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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

Director James McTeigue cited this film as one the influences behind his 2009 film "Ninja Assassin". See more »

Quotes

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

 
Ninja Scroll captivates.
10 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

You need to see this. Ninja Scroll is a personal favorite of mine and I find many amazing aspects to this animated film.

The story, ninja action and characters are amazing. Jubei and Kigero's tale is more tragic then anything Shakespeare has thought up. The eight devils of Kimon are each interesting in their own way and some are sure to warrant more interest to you then others. By movie's end, you are sure to have felt many emotions as you watched Jubei's tale unfold.

Anyone who wants to write this off as low-class entertainment aimed at a skewed demographic must not have actually bothered to watch the film. This is high class art of the most important sense. A wonderful story with interesting characters and with enough action to fill four other movies. Ninja Scroll takes you on an adventure.

You need to see this. Highest recommendation. Please watch it with Japanese language track/ English subtitles.


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