Ninja Hattori-kun

This article is about the manga and anime. For the video game, see Ninja Hattori-kun (video game).
Ninja Hattori-kun

Genre Adventure, comedy, martial arts
Written by Fujiko Fujio
Published by Shogakukan
Demographic Children
Magazine CoroCoro Comic
Original run 19641971
Volumes 16
Television drama
Ninja Hattori-kun
Ninja Hattori-kun + Ninja Monster Jippou
Directed by Shoichi Shimazu
Written by Hisashi Inoue
Studio Hiroki Ogawa (1st season)
Akira Yuyama (2nd season)
Network TV Asahi
Original run 1966 1968
Anime television series
Directed by Fumio Ikeno, Hiroshi Sasagawa
Studio Shin-Ei Animation
Network TV Asahi
Original run September 28, 1981 December 25, 1987
Episodes 694
Anime film
Ninja Hattori-kun: Nin Nin Ninpo Enikki no Maki
Studio Shin-Ei Animation
Released March 13, 1982
Runtime 35 minutes
Anime film
Ninja Hattori-kun NinxNin Furusato Daisakusen no Maki
Studio Shin-Ei Animation
Released March 12, 1983
Runtime 53 minutes
Ninja Hattori-kun
Developer Hudson Soft
Platform NES
Released March 5, 1986[1]
Live-action film
NIN×NIN Ninja Hattori-Kun The Movie
Directed by Masayuki Suzuki
Produced by Kazutoshi Wadakura
Ko Wada
Madoka Takiyama
Ryoichi Fukuyama
Toru Miyazawa
Written by Motoo Abiko
Music by Takayuki Hattori
Studio Fuji TV
Released August 28, 2004
Runtime 100 minutes
Anime television series
Ninja Hattori-kun Returns
Directed by Tetsuo Yasumi
Produced by Takahiro Kishimoto
Satoshi Kaishō
Kei Mizutani
Motomichi Araki
Written by Tetsuo Yasumi
Music by Rahul Bhatt
Studio Shin-Ei Animation
Reliance MediaWorks
Network TV Asahi
Nickelodeon India
Cartoon Network Korea
Original run May 13, 2013 (Japan) February 16, 2015 (Japan)
Episodes 52

Ninja Hattori-kun (忍者ハットリくん), known as Ninja Hattori in some countries, is a manga series created by Motoo Abiko of Fujiko Fujio, later adapted into a television drama, an anime series, a video game and a live-action movie. It was remade as a 2013 anime series as a joint venture between India and Japan and is currently on the air in several Asian countries.


11-year-old Kenichi Mitsuba is an average kid who goes to secondary school and struggles with his studies, he is very stubborn and is very lazy and therefore always ends up frustrating his parents and teacher. He loves to find an easy way of things much the annoyance of Hattori.

Meanwhile, a little ninja named Hattori Kanzo befriends Kenichi. Hattori is now a part of the Mitsuba family along with his brother Shinzo, and his ninja dog, Shishi-Maru. Hattori helps Ken'ichi with his problems, and constantly keeps an eye on him, as a good friend. Yumeko is portrayed as Ken'ichi's love interest.

The main antagonist Kemumaki, a Koga Ninja and his ninja cat Kagechiyo. Kemumaki always troubles Kenichi. Kenichi asks Hattori to take revenge as a recurring storyline in many episodes. Although Hattori is a good friend, Kenichi sometimes fights with Hattori due to misunderstandings created by Kemumaki. Sometimes Jippou, Togejirou and Tsubame helps him.



There are five main locations: Tokyo City, Shinto Temple, Iga Province, Iga Mountains, Kōga Valley.



In January 2012, Nikkei announced on its website that a remake of the anime series under production by Indian production company Reliance MediaWorks and Shin-Ei Animation.[2] The announcement was part of a move to produce several remakes of popular anime television series to be broadcast across television stations in the Asian market to counteract Japan's stagnating domestic anime marketplace due to its declining birthrate.[3] The new series began airing in India and Indonesia on May of the same year, as well as in China (unknown month). They are currently available in English on Disney Channel SEA, though dubs have been advertised on TV and feature Indian characters (though minor) such as Anand, who teaches Hattori and his friends cricket. Ninja Hattori will be available on Amazon Prime Video India.[4]

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