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List of the best ninja anime, voted on by Ranker's anime community. Shinobi and ninja anime are some of the most popular anime of all time. The genre includes modern hits like Naruto, and older titles like Ninja Scroll. This poll includes video clips of each show, so if you haven't seen one you can watch it right here on this page.

The shows that are listed may have different sub-genres, but they're all about ninjas in one way or another. List anime include Ambition of Oda Nobuna, Sengoku Musou SP: Sanada no Shou and more. What is the greatest ninja anime of all time? Scroll down and find out for yourself!
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Naruto Shippuden


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Naruto


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Naruto is a 2002 TV program written by Masashi Kishimoto and directed by Hayato Date. ...more on Wikipedia

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Basilisk


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Basilisk is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masaki Segawa. It was published in Japan in 2003 and 2004 in Kodansha's Young Magazine Uppers magazine, based on the novel The Kouga Ninja Scrolls by Futaro Yamada published in 1958. The anime, produced in 2005 by Gonzo Studios, closely follows the manga aside from a handful of distinctions. The manga won the 2004 Kodansha Manga Award for general manga. The manga was later followed by a sequel series titled The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls which was also based on a novel by Futaro Yamada. The story takes place in the year 1614. Two ninja clans, Tsubagakure of the Iga and Manjidani of Kouga, battle each other to determine which grandson of ...more on Wikipedia

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Ninja Scroll: The Series is a 2003 Japanese animated television series based on Yoshiaki Kawajiri's Ninja Scroll. The series is directed by Tatsuo Sato and animated by Madhouse Studios. ...more on Wikipedia

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