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Ninja Scroll (1993)
"Jûbê ninpûchô" (original title)

Unrated  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  5 June 1993 (Japan)
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A mysterious vagabond sets out on a journey to confront his past. Little does he know he is up against a demonic force of killers, with a ghost from his past as the leader.

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Cast

Credited cast:
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Dakuan / Walla (voice) (as Rudy Luzion)
Dean Wein ...
Jubei Kibagami (voice)
Wendee Lee ...
Kagero (voice) (as Wendee Day)
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Genma (voice) (as Richard George)
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Yurimaru (voice) (as Richard Hayworth)
Milton James ...
Mushizo / Shinkuro (voice) (as Richard Barnes)
Joan-Carol O'Connell ...
Benisato (voice) (as Jenny Haniver)
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Shogunate Envoy (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
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Doug Stone ...
Bandit Boss / Koga Ninja (voice)
Kirk Thornton ...
Hanza / Utsutsu (voice) (as Spanky Roberts)
Edward Mannix ...
Chamberlain (voice) (as Ed Mannix)
Marvyn Byrkett ...
Villager (voice) (as Sonny Byrkett)
Kevin Seymour ...
Tessai / Shijima / Walla (voice) (as Dougary Grant/Jenny Haniver)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takeshi Aono ...
Dakuan (voice)
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Storyline

A Journeyman ninja by name of Jubei stumbles upon a plague, an evil clan of demons, a national crisis, and a beautiful ninja girl. Written by Anonymous

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Also Known As:

Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles  »

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Trivia

It should also be noted that English voice-actor Wendee Lee and Japanese voice-actor Emi Shinohara who both voice Kagero in Jûbei ninpûchô also both voice-act the same character of Charlotte in Yoshiaki Kawajiri's other work, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000). See more »

Quotes

Hanza: Kagero, what are you doing here?
Kagero: Hanza, tell me why you have counted me out of this mission.
Hanza: Need I remind you, you have your own mission, don't you Kagero. Don't forget that poison tasting is a very important responsibility.
Kagero: While our lord is away, there is really no need for my expertise. Till he returns I belong with you, a member of your Koga ninja.
Hanza: But it is too dangerous.
Kagero: You might die on this mission. Do you expect me to just sit here and wait? Alone?
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Somewhere, Faraway, Everyone Is Listening to a Ballad
Performed by Ryouhei Yamanashi
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User Reviews

 
Best Anime
16 February 2002 | by (Oceania) – See all my reviews

Well, well, well. So what they say is true. This movie really is the best anime. From the cover, and from just the name itself, the movie didn't really appeal to me. I mean, I liked animes only because of their sci-fi nature, I liked the machine vs. man aspect of anime... and then I saw this movie!!

I've seen other anime, such as Princess Monoke, but no other anime I have seen even closely compares with Ninja Scroll. The story is pure brilliance, the animation is spectacular, and there are elements of superb well-crafted love-plot, action, and any other element a great story needs. If you liked Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, then see this gem of a movie.

I don't want to go into much other detail, other than just reccommend it to people. It's simply the best of anime. I was lucky I saved it!


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