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“Endings will always come. Whether we want them to or not, they are inevitable. All we can do is fight to make them good ones.”
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Season 10 of LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu, subtitled March of the Oni, was preceded by Season 9 and Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu. It continues the story that starts in Season 8. Cole is the intro character, but there is no mascot, nor is there a focus character.[1]. The Oni serve as this season's villainous faction.

Bragi Schut, who previously worked on both Sons of Garmadon and Hunted, is the lead writer.[2] The Hageman Brothers are involved with the creation of the story but are not the script writers. While being only four episodes, it has also alternatively been edited into a feature-length TV film,[3][4] spanning 88 minutes (one hour and 28 minutes).

The first teaser was released on December 16, 2018.[5] The first trailer was released on December 20, 2018.[6]

Official Description

Teaser: Bringers of doom, darkness, and destruction descend upon NINJAGO, and all hope seems lost. The ninjas must fight off the Oni invasion – but how can they defeat this destructive power and protect the NINJAGO legacy? There isn’t much time left - is this the end of NINJAGO, or will good defeat the powers of evil?

Trailer 1 (original; LEGO.com): This is our history – and we’re going to fight for it! After years of training in the ancient arts to become Masters of Spinjitzu, after growing as both warriors and family, after protecting the realm from enemy after enemy, the ninja pitch an heroic last-ditch effort against the Bringers of Doom. They are fighting for the NINJAGO world and its rich history, and they are fighting for their legacy – and they will give it their everything. Why? Because they are Powerful. They are Family. They are Ninja!!!

Trailer 1 (YouTube): The Oni are coming … As a demonic darkness descends upon the realm of NINJAGO, the time has come for our heroes to rise again and protect the land that all Masters of Spinjitzu call home. It is a world filled with a rich history and legacy, and it is from here where our ninja heroes must unlock an even greater power to defeat the darkness that is marching towards them. What could these shapeshifting dark forces be, why do they want to destroy NINJAGO, and how can they be defeated?

Cast

Episodes

Season Ep # Series Ep # Image Episode name Airdate
1 95 Ninjago episode 95 "The Darkness Comes" January 19, 2019 (New Zealand)[7]
2 96 "Into the Breach" January 26, 2019 (New Zealand)
3 97 TBA Early 2019
4 98 TBA Early 2019

Set

Trivia

  • The English teaser, created by Wilfilm and Tommy Andreasen, was released on December 16, 2018.
  • The first English trailer, was revealed on December 20, 2018 on the LEGO Life App.
  • Tommy Andreasen stated that this season serves as "a conclusion of a 24 episode arc."[8] This may mean that any loose ends left open at the end of "Green Destiny" will be concluded by the end of these four episodes.
  • Though Tommy Andreasen doesn't personally consider March of the Oni a season,[9] it is officially recognized as Season 10.
  • This is the second season in a row to not have a focus character.
  • March of the Oni is planned to be released in early 2019.[10]
  • It is only a small part of the six hours of content planned for 2019.
  • On July 15, 2018, Tommy Andreasen tweeted a sneak peek image for Ninjago's storyline in 2019.[11] It was revealed in full detail during San Diego Comic Con on July 22, 2018, and will be about Jay proposing to Nya.
    • Tommy Andreasen stated that Jay's proposal to Nya may not have to do with marriage.[12]
  • Tommy Andreasen stated that episode 97 is "the most intense episode in the series yet."[13] He also stated that episode 97 is his favorite.[14]
  • When asked for spoilers, Tommy Andreasen ominously replied with, ". . . one ninja will fall. . . ."[15] He also stated ". . . one ninja will make a fatal mistake. . . ." and ". . . one director will try to downplay just how much pain those dear ninja will have to endure. . . ."[16][17]
    • In the full Season 10 trailer, it was revealed that Cole literally falls down into the Oni's clutches.
    • He also stated that "one ninja will hold the fate of Ninjago in his hands."[18]
    • And recently stated that "one ninja must let go of his love."[19]
  • Dareth, Faith, Garmadon, P.I.X.A.L. and Cyrus Borg are set to appear in this season.
  • The final episode of Hunted, "Green Destiny," hinted that future villains would be the Oni, as Lloyd believes they are coming. It was confirmed in the new trailer that the Oni are indeed coming.
  • A clip was released (in its early animation) of Jay practicing asking out Nya with Kai in the Monastery of Spinjitzu. It is revealed through the clip that the emblem is what Jay uses to ask Nya to be his "Yang."[20]
    • The original Monastery is as good as new in the clip, despite being burned down by the Hypnobrai in Season 1 and again accidentally by Kai in Season 7. It appears that two people are reattaching the door of the Monastery, meaning that the Ninja are restoring it and have moved back into it as their home base.
    • It was confirmed in the summary for a book that the Monastery was rebuilt by the Ninja.[21]
  • Tommy Andreasen also stated that the episodes of this season will have an intro sequence but that it will be different from any of the previous ones.[22][23]
  • It was once again revealed on Tommy Andreasen's Twitter, that Ninjago would be around "for a long time."[24]
  • During the San Diego Comic Con panel, Tommy Andreasen revealed that the season's name spoils the end of Hunted. The name was revealed to be "March of the Oni," meaning that it must spoil Garmadon's warning to his son.
  • There will be scenes of the Ninja casually hanging out, similar to when the Ninja were playing a video game in the first season.[25]
  • By the end of September 11, 2018, animation for this season was done, and two episodes had finished rendering.[26] On November 16, 2018, production of the season was deemed complete, and a wrap party was held.
  • The season is dedicated to William "Scott" Godon-Decoteau, whom was a driving force in the production of Skybound, Possession, and The Hands of Time. He passed away in an accident on October 10, 2018.
  • On November 16, 2018, Tommy Andreasen announced on his Twitter that the original 4 episodes announced at Comic Con would be edited into a feature-length TV film,[27] as well that production was nearly complete. They mentioned that it would "be the film fans of the TV canon deserve" and that it would be dedicated in memory of Godon-Decoteau's passing.
    • In the same tweet, Tommy Andreasen revealed that there will be "some more content coming your way" before the season airs. This turned out to be the Tales From the Monastery of Spinjitzu mini-series.
  • Tommy Andreasen posted concept art of a scene of International Ninja Day 2019, with the Ninja standing in a line, and Lloyd in the center. He revealed that Lloyd would not be standing in the center of the finished version of that scene.[28]
  • Zane appears in his new titanium head print from the Season 8 and Season 9 sets. His human cloak now has his LEGO Ninjago Movie/Snake Jaguar eyebrows.
  • This will be the first season since Rebooted not to have 10 episodes, making it the shortest season to date.
  • This season will be the first time the Realm Crystal appears since Season 6: Skybound.
  • Nya has a new dress that resembles her original dress.
  • In the trailer, Garmadon is shown using his powers, revealing that they have returned since the events of Green Destiny.
  • It will be subtly addressed if the other characters (besides Jay and Nya) are aware of Nadakhan.[29]
  • The pack containing Oni villains was released as a LEGO Store exclusive on January 1.

Gallery

Videos

References

  1. https://twitter.com/bragischutjr/status/1074493358360293376
  2. https://youtu.be/EpubHxY5xiU?t=1m6s
  3. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1021274712960192513
  4. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1063491911527350273
  5. https://twitter.com/Tommy_kalmar/status/1073668007417778176
  6. https://www.lego.com/en-us/kids/videos/ninjago/tales-from-the-monastery-of-spinjitzu-trailer-1347bb399f444c11a5be4f1339a1b65e
  7. https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/ninjago-masters-of-spinjitzu
  8. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1021533933664722949
  9. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1021275233846636545
  10. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1022103234876518400
  11. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1018532320385650689
  12. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1023988900644175872
  13. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1029318896845762560
  14. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1021170756447637504
  15. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1052596821338537984
  16. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1053328649171152896
  17. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1053375072566677504
  18. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1056223408181207040
  19. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1057692415019106304
  20. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfW34BjQbgw
  21. https://www.amazon.fr/dp/1338335367/ref=sr_1_67?s=english-books&ie=UTF8&qid=1535211334&sr=1-67&keywords=ninjago
  22. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1021275994001297412
  23. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1023911951695532032
  24. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1028358192953274370
  25. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1039685445234249728
  26. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1039684182912335872
  27. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1063491911527350273
  28. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1070443505070288897?s=20
  29. https://twitter.com/TommyAndreasen/status/1075780170408169474
LEGO Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu Episodes
Pilot Episodes 1. Way of the Ninja · 2. The Golden Weapon · 3. King of Shadows · 4. Weapons of Destiny
Mini-Movies 1. Secrets of the Blacksmith · 2. Flight of the Dragon Ninja · 3. The New Masters of Spinjitzu · 4. An Underworldly Takeover · 5. Return to the Fire Temple · 6. Battle Between Brothers
Season 1
Rise of the Snakes
1. Rise of the Snakes · 2. Home · 3. Snakebit · 4. Never Trust a Snake · 5. Can of Worms · 6. The Snake King · 7. Tick Tock · 8. Once Bitten, Twice Shy · 9. The Royal Blacksmiths · 10. The Green Ninja · 11. All of Nothing · 12. The Rise of the Great Devourer · 13. Day of the Great Devourer
Season 2
Legacy of the Green Ninja
1. Darkness Shall Rise · 2. Pirates Vs. Ninja · 3. Double Trouble · 4. Ninjaball Run · 5. Child's Play · 6. Wrong Place, Wrong Time · 7. The Stone Army · 8. The Day Ninjago Stood Still · 9. The Last Voyage · 10. Island of Darkness · 11. The Last Hope · 12. Return of the Overlord · 13. Rise of the Spinjitzu Master
Season 3
Rebooted
1. The Surge · 2. The Art of the Silent Fist · 3. Blackout · 4. The Curse of the Golden Master · 5. Enter the Digiverse · 6. Codename: Arcturus · 7. The Void · 8. The Titanium Ninja
Season 4
The Tournament of Elements
1. The Invitation · 2. Only One Can Remain · 3. Versus · 4. Ninja Roll · 5. Spy for a Spy · 6. Spellbound · 7. The Forgotten Element · 8. The Day of the Dragon · 9. The Greatest Fear of All · 10. The Corridor of Elders
Chen Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
1. Chen's New Chair · 2. Chair Play Chen · 3. Chair Up Chen · 4. Chairful What You Wish For · 5. Bad Chair Day
Season 5
Possession
1. Winds of Change · 2. Ghost Story · 3. Stiix and Stones· 4. The Temple on Haunted Hill · 5. Peak-a-Boo · 6. Kingdom Come · 7. The Crooked Path · 8. Grave Danger · 9. Curseworld, Part I · 10. Curseworld, Part II
Season 6
Skybound
1. Infamous · 2. Public Enemy Number One · 3. Enkrypted · 4. Misfortune Rising · 5. On a Wish and a Prayer · 6. My Dinner With Nadakhan · 7. Wishmasters · 8. The Last Resort · 9. Operation Land Ho! · 10. The Way Back
Tall Tale Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
1. The Tall Tale of Flintlocke · 2. The Tall Tale of Clancee · 3. The Tall Tale of Doubloon · 4. The Tall Tale of Dogshank · 5. The Tall Tale of Monkey Wretch · 6. The Tall Tale of Squiffy and Bucko
Special Day of the Departed
Season 7
The Hands of Time
1. The Hands of Time · 2. The Hatching · 3. A Time of Traitors · 4. Scavengers · 5. A Line in the Sand · 6. The Attack · 7. Secrets Discovered · 8. Pause and Effect · 9. Out of the Fire and Into the Boiling Sea · 10. Lost in Time
Wu's Teas Mini-Movies
(Non-Canon)
Wu's Teas
Ninjago: Decoded 1. Legacy · 2. Vehicles and Mechs · 3. Legendary Places · 4. Ninjago's Most Wanted · 5. The Digiverse and Beyond · 6. The Elemental Masters · 7. Beasts and Dragons · 8. Rise of Garmadon · 9. Prophecy of the Green Ninja · 10. Greatest Battles
Season 8
Sons of Garmadon
1. The Mask of Deception · 2. The Jade Princess · 3. The Oni and the Dragon · 4. Snake Jaguar · 5. Dead Man's Squall · 6. The Quiet One · 7. Game of Masks · 8. Dread on Arrival · 9. True Potential · 10. Big Trouble, Little Ninjago
Season 9
Hunted
1. Firstbourne · 2. Iron & Stone · 3. Radio Free Ninjago · 4. How to Build a Dragon · 5. The Gilded Path · 6. Two Lies, One Truth · 7. The Weakest Link · 8. Saving Faith · 9. Lessons for a Master · 10. Green Destiny
Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu 1. Master Class · 2. Green and Gold · 3. The Weekend Drill · 4. Elemental Rider · 5. Blue Lightning · 6. Samurai X-Treme
Season 10: March of the Oni 1. The Darkness Comes · 2. Into the Breach · 3. TBA · 4. TBA
Ninjago Second 2019 Installment 1. TBA
Unknown Ninjago 2020 Installment 1. TBA

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