Under Ninja, Volume 1 (Paperback)
After World War II, Allied Command in Japan developed a new agency to help manage terrorism and violence within the Pacific region. The agency was staffed with ninja and they were initially tasked to handle domestic affairs. Eventually that program grew to its current form, managing 20,000 ninja across a range of domestic and international affairs. One of those ninja happens to be Kudo. The seventeen-year-old high school loser is now poised to be the next line of defense against a potential surge in foreign assassins invading Tokyo.
Kengo Hanazawa is easily one of Japan's most influential comic artists in the last 15 years. His previous works Boys on the Run was one of the most popular movies in recent Japanese history. Hanazawa's works focus on the everyday struggles of young adults in Japan; often tackling issues such as underemployment, mental health and an eroding social safety net. His series sci-fi drama Ressentiment was awarded the 2005 Sense of Gender Award.