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Cyber Ninja (1988)

Mirai Ninja (original title)
A man's body and soul are stolen and used as part of a demon castle. What's left becomes Cyber Ninja. He teams up with the chi students whose cyber-earmuffs show matching red symbols. They ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Hanbei Kawai ...
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Hiroki Ida ...
Jiromaru
Eri Morishita ...
Princess Saki
Makoto Yokoyama ...
Shiranui
Fuyukichi Maki ...
Masaaki Emori ...
Dark Overlord
Shôhei Yamamoto ...
Raimei Dark Bishop
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Satou Anada ...
Young Warrior
Chikara Aragaki ...
Young Warrior
Satoshi Itô ...
Hiu-Kaku / voice of Shiranui
Hajime Iwasaki ...
Young Warrior
Hiroaki Mita ...
Shoki (voice)
Kaori Nitami ...
Woman Warrior
Hiromi Saitô ...
Woman Warrior
Hideki Sasaki ...
Ninja-Roid (voice)
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A man's body and soul are stolen and used as part of a demon castle. What's left becomes Cyber Ninja. He teams up with the chi students whose cyber-earmuffs show matching red symbols. They fill their swords with ammunition, grab some neo-retro-cyber-antique guns and attack the demon robot expendable ninja squad. Each fight is won by whichever side uses more gratuitous special effects. They slay the Tron-like hover droids, who are destroyed in their shame. There's a showdown with a white-armored guy with dreadlocks, who is later reincarnated by the eclipse and a lot of multicolored lightning. After killing the make-up wearing effeminate spider person, the chi school fires a giant gun at the demon castle spider cyber robot. It blows up. Written by <pyre@iastate.edu>_&_blank@iastate.edu>>>

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excellent sci fi samurai film
2 January 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

i first watched this in the late 80s when it first hit video in the UK.i only saw it once but i never forgot it-no matter how i tried i couldn't find a copy but then after learning its original title i managed to locate a us release on video.its still as good i just wish it would be released on DVD and even in its original Japanese audio. i thought about this film every few months for nearly 20 years until i found a copy on amazon which cost me a lot more then i would normally pay for a video. I've since shown the film to several mates and they all think the same,a brilliant samurai sci fi film which yes does borrow from tons of films but it still works and needs to be seen by more people.


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