Updated on April 8, 12:10 p.m. (GMT+8): Added images.

Ninja Kamui episode 1 burst onto the screens on February 11 and introduced anime fans to an adrenaline-fueled world of ninja warfare.

Produced by E&H Production and Sola Entertainment, the debut episode sets a high bar. Its fusion of intense action and captivating animation gives audiences a lot to look forward to.

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For anime fans craving great action sequences and fast-paced combat, Ninja Kamui delivers in abundance. With director Songhoo Park at the helm, best known for his work on the hit series Jujutsu Kaisen, Ninja Kamui has emerged as one of the most promising anime in 2024.

Warning: Spoilers for fans who have not watched Ninja Kamui’s premier.

Ninja Kamui episode 1 ascends as the grittier counterpart to Jujutsu Kaisen

Ninja Kamui screenshot from the show's trailer
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In the opening scenes of Ninja Kamui, peaceful farmer Joe Logan’s life is shattered by a wave of disturbing murders carried out by skilled ninja assassins. 

Tragically, Joe’s wife and son are among the victims, leaving him grievously wounded but alive. Fueled by grief and rage, Joe embarks on a vengeful rampage, single-handedly annihilating the assassins who attacked his family.

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While Ninja Kamui and Jujutsu Kaisen diverge in storytelling, they share common ground in their thrilling action sequences and special techniques. Ninja Kamui’s tale of revenge contrasts with Jujutsu Kaisen’s supernatural battles, yet both series deliver intense combat scenes.

Instead of battling against cursed spirits, Joe engages in intense hand-to-hand combat against waves of ninjas. Episode 1 showcases three remarkable action sequences, a treat we rarely get in anime debuts.

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Joe’s display of ninja prowess indicates the anime’s promising start. With the potential for even more thrilling action in future episodes, the sky’s the limit for this series.

Where to watch Ninja Kamui

Ninja Kamui official key art showing Joe Higan, a featured image for ONE Esports article, "All Ninja Kamui episodes and where to watch them"
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All Ninja Kamui episodes and where to watch them

Viewers can catch Ninja Kamui on Adult Swim’s official website and on Max’s streaming platform.

Availability on Adult Swim and Max may vary depending on your region.

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