The Ninja (ザ・ニンジャ)' is a character from Kinnikuman and its sequel Kinnikuman Nisei. In the English dub of Ultimate Muscle he is renamed Ninja Ned. He is a recurring character, but dies at the hands of Hanzo in Kinnikuman Nisei.


The Ninja (ザ・ニンジャ) is a character from Kinnikuman and its sequel Kinnikuman Nisei. In the English dub of Ultimate Muscle he is renamed Ninja Ned (although, when he mentioned by Sunshine during the match between Mantaro and Checkmate he's refereed to as "The Ninja" and is also referred to as "The Ninja" in the English versions of the Gamecube game Kinnikuman Nisei New Generation vs. Legends) and is said to be an imposter from The United States of America who studies ninjutsu in his spare time.



A ninjutsu chōjin. Nicknamed Shōnetsu Jigoku (焦熱地獄 Tapana Naraka (Scorching Hell)). He was one of the Devil Knights who served Akuma Shogun and stole the Golden Mask of the Kinniku Tribe. When the Devil Knights retreated into Warsman's body for the Five-Story Ring battle, he fought Brocken Jr. Although he had the advantage throughout the fight, Brocken won in the end when he threw the both of them over the side of the ring. As they fell, Ninja disguised himself as Brocken so Robin Mask (in the next ring down) would save him. Robin only had time to save one Brocken and, fortunately, he grabbed the real one, causing Ninja to be killed when he was impaled on Junkman's spikes.

The Ninja appeared again, alive and reformed, as a member of Kinnikuman Soldier's team during the survivor series for the throne of Planet Kinniku. He fought Satan Cross and was killed by his Triangle Dreamer, but was brought back to life along with the rest of Team Soldier by Kinnikuman's Face Flash.

He returns to serve his lord Akuma Shogun in the Perfect Origin arc. He made a cameo as a form Sunshine used before Sunshine revealed himself during his match against Thingman. The Ninja made his real appearance at the Silver Pavilion. His opponent is the Perfect Origin Crowman. Despite losing against Crowman throughout his match, he gains the resolve to fight back from his fellow Team Soldier teammate Brocken Jr. and turns the tables against Crowman, giving the Akuma Chojin one more victory.

Kinnikuman Nisei

Years later, The Ninja forms the Chōjin Untouchables (超人特別機動警察隊(アンタッチャブル)) with Ataru Kinniku (Kinnikuman Soldier); in eighteen years they arrested over three-hundred villains, but - ten years previous to Kinnikuman Nisei they disbanded, and The Ninja became a bounty-hunter.[1] The Ninja was the one to make the arrest on Hanzo; Hanzo also killed his top-student Kokumo. [2]

He first appears at the Superhuman Council Headquarters on Planet Kinniku, where he speaks directly to Ataru Kinniku, and expresses great concern that Ataru released Hanzo for the upcoming trial Mantaro faces. [1] He reveals that he will do anything in his power to stop the fight and protect Mantaro, where they fight and then flee to Kiyomizu Temple to battle. [3] They battle long and hard, until Hanzo employs psychological tactics by making The Ninja see his deceased student and he taunts him with this 'puppet'. [4][5] The Ninja then has his face removed by Hanzo and is murdered. [5]

The Ninja falls into a bottomless pit, while Hanzo drinks his blood from his bleeding face, and his scarf flutters up to be taken by Mantaro. [6] He also leaves a letter telling people not to look for his corpse, but comes back as a spirit to tell Mantaro to believe in his potential and to be like his father. [6] He appears as a ghost one more time to Mantaro, during his match with Hanzo, and inspires him to continue to fight. [7]

His spirit reappears during the Demon Seed Arc to encourage Hanzo during his fight against Gepparland. Whether or not he is revived by the Reborn Diamond with the other fallen Seigi Chojin is unknown as he has not been seen since.


  • Jungyaku Jizai no Jutsu (順逆自在の術 Order and Betrayal At Will)
In the midst of an opponent's attack, The Ninja moves at super speed and switches places with his opponent.
  • Ninpō: Kumoito Shibari (忍法・蜘蛛糸縛り Ninja Art: Binding Spider Web)
The Ninja grabs onto the ring ropes one by one and wraps them around his opponent. With his opponent trapped and defenseless in the middle of the ring, he begins attacking them.
  • Karada Ayatsuri no Jutsu (身体あやつりの術 Body Manipulation Jutsu)
  • Tensho Jizai no Jutsu (転所自在の術 Area Transfer Jutsu)
The Ninja takes out a sheet that covers the entire mat and gives it a new surface, from water to a volcano opening.
  • Ninpō Kaojashi (忍法顔写し Ninja Art Face Copy)
  • Ninpō: Suichō Urin no Jutsu (忍法・水鳥羽輪の術 Ninja Art: Waterfowl Feather Ring Jutsu)
The Ninja produces hundreds of feathers from within the wrestling ring, has them float in ring shapes and then envelope and stap the opponent.
  • Gōka Urin no Jutsu (業火羽輪の術 Fiery Feather Ring Jutsu)
  • Haiten Dengaku Zashi (背転田楽刺し Spinning Back Skewer)
  • Yami Kumo Otoshi (闇蜘蛛落とし Dark Spider Drop)
  • Ninpō Zettai Reido (忍法絶対零度 Ninja Art Absolute Zero)
  • Ninpō Hyōka Tomurai Shibari (忍法氷華葬い縛り)
  • Wangetsu Shuriken Sashi (彎月手裏剣刺し)
  • Wangetsu Dengaku Zashi (彎月田楽刺し)

Career Information

  • Titles
    • One of the Six Devil Knights
    • Choujin Blood Brigade - Advance Guard
  • Nicknames
    • A True Ninja of Japan (日本の正統忍者, Nihon no Seitou Ninja)
    • Red Hot Japanese Ninja (灼熱の日本忍者, Shakunetsu no Nihon Ninja)
    • Policeman of Crying Children and Silent Tenacity (泣く子も黙る執念の警官(ポリス), Nakuko mo Damaru Shuunen no Porisu)
    • The Man of A Thousand Jutsu (千の術を持つ男, Sen no Jutsu wo Motsu Otoko)
  • Win/Loss Record
    • O Unknown number of opponents
    • X Brocken Jr. (Michizure Jigoku)
    • X Satan Cross (Triangle Dreamer)
    • O Crowman (Binding Spider Web)
    • X Hanzo (Ghastly Arm Blade "Face Snatcher")


  • Submitted by: Kobayashi of Tokyo.
  • Theme Song: "Japanese Magic (ジャパニーズ・マジック)" by Yurikago Kai & Kōrogi '73


  1. 1.0 1.1 Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 90
  2. Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 91
  3. Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 92
  4. Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 93
  5. 5.0 5.1 Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 94
  6. 6.0 6.1 Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 95
  7. Kinnikuman Nisei: Chapter 100