JK Ninja Girls (JKニンジャガールズ) is a musical starring Kobushi Factory as the main cast and select Hello Pro Kenshuusei members as the ensemble. It ran from February 23 to March 4, 2017 at Zenrosai Hall/Space Zero. The DVD was recorded on March 1, 2017, and released on July 5, 2017.
In addition to the main and ensemble casts, there were daily guest appearances by other Hello! Project members.
The combined original soundtrack for both the musical and the film was pre-released on July 17, 2017 and released for general sale on September 6, 2017.
Synopsis[edit | edit source]
Four transfer students have come to a certain "girls' school."
... They are descendants of ninjas (= ninja girls) sent by the state power in order to punish evil!
They have been tasked to defeat evil ninjas who are disguised as students at the same school.
The eight members of Kobushi Factory perform as the four ninja girls of justice (Hirose, Nomura, Hamaura, and Wada) VS the four ninja girls of evil (Fujii, Ogawa, Taguchi, Inoue).
These skilled, determined, and divided ninja girls will be guided by a strict instructor...
Ninja VS ninja! Until the direct confrontation, will the hearts of these ninja girls become one?!
Dressed as "ninja girls," Kobushi Factory presents to you a super ninja comedy!
Cast[edit | edit source]
- From Kobushi Factory
- Fujii Rio as Sugitani Akane (杉谷アカネ)
- Hirose Ayaka as Ishikawa Lovely (石川ラブリ)
- Nomura Minami as Hattori Cocoa (服部ココア)
- Ogawa Rena as Sasayama Misa (篠山ミサ)
- Hamaura Ayano as Kirigakure Noel (霧隠ノエル )
- Taguchi Natsumi as Yamaoka Alice (山岡アリス)
- Wada Sakurako as Momochi Eve (百地イブ)
- Inoue Rei as Sarutobi Nozomi (猿飛ノゾミ)
- Nakahara Yuki as Yuri (ユリー)／Instructor Harry(ハリー教官 )
Ensemble[edit | edit source]
- From Hello Pro Kenshuusei
Daily Guests[edit | edit source]
|2/23||Kudo Haruka, Nonaka Miki||Morning Musume '17|
|2/24||Ishida Ayumi, Oda Sakura|
|2/26||Takeuchi Akari, Murota Mizuki||ANGERME|
|2/27||Yamaki Risa, Morito Chisaki||Country Girls|
|2/28||Yajima Maimi, Nakajima Saki||℃-ute|
|3/2||Miyamoto Karin, Uemura Akari||Juice=Juice|
|3/4||Wada Ayaka, Kamikokuryo Moe||ANGERME|
Crew[edit | edit source]
- Script: Kazuhiko Ban
- Director: Hoshida Ryoko
- Music: Wada Shunsuke
- Choreography: YOSHIKO
Soundtrack[edit | edit source]
The original soundtrack for the musical was pre-released at the venue on February 23, 2017 and generally released on March 29, 2017.
Tracklist[edit | edit source]
- I Love Ninja Girls -Tokyo vs Osaka- (アイラブニンジャガールズ-東京vs大阪-)
- Saru mo Odaterya Hitottobi (猿もおだてりゃひとっ飛び; Even a Flattered Monkey Will Jump) - Sarutobi Nozomi
- Atama Warukute Kirigakurezu (あたまわるくて霧隠れず; The Head of Evil Can't Hide in the Fog) - Kirigakure Noel
- Erabu Mirai (選ぶ未来; Choose Your Future) - Kirigakure Noel, Sarutobi Nozomi
- Kanashimi no Kakera (悲しみの欠片; Fragment of Sorrow) - Ishikawa Lovely, Hattori Cocoa, Momochi Eve, Sugitani Akane, Sasayama Misa, Yamaoka Alice
- Eiga "JK Ninja Girls" no Oshirase Special Talk! (映画「JKニンジャガールズ」のお知らせスペシャルトーク！; Special Talk on the "JK Ninja Girls" Movie Announcement!)
Album Information[edit | edit source]
DVD Tracklist[edit | edit source]
- Prologue (プロローグ)
- Naniwa Ninja Girls no Tokyo Ajito (なにわニンジャガールズの東京アジト; Naniwa Ninja Girls' Tokyo Hideout)
- JK Ninja Girls no Ajito (JKニンジャガールズのアジト; JK Ninja Girls' Hideout)
- 2ri no Deai (2人の出会い; An Encounter Between Two People)
- Tenkousei (転校生; Transfer Students)
- Karaoke Box (カラオケボックス)
- Taiketsu (対決; Confrontation)
- Erabu Mirai (選ぶ未来; Choose Your Future)
- Korezo Shinobi no Renkinjutsu! (これぞ忍の錬金術！; This is Shinobi Alchemy!)
- Shoumetsu no Jutsu (消滅の術; Annihilation Technique)
- Katakidoushi (敵同士; Mutual Enemy)
- Onna no Nindou (女の忍道; The Girls' Way of the Ninja)
- Tokyo Tower Shoumetsu Sakusen (東京タワー消滅作戦; The Strategy to Annihilate Tokyo Tower)
- Yami ni Nukegake (闇に抜け駆け; Act Before Dark)
- JK Ninja Girls no Shimei (JKニンジャガールズの使命; JK Ninja Girls' Mission)
- Bonus Footage 1
- Tokuten Eizou 1 <Butai "JK Ninja Girls" Making> (特典映像1＜舞台「JKニンジャガールズ」メイキング＞; Bonus Footage 1 <Making of the Stage Production "JK Ninja Girls">)
- Bonus Footage 2
- Tokuten Eizou 2 <2/23 Butai Shonichi Making> (特典映像2＜2/23舞台初日メイキング＞; Bonus Footage 2 <2/23 Making of the First Day of the Stage Production>)
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- This is the first Hello! Project theatrical production since Warera Jeanne ~Shoujo Seisen Kageki~ that is not by Engeki Joshibu.
- JK is an acronym for joshi kousei (女子高生) meaning "high school girl".
- A documentary on the making of the musical was broadcast on BS SKY PerfecTV! on February 26, 2017.
- Two of the songs included in the musical, "Yami ni Nukegake" and "Pitch Pichi Tomodachi" were released as B-sides on Kobushi Factory's 4th single "Shalala! Yareru Hazu sa / Ee ja nai ka Ninja nai ka".
- The ninja characters' last names likely refer to legendary ninjas who they are "descended" from:
- Kirigakure Noel is a descendant of Kirigakure Saizo.
- Ishikawa Lovely is a descendant of Ishikawa Goemon.
- Hattori Cocoa is a descendant of Hattori Hanzo.
- Momochi Eve is a descendant of Momochi Tanba.
- Sarutobi Nozomi is a descendant of Sarutobi Sasuke.
- Sugitani Akane is a descendant of Sugitani Zenjubo.
- In the film adaptation, the ninja girls of evil are instead normal high school girls possessed by the Ninja Oyajis, who have also taken their last names from the musical (Sarutobi, Sugitani, Yamaoka, and Sasayama).