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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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Jiromaru
Eri Morishita ...
Princess Saki
Makoto Yokoyama ...
Shiranui
Fuyukichi Maki ...
Kajiwara
Masaaki Emori ...
Dark Overlord
Shôhei Yamamoto ...
Raimei Dark Bishop
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Young Warrior
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Jiromaru (voice)
Chikara Aragaki ...
Young Warrior
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Young Warrior (voice)
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Princess Saki (voice)
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Akagi (voice)
Satoshi Itô ...
Hiu-Kaku / voice of Shiranui
Hajime Iwasaki ...
Young Warrior
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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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it's good... with original Japanese audio
21 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Gosh.. I first watched this movie when I was ten and own a bad quality copy of VHS. Fortunately though, it has original Japanese soundtrack. Having not seen the English dubbed version, I am little puzzled by other reviews because overall I thought this was a quite decent film. Although I have to admit that 7/10 rating was somewhat based on nostalgia. In any case, I like the concept of Cyborgs and robots fighting with swords, wearing samurai armors, and knives shooting out from hands. Plus you have to admit that putting ammos into katanas is kind of cool. Not to mention different types of robotic ninjas. There were actually action figures of shiranui(main character) and shouki(badass white ninja)!!


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