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Cyber Ninja (1988)
"Mirai Ninja" (original title)

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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 ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Hanbei Kawai ...
Akagi
Hiroki Ida ...
Jiromaru
Eri Morishita ...
Princess Saki
Makoto Yokoyama ...
Shiranui
Fuyukichi Maki ...
Masaaki Emori ...
Dark Overlord
Shôhei Yamamoto ...
Raimei Dark Bishop
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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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Cheesy special effects, but an intriguing story.
1 November 2003 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I liked this. Granted, the Godzilla-like sfx are laughable at times...but I kind of like that part about it too. Regardless of what a previous review has said, this IS a little like Star Wars. The original three movies especially. However it is also like Godzilla, Krull, Tron,Dune and any number of science fiction movies made in the eighties. you have your laser blasts, your enemies wearing strange costumes, your princess that needs saving etc. What's cool about this movie is that it's from Japan and so its ALSO like anime and you have all these shinto symbols and what not. The first scene of the movie looks an awful lot like the movie Ran, (the samurai version of King Lear)and if you take away the scifi elements its stylistically extremely similar. In fact, one of the actors worked in both movies!

Anyway, maybe this movie isn't for everybody, but if you like Godzilla movies, or eighties scifi, or if you've ever enjoyed an episode of mystery science theater 3000, you'll probably like this movie.


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