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Ninja Scroll (1993)

Jûbê ninpûchô (original title)
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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5 June 1993 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles  »

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Trivia

Not as successful or well-received in Japan as it was in the U.S. See more »

Quotes

Jubei: [after killing Utsutso Mujuro, angry at Kagero for interfering] Haven't you had enough yet? What are you thinking?
Kagero: Why have you become so desperate to die?
Jubei: It's not me who is so desperate to throw my life away to return a favour! You're acting as if your life is worthless or something. Is it true then, that you kill whichever man sleeps with you? By poisoning him?
Kagero: You'll know if you sleep with me.
Kagero: [Jubei embraces Kagero but Kagero backs away] No you fool! Poison is seeped into every part of my ...
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Referenced in Anime Abandon: Doomed Megalopolis Part 2 (2011) See more »

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Somewhere, Faraway, Everyone Is Listening to a Ballad
Performed by Ryouhei Yamanashi
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Classic anime for adults
14 March 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a review coming from a true anime fan. I must say that it really is a great film to watch. The animation is done brilliantly and the English dubbing is done realistically.

The characters are all quite likable when they are made to be liked. The villains are very scary and the stone guy at the start, damn i won't want to mess with him. The animated scenery is amazing for the nineties. It really makes the characters stand out.

The plot is very tense and exciting. Its about a young hero who has to protect a girl who has poisonous body which kills any man who sleeps with her from evil and demonic beings. He is assisted by a con-man and faces someone from his past. This does seem pretty similar to other sorts of films but it is still very gripping.

But don't let this cross your mind. It is not a kids cartoon. This is strictly for adults. This is very graphic and the most violent anime since the legendary AKIRA. There is also a rather disturbing rape scene near the start which has definitely earned its 18 rating.


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