New information has surfaced that sheds light on both the cast and crew for next year’s Shuriken Sentai Ninninger.
The story began three generations ago with the great Last Ninja, Igasaki Yoshitaka, who sealed the Yokai away for good. When the Yokai revive and their grandfather, the Last Ninja, passes away, five cousins who are all his descendants band together to defeat the threat. The Ninninger are still immature as ninjas but will strengthen their bond as they train in the Ninjutsu Dojo run by Takaharu and Fuka’s father, Igasaki Tsumuji. It’s a story about family and school spanning three generations that can be enjoyed by all generations of the family.
As seen on the TV-Asahi website, the names for the characters and accompanying actors for Ninninger are as follows:
Akaninger/Igasaki Takaharu will be played by Shunsuke Nishikawa. Nishikawa has practiced Judo for five years.
Aoninger/Kato Cloud Yakumo will be played by Gaku Matsumoto. This will be Matsumoto’s first role as a main cast member.
Kininger/Matsuo Nagi will be played by Kaito Nakamura.
Shironinger/Igasaki Fuka, who is the sister of Takaharu, will be played by Yuka Yano. Yano will also be acting in her first main cast role.
Momoninger/Momochi Kasumi will be played by Kasumi Yamaya. Yamaya acted as Rumi Komaki in Kamen Rider × Kamen Rider Wizard & Fourze: Movie War Ultimatum and also had a role in Space Sheriff Shaider: NEXT GENERATION.
Igasaki Tsumuji, the father of Takaharu and Fuka, will be played by Toshihiro Yashiba.
Last Ninja/Igasaki Yoshitaka, the grandfather of Takaharu and Fuka, will be played by Takashi Sasano.
Ninninger will be written by Kento Shimoyama, who will be working on a Sentai for the first time as head writer. His previous works include random episodes of Tensou Sentai Goseiger, Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger and Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters along with the V-Cinema Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters Returns vs. Dōbutsu Sentai Go-Busters and Kikaider: REBOOT. The head director for the series will be Shojiro Nakazawa, who has been the head director on Samurai Sentai Shinkenger, Kamen Rider Wizard as well as the currently running Ressha Sentai ToQger. Naomi Takebe will be the producer for the series and is known for her work on Kamen Rider Gaim, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters, Kamen Rider OOO and Kamen Rider Kiva.
The composer for the series will be Kosuke Yamashita, who as worked on shows such as Hana Yori Dango, Gokaiger and Kamen Rider Gaim. Hirofumi Fukuzawa will be returning as action director for Ninninger.
Shuriken Sentai Ninninger will be celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the franchise series and will start on February 15, 2015.
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