experts.
** As is
but she doesn't announce it to the {{Animesque}} counterpart ''WesternAnimation/ShurikenSchool''.
* The {{OVA}} version of ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' slyly acknowledges the origin of the traditional ninja garb -- The stage crew of the Imperial Theatre -- the secret headquarters of the Flower Division -- are all ninja, and ninja with all manner of "ninja magic" at that.
* The CanonForeigner Sasuke Sarugakure in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' subverts the character type by being borderline incompetent (he's clumsy and has virtually no combat capabilities, but is a master of stealth and can move too fast to be seen) in a neighborhood filled with world-class non-ninja martial artists. In the manga, WholesomeCrossdresser Konatsu plays it a little more straight. Ukyō Kuonji uses a spoof style that merges archetypical ninja moves with cooking tools.
* Similarly, the ninja in ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' are incompetent ninja who usually don't even carry shuriken; when they all suddenly produce shuriken and every one hits its target, causing
world, either. She's another character to think that maybe they are skilled after all, one calls his mother on a cell phone to tell her that he has touched a shuriken for the first time.
* Yamazaki Susumu is one of the two ninja who appear in ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane''.
* Almost assuredly parodied in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. Midway through the story a [[McNinja German ninja]] is introduced and takes on the role of surrogate mentor to the protagonist, Domon. He even practices German Ninjutsu. Hilariously enough, he shuns the traditional garb of a ninja and dresses in clothes that are not remotely useful in maintaining stealth. Most absurd is [[CharClone the mask he wears]]. While it does obscure his features, it is painted in the bright, primary colors of the German flag and sports a jester hat-like protrusion.
** [[RuleOfCool That doubles as a shuriken.]]
** While he looks ridiculous, Schwartz is otherwise a straight example of a ninja. He's also extremely badass, able to fight on roughly the same level as Master Asia.
* ''Anime/{{Himawari}}!'' and its sequel series are all about the ninja. Most
subversion of the ninja attire stereotypes, in the series actually are fairly stealthy. The heroine herself...not so much.
* From the Red Ribbon arc from ''Manga/DragonBall'' we have Purple (what title he has depends on whether your watching the original or the dubbed version). He doesn't have any true powers, but he pulls a lot of classic ninja tricks including doppelgangers (Cardboard) invisibility (hiding under water with a straw to breathe) ... er ... he's not very good at it, [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain okay]]?
* Akira from ''Anime/MaiHiME'' and ''Anime/MaiOtome'' uses a lot of classic ninja tricks and tools, including shuriken, kunai and smoke bombs. She also uses the title "Secret Ninja", while fighting in disguise (which [[PaperThinDisguise doesn't fool anybody]]). Curiously, sometimes she's seen interacting with other shadowy kuroko-wearers, implying
that she indeed is a genuine wears ninja from a genuine clothes in her village, and context-appropriate clothes everywhere else.
* The two main families of the anime ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' are all very competent
ninja clan, even though with unique skills that never becomes a major plot-point.range from cool to plain freaky. Its story is often summarized as "Romeo and Juliet, with ninjas".



* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': Chiho Masuda is [[NinjaMaid a ninja waitress]], in service to a shadow organization that has secretly monitored the events of the VG tournament since its inception. She enters the competition under orders to investigate [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group's]] activtities in order to find evidence of their corruption and expose them.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Kaede. While she doesn't necessarily [[HighlyVisibleNinja stick out like a sore thumb]], she isn't very concerned with stealth either. Wields a [[FuumaShuriken big friggin' shuriken]] that from tip-to-tip is taller than she is. And [[HugeSchoolgirl that's saying something]].
* ''Ryuusei no Rockman'' (a.k.a. ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'') has an entire episode devoted to Ninja. HighlyVisibleNinja with all the typical tricks. Though, the guy teaching the main cast the tricks of the trade is damn good at it. They add [[VerbalTic -de osaru]] on the end of every one of their sentences...and apparently, the art of ninjitsu was developed by people from the ancient civilization of Mu. One of the Ooparts is a Shuriken, and Mega Man can take on the form of a ninja... Of wood.
* The manga ''Hanzo no Mon'' (titled ''Path of the Assassin'' in the Dark Horse translation) subverts the stereotypes regarding ninja attire; although Hanzo (and his [[spoiler:wife]]) are ninja (usually called ''suppa''), they wear light armor on the battlefield and the stereotypical ninja outfits when they need not to be seen at all, but otherwise wear context-appropriate clothing and act accordingly. Likewise, certain ninja have notoriety and may even appear openly when a lord holds court. In fact, Hanzo, his wife and Hanzo's ninja relatives have their wedding ceremony in normal noble/samurai clothing! (After she demonstrates her abilities as a ninja wearing "the" outfit.)
* Kirino and her village from ''Manga/AiKora''. Kirino herself doesn't exactly /hide/ the fact she's a ninja, but she doesn't announce it to the world, either. She's another subversion of the ninja attire stereotypes, in that she wears ninja clothes in her village, and context-appropriate clothes everywhere else.
* The two main families of the anime ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' are all very competent ninja with unique skills that range from cool to plain freaky. Its story is often summarized as "Romeo and Juliet, with ninjas".
* ''Anime/SonicX'' has Espio the Chameleon. He is (unlike the others in his group) calm and collected. As a part of the Chaotix detective agency, he made his debut in episode 39 (a loose tie-in with the game ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''). That was, however, his only appearance on Earth. In fact, that was his ONLY appearance in the original 52 episodes! He would later go on to appear in episode 59, where he is again seen with the Chaotix crew. During season 3 he became more of a prominent character. The appearances of the Chaotix were strictly for filler episodes until episode 74, where they became background characters for each of the remaining episodes, participating in combat against the Metarex. Akin to his video game counterpart, Espio uses all manner of Ninja skills to battle opponents. His trademark ability is to turn invisible to sneak up on his enemies. He also uses a variety of weapons including an enormous collection of shuriken, and even threatens Sonic's life at one point with one of his kunai ninja knives. Despite his limited appearance in the series, he is somewhat of a fan favorite.

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* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': Chiho Masuda is [[NinjaMaid a ninja waitress]], in service to a shadow organization that has secretly monitored the events of the VG tournament since its inception. She enters the competition under orders to investigate [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group's]] activtities in order to find evidence of their corruption and expose them.
* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Kaede. While she doesn't necessarily [[HighlyVisibleNinja stick out like a sore thumb]], she isn't very concerned with stealth either. Wields a [[FuumaShuriken big friggin' shuriken]] that
Shura Kirigakure from tip-to-tip ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' is taller than she is. And [[HugeSchoolgirl that's saying something]].
* ''Ryuusei no Rockman'' (a.k.a. ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'') has an entire episode devoted to Ninja. HighlyVisibleNinja with all
the typical tricks. Though, the guy teaching the main cast the tricks descendant of the trade is damn good at it. They add [[VerbalTic -de osaru]] on the end of every one of their sentences...and apparently, the art of ninjitsu was developed by people from the an ancient civilization clan of Mu. One female ninjas. Her ancestor Tatsuko was a member of the Ooparts Iga clan before going out on her own.
* ''Manga/Brave10''
is a Shuriken, and Mega Man can take on fantasy manga[=/=]anime series drawn by Kairi Shimotsuki which centers around the form Ten Braves of a ninja... Of wood.
*
Sanada Yukimura. The manga ''Hanzo no Mon'' (titled ''Path of tagline for the Assassin'' in the Dark Horse translation) subverts the stereotypes regarding series is 'stylish ninja attire; although Hanzo (and his [[spoiler:wife]]) action' and boy there are ninja (usually called ''suppa''), they wear light armor on the battlefield and the stereotypical ninja outfits when they need not to be seen at all, but otherwise wear context-appropriate clothing and act accordingly. Likewise, certain ninja have notoriety and may even appear openly when a lord holds court. In fact, Hanzo, his wife and Hanzo's ninja relatives have their wedding ceremony lot of ninjas in normal noble/samurai clothing! (After she demonstrates her abilities as a ninja wearing "the" outfit.)
* Kirino and her village from ''Manga/AiKora''. Kirino herself doesn't exactly /hide/ the fact she's a ninja, but she doesn't announce it to the world, either. She's another subversion
lot of the ninja attire stereotypes, in that she wears ninja clothes in her village, and context-appropriate clothes everywhere else.
* The two main families
[[AnachronismStew unique]] [[RummageSaleReject styles]] getting a lot of the anime ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'' are all very competent ninja with unique skills that range from cool to plain freaky. Its story is often summarized as "Romeo and Juliet, with ninjas".
* ''Anime/SonicX'' has Espio the Chameleon. He is (unlike the others in his group) calm and collected. As a part of the Chaotix detective agency, he made his debut in episode 39 (a loose tie-in with the game ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''). That was, however, his only appearance on Earth. In fact, that was his ONLY appearance in the original 52 episodes! He would later go on to appear in episode 59, where he is again seen with the Chaotix crew. During season 3 he became more of a prominent character. The appearances of the Chaotix were strictly for filler episodes until episode 74, where they became background characters for each of the remaining episodes, participating in combat against the Metarex. Akin to his video game counterpart, Espio uses all manner of Ninja skills to battle opponents. His trademark ability is to turn invisible to sneak up on his enemies. He also uses a variety of weapons including an enormous collection of shuriken, and even threatens Sonic's life at one point with one of his kunai ninja knives. Despite his limited appearance in the series, he is somewhat of a fan favorite.
[[UnwantedHarem action]].



* Like their game counterparts, Koga and his daughter Janine in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' are modeled after stereotypical ninja, but the author obviously had some fun making their techniques even more ninja-esque, such as outfitting their Pokeballs into shuriken. At one point, Janine even uses hand seals, presumably as signals to command her Grimer without having to actually say anything out loud.
** There's also a trainer class in some of the games, whose methods involve hiding and then springing out to battle whomever passes by.
** Furthermore, the moves "Double Team" and "Substitute" are based on popular ideas of ninja techniques.
* One two-part episode of ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' featured ninjas who drove ninja racecars. Since American audiences at the time had not yet heard of ninja, the dub for American TV called them "assassins."
* ''Manga/SoulEater'''s Black Star and Tsubaki. Black☆Star is your typical Highly Visible variety, and somehow manages to make a big deal of being 'stealthy' even when he bothers to try. Tsubaki is a member of a clan of ninja-associated Living Weapons (kunai, (big) shuriken, smoke-bomb, camouflage, katana, chain-scythe) and frequently has to remind her meister how he should be behaving. Such as the fact that telling your target you're here to assassinate them is a bad idea.



* In ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', Sixshot is presented as one of these. Subsequent series would feature [[Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce Sixknight]] and [[TransformersVictory Greatshot]], who were all members of the same secret order of ninja six-changers as Sixshot, called the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Six Clan]].
** In the Japanese version of ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', the Spy Changers are portrayed as ninjas.

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* In ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', Sixshot is presented as one of these. Subsequent series would feature [[Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce Sixknight]] and [[TransformersVictory Greatshot]], who were all members of From the same secret order Red Ribbon arc from ''Manga/DragonBall'' we have Purple (what title he has depends on whether your watching the original or the dubbed version). He doesn't have any true powers, but he pulls a lot of classic ninja six-changers as Sixshot, called the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Six Clan]].
** In the Japanese version of ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', the Spy Changers are portrayed as ninjas.
tricks including doppelgangers (Cardboard) invisibility (hiding under water with a straw to breathe) ... er ... he's not very good at it, [[IneffectualSympatheticVillain okay]]?



* ''Manga/MakenKi'': In chapter 33, Haruko explains that the Amado family has served the Rokouju's for generations as [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c033/12.html their private oniwaban.]] Yuuka, in particular, is the treasurer of Tenbi's [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil student council]] and doubles as [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c054/10.html their advanced scout.]]
* ''Manga/{{Ninku}}'': The heroes are all Ninjas who face off against some former Ninja as well as practitioners of other ethereal martial arts such as Feng Shui users. The Ninku gain their powers by drawing on the power of the elements themselves which take the form of a dragon. This means they aren't constrained to chi or chakra or some finite internal reserves.

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* ''Manga/MakenKi'': In chapter 33, Haruko explains that The manga ''Hanzo no Mon'' (titled ''Path of the Amado family has served Assassin'' in the Rokouju's for generations as [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c033/12.html Dark Horse translation) subverts the stereotypes regarding ninja attire; although Hanzo (and his [[spoiler:wife]]) are ninja (usually called ''suppa''), they wear light armor on the battlefield and the stereotypical ninja outfits when they need not to be seen at all, but otherwise wear context-appropriate clothing and act accordingly. Likewise, certain ninja have notoriety and may even appear openly when a lord holds court. In fact, Hanzo, his wife and Hanzo's ninja relatives have their private oniwaban.]] Yuuka, wedding ceremony in particular, is the treasurer of Tenbi's [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil student council]] normal noble/samurai clothing! (After she demonstrates her abilities as a ninja wearing "the" outfit.)
* ''Anime/{{Himawari}}!''
and doubles as [[http://www.mangatown.com/manga/maken_ki/c054/10.html their advanced scout.]]
* ''Manga/{{Ninku}}'': The heroes
its sequel series are all Ninjas who face off against some former Ninja as well as practitioners of other ethereal martial arts such as Feng Shui users. The Ninku gain their powers by drawing on about the power ninja. Most of the elements themselves which take ninja in the form of a dragon. This means they aren't constrained to chi or chakra or some finite internal reserves.series actually are fairly stealthy. The heroine herself...not so much.



* ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' takes place in a ninja world called Nabari which are full of modern day ninja.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' has the Oniwabanshuu, a group of ''onmitsu'' that are initially opponents to Kenshin under the leadership of Shinomori Aoshi. When Kenshin travels to Kyoto to fight Shishio Makoto, they become allies. They are a somewhat more realistic interpretation, being inspired by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oniwabanshuu real thing.]]
* ''Manga/Brave10'' is a fantasy manga[=/=]anime series drawn by Kairi Shimotsuki which centers around the Ten Braves of Sanada Yukimura. The tagline for the series is 'stylish ninja action' and boy there are a lot of ninjas in a lot of [[AnachronismStew unique]] [[RummageSaleReject styles]] getting a lot of [[UnwantedHarem action]].

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* ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' takes place in a While her character class/subclass is specifically an assassin and StealthExpert, BadassAdorable Akatsuki from ''LightNovel/LogHorizon'' combines her talents with ninja world called Nabari which are full of modern day ninja.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' has the Oniwabanshuu, a group of ''onmitsu'' that are initially opponents to Kenshin under the leadership of Shinomori Aoshi. When Kenshin travels to Kyoto to fight Shishio Makoto, they become allies. They are a somewhat more realistic interpretation, being inspired by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oniwabanshuu real thing.]]
* ''Manga/Brave10'' is a fantasy manga[=/=]anime series drawn by Kairi Shimotsuki which centers around the Ten Braves of Sanada Yukimura. The tagline for the series is 'stylish ninja action'
prowess and boy there are a lot of ninjas in a lot of [[AnachronismStew unique]] [[RummageSaleReject styles]] getting a lot of [[UnwantedHarem action]].defines herself as such.



* ''Manga/MahouSenseiNegima'' has Kaede. While she doesn't necessarily [[HighlyVisibleNinja stick out like a sore thumb]], she isn't very concerned with stealth either. Wields a [[FuumaShuriken big friggin' shuriken]] that from tip-to-tip is taller than she is. And [[HugeSchoolgirl that's saying something]].
* Akira from ''Anime/MaiHiME'' and ''Anime/MaiOtome'' uses a lot of classic ninja tricks and tools, including shuriken, kunai and smoke bombs. She also uses the title "Secret Ninja", while fighting in disguise (which [[PaperThinDisguise doesn't fool anybody]]). Curiously, sometimes she's seen interacting with other shadowy kuroko-wearers, implying that she indeed is a genuine ninja from a genuine ninja clan, even though that never becomes a major plot-point.
* ''Manga/MakenKi'': In chapter 33, Haruko explains that the Amado family has served the Rokouju's for generations as their private oniwaban. Yuuka, in particular, is the treasurer of Tenbi's [[AbsurdlyPowerfulStudentCouncil student council]] and doubles as their advanced scout.
* ''Anime/MazingerZ'': Blazas S1 and S2, two way-smaller-than-usual {{Robeast}}s BigBad Dr. Hell built for a sabotaging mission. He especifically stated that they were ninjas. Although not very stealthy ([[http://garada.net/mediashare/o5-6e3kjgy0boqeow3l7uukwa5i2kl1s0-pre.jpg three-meter-tall, blue-and-yellow Mechanical Beasts tend to stand out]]), they played the part, leaping around over walls and from branch to branch, throwing shuriken and infiltrating into the enemy base.
* ''Ryuusei no Rockman'' (a.k.a. ''VideoGame/MegaManStarForce'') has an entire episode devoted to Ninja. HighlyVisibleNinja with all the typical tricks. Though, the guy teaching the main cast the tricks of the trade is damn good at it. They add [[VerbalTic -de osaru]] on the end of every one of their sentences...and apparently, the art of ninjitsu was developed by people from the ancient civilization of Mu. One of the Ooparts is a Shuriken, and Mega Man can take on the form of a ninja... Of wood.
* Almost assuredly parodied in ''Anime/MobileFighterGGundam''. Midway through the story a [[McNinja German ninja]] is introduced and takes on the role of surrogate mentor to the protagonist, Domon. He even practices German Ninjutsu. Hilariously enough, he shuns the traditional garb of a ninja and dresses in clothes that are not remotely useful in maintaining stealth. Most absurd is [[CharClone the mask he wears]]. While it does obscure his features, it is painted in the bright, primary colors of the German flag and sports a jester hat-like protrusion. [[RuleOfCool That doubles as a shuriken.]]
** While he looks ridiculous, Schwartz is otherwise a straight example of a ninja. He's also extremely badass, able to fight on roughly the same level as Master Asia.
* ''Manga/NabariNoOu'' takes place in a ninja world called Nabari which are full of modern day ninja.
* Almost everybody in ''Manga/{{Naruto}}''. [[HighlyVisibleNinja Not remotely stealthy about it]], either, though they ''are'' pretty tricky with things like duplication, illusions, and replacing yourself with '''''[[WebVideo/NarutoTheAbridgedSeries A LOG]]'''''.
** 'Ninja' in this series seems to simply refer to those who use [[MagicByAnyOtherName ninjutsu skills.]] The ANBU black ops division would be the local equivalent to ninja, as a group of elite warriors who are assassination experts.
** As is the {{Animesque}} counterpart ''WesternAnimation/ShurikenSchool''.
* The ninja in ''Manga/NininGaShinobuden'' are incompetent ninja who usually don't even carry shuriken; when they all suddenly produce shuriken and every one hits its target, causing another character to think that maybe they are skilled after all, one calls his mother on a cell phone to tell her that he has touched a shuriken for the first time.



* Shura Kirigakure from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' is the descendant of an ancient clan of female ninjas. Her ancestor Tatsuko was a member of the Iga clan before going out on her own.
* While her character class/subclass is specifically an assassin and StealthExpert, BadassAdorable Akatsuki from LogHorizon combines her talents with ninja prowess and defines herself as such.

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* Shura Kirigakure from ''Manga/BlueExorcist'' ''Anime/NinjaSlayer'' is the descendant story of an ancient clan a man [[HunterOfHisOwnKind who becomes a ninja]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin so he can slay all evil ninjas]]. That said, in this setting, most ninjas are more than just assassins; they have to fuse with the soul of female ninjas. Her ancestor Tatsuko was a member dead ninja (which on-screen only happens when the recipient is at the brink of death) which then gives them superhuman powers, and they're frequently equipped with high-tech gear such as PowerArmor.
* ''Manga/{{Ninku}}'': The heroes are all Ninjas who face off against some former Ninja as well as practitioners of other ethereal martial arts such as Feng Shui users. The Ninku gain their powers by drawing on the power
of the Iga clan before going out on her own.
* While her character class/subclass is specifically an assassin and StealthExpert, BadassAdorable Akatsuki from LogHorizon combines her talents with ninja prowess and defines herself as such.
elements themselves which take the form of a dragon. This means they aren't constrained to chi or chakra or some finite internal reserves.



* ''Anime/NinjaSlayer'' is the story of a man [[HunterOfHisOwnKind who becomes a ninja]] [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin so he can slay all evil ninjas]]. That said, in this setting, most ninjas are more than just assassins; they have to fuse with the soul of a dead ninja (which on-screen only happens when the recipient is at the brink of death) which then gives them superhuman powers, and they're frequently equipped with high-tech gear such as PowerArmor.



* ''Manga/SgtFrog'': Dororo and Koyuki.

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* Yamazaki Susumu is one of the two ninja who appear in ''Manga/PeacemakerKurogane''.
* Like their game counterparts, Koga and his daughter Janine in ''Manga/PokemonSpecial'' are modeled after stereotypical ninja, but the author obviously had some fun making their techniques even more ninja-esque, such as outfitting their Pokeballs into shuriken. At one point, Janine even uses hand seals, presumably as signals to command her Grimer without having to actually say anything out loud.
** There's also a trainer class in some of the games, whose methods involve hiding and then springing out to battle whomever passes by.
** Furthermore, the moves "Double Team" and "Substitute" are based on popular ideas of ninja techniques.
* The CanonForeigner Sasuke Sarugakure in ''Manga/RanmaOneHalf'' subverts the character type by being borderline incompetent (he's clumsy and has virtually no combat capabilities, but is a master of stealth and can move too fast to be seen) in a neighborhood filled with world-class non-ninja martial artists. In the manga, WholesomeCrossdresser Konatsu plays it a little more straight. Ukyō Kuonji uses a spoof style that merges archetypical ninja moves with cooking tools.
* ''Manga/RurouniKenshin'' has the Oniwabanshuu, a group of ''onmitsu'' that are initially opponents to Kenshin under the leadership of Shinomori Aoshi. When Kenshin travels to Kyoto to fight Shishio Makoto, they become allies. They are a somewhat more realistic interpretation, being inspired by the [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oniwabanshuu real thing.]]
* ''Anime/SaintSeiyaOmega'' has Wolf Haruto, a descendant of a clan of shinobi who mixes his ninja fighting style with Saint techniques. So, he both is a Ninja and a Saint of Athena.
* The {{OVA}} version of ''VideoGame/SakuraWars'' slyly acknowledges the origin of the traditional ninja garb -- The stage crew of the Imperial Theatre -- the secret headquarters of the Flower Division -- are all ninja, and ninja with all manner of "ninja magic" at that.
* ''Manga/SamuraiDeeperKyo'' has many ninjas on both Kyo's and the Mibu clan's side. Sanada Yukimura has the Jyuuyuushi (The Ten Sanada Brave) which includes Sarutobi Sasuke and Kirigakure Saizo. Fuuma Kotaro is Sasuke's childhood friend, who is also one of the Jyuunishinnsho (The Twelve Heavenly Gods) and believes Sasuke had betrayed him.
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''Manga/SgtFrog'': Dororo and Koyuki.Koyuki.
* ''Anime/SonicX'' has Espio the Chameleon. He is (unlike the others in his group) calm and collected. As a part of the Chaotix detective agency, he made his debut in episode 39 (a loose tie-in with the game ''VideoGame/SonicHeroes''). That was, however, his only appearance on Earth. In fact, that was his ONLY appearance in the original 52 episodes! He would later go on to appear in episode 59, where he is again seen with the Chaotix crew. During season 3 he became more of a prominent character. The appearances of the Chaotix were strictly for filler episodes until episode 74, where they became background characters for each of the remaining episodes, participating in combat against the Metarex. Akin to his video game counterpart, Espio uses all manner of Ninja skills to battle opponents. His trademark ability is to turn invisible to sneak up on his enemies. He also uses a variety of weapons including an enormous collection of shuriken, and even threatens Sonic's life at one point with one of his kunai ninja knives. Despite his limited appearance in the series, he is somewhat of a fan favorite.
* ''Manga/SoulEater'''s Black Star and Tsubaki. Black☆Star is your typical Highly Visible variety, and somehow manages to make a big deal of being 'stealthy' even when he bothers to try. Tsubaki is a member of a clan of ninja-associated Living Weapons (kunai, (big) shuriken, smoke-bomb, camouflage, katana, chain-scythe) and frequently has to remind her meister how he should be behaving. Such as the fact that telling your target you're here to assassinate them is a bad idea.
* One two-part episode of ''Anime/SpeedRacer'' featured ninjas who drove ninja racecars. Since American audiences at the time had not yet heard of ninja, the dub for American TV called them "assassins."
* In ''Anime/TransformersHeadmasters'', Sixshot is presented as one of these. Subsequent series would feature [[Anime/TransformersSuperGodMasterforce Sixknight]] and [[TransformersVictory Greatshot]], who were all members of the same secret order of ninja six-changers as Sixshot, called the [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin Six Clan]].
** In the Japanese version of ''Anime/TransformersRobotsInDisguise'', the Spy Changers are portrayed as ninjas.
* ''Anime/VariableGeo'': Chiho Masuda is [[NinjaMaid a ninja waitress]], in service to a shadow organization that has secretly monitored the events of the VG tournament since its inception. She enters the competition under orders to investigate [[NebulousEvilOrganization The Jahana Group's]] activtities in order to find evidence of their corruption and expose them.
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