Anime Title: ひまわりっ!(Himawari!)

Episodes: 26

Genre: Adventure, Comedy, Romance

Summary: Himawari Hinata recently transfered to Shinobi Gakuen to train to become the best kunoichi she can be. She wanted to be a ninja ever since she was saved by one when she was little. On her first day, she meets Hayato Madenokoji (a new transfer teacher) who saves her life. Hayato does not possess any ninja skills or traits, he is teaching the ninjas about normal society to pay off his debt. However, Himawari notices that Hayato bares the same mark on his neck as the ninja who saved her when she was young.

First Impressions: Well first off, I never liked anything about Ninjas. Ninjas are cool but Naruto never really made me want to watch it. I occasionally see it on TV and see what its like but the anime is way too stupid to me. So I never got into it, plus Naruto is such an annoying character in English. Himawari! on the other hand is the first ninja anime I found interesting. Plus seeing the art from ANN made me want to see what the anime is like. The weird thing is that the era they are in is somewhat futuristic. In the beginning you see these 2 airplane pilots wearing these awesome looking helmets and then you see Himawari in the cargo in this sphere container.

Knowing that they are in a some what futuristic time, it is weird how there are still ninjas. Stupid thing about this anime is that there is no manga! I would of loved to get my hands on the manga for this series. Since this anime isn’t adapted from any manga, it seems to be really good. I only watched 1 episode so I can’t judge it too much but so far I like it.

OP:“Taiyou no kakera” by Ryoko Shiraishi

ED:“Guruguru~Himawari ver.~” by eufonius