敵襲(てきしゅう)だ！" 十字ボタンとAボタンで応戦(おうせん)だ！ フジヤマ（ふじさん）！！" "(It's an enemy raid! Fight them with the D-pad and the A button! Fuji-yama (Fuji Mountain)!!)
— Ninja Bodygaurd Description (Rhythm Tengoku)
敵襲だ！" 左ボタンと右ボタンで応戦だ！ フジヤマ！！" "(It's an enemy raid! Fight them with the Left and Right buttons! Fuji-yama!!)
— Ninja Bodygaurd Description (Rhythm Tengoku Arcade)
An enemy is attacking your lord!" Block the arrows with your sword-- and maybe next time bring a shield!
— Ninja Bodyguard Description (Rhythm Heaven Megamix)
Ninja Bodyguard ( is the 22nd Rhythm Game in 忍者 Ninja) and the 63rd game in Rhythm Tengoku . This game is about a Rhythm Heaven Megamix Black Ninja who protects his Feudal Lord from the White Ninjas' onslaught. A sequel is later unlocked in called Rhythm Tengoku Ninja no Shison.
In this rhythm game, the player controls the Ninja who wears all black. He uses the A button, and then the D-Pad, to swing his sword back and forth in time to destroy the arrows shot as his lord.
A: Swing sword right. Can only be done if the sword is to the left.
D-Pad: Swing sword left. Can only be done if the sword is to the right.
D-Pad: Swing Sword Left and Right (depends on its current place).
Simple Tap Mode
Tap: Swing sword left or right (depends on its current place).
Hit: The arrow is split in half.
Barely: The arrow will bounce out of the way, making a shing noise. A barely counts as a miss.
Miss: The arrow goes past the ninja and pins to the wall, shocking the master.
"トノから ひとこと" (A word from the feudal lord)
"ちゃんと 守ってよネ…" (Please protect me properly...)
"すばやい 剣さばきが みじゅくである。" (Your fast sword timing is unskilled.)
"「四連矢」 に コテンパンである。" (You couldn't handle the "four arrows in a row".)
"まぁまぁ、 かな。" (OK, I guess?)
"よしと します。" (You did your best.)
"すばやい 剣さばきであった！" (Your fast sword timing is good!)
"「四連矢返し」 が おみごと！" (The "four arrows in a row" reflection was wonderful!)
"My Lord Solemnly Intones"
"I hired you to protect me."
"ゲッ！ トノが きぜつしてる！！" (Uh oh! The feudal lord has fainted!!)
"トノ！ ごめんなさ~い。" (Feudal lord! Sooory~.)
"アッパレって 言われちゃったゼ！！" (I was told, “bravo!,” baby!!)
"I...I am glad you are safe, my lord."
My lord carries this scroll with him at all times. I have never asked him what it contains, but the rumor is that its secrets made him the wealthy and powerful man he is today. But it might just be a love letter or something.
When the White Ninjas shoot four arrows at once, slice the last arrow perfectly to collect the star.
Ninja Bodyguard 2P
敵襲だ！" 左ボタンと右ボタンで応戦だ！ フジヤマ！！" "(It's an enemy raid! Fight them with the left and the right button! Fuji-yama!!)
— Ninja Bodygaurd 2P Description
Ninja Bodygaurd 2P
忍者 2P Ninja 2P
Rhythm Tengoku Arcade
Ninja Bodyguard also appears in the 2P mode of where it is referred to as Rhythm Tengoku (Arcade) Ninja Bodyguard 2P (. It plays the same as the 1P version, except the two players take turns on each section. This effectively doubles the length of the game.
忍者 2P Ninja 2P)
In the Korean version, most clothes were changed.
This is the only rhythm game in the entire series to start with a skippable cutscene instead of a practice.
The towers during the cutscene look similar to the ones seen in Dog Ninja.
Also, the Ninja Bodyguard title card share the same scenario from Dog Ninja title card: A big yellow moon with grass in foreground, in a dark blue sky.
According to the debug menu in , a short version of this game was intended to appear. Rhythm Heaven Megamix 
In Megamix, there are some unused sprites which recreate the GBA versions of the epilogues.
Black Ninja & Lord
In Other Languages
Ninja del corpo