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Ninja Nonsense - The Legend of Shinobu, Vol. 1: Enter the Ninja
Ninja Nonsense - The Legend of Shinobu Vol 1 Enter the Ninja
Genres: Comedy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
UR     2006     1hr 20min

Take the comedy of SOUTH PARK, combine it with one totally cute (and naive) ninja-girl trainee, a horde of ninjas under the perverse tutelage of her headmaster: a strange, yellow, spherical, pudgy creature named Onsokumaru...  more »


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Genres: Comedy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Sub-Genres: Comedy, Television, Anime & Manga, Animation
Studio: Right Stuf
Format: DVD - Color - Animated,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 07/25/2006
Release Year: 2006
Run Time: 1hr 20min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English, Japanese
Subtitles: English

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Movie Reviews

Silliness, slapstick, and pervy insanity
Edward Swing | Laurel, MD USA | 09/05/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)

"This is the story of Shinobu, a ninja trainee. Shinobu is a totally naive girl, supposedly learning the ninja arts from her headmaster, Onsokomaru. Onsokomaru is a letcherous round yellow ball, who seems to have no redeeming qualities. We also meet Kaede (a normal schoolgirl), who becomes Shinobu's best friend.

This disk includes six half-episodes (or 3 full episodes, depending on how you count it). The episodes are standalone for the most part (at least on the first disk), so its easy to watch a half-episode for a short bit, and come back to the disk later.

The humor in this series is the primary thing that sets it apart. It is somewhat reminiscent of Excel Saga. Ranging from lewd comments (usually from Onsokomaru) and slapstick gags (usually at Onsokomaru's expense) to strange circumstances that Shinobu gets herself into, the gags are pretty funny if you're into it. If you are looking for a serious series, look elsewhere. This disk is also not for the younger viewers - some of the innuendo and lewd humor would be too mature for them

Art-wise, the female characters are drawn in a cute (kawai) style, with larger, rounded heads. In the first disk, there are few (if any) normal male characters - just Onsokomaru and a bunch of identical ninjas (who are all named Sasuke). The cuteness is not overdone though, and it makes perfect sense for such a naive character.

Other nice touches - the stop-motion ending credits are a riot. The music is fairly good too, and the dubbing works well.

Finally, the accompanying booklet (included in the DVD) provides translation notes, including explanations for the jokes which don't translate well into Western culture. This is the type of thing which I'd like to see more frequently - kudos to RightStuf for including this!

Overall, Ninja Nonsense a fun series that doesn't take itself (or much else) too seriously. Its definitely the thing after a stressful day."
Wild and Funny.
Candice Gross | Shawnee, Kansas | 02/12/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Laugh Out Loud. This is the 1st dvds we ever laugh each timed we watched them. We bought all 4 volumes. We hope they make more. We couldn't get enough."
Totally Wild @_@
Will Whitehurst | Austin, TX United States | 06/29/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This show is a very zany comedy chock full of lewd jokes and comments, weird visual gags, and perverse moments throughout. Ninja Nonsense, originally called NinxNin=Shinobuden (but changed to Ninja Nonsense because of the Japanese reference) is about Shinobu, a ninja trainee who has to collect underwear from high school girls. Then she finds Kaede Shiranui, a normal teenager who then becomes Shinobu's best friend. Shinobu also has a teacher named Onsakamaru who makes pervy comments like "Now it's my turn. I'm gonna show you a picture of someone [explitive] in reverse! See? Look at it now. See how it's sucking back in?" The 15+ rating is well deserved, because this show has a weird obsession with the crude, but not that much nudity (well, covered up that is). I think that teens two years younger (13) can handle the crude humor/fanservice/language. Overall this show makes you laugh. Seriously."