Thursday, April 23, 2015
Kickstarter Arrival - Ninja High School Textbook 1
So, Ninja High School had a Kickstarter recently that collected the first 25 issues of the series that started as an independant comic in the 1980s. I had read Volume 2 in 2003 and really enjoyed issues 101 - 115 that I had (Volume 2 starts at issue 75), but it's been so long that I don't remember much of the series other than there were ninjas, superheroes, and space battles, but I remember enjoying it, and can't wait to read the series in full. It was only a few years ago that I saw the manga sized version of Volume 1 (the first 6 issues) which followed different characters other than the ones I had read. It follows the story of Jeremy Feeple, a boy from a ninja family who hasn't taken to his family's calling. A ninja bride arrives to marry him based on a deal Jeremy's mother made with her father, but at the same time, an alien has been sent to marry him by royal decree. The two girls fight for his affections. Slowly, it gains a very large cast of characters. It also included really random anime references that I understand now, but I'm not sure many people would have gotten back in the 80s. Anyway, here is the cover.
Who needs a title?!
An Add-On reward was the Ninja High School Volume 2 Textbook, which were the stories of Jeremy's brother and his adventures, pictured above. I was disappointed I missed that Kickstarter, but excited it was an add-on so I could still get it.
Extra rewards that came with the Kickstarter were also 5 prints (3 were the characters from Ninja High School Volume 2, while the other 2 were Angel Warrior Areala and some character I don't recognize) and a button.
And I've also noticed that both textbooks are on Amazon, so if you are interested in giving the series a try, you should look for old copies of Tokyopops' books because the first 3 volumes are incredibly cheap at only a few bucks (but is insanely expensive Volume 5 and beyond), but if you like the series, you should definitely buy the textbook.