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Anime / Ninja Gaiden

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Ninja Gaiden is a 1991 OVA which takes place after Ninja Gaiden II: The Dark Sword of Chaos.

  • The Anime of the Game: The 1991 OVA, which is set after the events of the second NES game.
  • Canon Foreigner: The OVA gave Irene an Intrepid Reporter best friend named Sara, while Robert had a partner at his detective agency named Jeff. The Big Bad Bucky-Wise, as well as Katherine and her dad, were also created for the OVA.
  • Retcanon: The fact Ryu married Irene and opened up a Curio/Antique Shop to run it together in the OVA carries over to the Dead or Alive series, which is set after everything that happened in his solo series. After Tomonobu Itagaki's re-imagination for the Ninja Gaiden series on the Xbox, it looked like this fact got retconned for good, but it took his departure from Team Ninja and Yosuke Hayashi's intervetion as the new director to put the pieces back together in Dead or Alive: Dimensions.