Ninja Training Courses: “Be Just Like Naruto!”




Nara City is playing host to some unlikely “ninjutsu training courses”, which seek to hone the ninpou skills of attendees and likely causing the most die-hard of Naruto fans to spill their shurikens in glee.

The academy offers training in a wide variety of combat skills such as archery, shuriken-tossing, swordplay, and the use of blowguns, the art of stealth apparently not being a great priority.

Attendees are free to bring their own equipment (most of which would be illegal it seems) or can borrow gear on-site, even allowing those who complete their training to brandish “ninja licenses” to show off to their friends.

Not unlike an actual college or university, students can even expect to find themselves deeply indebted, with the lessons costing about ¥2000 ($16) daily – more information can be found at the academy’s official website.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    So, be a ninja! With a loudmouth, spiky yellow hair, orange jumpsuit, and about as subtle as Goku!

    How the hell is he a ninja!?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Maybe the other villages are colorblind, and it's like a hunter wearing blaze orange?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:01 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Always need a distraction so the others can sneak.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:13 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    “Be Just Like Naruto!”

    Errrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr nope

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:21 28/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    then be like boruto

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:19 28/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Sorry, no ninja's in Japanese history at all. At least not in the way people envision them, not in any shape or form. There were no schools for 'ninjutsu'. The highly mystified "ninja" were mostly ronin killing someone with a price on their heads or pissed off peasants disposing of their local daimyo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:57 28/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course there is no Hokage ninja in history because they are mere legend unlike the Kouga and Iga ryuu (style) check out this Wiki page >

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:04 27/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Uhhhh...I thought, historically-speaking, ninjas were just farmers in rural villages who got tired of getting caught up in territorial battles between feudal lords, so they decided to create improvised weapons from the farming tools they had on hand and eventually refined martial techniques for using them.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:42 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ninja Licenses huh....I saw this once in an episode of Gintama

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:15 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol this article title... yeah sure, cause being able to summon giant monsters, use crazy magic, cause explosions everywhere is being a stealthy Ninja.

    bruh, Naruto stopped being a show about Ninjas a decade ago.. get your shit straight

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:50 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I think they are using this as a way to get kids to stop going west and return to their Japanese roots/ show them that Japan have more fun stuff then then west.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:43 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Kids you say? But do kids even have that money or time to train daily is the question. And Japan did in facts have more fun stuff than the west (the US)

    But many youngsters have been corrupted by games and movies made in the US to the point where they believes swords, armors and archery etc is part of America's culture which is untrue if we minus all those immigrants from other western countries.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:53 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was making a educational guess based on their website. I habe no clue on Japanese kids/people deal with money and time in daily life. I prefer not to stick my nose in other people's business, because it's a pain in the ass.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:06 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    its just a promotional thing for nara, not much more or less than that

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:07 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    So learn everything Naruto isn't doing...since he never does archery, swordplay, blowguns and he's definitely not very stealthy either. And rarely uses shurikens too.

    But then again, in this case that's just a good thing...

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:36 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You do realize the Ninja depicted in Naruto is fictional and slightly different from real life ones?

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:44 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Slightly"? That's putting it mildly.

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    Comment by Kyubey
    12:56 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    You mean, real ninjas aren't actually flashy wizards, that do their best to make their presence known before attacking?

    Comment by Anonymous
    13:34 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Real ninjas can be anyone and anywhere. The peasant might be a ninja! The geisha could be a kunoichi! Your chef might be a ninja! That samurai could also be a ninja! Even the Daimyo might secretly be a ninja!

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:32 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because Naruto totally fires with longbows, fights with ninja blades and wears black clothing.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:29 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Depends on which kind of Ninja we are talking about, some do uses Katana and even longbow if you remember a certain spider like villain within Naruto for the latter. And by "Naruto" I don't think the writer of this article is referring to the main protagonist Uzumaki Naruto but about the entire casts of Ninja in general.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:10 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    16$ is not bad comparing to how much it cost to train with masaki hatsumi or his students per class.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:00 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    I was about to say, 16$ a day is nothing at all. That's pretty cheap compared to a lot of lessons.

    Comment by Anonymous
    12:04 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    so 480$ bucks a month is cheap for you?
    not to forget that they likely try to get u buy useless shit too

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:15 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    For those who don't know. Ninjutsu is actually a real martial art technique. Yes, this is not science fiction and not fantasy genre. You can google or open youtube... if you don't believe, and don't forget open National Geographic : Fight Science...

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:09 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    Yeah, but just not as "stylish" as those depicted in manga or anime, take away things associated with Chakra and there, we have it. :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:59 26/01/2016 # ! Neutral (0)

    This. Is. Awesome!

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