1st net anime based on Switch game premiered in June 2020
GungHo Online Entertainment (GOE) announced on Thursday in a developer diary that its Ninjala Nintendo Switch game will get a new anime series in January 2022. The production will be more involved than the net anime series of the same name.
A 3DCG animated short based on the game debuted in March 2020. The original 2D net anime shorts premiered in June 2020 on the Ninjala franchise‘s official YouTube channel. The anime is a co-production between Studio Hibari and Domerica.
The free-to-play online Switch game launched in June 2020. The game was originally slated for spring 2019.
GOE describes the game’s story:
Ninjala is a morphing ninja gum action game that allows players to blow bubble gum to craft weapons and use the unconventional fighting method ninjutsu. Adapting to different landscapes, players must use lightning fast reflexes and super parkour mechanics to combat and counter their opponents. The game brings a new era to the world of ninjas through online battles against other players.
Takeshi Arakawa (Dissidia: Final Fantasy senior director and co-producer, The World Ends with You planning director) and Kazuki Morishita (Puzzle & Dragons, LET IT DIE executive producer) designed the game. The game supports up to eight-player multiplayer, local or online.
Source: Email correspondence