Another Anime aired in Japan which caught my attention. It’s not about ninja but still about a teenage boy.
The Story (source: Wikipedia)
Minami “Ikki” Itsuki, is a 13 year old junior high school student and a delinquent. Also known as the “Unbeatable Babyface,” Ikki is the leader of the youth gang by the name of “East Side Gunz.” After being humiliated by a street gang of Storm Riders called the Skull Saders, however, his status quickly diminishes. Upon his return home, Ikki discovers a secret hidden from him by his benefactors, the Noyamano sisters. The sisters belong to a group of Storm Riders who go by the team name of Sleeping Forest. Keen on helping Ikki to regain his confidence and pride, they supply him with a pair of Air Trecks (abbreviated as “AT”). Ikki eventually settles his grudge with the Skull Saders, but in the process he receives more than the simple satisfaction of revenge. Determined to experience the sensation of “flight” for as long as he can, our headstrong protagonist is quickly sucked into the mysterious, yet irresistible world of Air Trecks.
Upon his entry into the realm of AT, Ikki triggers the interest of many seasoned veterans. Among them is the pink-haired Storm Rider Simca, who intends to lead our hero to what she believes is his ultimate destiny – the untouched throne of the Sky King. Backed by his friends and comrades Ikki forms his own team, the Kogarasumaru, in pursuit of his goals as a Storm Rider.
Apparently a child favoured by the wind, Ikki faces numerous challenges and obstacles in his journey towards his destination. Will his wings endure the trials of punishment, or will they shatter like Icarus’ imitations constructed from wax…?