Animal Ninja (Kanji: アニマル忍者) is a 1970 anime based on picture books written by Natsuoki Kawakura and illustrated by Ume Katsuya.
The anime, produced by Shinada-sha and aired on NHK, was the studio's first ever TV anime to air in full color. It was later remastered and redubbed into Kokontōzai Animal Ninja (Kanji: 古今東西アニマル忍者) as a tribute to Sadako Yamada, who voiced Kemonogumi, the main trio of the show.
- Sadako Yamada as Kemonogumi:
- Kitsunemaru, a heroic and fun-loving fox.
- Tanukimaru, a naive tanuki.
- Sarumaru, a smart monkey.
- Kei Tomiyama as Master Kurohyō, Kemonogumi's master.
- Reiko Mutō as Sakura, Kitsunemaru's love interest.
- Keiko Toda as Kitsunemaru, a heroic and fun-loving fox.
- Akiko Yajima as Tanukimaru, a naive tanuki.
- Kaneta Kimotsuki as Sarumaru, a smart monkey.
- Tōru Furuya as Master Kurohyō, Kemonogumi's master.
- Kotono Mitsuishi as Sakura, Kitsunemaru's love interest.
- Lyrics by Natsuoki Kawakura
Composition and Arrangement by Shunya Asano
Additional Arrangement by Waku Hoshino (Kokontōzai version)
- "Ninja no Kataomoi (忍者の片思い)" by Yōko Maekawa/Maho Sōma