In feudal Japan, ninjas served as a symbol of resistance. They were outlaws in Japan’s Samurai period. With all the craze around ninja animes, the struggle to find one that you can start with is real. If you’re a beginner in the anime world and Naruto is all you have heard, here you’re going to see the list of best ninja animes that you can prefer watching. Your search for ninja animes with the greatest jutsus, coupled with humor and adventure, ends here. Here’s the list of Top 10 Ninja Animes Of All Time.
10. Flame Of Recca
The plot of Flame Of Recca follows the story of Recca Hanabishi, who discovers that he is the son of the sixth generation leader of the Hokage and that he holds a natural ability to control flames. Recca serves as a ninja to Yanagi Sakoshita, a girl with an innate ability to heal wounds. Flame Of Recca is an excellent watch if you are looking for an anime series full of adventure and supernatural twists.
9. Donten Ni Warau
Following the end of the samurai shogunate and the ban on swords in the eleventh year of the Meiji era, former samurai plotted against the new government. The government orders to establish a prison in the middle of Lake Biwa. Tenka Kumou, with his two younger siblings, is a ferryman to Lake Biwa.
8. The Ambition Of Oda Nobuna
Hideyoshi Toyotomi loses his life trying to save Yoshiharu Sagara, who finds himself in the middle of a Sengoku period battle. Yoshiharu is obligated to become a feudal lord in Toyotomi's place. The series unfolds as an action comedy when Sagara realizes that he has entered a different reality where Japan’s former warlords are now cute girls.
7. Ninja Scroll
Jubei, a highly skilled ninja, assassinates his clan mates and becomes a hired assassin. Ninja Scroll shows the travels of Jubei while he also encounters the Devils of Kimon, who are plotting against Japan's government to take hold of the power. Jubei and a shogun spy named Dakuan set out to stop the Devils of Kimon.
6. Harukanaru Toki No Naka De
Akane Motomiya becomes the Priestess of the Dragon God when she is pulled into another world with her two friends, Tenma and Shimon. Akane is the only one to save the capital from the Demon Clan. With the protection of eight men called Hachiyou, she fights evil and defends the capital from demons.
5. Sengoku Basara
Sengoku Basara is an action anime based on the Sengoku period. The series depicts the alliance of Yukimura Sanada and Masamune Date against the dark lord Nobunaga Oda. However, the two share a raging rivalry. The series concludes in 12 episodes, full of bloodshed battles and thrilling adventures.
Based in 1614, this epic anime series shows the clash of Kouga and Iga ninja clans for the next shogun. The raging rivalry between the two clans halts by order of the warlord Ieyasu Tokugawa. However, the war reignited. The series is a fantastic watch with all its bloody battles for the shogunate.
3. Senran Kagura
The plot of this anime series revolves around five ninja girls who train at the Hanzo Academy in secret. The five protagonists-Asuka, Katsuragi, Hibari, Ikaruga, and Yagyuu, possess a secret technique scroll they protect at all times. Senran Kagura depicts the battling ninja life of these five characters.
This popular anime series illustrates the adventures of Shichika and Togame, who set out on a journey to recover twelve legendary swords. Based around the Edo Period, The series consists of 12 episodes, each covering the recovery of a sword. Katanagatari is a preferable watch when looking for a fantastic ninja anime.
Talking about the top ninja animes, one cannot miss mentioning Naruto. Naruto tells the story of Naruto Uzumaki, a young ninja who wishes to become the Hokage of his village. On his journey, he befriends many and meets many foes. Naruto Shippuden is next in the series, which illustrates the adolescent life of Naruto.