|原作||尼子騒兵衛||Original Story||Soubei AMAKO|
|©2011 実写版「忍たま乱太郎」製作委員会||©2011 Live action Nintama-rantatou the Movie committee|
45th SITGES International Fantastic Film Festival of Catalonia THE OFFICIAL SELECTION
10th New York Asian Film Festival
It is the Warring States Period, the times of civil unrest when warlords are fighting to be the ruler of Japan.
Rantaro is the son of a low class Ninja Family. In the hope that their son will become an elite Ninja, his parents send Rantaro to the Ninja Academy. Rantaro befriends Shinbei there, a chubby and sweet kid who is the son of a wealthy merchant, and Kirimaru, a wisecracking, streetwise war orphan. At Ninja Academy, young pupils are collectively nicknamed "Ninja Eggs." School is fun with its eccentric teachers and pretty girl Ninjas. However, good times are often spoiled for Rantaro, Shinbei and Kirimaru as any class or test they take ends with a blunder. Becoming an excellent Ninja seems to be like a dream to them all.
One day, an assassin attacks one of Rantaro’s schoolmates from the Ninja Academy and his family. The name of the boy is Takamaru SAITO, 4th Grader, and he's the son of Yukitaka SAITO who is a charismatic hairdresser. It's revealed that the family of Saito has a secret past as Fujitive Ninjas, and the assassin is sent by the Usutake Ninja Clan that they have betrayed!
It is now up to Rantaro and his friends to save their schoolmate!
Though falling far short of being full-fledged qualified Ninjas, the Ninja Eggs have each other!
Bursting with courage and friendship, their big adventure begins!
Based on the popular newspaper comic "Ninja Rantaro Flunks Again" by Sobei Amako, serialized on Asahi Children’s Newspaper for over 26 years, the Rantaro comics have been compiled in 47 volumes of comic books so far with more than 8 million copies sold. The animation series, first aired in 1993 on the nationwide NHK Broadcasting System, has been a favorite evening cartoon for generations of children for 18 years.