House Of Ninjas

House of Ninjas (Japanese: 忍びの家: Shinobi no Ie, House of Shinobi) is a Japanese television series developed by Dave Boyle for Netflix based on a story by Kento Kaku, Yoshiaki Murrao and Takafumi Imai.

It stars Kaku as the protagonist, alongside Yōsuke Eguchi, Tae Kimura, Kengo Kora, Aju Makita, Nobuko Miyamoto, and Riho Yoshioka. It follows a family of ninjas, known as shinobi, as they struggle to connect as a family and return to the shinobi lifestyle.

House of Ninjas
Genre
Created byDave Boyle
Written byMasahiro Yamaura and Kata Oura
Directed byDave Boyle
Kento Kaku
Starring
Country of originJapan
Original languageJapanese
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes8
Original release
NetworkNetflix
ReleaseFebruary 15, 2024 (2024-02-15)

House of Ninjas was released worldwide on February 15, 2024.

Premise

The series revolves around the Tawaras, a shinobi family that lives in a traditional 'house of ninjas' in present-day Japan. Six years ago, the eldest son died during a mission to rescue a kidnapped politician, and the Tawaras abandoned their discipline. They aim to be a normal family, but struggle with some idiosyncratic dysfunctions. When a new crisis unfolds, however, the family is drawn back into the shadows of its past.

Cast

    The second-oldest son of the Tawara family of ninjas. He feels responsible for the death of his older brother Gaku, who was killed by an assailant whom Haru spared.
    The patriarch of the Tawara family of ninjas and a descendent of Hattori Hanzō. Since the death of his oldest son Gaku, he has since retired from ninja duties and relegated his life to running the family brewery as a normal civilian, not knowing that his remaining son, daughter, and wife have secretly continued using their abilities for missions.
    The wife of Soichi and a small-time shoplifter who is the first to secretly utilize her skills for a mission regarding the cruiser six years ago from which her son Gaku had died on.
    The oldest son of the Tawara family who was killed six years ago during a mission to rescue a kidnapped politician.
    The only daughter of the Tawara family and a college student who utilized her skills to commit a series of high-profile museum thefts that gets her involved in a public conspiracy.
    The grandmother and Soichi's mother.
    A journalist whom Haru meets regularly at a beef bowl restaurant. She becomes involved when her paper assigns her to investigate a case that Hamashima informs Haru to stop her from doing so.
    The head of the Bureau of Ninja Management who assigns missions to the Tawara family.
  • Bambi Naka as Ayame
    An assassin working for the Gentenkai cult.
    A junior member of the Bureau of Ninja Management working under Hamashima.
    A high-profile politician who was the subject of a kidnapping six years ago, but was rescued by the Tawara family on the day her kidnappers' ransom was announced.
    A cleaner and interrogator for the Bureau of Ninja Management
    A police detective investigating the ninja conflict between the Tawara and Fuma.
  • Tenta Banka as Riku Tawara
    The youngest son of the Tawara family with no knowledge of the ninja activities of his family.
    The leader of the Gentenkai cult. He is the 19th "Fuma Kotaro" of the Fuma clan and was the man whom Haru spared six years ago.
  • Aoba Kawai as Mori Mayuko
    The new sales manager at Tawara Brewery with a mysterious past.

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal release date
1"The Offer"Dave Boyle and Kento KakuTBDFebruary 15, 2024 (2024-02-15)
2"The Trail"Dave Boyle and Kento KakuTBDFebruary 15, 2024 (2024-02-15)
3"The Flower"Dave Boyle and Kento KakuTBDFebruary 15, 2024 (2024-02-15)
4"The Resurrection"Dave Boyle and Kento KakuTBDFebruary 15, 2024 (2024-02-15)
5"The Confession"Dave Boyle and Kento KakuTBDFebruary 15, 2024 (2024-02-15)
6"The Stranger"Dave Boyle and Kento KakuTBDFebruary 15, 2024 (2024-02-15)
7"The Trade"Dave Boyle and Kento KakuTBDFebruary 15, 2024 (2024-02-15)
8"The Eclipse"Dave Boyle and Kento KakuTBDFebruary 15, 2024 (2024-02-15)

Reception

The review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes reported a 100% approval rating based on 7 critic reviews.

References


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