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|Created by||Emilio Gallego
|Developed by||Pascal Morelli|
|Directed by||Pascal Morelli|
|Music by||Hervé Lavandier|
|Country of origin||Spain
|No. of episodes||26 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Marc du Pontavice|
|Producer(s)||Marc du Pontavice
José Maria Castillejo
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Original network||France 3 (France)
|Original release||August 20, 2006– December 22, 2007|
Shuriken School is a French-Spanish animated series that first aired on August 20, 2006. It was produced by Xilam Animation and Zinkia Entertainment in association with France 3 and Jetix Europe.
- Eizan Kaburagi is an only child, 10 years old, raised in an working-class family from Tokirohama. Eizan is intelligent, hardworking, and eager to learn. His sole aim since childhood has been to become a ninja and to avoid selling rice balls. His signature weapon is a green plastic ruler. He is clumsy, as shown in the episode "Phantom of the Kabuki".
- Jimmy B. comes from a comfortable New York family, but pretends to be much more streetwise than his true origins. He spent all his time with his rap gang, developing a real talent for break-dancing. His parents, perplexed and fed up with their neighbors' comments, sent him to Tokirohama to stay with his aunt and uncle. Before coming to Shuriken, he went to Katana school, Shuriken's rival school, but was kicked out after a week. His weapon is a skateboard.
- Okuni Dohan is the sole female member of the main group, and the most well-studied of them. She frequently cites examples from important lessons, and possesses great deductive skills and origami talent. There is also hinted rivalry between Okuni and Ami. Her primary weapon of choice is a jumprope.
- Nathan Kress - Eizan, Jacques, Choki, Marcos
- Charlie Adler - Vladimir, Principal of Shuriken, Tetsuo, Principal of Katana, Cleaning Lady
- Jessica DiCicco - Okuni, Ami, Kita, Kimura Twins, Yota
- Maurice LaMarche - Daisuke, Naginata, Kubo, Zumichito
- Kimberly Brooks - Jimmy, Nobunaga, Bruce Chang
|#||Episode Title||Air Date||Plot|
|1||The Winning Ninja||August 20, 2006|
|2||Catnap Burglar||August 28, 2006|
|3||Eizan's Shadow||September 3, 2006|
|4||Vlad's Past||September 10, 2006|
|5||Flip Flop of Fury||September 17, 2006|
|6||Lousy Labyrinth||September 24, 2006|
|7||An XXL Lie||October 1, 2006|
|8||Kubo's Mystery||October 8, 2006|
|9||The Demon and Mrs. Clean||October 15, 2006|
|10||Cherry on the Cake||October 22, 2006|
|11||Super Ninja||October 29, 2006|
|12||Old School Ninjitsu||November 5, 2006|
|13||Class Photo||November 12, 2006|
|14||The Old Master||November 19, 2006|
|15||Okuni for President||November 26, 2006|
|16||Funny Chick||March 14, 2007|
|17||The Lost Treasure||March 21, 2007|
|18||Phantom of the Kabuki||March 28, 2007|
|19||The Saber and Its Shadow||April 4, 2007|
|20||Shuriken School Secrets||April 11, 2007|
|21||The Big Illusion||April 18, 2007|
|22||Pop Star for a Day||April 25, 2007|
|23||The Master of Darkness||May 2, 2007|
|24||Detective Mania||May 9, 2007|
|25||Eyes Wide Shut||May 23, 2007|
|26||Dirty Rice Balls||May 30, 2007|
In the United States, the entire series was released onto DVD on August 12, 2014 from Cinedigm.
An animated film, entitled Shuriken School: The Ninja's Secret (also known as The Ninja's Secret: A Shuriken School Adventure), has been produced by Xilam. It aired 22 December 2007 on Disney Channel Asia. In the US, it was released onto DVD on April 15, 2014 from Cinedigm.
"The plot of Shuriken: the Movie follows lead protagonists Eizan, Jimmy and Okuni during the summer holidays. The three friends soon engage an interesting albeit dangerous struggle for reputation, family, and a whole lot more when Eizan's dad is kidnapped by professional ninjas. Upon setting out to find and rescue Eizan's father, the kids must employ the skills and techniques they studied so fervently during their first year of ninja training. Things are difficult however, when they learn that the Jade Shuriken, an ancient symbol of extreme ninja power, threatens Eizan's dreams and potential to become a true ninja. A series of events unravel as Eizan strives to clear his name, realize his dreams and secure his place at Shuriken School."
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