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Ninja Scroll (1993)

Jûbê ninpûchô (original title)
A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Jubei Kibagami (voice)
Emi Shinohara ...
Kagero (voice)
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Dakuan (voice)
Osamu Saka ...
Masked Samurai (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Genma Himuro (voice)
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Doujin (voice)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ...
Tessai (voice)
Akimasa Ohmori ...
Shijima (voice) (as Akimasa Ômori)
Gara Takashima ...
Benisato (voice)
Katsuji Mori ...
Hanza (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ...
Genpachi (voice)
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Mujuro Utsutsu (voice)
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Yurimaru (voice)
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Zakuro (voice)
Reizô Nomoto ...
Mushizo (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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5 June 1993 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles  »

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Trivia

Kagero wears the exact same purple headdress costume that Meiko Kaji wore in the film Lady Snowblood (1973). See more »

Goofs

When Tessai prepares to punch Jubei, he says "the way to hell is... right here". In the Japanese version, the "right here" part of the line is heard some time after Tessai's lips move. This does not occur in the English version, where his line is in sync with his lip movements. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Bandit Boss: Thanks to your interference, Jubei, we lost 300 pieces of gold! I can't go back empty-handed!
Jubei: Well, perhaps you won't have to go back completely empty-handed...
[shows the bandit the rice ball he's eating]
Jubei: Bite?
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Connections

Referenced in The Animatrix (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere, Faraway, Everyone Is Listening to a Ballad
Composed and performed by Ryôhei Yamanashi
Lyrics by Sho Jitsukawa
Arranged by Hiroshi Shinkawa
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Best Anime
16 February 2002 | by 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!


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