|Created by||Leo Chu|
Eric S. Garcia
|Opening theme||John Debney|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||39 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producers||Brian Robbins|
Sharla Sumpter Bridgett
Eric S. Garcia
|Camera setup||Film; Single-camera|
|Running time||23 minutes|
|Production companies||Varsity Pictures|
|Distributor||MTV Networks International|
|Original release||January 17, 2011 –|
April 27, 2013
Supah Ninjas is an American action comedy superhero television series, created by Leo Chu and Eric Garcia. The series aired on Nickelodeon from January 17, 2011, to April 27, 2013. It ran for 2 seasons. The first season was filmed in Los Angeles and the second season was filmed at 31st Street Studios in Pittsburgh. On March 15, 2012, it was the announced that the series was renewed for a second season that premiered on February 9, 2013.
On May 7, 2013, Nickelodeon cancelled the series after two seasons.
The series revolves around Mike Fukanaga and his friends, Owen and Amanda. After the death of his grandfather, Mike is given a mysterious letter which leads him to discover that he comes from a long line of vigilante ninjas. With Owen, and later Amanda, they are ushered into the world of crime-fighting, forming the team "Supah Ninjas." They are trained with a hologram of Mike's grandfather, whom Owen refers to as "Hologramps" in Empire City.
Any villain who made a second appearance, escaped/were not arrested, or vowed revenge include:
Any villain that was arrested, defeated, or made one appearance/does not make a return:
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|1||1||"Pilot"||Clark Mathis||Leo Chu & Eric S. Garcia||January 17, 2011||101||2.5|
Mike and Owen find a secret lair under Mike's bed and have to become ninjas. The ninjas have to face a villain named The Rhymer (Christopher Reid). He kidnaps Amanda McKay. Owen and Mike have to fight against him to rescue Amanda. At the end of the episode, Amanda joins them as being ninjas after she was saved.Co-stars: Lateef Crowder as Bass, Michelle Lee as Melody, Sam Looc as Treble, Karen Strassman as Various (voice) (uncredited)
|2||2||"Katara"||Lev L. Spiro||Nat Bernstein & Mitchel Katlin||April 16, 2011||104||3.1|
The ninjas must stop a cat burglar named Katara Sharp (Sydney Tamiia Poitier) who just happens to be dating Mike's dad (Randall Park). Mike and Amanda kiss when undercover and Mike is having trouble controlling his feelings for Amanda. Amanda seems upset after hearing Mike saying it was just business, but Mike didn't mean that he just said that because he didn't want Amanda to know that he liked it and he felt it was right because he thought Amanda's kiss was just business.Co-star: Damon Christopher as Security Guard
|3||3||"Two Ton Harley"||Clark Mathis||Leo Chu & Eric S. Garcia||April 23, 2011||102||2.9|
The ninjas are surprised to find that a motorcycle gang member named Two Ton Harley (Big Show) has escaped from his prison cell with the hopes of being sent to another prison to reunite with his old gang.
Co-stars: Edwin H. Bravo as Hog, Brandon Molale as ActorWWE Superstar Big Show guest stars
|4||4||"Checkmate"||Clark Mathis||Leo Chu & Eric S. Garcia||April 30, 2011||103||2.1|
|The ninjas take on a chess prodigy villain named Checkmate (Rick D. Wasserman) who challenges them in chess-related games, putting their lives in danger. Amanda feels she must overachieve at other things after getting her first A−, the worst grade she has ever received in her life, especially when Checkmate captures Mike and Owen threatening to kill them.|
|5||5||"Subsiders"||Kevin Fair||Drew Hancock||May 7, 2011||106||2.9|
Owen is having a hard time with the boring discipline of Grandpa's teachings. When he recognizes that an old friend (Jonny Weston) is part of the dangerous Subsiders parkour crew, Owen infiltrates their underground lair to save him. Meanwhile, Mike and Amanda cope with the temporary loss of their partner and friend.Note: At the end, when everybody is arrested the building behind them is the same one that is used as Rocque Records on Big Time Rush.
|6||6||"Mr. Bradford"||Jonathan Judge||Drew Hancock||May 14, 2011||108||2.9|
|Amanda's favorite teacher, Mr. Bradford (Scott Lowell), who used to work for a major pharmaceutical company, has been experimenting on himself with insect DNA in order to find a universal antidote. He accidentally takes too much and turns into a monster. Meanwhile, Mike's annoying cousin Connor (Brandon Soo Hoo) stays over for a few days.|
|7||7||"Komodo"||Paul Shapiro||Lisa Parsons||June 4, 2011||107||TBA|
|A dragon-masked eco-terrorist (Bryan Friday) seeks revenge against Arthur Vanderhausen, a large commercial developer with a shady environmental record. Meanwhile, Amanda falls for Arthur's son Cameron (Jordan Nichols).|
|8||8||"Jelly Face"||Alex Winter||Lon Diamond||June 4, 2011||110||TBA|
|Mike and the gang are suspicious when unlikely suspects turn bad, including one of Mike's own uncles. Meanwhile, Connor is filming everyone doing embarrassing things for his made-up show, "Conn'd."|
|9||9||"Dollhouse"||David Jackson||Leo Chu & Eric S. Garcia||June 25, 2011||111||2.6|
|Amanda is captured by a villain named "Dollhouse" (Tyler Poelle) who turns people into "living dolls". While Mike and Owen are trying to rescue her, Owen gets turned into a personal doll, too. It is revealed that Dollhouse is the son of the maker of Speelmachers, a famous toy company. He captures others because it is said he had no playmates when he was a kid.|
|10||10||"X"||Alex Winter||David Ihlenfeld & Dave Wright||July 23, 2011||115||2.0|
|X (Christopher Maleki), an assassin hired by the mob, is trying to kill a boy (Michael Blaiklock) with smart computer skills that Mike's dad is protecting.|
|11||11||"Kickbutt"||Jonathan Judge||Ben Acker & Ben Blacker||September 10, 2011||114||2.4|
|A computer geek leads a double life as a super hero named Kickbutt (Lucas Cruikshank), but his alter ego gets in trouble when he steals a mob boss' (Mark Lindsay Chapman) money and uses it to renovate the computer lab at school. At the end of the episode he states "Until next time!" hinting a return.|
|12||12||"The Magnificent"||Jon Rosenbaum||Lisa Parsons||September 17, 2011||116||2.3|
|Mike and Owen revive their old childhood magic act, "The Amazing Owenini and Friend," in order to go undercover at the Magic Castle to uncover the truth about famous magician's (Vince Corazza) disappearance. Meanwhile, Amanda tries to have a proper date with her boyfriend Cameron, but he is thinking she has feelings for Owen. Whenever they attempt to have a date, its always ruined by either Mike or Owen.|
|13||13||"Morningstar Academy"||Jonathan Judge||Lisa Parsons||September 24, 2011||113||2.3|
A group of thieves named Clarissa (Daniella Monet), Bethany (Kiralee Hayashi) and Fiona are disguised as prep-school girls who want to become rich by stealing printing plates for $100 bills. And Amanda must put her predictability to the test.Victorious star Daniella Monet guest stars
|14||14||"DJ Elephant Head"||Clark Mathis||David Ihlenfeld & Dave Wright||October 1, 2011||121||2.3|
Owen is in a crime-fighting slump, so Mike and Amanda try to cheer him up by taking him to a concert at the school by their favorite DJ (Ryan Higa). But soon, they realize DJ Elephant Head is a criminal!The song "Rabba Rabba" from the 2001 Bollywood movie Aks appeared in the show.
|15||15||"Snakeskin"||Alex Winter||Lisa Parsons||October 10, 2011||122||1.9|
|Amanda struggles with popularity after she isn't invited to Melanie's party, but she soon gets invited thanks to Kelly; however, Owen is throwing a party on the same night, so Amanda attends both. Meanwhile, the ninjas fight a villain known as Snakeskin who is really their attractive guidance counselor, Ms. Scott (Amy Lucas), who is stealing Devil Diamond Snakes and plans to use their venom as revenge on the popular kids at Melanie's party. With all the kids locked in with a canister of the venom, it's up to Amanda to save them.|
|16||16||"Eternum"||David Barrett||David Ihlenfeld & Dave Wright||October 15, 2011||112||1.9|
|A demented psychiatrist (Todd Stashwick) lures the ninjas to an asylum to test his theory that he has the power to turn good into evil. While investigating, Amanda meets Checkmate again, who in the end of the episode escapes with a message to the Supah Ninjas: "Game On Ninjas!"|
|17–18||17–18||"Ishina"||Brian Robbins||Leo Chu & Eric S. Garcia (Part 1)|
Nat Bernstein & Mitchel Katlin (Part 2)
|October 29, 2011||117–118||1.8|
In the first two-part episode of the series, The evil Ishina clan tries to find the dojo; Mike learns that he must protect the floating sword from the Ishina. We also find out Connor's secret: he's the leader of the Ishina clan. And the brother of the Hologramps is found. He is the "teacher" of Connor.Co-Star: Power Rangers star Johnny Yong Bosch as Master Shin
|19||19||"Quake"||Dave Payne||Drew Hancock||November 5, 2011||119||TBA|
|With Owen and Amanda's advice, Mike finally asks Julie out, only to learn right after that Amanda and Cameron have broken up. Meanwhile, Quake, a giant, beast of a man, has been tearing apart Empire City. At the end of the episode hologramps' twin brother and Connor just find out that Mike, Amanda and Owen were the three ninjas not Martin.|
|20||20||"Mechanov"||David Jackson||David Ihlenfeld & David Wright||November 12, 2011||105||2.3|
Mike goes on a police ride-along with Martin. A villainous brother named Optic (Dennis Keiffer) and his sister Buzzsaw (Danielle Burgio) the duo steal purple diamonds around the city to bring their dying father called Mechanov (Curt Lowens) back to life as a robot.Note: This episode premiered on Nick UK before the US release. The UK release was in September 2011.
|21||21||"Detention"||Dave Payne||David Ihlenfeld & David Wright||November 19, 2011||123||1.8|
|The ninjas end up in detention and discover Jellyface escaped from prison. Now against one another, they try to figure out who's Jellyface before it's too late. Amanda lies that she got detention to do a report for the school paper, but she really keeps falling asleep in first period because of the gang's late night "Study Group" (AKA Ninja Training), so Mike suggests they move Study Group to lunch, and Owen and Amanda realize who Jellyface is.|
|22||22||"Skeleton Crew"||Hiro Koda||Edward J. Bedrosian||December 27, 2011||124||N/A|
A string of burglaries have occurred and Mike is convinced the Skeleton Crew, an underground secret society with ties to Benjamin Rush High School, is to blame. Yet Amanda and Owen are doubtful of Mike's accusations since he's a staunch believer of urban myths. Owen desperately tries to woo Isabelle, a new Junior transfer, but has no idea she's actually an undercover detective who's also pursuing the Skeleton Crew. She also believes that the Supah Ninjas are the ones behind the attacks at Benjamin Rush High School. When Isabelle goes to the school with backup, they unmask the ninjas, which actually turns out to be the Skeleton Crew (The Supah Ninjas switched masks with them before Isabelle and Martin arrived). The next day, Mike is now Owen's wingman, for a girl named Greta. Mike and Amanda find a note which meant "This isn't over. S.K. (Skeleton King)" meaning the Skeleton Crew may appear in future episodes.Note: Even though Hologramps didn't appear in this episode, he is voiced when Mike makes a voice reenactment of him while remembering about his goal on defeating an enemy. It is also revealed that Mike can do perfect voice impressions.
|23||23||"Limelight"||Tim Story||Lon Diamond||January 7, 2012||109||1.5|
Limedark (Danny Masterson), a former college actor, kidnaps his former cast mates, who have become famous, and has horrible plans for them. Meanwhile, Owen has trouble hiding his ninja skills and almost exposes his friends and himself twice, once while trying to defend a boy from a shifty-looking senior student who was actually selling cupcakes to raise money for children's hospitals and when Limelight captures his final target. Mike and Amanda scold him afterward but Hologramps takes pity on Owen because he was trying to do the right thing, he also knows how he feels about not receiving enough attention and not getting credit for helping to save Empire City, but he tells him that a ninja's strength comes from within, not the opinion of others. But will Owen's recent idea of trying to stand out help the ninjas defeat Limelight?That '70s Show star Danny Masterson guest stars
|24||24||"Frostbite"||David Jackson||Lon Diamond||January 14, 2012||120||2.0|
|A man named Frostbite (Steve Monroe) starts to capture criminals and do the ninjas' work for them. But Amanda gets suspicious of him when she finds out the police still think they're on the loose. Meanwhile, Amanda tries to help Mike get ready for his date with Julie, telling him about the "hand touch" in which if a girl touches your shoulders she likes you, on your arm, her feelings may change, and on the hand is that she like likes you. While Mike practices what he's gonna say to Julie, she doesn't realize he's actually talking about herself, and once he finishes, she touches his hand and says, "Perfect." After Mike looks down at their hands, Amanda removes her hand, says she has to go, then walks out of the door as quickly as possible. Mike goes on his first date with Julie, with Owen giving him advice through an earpiece. But, he does not realize that Amanda is in trouble when she goes to Frostbite's hideout and finds that he is holding the criminals hostage instead of turning them over to the police, but will running away from Frostbite help Amanda stop him when he traps her in the freezer?|
|25||25||"Ninja Intervention"||Brian Robbins||Lisa Parsons||January 21, 2012||125||1.8|
|Tensions flare after Grandfather traps Mike, Owen and Amanda in the dojo to stage an intervention, realizing they've forgotten the true meaning of being Ninjas. Through flashbacks and clips, the Ninjas work out their dilemma of whether or not to go public after Grandfather tells them they've been captured battling a villain on a security camera. After Amanda and Owen want to go public and Mike doesn't, just because it's two against one, they decide to go public. But when they only can have one, Amanda, Mike, and Owen all think that they should be the one. After it is Mike, Grandfather says that not all the tallys have been counted, they do a breathing exercise to reflect on what all has gone on in their ninja lives. Grandfather says that there is no i in ninja to which Amanda keeps complaining about. They then decide to not go public, after their final decision Mike asks "Grandfather, we weren't really caught on tape, were we?" to which Grandfather doesn't answer but it is implied that the answer is yes.|
|26||26||"Cousin Connor"||Jonathan Judge||Leo Chu & Eric S. Garcia||January 28, 2012||126||2.0|
|Mike's cousin, Connor, returns to Empire City to obtain the floating sword and set up a trap to the ninjas. Mike discovers Connor's identity as an Ishina. He also discovers that his grandfather's twin brother Kagema, who has betrayed the Fukanagas and has now returned to lead the Ishina. In a fight with Connor, Mike loses his mon to him, and the episode ends with Connor inserting the mon into the Supah Ninjas' dojo entrance in Mike's bedroom and it opens up in front of him with Mike, Amanda, Owen and Hologramps looking in despair. Meanwhile, Mike is upset, thinking that Amanda and Owen have a thing for each other, after Connor tells him they are into each other. Connor tells Owen that Amanda bleaches her hair, and he tells Amanda that Owen likes her.|
|Title||Directed by||Written by||Original air date||Production
|27||1||"The Con Man"||Alex Winter||Leo Chu & Eric S. Garcia||February 9, 2013||201||N/A|
|Cousin Connor plans to infiltrate the dojo, and after he fails, the Supah Ninjas must get back Mike's mon. While trying to the first time, Connor tricks them into thinking that the only reason he's trying to take them down is because Kagema Fukanaga is holding his parents hostage. But while fighting the Ishina, and after realizing that Connor was lying since he's fighting them too, they push Connor into a cargo box. It sent him to Madagascar, after getting Mike's mon back of course.|
|28||2||"Flint Forster"||David Barrett||Heather Flanders||February 16, 2013||205||1.2|
Amanda falls for a criminal called Flint Forster while on ninja duty. Meanwhile, Julie breaks up with Mike and Owen tries to fix Mike by testing him to see if Amanda likes him.
Guest Star: Cody Christian as Flint ForsterNote: Flint Forester is a reference to the Marvel Character Hawkeye (Clint Barton), an archer whose real name is Clint Barton.
|29||3||"Shadow Fly"||Clark Mathis||Lanny Horn & Josh Silverstein||February 23, 2013||203||1.4|
A photo of Owen in his ninja suit (beating a bad guy) goes viral. But an imposter steps up and pretends to be the Supah Ninjas, takes all the credit, and starts to sell T-shirts, hats, and jack-in-the-boxes. Meanwhile, Mike tries to find a new style to lose the nickname 'Necklace Guy', but in the end Mike figures out that his thing IS 'Necklace Guy'.Guest Star: Bobb'e J. Thompson as Shadow Fly
|30||4||"Grounded Ninja"||Clark Mathis||Kristofor Brown||March 2, 2013||202||1.3|
|When Mike is grounded after his father catches him sneaking out, Mike has to find a way to help Owen and Amanda stop the Ishina and Kagema Fukanaga from finding the dojo.|
|31||5||"Kid Q"||Dave Payne||Mike Alber & Gabe Snyder||March 9, 2013||204||1.6|
|When Amanda and Mike pair up in the science fair, Owen gets stuck with Quinton as a science fair partner. Quiton does all the work and gets his project stolen from an evil scientist's assistant.|
|32||6||"Cheer Fever"||Dave Payne||Ray Lancon||March 16, 2013||206||1.4|
During Spirit week, a rival cheerleader from Amanda's past named Kylie Coors is released from juvie and visits Benjamin Rush. Amanda doesn't trust her because she knows that she's up to something, so Owen and Mike go undercover as cheerleaders to find out what she's planning.Guest Star: Ciara Bravo as Kylie
|33||7||"The Ishina Strike Back"||Alex Winter||Mike Alber & Gabe Snyder||March 30, 2013||207||N/A|
|Mike throws a last minute birthday party for his dad Martin, but The Ishina strike back to try and steal the floating sword. In the end Grandpa is disabled and Yamato and the dojo are destroyed, and to repair it the ninjas bring in Quinton and expose their identities to him.|
|34||8||"Enter the Dojo"||Lev L. Spiro||Heather Flanders||April 6, 2013||208||1.3|
|After the dojo is destroyed, the ninjas must expose their identities to Quentin and have him fix the dojo, but he overstates his welcome and lets Two-Ton Harley out of prison.|
|35||9||"Finding Forster "||Lev L. Spiro||Heather Flanders||April 13, 2013||211||N/A|
Flint Forster returns and learns Amanda's real identity; Mike must rescue Flint and Amanda when they are taken hostage. In the end, Mike realizes he still has feelings for Amanda.
Guest Star: Cody Christian as Flint ForsterNote: This episode is a reference to Marvel's The Avengers as they have shawarma quietly in the end on the episode.
|36||10||"Wallflower"||Clark Mathis||Edward J. Bedrosian||April 20, 2013||209||1.5|
Owen pursues his crush on Paloma Peru, but gets captured by a girl who likes him; Mike and Amanda bond while filming an audition tape for a game show.Note: Wallflower is a spoof of Poison Ivy from Batman.
|37||11||"M@yhem"||Dave Payne||Josh Silverstein & Lanny Horn||April 20, 2013||210||1.2|
|The Ninjas investigate a social media star who uses flash mobs to incite chaos; Paloma grows suspicious of the ninjas.|
|38||12||"Spring Fling"||Dave Payne||TBA||April 27, 2013||212||1.3|
Mike is left broken hearted when he misses his chance to ask Amanda to the dance. Instead she goes with Flint. To make matters worse, Flint reveals that Amanda is going to study abroad in Paris with him for the summer! In the end, Amanda decides to stay there with Mike and finds out that Mike still has feelings for her.Guest Star: Cody Christian as Flint Forster
|39||13||"The Floating Sword"||Hiro Koda||TBA||April 27, 2013||213||1.1|
|Mike's Cousin Connor returns as a spy and learns that the Kata is the key to finding the floating sword. He tries to retrieve it, but Mike defeats him and takes the sword. At the dojo, Quinton manages to fix Grandpa. In the last scene, Owen realizes that Amanda likes Mike. Mike goes to his locker and finds his grandpa's brother, who kidnaps Mike ending the series with Kagema flying off with Mike.|
|2012||Writers Guild of America||Children's - Episodic & Specials||Episode: Hero of the Shadows||Won|||
|2013||65th Primetime Creative Arts Emmy Awards||Outstanding Stunt Coordination for a Comedy Series or a Variety Program||Hiro Koda||Won|||
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