Ninja Sarutobi Sasuke (forthcoming June 2024) - Shigeru Sugiura

New York Review Comics


Ninja Sarutobi Sasuke by Shigeru Sugiura, translated by Ryan Holmberg / forthcoming in June 2024 from New York Review Comics / 250-page paperback / ISBN 9781681377858

I pre-ordered copies of this book for the shop so should have them upon publication. (Got pushed from January to June 2024)


In the early 1960s, the Japanese manga artist Shigeru Sugiura took the well-loved literary character Ninja Sarutobi Sasuke and made him his own. In this legendary gag manga, Ninja Sarutobi Sasuke, Shigeru sends the famous Ninja on a wild, eye-popping adventure: Sarutobi encounters cowboys and aliens, spaceships and sailing ships, mid-60s celebrity cameos, mushroom clouds, detectives with squirt guns, and more in a delightful and ever-surprising world.

Available for the first time in English and with a new essay by Ryan Holmberg, Ninja Sarutobi Sasuke is a must-read of trippy visuals and silly storytelling.

Shigeru Sugiura (1908-2000) is widely regarded as one of the masters of Japanese comics.

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