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->''{{In a world}} where a banana can be a ninja, one extraordinary little banana -- '''is a ninja!'''''

''[[http://www.banana-ninja.com/ Banana-nana-Ninja!]]'' is a [[WebAnimation Flash cartoon]] based on the adventures of [[AnthropomorphicObjects Baninja]], a masked banana on a crusade to save his fellow [[AnimateInanimateObject sentient foodstuffs]] with his [[InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja banana ninja skills]]. Created by "Umbrascitor" in 2007 and launched on the web in January 2009, the series comprises animated shorts made for its own canon storyline, and a number of OriginalCharacter Battle Tournament events (such as [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/episodes/OCBZ_Saltman2.html "Battle of the Elements"]] and the [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/episodes/FeastMasterVol1.html "Feast Master"]] story arc).

The initial story arc, "Banana Shop of Horrors," introduces Baninja and his best friend/sidekick Seppuku ([[MeaningfulName who often ends up impaled or otherwise gravely injured]]) on their first foray into the "outside world" beyond their Clan Hideout. They get a craving for ice cream and stumble upon a sundae parlor called The Happy Banana. When Baninja learns that the Happy Banana parlor [[InnOfNoReturn isn't a day spa for bananas]], the banana snaps and HilarityEnsues. Baninja [[LiteralMinded hops on a bus]] to the store; encounters a starving demon-child in a store; fights the Rub-A-Dub-Dub Squad; and finally takes on the [[BigBad manager]] of the [[FictionalCounterpart PriceCo Supermart]].

Further story arcs (based on OC battles and tournaments) involve the clan taking an interplanetary bounty hunting mission, Baninja entering a cooking contest, and Baninja's ongoing pursuit of a land-dwelling squid. The next series of canon episodes, "Apples and Origins," are said to focus on how Baninja (and presumably the rest of the clan) came to be alive. And a ninja.

The series borders on WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids as the often adorable banana [[KillerRabbit graphically kills humans]] on his quest to save his fellow bananas from a "hot fudgey-coated fate." Action scenes are reminiscent of SamuraiJack, and the world setting evokes the {{Invader Zim}}-esque mentality that HumansAreMorons. Also, HumansAreTheRealMonsters. The Flash animation is often brought into the "real world" through live-action video clips, ala WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants.

The ''Banana-nana-Ninja!'' website also features a daily fortune cookie generator; a weekly webcomic (now on hiatus) starring [[MeaningfulName Haiku]], a watermelon who [[StrangeSyntaxSpeaker only speaks in haiku]], an "Ask Baninja!" Q&A column in the spirit of ''AskANinja'', and a Flash game that pits the BNN characters against each other in [[ShowdownAtHighNoon quick-draw battles]].
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!!Tropes:
* Baninja's Katanana has an AbsurdlySharpBlade.
* AmusingInjuries occur in most episodes involving Seppuku.
* AnthropomorphicObjects / {{Animate Inanimate Object}}s: They are the basis of the entire series. Most of the main characters are martial-arts fruits.
* AntiHero
* ArtEvolution: The level of detail and general animation technique have improved significantly since the first episode.
* Sudoku is a BadassBookworm, a ChildProdigy and a GadgeteerGenius. If you have any doubts, he will hack your address from government databases and turn you into a pie with a TransformationRay.
* BadassFamily describes the whole fruit ninja clan.
* BigBad: I.R. Kostlowski, the pencil-pushing manager of the [=PriceCo=] Supermart.
* ButWaitTheresMore: is used by Sudoku in a pitch for the Omni-Functional Kitchen Gadget.
* BossBattle: The Rub-a-Dub-Dub squad, Kostlowski, the Feast Master Champion.
* CallingYourAttacks: [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/episodes/OCBZ_Saltman2.html SAAAAAAALT]] ''[[http://www.banana-ninja.com/episodes/OCBZ_Saltman2.html LASER!]]''
* DoesNotLikeShoes: Actually, it's difficult to tell. Sometimes Baninja's stick-figure legs are shown with shoes or tabi boots during a SuperMovePortraitAttack.
* ChefOfIron: Sumo Baker
* CloseupOnHead: In World of the Damned Episode 2, a closeup on Seppuku's face pulls back to reveal a volcano monster looming behind him. Also, Banana Shop of Horrors Part 6 parodies this trope in a variety of ways during a tense conversation.
* {{Dutch Angle}}s are sometimes used in the animated comic episodes of Feast Master.
* EverythingsSquishierWithCephalopods: Baninja has had a long-standing rivalry with a land-dwelling squid, for reasons as yet unexplained.
* ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin
* {{Eyedscreen}}
* FalseCameraEffects
* FantasticVoyagePlot: As seen in Seppuku's part in the World of the Damned storyline.
* FictionalCounterpart: The [=PriceCo=] Supermart is a parody of Wal-Mart, [=CostCo=], etc. The Feast Master tournament is an intergalactic IronChef.
* FloatingContinent: In the "World of the Damned" story arc.
* FourthWallMailSlot: [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/games/AskBaninja_home.html Ask Baninja!]]
* FunWithSubtitles: In the Feast Master story arc where {{Deadpool}} is a guest judge, he plays his characteristic role of FourthWallObserver and gripes about his subtitles being the same color as those of Baninja. After that, he gets his own word balloons (the only word balloons ever used in the entire series).
* FundamentallyFunnyFruit: It's a banana with a sword. [[FreudWasRight How much more phallic can you get?]]
* GlowingEyesOfDoom: Haiku Melon gains these when he's about to unleash his PsychicPowers.
* {{Hammerspace}}: In a character reference found on deviantART, WordOfGod says Seppuku keeps his sword here.
* HighPressureBlood
* HolyBacklight
* HumansAreTheRealMonsters for having the audacity to eat food rather than [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/episodes/FeastMasterVol3.html dirt and sunlight]].
* HumansAreMorons: They are also child abusers, mindless killers, and [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking bad drivers]].
* ImprobableWeaponUser: The Butcher of [=PriceCo=], the Sumo Baker and the Candlestick Maker use chicken bones, magical baked goods and candle-chucks, respectively.
* IncredibleShrinkingMan: Seppuku in World of the Damned Episode 3
* [[InnOfNoReturn Ice Cream Parlor of No Return]]: The Happy Banana parlors that [[ToServeMan serve banana-based desserts]].
* InstantAwesomeJustAddNinja
* KamehameHadoken: "Ka...me...ha...MUFFINS!"
* KillerRabbit: The banana ninja can be cute and lovable but he will dismember you if you even ''think'' about eating him.
* {{Lampshade}}s standard trope usage at every turn.
* LensFlare
* {{Lethal Chef}}s abound in Feast Master.
** Baninja gives this trope a twist in Vol. 3.
* LiteralMinded: Baninja is naive to the ways of the "outside world" and misunderstands concepts such as [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/episodes/BananaShopOfHorrorsPt2.html "hopping on this bus"]].
* People are MadeOfExplodium at the end of [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/episodes/BananaShopOfHorrorsPt4.html Banana Shop of Horrors Part 4]].
* Baninja competes against a MadScientist in Feast Master.
* ManChild: Baninja comes across as a formidable, honorable warrior with the brains of SpongeBob or WesternAnimation/TheTick.
* MeaningfulName: Baninja is a banana who is a ninja. Seppuku regularly gets impaled. Haiku Melon speaks only in haiku. Sudoku is a ChildProdigy. Master Fuji and Granny Smith are apples. [[CaptainObvious Grasshopper is a grasshopper.]]
* MercyKill [[supersecretspoiler:at the end of Battle of the Elements]]
* MoralMyopia
* [[MoreDakka Crazy amounts of Dakka]] between Haiku and a mercenary in World of the Damned.
* MorphWeapon: The Omni-Functional Kitchen Gadget
* MotionBlur
* MultiArmedAndDangerous: The Feast Master Champion
* MultiTakeCut: When Baninja pokes Sumo Baker in the navel, producing a HighPressureBlood torrent that blasts Baninja away.
* MundaneMadeAwesome: PlayedForLaughs when Sudoku [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/episodes/BananaShopOfHorrorsPt2.html prints out]] a [[FictionalCounterpart Goggle Map]].
* MusicalEpisode: [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/episodes/FeastMasterVol5.html Feast Master Volume 5]]
* [[spoiler:The Iron Chef]] is a OneWingedAngel.
** From a SoulJar to a HumongousMecha
** ... that is MultiArmedAndDangerous.
* NeverMessWithGranny Smith or she'll strangle you with her PrehensileHair.
* Feast Master opens with a live-action NightmareSequence.
* OldMaster Fuji
* Battle of the Elements is primarily an OverlyLongGag.
* PanAndScan
* [[ParodyCommercial Parody Informercial]] for the Omni-Functional Kitchen Gadget
* PeoplePuppets: Seppuku uses [[OurElvesAreBetter Kyra's]] nervous system as an antenna to broadcast a distress call to Baninja in World of the Damned Episode 3. She is zombified during this period and speaks the radio transmissions aloud.
* PsychicPowers: Haiku, the clan's resident spiritual guru, can levitate, teleport, use telekinesis, and shoot EyeBeams.
* {{Pun}}s and GallowsHumor all over the place in [[http://www.banana-ninja.com/games/FortuneCookie.html Master Fuji's Fortune Cookie]].
* PunnyName: Pretty much all of the main characters' names, as well as I.R. Kostlowski (the [=PriceCo=] Supermart manager) and Kikyotushi.
* QuipToBlack: "Let's go shopping!"
* RuleOfCool
* RuleOfFunny
* Baninja is all about the SeriousBusiness.
* ShowWithinAShow: "Kikyotushi: The Suburban Ninja" is like a cross between TheItchyAndScratchyShow and ''Series/{{Jackass}}'', and is filmed in live action. A guy dressed as a "street clothes" ninja attacks unsuspecting people on the street and in their homes. The fruit ninja clan watches the show, but they don't seem to like it much.
* {{Sidekick}}
* SmokeOut by cutting open a bag of flour while fighting Sumo Baker.
* SorryILeftTheBackgroundMusicOn so loud you could hear it in the Happy Banana dining area from the manager's office.
* SplitScreen
* StarfishLanguage: Baninja's pet, Grasshopper, speaks in random clicking noises, which are subtitled.
* StrangeSyntaxSpeaker: ''"I am a melon / No squishy brain up in here / And thus no headshot!"''
* StatusQuoIsGod: At the end of Feast Master, after Baninja has spent six episodes trying to persuade the viewing audience not to eat bananas, [[spoiler:the announcer twists his words in true LiteralGenie fashion to encourage banana consumption]].
* {{Sting}}
* SuperMovePortraitAttack: Most notable when Baninja does a Flying Kick.
* SwissArmyWeapon: The Omni-Functional Kitchen Gadget that Sudoku gives to Baninja to help him win a cooking contest
* SwordFight
* Many TalkingHeads shots
* TheButcher of [=PriceCo=]
* ThemeMusicPowerUp
* [[ThisIsGonnaSuck "Aww man, this really sucks!"]] [- [[FunnyAfro Jazz Spandex]]-]
* ThouShaltNotKill mudkipz.
* ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks against candle-chucks.
* A TransformationRay is Sudoku's weapon in the ''Dueling Ninjas'' game.
* TurnedAgainstTheirMasters: Baninja fights for the rights of sentient foods in a world dominated by humans.
* VideoGame: ''Dueling Ninjas'', the gameplay of which is based on Samurai Kirby.
* VillainousBreakdown: When Baninja breaks Kostlowski's pencil.
* YourSoulIsMine: When [[Series/HellsKitchen Gordon Ramsay]] dies after eating Baninja's "Dirt and Sunlight Souffle."
* WhatDoYouMeanItsNotForKids: HighPressureBlood, dismemberment and a general disregard for ''human'' life are to be
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