Academy student (忍者学校生, Akademī-sei), or Starter, is a non-ninja rank that all students that are still in the Ninja Academy are called. Every player who starts playing Ninja Saga are at the rank of Academy student until the Tutorial is completed. The rank of academy student is only at level 1.
In the iOS version of Ninja Saga, the rank of academy student, or "Starter", is the starting rank and can vary between levels 1 and 60.
- Rank C missions are available.
- Rank C collectables can be obtained in missions.
- Fight Rank C world bosses in the Hunting House.
- Can take the Genin Exam in the Kage Room after completing every Rank C missions at least once.
- Access to every building that are currently available.
- Cannot do anything else until reaching the rank of Genin after completing the Tutorial.
- Cannot go on Rank B, Rank A, or Rank S missions.
- Cannot collect Rank B or Rank A collectables.
- Cannot battle Rank B, Rank A, or Rank S world bosses.