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The Student of Stealth
Basic Information
Height 5' 10" (179 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg)
Age 21
Affiliation Rasen Ninjutsu University
Stage Ninja College
Hobbies Hiding, reading
Voice Actor Kenji Takahashi
(高橋 研二)
Official Stats
Size 3/5
Arm Girth 3/5
Speed 5/5
Jumping 4/5
Ninjutsu 5/5
Talking 0/5
Grab Damage 150
Walking Speed 123%
Dash Distance 119%
Charge Dash Distance 118%
Max Charge Time 2.1 seconds
Standard ARMS
"Now you see him. Now you don't. Now you only THINK you see him... Seriously, is that Ninjara? This "student of stealth" is studying at Ninja College, or as it's officially named, Rasen Ninjutsu University. So let's see if he's got what it takes to pass this test! ...Wait! Where'd he go now?"

Ninjara is a playable character in ARMS. He is a Japanese college student studying ninjutsu. As a ninja, his gameplay style revolves around stealth, where he can disappear while dashing mid-air or if his opponent tries to punch his shield.


Ninjara appears mostly human except for his red spiraled irises and his coiled chain arms. His green hair is pulled up into a topknot in the shape of a four-pointed shuriken, with chain links to hold it in place. He wears a black, green, and blue suit resembling ninja gear, blue goggles made out of chains, and black and green boots.


"Currently training at Ninja College, or as it's officially named, Rasen Ninjutsu University. The ninjutsu techniques of this 'student of stealth' allow him to disappear into thin air and make fools of his opponents! The ARMS Grand Prix doubles as his senior project, and that challenge is the one thing he won't hide from."
—Official Description

Ninjara is a training ninja student at the Rasen Ninja University who enjoys reading books and hiding like a ninja. He has come to the ARMS tournament to represent his own university.


Ninjara's abilities are designed to evade attacks more easily. For example, each time Ninjara blocks an attack he disappears, thus receiving no shield chip damage, and teleports to a different location, which allows him to counterattack. He can also teleport a short distance in the air while air-dashing.

Version history[edit]

Version history
1.0.0 Added to game.
2.0.0 Fixed issue where Ninjara would not destroy the light boxes on the Ribbon Ring stage when getting up.
3.1.0 After getting some advice from a Ninja College alum, distance traveled when performing a mid-air mist warp has increased. "Mid-air mist warp" refers to the ninja technique performed by dashing after jumping.




Ninjara's Costumes
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Light Green

To select a costume, click and hold Lstickclick.svg, then hold Lstick.svg in the direction of the desired costume while confirming with A.svg.

Victory Animations[edit]

Victory ninjara.gif

Promotional Art[edit]

Grand Prix Ending[edit]


  • Ninjara was one of the first characters announced as playable, being revealed alongside the game itself during the Nintendo Switch presentation in January 2017[1].
  • Ninjara was in the original trailer known as "The Elusive Ninja" instead of "The Student of Stealth".
  • Ninjara's voice actor, Kenji Takahashi, also voiced Piston Hondo in another Nintendo game based around punching, Punch-Out!! for the Wii.
  • At any given time while playing as Ninjara, the sound of the chains which make up his ARMS rattling can be heard as he moves around.
  • Ninjara's name is a portmanteau of "ninja" and "jara jara," the Japanese onomatopoeia for the sound of a rattling chain.
  • Ninjara says "Kore nite DORON!" at the credits. It means "I'm going now". DORON is originally the sound that a ninja makes a smoke screen and vanishes.
  • Ninjara's logo is a stylized version of the kanji "忍" (lit. nin), meaning conceal, sneak or spy, and is shaped like a shuriken.

Names in other languages[edit]


Language Name Meaning
 Japanese ニンジャラ
 Chinese 忍者俠
Rěnzhě Xiá
Ninja Man
 Dutch Ninjara Ninjara
 French Ninjara Ninjara
 German Ninjara Ninjara
 Italian Ninjara Ninjara
 Russian Ниндзя Ра
Nindzya Ra
Ninja Ra
 Spanish Ninjara Ninjara

The student of stealth

Language Name Meaning
 Japanese 神出鬼没のクールニンジャ
Shinshutsu-kibotsu no Kūru Ninja
The elusive cool ninja
 Chinese 神出鬼沒的冷酷忍者
Shénchūguǐmò de Lěngkù Rěnzhě
The elusive cool ninja
 Dutch De sluwe schaduwsluiper
De ongrijpbare ninja (original trailer)
The sly shadow creeper
The elusive ninja
 French L'apprenti ninja
Le ninja insaisissable (original trailer)
The apprentice ninja
The elusive ninja
 German Der schleichende Schatten
Der flinke Ninja (original trailer)
The creeping shadow
The nimble Ninja
 Italian El furtivo guerriero
Il ninja sfuggente (original trailer)
The stealthy warrior
The elusive ninja
 Russian Неуловимый
Неуловимый ниндзя (original trailer)
Neulovimyy nindzya

Elusive ninja
 Spanish El rey del camuflaje
El ninja escurridizo (original trailer)
The king of camouflage
The elusive ninja
 Czech Nepolapitelný ninja elusive ninja
 Hungarian A ravasz ninja The cunning ninja
 Polish Nieuchwytny ninja Elusive ninja
 Portuguese O ninja inapreensível The nonsensitive ninja


  1. Nintendo of America. "Nintendo Switch Presentation 2017", 2017-01-13, retrieved on 2017-05-02.