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Shinobi Life  
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Energetic and strong-willed, Beni doesn't care if she lives or dies as long as her death will result in embarassing her arrogant father! But one day, she suddenly encounters Kagetora, a ninja who's fallen from the sky and swears complete loyalty to her -- as her bodyguard. Kagetora has time traveled from a long, long time ago, and has devoted his life to protecting Princess Beni. Little does Kagetora know that this Beni is not the real princess... Can true love and honor survive after a centuries-long time warp -- in a crazy modern world?


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Associated Names
พ่อหนุ่มนินจา ข้ามเวลามารักกัน (Thai)

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Latest Release(s)
v.13 c.64 (end) by Shinobi's Life Fan Community over 6 years ago
v.13 c.63 by Shinobi's Life Fan Community over 6 years ago
v.13 c.62 by Shinobi's Life Fan Community over 6 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
13 Volumes (Complete)

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User Rating
Average: 8.2 / 10.0 (987 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.15 / 10.0
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Last Updated
January 15th 2019, 4:47pm PST



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Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Princess (Akita Shoten)

Licensed (in English)

English Publisher
Akita (5 Vols - Ongoing; digital)
TokyoPop (7 Volumes - Defunct)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #558 increased(+16)
Monthly Pos #959 increased(+132)
3 Month Pos #1219 increased(+116)
6 Month Pos #1349 decreased(-200)
Year Pos #1293 decreased(-188)

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On 1306 wish lists
On 1370 completed lists
On 307 unfinished lists
On 560 custom lists

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Shinobi Life Ends in March over 7 years ago
Story Line Help over 7 years ago
finally! over 10 years ago

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Horrible start but eventually gets better   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by AndelMartina
September 22nd, 2018, 2:46am
Seriuosly, this was one of the worst 1st issues I've ever read. Beni is a brat, horrible and you'll want to kill her for how spoiled she is... But then her character suddenly does 180 and and she turns into a typical weak lovestruck shoujo heroine... Ugh. So yeah, horrible start, but then it gets better and the story turns into a midly confusing time travel story... Is it worth reading? Only if you have the patience to get through the first two volumes or so.
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I didn't expect to love this like I thought!   
Rating: N/A
by .Chi-chan
November 29th, 2016, 7:31am
Some may have mixed reviews in this manga, but I did enjoy it, I enjoyed the journey, the story was spectacular! It had me in chapter 1, it was already amusing to begin with. The real story starts pacing in chapter 20+, and the way the character's drawn were good. There were times that the female lead is kind of unbearable, but somehow she makes me like her character, maybe because I can connect to her as a reader. The male lead.. Oh Kagetora why are you sooooo adorable??! Everytime he starts blushing I couldn't help but squeal! I did like the the other supporting characters, even the 'antagonists' in the story has reasons why they make those actions. Overall it is enjoyable, if time travelling from past to present(with good twists) is your cup of tea, then I recommend you this! biggrin
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Hot Guys Fighting Over Uninteresting and/or Ordinary Girl ~Ninja Edition~ (*Now with 40% less personality*)   
Rating: N/A
by Rozzak
June 8th, 2016, 4:07pm
Complete with such classics as
  • "Cheating via pseudo-sexual blackmail/extortion is totally fine because I'm only doing it to protect my love interest
  • "Guys trying to NTR me from the established love interest just for shits."
  • "Those attempts blossoming into actual love because I forgive their rape attempts since their parents were really mean to them."
  • "Stop, he's not actually a bad person, so don't hurt him even though he made various passes at me boyfriend-kun!"

... Last updated on June 8th, 2016, 4:07pm
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I remember now   
Rating: 1.0 / 10.0
by hurafloyd
October 10th, 2015, 9:29pm
I picked this one up a couple of years ago and I stopped reading it... today I stumbled upon it since I felt reading some time travel stories and I didnt remember why I stopped reading this one, and now I do, it is because Beni and Kagetora are utter and complete morons. I honestly cant stand idiots while reading, it gives me (fake) ulcers, specially how mentally and emotionally useless Beni is in contrast to Kagetora's own uselessness. Just as before, I dropped it again, but this time I will leave a note in here to remember myself to avoid making the same mistake.

Spoiler (mouse over to view)

... Last updated on October 10th, 2015, 9:31pm
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Not Bad   
Rating: N/A
by RS456
August 3rd, 2015, 1:19am
Not bad. It was nicely ended but the time jumping arc could of been done better. I am not sure but I think writer also intended to make another time paradox. Beni's mother is Beni and Kagetora's daughter from the future as their daughter looks almost identical to Beni's mother. If your worried about smut you have no worries as this manga is pretty clean cut except a few instances where she had to kiss the other guy under duress.

... Last updated on August 3rd, 2015, 1:47am
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I rarely leave reviews   
Rating: 7.5 / 10.0
by ohsnaptheresa
November 5th, 2014, 9:52am
BUT I GOT TO WITH THIS ONE. UGH. Okay, so I LOVE the artwork and storyline and the way the mangaka portrays each emotion and expressions, BUT FUQING A. BENI IS SO FRIGGIN ANNOYING. Like, please, spare me. She is over emotional, naive, and a complete moron. I really pity everyone who has fallen in love with her. SHE IS SO 1 DIMENSIONAL. WHAT IS THERE TO EVEN LOVE?! She is a Mary Sue!
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Read til the last arc   
Rating: N/A
by Strobe
August 8th, 2014, 12:22pm
At first it seemed like a romance story, just with a ninja. Then it became more complex and it was awesome.

Beni comes off as very head strong and stubborn, but that changes. Honestly, I'm not that impressed by her character and personality. Now thinking about it, she changed quite a lot from the beginning but it did 't feel that natural...The stars of this manga was for me Hitaki and Rhihito. I don't feel that this manga brings something new to the table, it's the story that's interesting.

In the beginning, the time travel just seems like a ploy for our MC to get together with a ninja. But what we get is a more complex story, with developing characters and lots of action. While romance is one of this story focuses, I like that it spends time giving us more than cliche, cute scenes. If you amange to stick around, the time travel part of this story is by far the best part. The other parts are "meh", not bad but not that good.
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Not what I was expecting   
Rating: 5.5 / 10.0
by tipz
June 23rd, 2014, 8:34pm
I was expecting more of a love story.. Which threw me off that there was more action then love.
Which is not all that bad..
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starts with a girl that lives Ina controlling house hold.. She then gets bombarded by this sexy shinobi guy.. That to me was too sweet to be one ... Then bad guys come in .. One on a murderous rampage.. The middle is kind of exciting but does get you lost with the past.. The time travel started to drone on through it as well.. The brothers story made me so sad.. Then in the end it all makes sense.. But I did wish for more love build up between the two.. alright emotionally.. I would have loved to see more of the added story of the brothers but all is well.

... Last updated on June 23rd, 2014, 8:35pm
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A nice change from regular shoujo   
Rating: N/A
by MilkTee
March 13th, 2014, 4:14am
I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed this. Initially I was quite unsure about the characters and the plot - Beni really annoyed me. But it quickly became really interesting a wonderfully unpredictable, which is quite refreshing in a shoujo manga. I will say that the plot got a little bit too convoluted at some points and I occasionally thought bits dragged on and I wanted them to hurry up, but for the most part, this was a really wonderful manga.
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started okay and develop into good ninja action.   
Rating: N/A
by wrensei
November 26th, 2013, 10:22pm
I thought it would be just a cliche story about a brat girl falls for her bodyguard then engage to another man.
It's not just what it is.
The time-travel element gives the plot more interesting.
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