Shuriken School (TV Series 2006– )

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Shuriken School (TV Series 2006– )

Shuriken School follows the extraordinary adventures of 10 year old hero Eizan Kaburagi and his friends during their first year at an under-funded ninja school.
France
Spain
IMDb  6.0 /10
Creators
Creator Emilio Gallego
Creator Pascal Morelli
Information
Release Date2006-07-03
Runtime26mins
GenreAnimation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family
Content Rating
Awards
CompanyCanal Sur Televisión, Generalitat Valenciana, Generalitat de Catalunya
CountryFrance, Spain
LanguageFrench
Jimmy B 45 episodes, 2006-2007

Shuriken School

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.


Characters

  • 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.

Voice cast

French-language version

  • Hélène Bizot - Eizan Kaburagi
  • Sophie Arthuys - Jimmy B.
  • Emilie Rault - Okuni Dohan
  • Pierre Baton - Principal Sensei, Zumichito
  • Isabelle Volpe - Jacques Morimura
  • Stéphanie Lafforge - Choki
  • Sauvane Delanoë - Marcos Gonsales, Daisuke Togakame
  • Ariane Aggiage - Kita Shunai, Nobunaga
  • Bruno Magne - Vladimir « Vlad » Keitawa
  • Denis Laustriat - Kubo Utamaro
  • Philippe Valmont - Tetsuo Matsura
  • Brigitte Lecordier - Kimura Twins
  • Jean-Claude Donda - Naginata, Yota Suguimura, Cleaning Lady
  • Benjamin Pascal - Bruce Chang
  • Pascal Massix - Principal of Katana

English-language version

  • 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

Episodes

#Episode TitleAir DatePlot
1The Winning NinjaAugust 20, 2006
2Catnap BurglarAugust 28, 2006
3Eizan's ShadowSeptember 3, 2006
4Vlad's PastSeptember 10, 2006
5Flip Flop of FurySeptember 17, 2006
6Lousy LabyrinthSeptember 24, 2006
7An XXL LieOctober 1, 2006
8Kubo's MysteryOctober 8, 2006
9The Demon and Mrs. CleanOctober 15, 2006
10Cherry on the CakeOctober 22, 2006
11Super NinjaOctober 29, 2006
12Old School NinjitsuNovember 5, 2006
13Class PhotoNovember 12, 2006
14The Old MasterNovember 19, 2006
15Okuni for PresidentNovember 26, 2006
16Funny ChickMarch 14, 2007
17The Lost TreasureMarch 21, 2007
18Phantom of the KabukiMarch 28, 2007
19The Saber and Its ShadowApril 4, 2007
20Shuriken School SecretsApril 11, 2007
21The Big IllusionApril 18, 2007
22Pop Star for a DayApril 25, 2007
23The Master of DarknessMay 2, 2007
24Detective ManiaMay 9, 2007
25Eyes Wide ShutMay 23, 2007
26Dirty Rice BallsMay 30, 2007

Home video

In the United States, the entire series was released onto DVD on August 12, 2014 from Cinedigm.


Movie

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.

Plot

"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."

Voice cast

  • Nathan Kress - Eizan
  • Charlie Adler - Vladimir, Principal of Shuriken, Tetsuo, Principal of Katana, Eizan's Father
  • Jessica DiCicco - Okuni, Ami
  • Kimberly Brooks - Jimmy, Nobunaga, Bruce Chang, Eizan's mother
  • Maurice LaMarche - Daisuke, Naginata, Kubo, Zumichito
  • Billy West (uncredited) -