Sergei Lazarev of Capsule Computers writes:
"It is the 21st century in modern day Japan and some things never change. Ninja anime are a staple of both the shonen genre and the medium as a whole, often playing it safe within a historical or fantastical setting.
Nabari steps up to the plate and attempts to portray a ninja conflict set in our modern timeline with complex character interaction. Does it succeed in giving us a fresh look at the genre? Read on to find out."