>heavily medieval inspired anime
>out pops the "ninja class" character.
Oh hey, don't mind me.
I'm just getting some ones.
There has always been assassins and concealed weapons.
I've got a hard time to even name a medieval inspired anime
because you are thinking of RPG inspired anime not medieval anime.
Spice and Wolf
>assassin who roleplays as a ninja
Show me one fantasy setting that does not have ninjas.
D&D 1E doesn't count.
Warcraft has ninja-like armor for a ninja-like class.
LotR has ninjas since Boromir mentions them.
>LotR has ninjas since Boromir mentions them.
Boromir: "You can't simply walk into Mordor. You'd need, like... ninjas... and um... wizards. Ninja-wizards!"
Gandalf: "I'm a wizard."
Boromir: "Yeah, but you're not a ninja."
LotR is not a setting.
actually Tolkien's-esque is a setting
Middle Earth is a setting, Belariand is a setting.
LotR is a book set in the western regions of middle Earth. There's a lot of stuff in the eastern parts of middle earth that isn't covered by it.