"Title Card," Ninja Kamui,
"Title Card," Ninja Kamui, “Season 1/ Episode 1," directed by Yui Miura, Sunghoo Park, 2024, (MAX)

This is a character guide for Cartoon Network’s “Ninja Kamui,” with character descriptions, quotes, names of actors, and more.


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Higan, aka Joe Logan (Kenjiro Tsuda and Jeremy Gee)

An exiled ninja, Higan broke the code of the Ninja Clan and has since been on the run, trying to raise a family. However, years later, in an attempt to keep the Ninja Clan’s secrets, he and his family are murdered, but Higan rises from the dead and vows revenge.

Additional Information

  • Ducky (S1E4): Mike’s nickname for Higan

Mike Moriss (Atsushi Ono and Shawn Hamilton)

Mike Moriss (Atsushi Ono) talking to Joe about what happened
“Mike Moriss (Atsushi Ono) talking to Joe about what happened,” Ninja Kamui, “Season 1/ Episode 1,” directed by Yui Miura, Sunghoo Park, 2024, (MAX)

Mike is an FBI agent heading toward the end of his career, and despite the trouble working with Higan can bring, he decides to see Higan’s goals through and hopes to eventually arrest him.

Additional Information

  • Family (S01E04): Ariana was Mike’s wife, and they had a daughter who, unfortunately, died

Quotes

Emma Samanda (Yuki Wakai and Luci Christian)

Emma Samanda (Yuki Wakai) following Joe and barely avoiding getting hurt
“Emma Samanda (Yuki Wakai) following Joe and barely avoiding getting hurt,” Ninja Kamui, “Season 1/ Episode 1,” directed by Yui Miura, Sunghoo Park, 2024, (MAX)

Emma is Mike’s partner, who is relatively new to the FBI and has massive tech knowledge, to the point of modifying her vehicle into a mobile computer.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1
  • Luci Christian is also known for their role in “Blade Runner: Blackout 2022.”
  • Background (S01E07): Emma’s backstory is given, which includes her parents abandoning her after an accident and being adopted by the Ninja Clan. Also, it is noted her role in choosing the next chieftain. 

Aska

The Ninja Woman during a Ninja Clan meeting
The Ninja Woman during a Ninja Clan meeting

Emma’s alter ego when she was part of the Ninja Clan’s lieutenants. 

The Old Man (TBD)

The Old Man talking to Higan while looking over his injuries
“The Old Man talking to Higan while looking over his injuries,” Ninja Kamui, “Season 1/ Episode 2,” directed by Yui Miura, Sunghoo Park, Hiroki Itai, 2024, (Adult Swim)

Like much of Higan’s past life, not much is known about The Old Man. It is clear that he is a doctor, seemingly constantly surrounded by cats. But, most importantly, he is someone Higan can trust.

Mari, aka Sarah Logan (Christie Guidry)

Mari, aka Sarah Logan (Christie Guidry)
Mari, aka Sarah Logan (Christie Guidry)

Mari is Higan, aka Joe’s wife, who was also a ninja.

  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 1
  • Special Technique (S01E07): She can freeze a person’s cells, causing them to be in suspended animation. She taught Emma this skill, and she used it to save Higan.
  • Face Morph (S01E07): Mari is the inventor of the face morph we saw in episode 1.

Master Yamaji (Luis Galindo)

Master Yamaji (Luis Galindo) noting exiles are no longer ninjas and must be killed
“Master Yamaji (Luis Galindo) noting exiles are no longer ninjas and must be killed,” Ninja Kamui: Season 1/ Episode 3, directed by Sunghoo Park, Hiro Ohki, 2024, (Cartoon Network)

Master Yamaji is the head of the Ninja organization.

Joseph (James Marler)

Joseph (James Marler) looking worried
“Joseph (James Marler) looking worried,” Ninja Kamui: Season 1/ Episode 3, directed by Sunghoo Park, Hiro Ohki, 2024, (Cartoon Network)

Joseph is a front-facing representative of the AUZA corporation.

Lil (Brandon Hearnsberger)

Lil (Brandon Hearnsberger) laughing
“Lil (Brandon Hearnsberger) laughing,” Ninja Kamui: Season 1/ Episode 3, directed by Sunghoo Park, Hiro Ohki, 2024, (Cartoon Network)

Lil is a ninja with weird proclivities that lead to him making most things sexual.

Zai (Scott Gibbs)

Zai, also known as “The Reaper,” is a ninja who focuses on taking out exiles and those who have left the ninja order.

Additional Information

  • Special Technique (S01E03): Flying Swallow
  • Former Friend (S01E04): It is revealed that Higan, Mari, and Zai were close at one time, or at least were cordial due to learning their special techniques after the same ceremony.

Big D (Joe P)

Big D (Joe P) during a ninja clan meeting
“Big D (Joe P) during a ninja clan meeting,” Ninja Kamai (S01E04), directed by Yui Miura, Sunghoo Park, 2024, (Toonami)

Big D is a Black ninja who makes sure he always looks good.

Dilly (Elissa Cuellar)

Dilly (Elissa Cuellar) offended by how Joseph is being spoken to
“Dilly (Elissa Cuellar) offended by how Joseph is being spoken to,” Ninja Kamai (S01E04), directed by Yui Miura, Sunghoo Park, 2024, (Toonami)

Joseph’s bodyguard and potential secretary.

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Jason (Joe Daniels)

Jason Cardenas (Joe Daniels), drunk, talking to Mike
Jason Cardenas (Joe Daniels), drunk, talking to Mike

Jason is a former employee of Auza, noted to be a researcher, who was let go. Because of his firing, he has vowed to destroy the company.

Background Information

Network(s) Cartoon Network (Toonami Block)
Created By Shigeru Murakoshi
Based On N/A
First Aired February 11, 2024
Genre(s) ActionSci-FiAnimation

Plot

Higan and his wife Mari were once part of a Ninja Clan, and when they decided to reciprocate each other’s feelings, they broke the code. After becoming exiles, they were on the run for years, and when they thought they could have peace, they started a family.

Unfortunately for both, they were soon discovered and murdered. But Higan, through will or a special ninja skill, came back to life. Between a drive for vengeance and the help of the FBI, he plans to execute the new head of the Ninja Clan, who didn’t let his family be.

Groups & Organizations

  • Ninja Clan (S01E02): Created in Japan, the Ninja Clan’s goal was also to maintain peace. However, at one point, it decided to leave Japan and be under a greater power, leading to a pseudo-merger with Auza.
    • Organization (S01E06): The chieftain is the head of the clan, and then there are the lieutenants and the general ninjas. 
  • Auza (S01E03): A multinational enterprise specializing in developing military weapons, telecommunications, entertainment, and pretty much all things tech. Whatever industry it is in, it has a high market share. Also, they eliminate critics and opposition by utilizing the Ninja Clan.

Notable Locations & Items

  • San Francisco (S01E02): Where the show takes place
  • Auza City (S01E03): The HQ of Auza
  • Gusoku Gear (S01E06): The high-grade combat suit that lieutenants of the Ninja Clan use
    • Kamui (S01E06): The name of the specific suit that Emma gives/ stole for Higan
  • Cuborium (S01E08): An element the Auza corporation found that they use to power their own reactors.

Terminology

  • Ninja Code (S01E04): The secrets of the ninja must never be divulged, and they must be emotionally detached, even from their allies, and it is the mission over their life.

Noteworthy Information

  • Secret Art (S01E04): When promoted in the Ninja Clan, each person gets a specific secret art that only they and the person who teaches or gives the art to them knows.

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