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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

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 »

Quotes

Jubei: I'll kill you yet!
Lord Himuro Gemma: No one can kill me. This, you of all men should know by now. I have become immortal as a true demon.
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Somewhere, Faraway, Everyone Is Listening to a Ballad
Performed by Ryouhei Yamanashi
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User Reviews

An absolute favorite, and highly recommended :)
19 November 2003 | by (Brisbane, Australia) – See all my reviews

Ninja Scroll is easily one of my favorite anime movies. Great animation (the minimal movement in Japanimation far superior to the over-produced Disney cloned animation style), great story and characters, a decent running time - it all works for me.

Recently here in Australia, the movie has thankfully been re-released in the 10th Anniversary Uncut version. After a controversial screening on commercial TV some years ago, the video version was upgraded from MA to an R-Rating, and had some sex scenes cut. The new DVD has been restored, uncut.

A classic, highly entertaining and impressive anime - strongly recommended to Japanime newbies :)


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