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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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Credited cast:
Dakuan / Walla (voice) (as Rudy Luzion)
Dean Wein ...
Jubei Kibagami (voice)
Wendee Lee ...
Kagero (voice) (as Wendee Day)
Genma (voice) (as Richard George)
Yurimaru (voice) (as Richard Hayworth)
Milton James ...
Mushizo / Shinkuro (voice) (as Richard Barnes)
Joan-Carol O'Connell ...
Benisato (voice) (as Jenny Haniver)
Shogunate Envoy (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
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)


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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Release Date:

5 June 1993 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles  »

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1.33 : 1
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The film is a tribute to the works of Japanese author Futaro Yamada, who throughout the sixties wrote many historical novels about ninjas. See more »


Yurimaru: Isn't Tessai back yet, Zakuro?
Zakuro: Benisato went to look for him... We're alone, completely alone Yurimaru. I've fallen madly in love with you, but you know that don't you?
Yurimaru: [Zakuro leans in to kiss but Yurimaru rejects her] I don't need your love, you don't interest me even in the slightest. Now go and stand watch.
Zakuro: So what I've heard is true. Have many pleasant dreams in Gemma's arms, but Gemma makes love to both men and women. Oh by the way, do you know he regurlarly has Benisato? Oh so you didn't?
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Referenced in Samurai Jack: Samurai Versus Ninja (2003) See more »


Somewhere, Faraway, Everyone Is Listening to a Ballad
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Kawajiri's finest film...
18 January 1999 | by (Decorah IA) – See all my reviews

Jubei Ninpocho (Ninja Scroll) ***1/2 out of **** Director: Yashiako Kawajiri

Masterless samurai for hire is "tricked" by aging government spy in order to partake in assassinating eight supernatural beings during the era of feudal Japan. Ultraviolent premise is not for all tastes, but fascinating visual punch and original story telling (emphasized greatly by Kawajiri's expert direction) make this a much see for animation buffs. Kawajiri's finest film to date is dazzling and gripping from start to finish.

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