Shuriken School

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Shuriken School
Shuriken School.png
From left to right: Okuni, Eizan, Jimmy.
Starring Kimberly Brooks
Charlie Adler
Nathan Kress
Jessica DiCicco
Maurice LaMarche
Country of origin Spain-France
Production
Running time 23 minutes
Production company(s) Xilam, Zinkia Enternaiment, Nerd Studios
Broadcast
Original channel Nickelodeon
Nicktoons
CITV
Jetix
Dice Kids Channel
Kix!
Original run August 20, 2006 – June 13, 2008

Shuriken School is a French-Spanish animated series that first aired on August 20, 2006 on Nickelodeon and then on YTV a few weeks later. It has also been airing on Jetix in the UK since February 2006, as well as on CITV. In the United States, the show aired on Nicktoons and Nickelodeon. In Latin America is aired on Jetix.

Characters[edit]

  • Eizan Kaburagi is an only child, 10 years old, raised in an oriental 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[edit]

Episodes[edit]

Season 1[edit]

# Episode Title Air Date
1 The Winning Ninja August 20, 2006
2 Catnap Burglar August 28, 2006
3 Eizan's Shadow September 3, 2006
4 Vlad's Past September 10, 2006
5 Flip Flop of Fury September 17, 2006
6 Lousy Labyrinth September 24, 2006
7 An XXL Lie October 1, 2006
8 Kubo's Mystery October 8, 2006
9 The Demon and Mrs. Clean October 15, 2006
10 Cherry on the Cake October 22, 2006
11 Super Ninja October 29, 2006
12 Old School Ninjitsu November 5, 2006
13 Class Photo November 12, 2006
14 The Old Master Unknown
15 Okuni for President Unknown
16 Funny Chick Unknown
17 The Lost Treasure Unknown
18 Phantom of the Kabuki Unknown
19 The Saber and Its Shadow Unknown
20 Shuriken School Secrets Unknown
21 The Big Illusion Unknown
22 Pop Star for a Day Unknown
23 The Master of Darkness Unknown
24 Detective Mania Unknown
25 Eyes Wide Shut Unknown
26 Dirty Rice Balls Unknown

Movie[edit]

An animated film, entitled Shuriken School: The Ninja's Secret, has been produced by Xilam. It aired 22 December 2007 on Disney Channel Asia.

Plot[edit]

"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."[1]

Broadcasting[edit]

Australia Nickelodeon, Disney XD (Autumn 2006 – Present)

Canada YTV Not on air at the moment.

United Kingdom CITV (2006-2009), Jetix (2006-2009), Dice Kids Channel (January 21, 2014), Kix! (TBA)

United States Nickelodeon (2006), Nicktoons (2006-2008)

France France 3 (April 2006 – Present), Jetix, Gulli

Italy Mediaset (Autumn 2006 – Present)

Mexico Once TV (October 2007 – August 2008)

Netherlands Disney XD (Autumn 2006 – Present)

Hong Kong Indonesia Singapore Malaysia Thailand Vietnam South Korea Philippines Disney Channel Asia (October 5, 2006 – Present) [2]

India Jetix (March 2007 – 2009)

Malaysia TV3 (March 2007 – Present)

Poland Jetix (September 4, 2006 – 2007)

Germany Jetix (February 1, 2007 – 2009), Nickelodeon (February 2007 – Present)

Denmark TV2

Hungary Jetix (September 4, 2006 – 2009)

Greece Jetix (September 2006 – 2009)

Czech Republic Jetix (September 4, 2006 – 2009)

BrazilMexicoArgentinaJetix (October 2006 – July 2009 (until the Disney XD take on))

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Japan Jetix (in Disney XD) (September 2006 – 2009)

Belgium Ketnet (soon – Present)

Belgium ClubRTL (July 2009 – Present)

Romania Jetix (October 2008 – 2009)

Russia Jetix (2007–2008)

Norway NRK Super (April 2009 – Present)

Turkey Kanal 7

Turkey Kidz TV (February 2012 – July 2012)

China Disney XD

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