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

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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 (1995) (voice) (as Rudy Luzion)
Dean Elliott ...
Jubei (1995) (voice)
Wendee Lee ...
Kagero (voice) (as Wendee Day)
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Genma (1995) (voice) (as Richard George)
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Yurimaru (1995) (voice) (as Richard Hayworth)
Milton James ...
Mushizo / Shinkuro (1995) (voice) (as Richard Barnes)
Joan-Carol O'Connell ...
Benisato (voice) (as Jenny Haniver)
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Shogunate Envoy (1995) (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
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Benisato / Sakachi's Daughter (1995) (voice)
Doug Stone ...
Bandit Boss / Koga Ninja (1995) (voice)
Kirk Thornton ...
Hanza / Utsutsu (1995) (voice) (as Spanky Roberts)
Edward Mannix ...
Chamberlain (1995) (voice) (as Ed Mannix)
Marvyn Byrkett ...
Villager (1995) (voice) (as Sonny Byrkett)
Kevin Seymour ...
Tessai / Shijima / Walla (1995) (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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Release Date:

5 June 1993 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles  »

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Trivia

The concept of Ninja Scroll arose from the director's fascination with ninjas and the idea of them always trying to trick each other. See more »

Quotes

Jubei: [Wakes up from sleep] Uh! Gemma!... Oh.
Kagero: I'm sorry.
Jubei: Forget about it. Haven't the retainers of the castle taken some action yet?
Kagero: They've had two hours.
Jubei: Hmmm. I see.
Kagero: You knew it was a trap, and yet you still came to rescue me. Why did you do that? Why risk your life to save me?
Jubei: Because we're comrades.
Kagero: Comrades?
Jubei: Why not? We've helped each other out many times since we met yesterday. You're my comrade.
Jubei: [Jubei gets up to leave. Kagero follows him] Stay here. The Mochizuki clan has already backed out of...
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Connections

References Goyôkin (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere, Faraway, Everyone Is Listening to a Ballad
Performed by Ryouhei Yamanashi
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User Reviews

 
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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