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

Unrated  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure  |  5 June 1993 (Japan)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.9/10 from 25,396 users  
Reviews: 108 user | 43 critic

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.


, (as Quint Lancaster)
0Check in

On Disc

at Amazon

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Hideyuki Tanaka, Ichirô Nagai, Kôichi Yamadera
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A swordsman from a strange land is caught in a struggle between morality, righteousness, and devotion as he reluctantly agrees to take a raggedy boy and his dog to a remote, Buddhist temple.

Director: Masahiro Andô
Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Yuri Chinen, Kôichi Yamadera
Vampire Hunter D (Video 1985)
Animation | Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, a young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire ... See full summary »

Directors: Toyoo Ashida, Carl Macek
Stars: Kaneto Shiozawa, Michie Tomizawa, Seizô Katô
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A traumatized member of an elite para-military police force falls for the sister of a female terrorist courier who died in front of him on duty.

Director: Hiroyuki Okiura
Stars: Yoshikazu Fujiki, Sumi Mutoh, Hiroyuki Kinosha
Ninja Scroll: The Series (TV Series 2003)
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman... See full summary »

Stars: Rikiya Koyama, David Rasner, Daisy Tormé
Animation | Action | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Atsuko Tanaka, Iemasa Kayumi, Akio Ôtsuka
Wicked City (1987)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

There has been peace between the worlds of the mortals and the supernatural for centuries, but the balance is now being threatened. The Radical elements from the Supernatural world are ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Gregory Snegoff, Stuart Milligan
Animation | Action | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

A terrorist explosion releases a deadly virus on the masses, and it's up the bounty-hunting Bebop crew to catch the cold-blooded culprit.

Directors: Shinichirô Watanabe, Hiroyuki Okiura
Stars: Beau Billingslea, Melissa Fahn, Nicholas Guest
Akira (1988)
Animation | Action | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

A secret military project endangers Neo-Tokyo when it turns a biker gang member into a rampaging psionic psychopath that only two kids and a group of psionics can stop.

Director: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Stars: Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama, Mitsuo Iwata
Animation | Drama | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

In the year 2032, Batô, a cyborg detective for the anti-terrorist unit Public Security Section 9, investigates the case of a female robot--one created solely for sexual pleasure--who slaughtered her owner.

Director: Mamoru Oshii
Stars: Akio Ôtsuka, Atsuko Tanaka, Tamio Ôki
Memories (1995)
Animation | Fantasy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

"Memories" is made up of three separate science-fiction stories. In the first, "Magnetic Rose," four space travelers are drawn into an abandoned spaceship that contains a world created by ... See full summary »

Directors: Kôji Morimoto, Tensai Okamura, and 1 more credit »
Stars: Shigeru Chiba, Hisao Egawa, Kayoko Fujii
Animation | Action | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In Japan, the vampire-hunter Saya, who is a powerful original, is sent by her liaison with the government, David, posed as a teenage student to the Yokota High School on the eve of ... See full summary »

Director: Hiroyuki Kitakubo
Stars: Yûki Kudô, Saemi Nakamura, Joe Romersa


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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Unrated | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:






Release Date:

5 June 1993 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

, ,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:


Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


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 »


Dark Shogun's Representative: Gemma, this gold will soon help us make our dream come true.
Lord Himuro Gemma: What dream?
Dark Shogun's Representative: Our great dream. We'll topple the Tokugawa government, and restore the reign of the house of Toyotomi. You wouldn't understand how we ex-Toyotomi retainers have suffered. This time the Tokugawa will suffer those agonies. With the gold we intend to buy the most advanced weapons from Spain and use them against him. That is the true dream of all who work for the Shogun of the Dark.
Lord Himuro Gemma: Nonsense.
Dark Shogun's Representative: What? What did you say?
Lord Himuro Gemma: I said ...
See more »


Referenced in Samurai Jack: Samurai Versus Ninja (2003) See more »


Somewhere, Faraway, Everyone Is Listening to a Ballad
Performed by Ryouhei Yamanashi
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

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!

37 of 51 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
This is crap when watched older. reckless_life
Similar awesome samurai animes sutats
Jubei's powers.. bladou20
Can anyone explain the trap that killed the homosexual ninja? Bonecrusher27
Top five most graphic and sexual content anime? dirtybird_802
Over the top violence and nudity sjricks
Discuss Ninja Scroll (1993) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: