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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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Jubei Kibagami (voice)
Emi Shinohara ...
Kagero (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Dakuan (voice)
Osamu Saka ...
Masked Samurai (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ...
Genma Himuro (voice)
Ichirô Nagai ...
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)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Mujuro Utsutsu (voice)
Toshihiko Seki ...
Yurimaru (voice)
Masako Katsuki ...
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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The man who must fight to live! A woman who doesn't wish to live! See more »


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5 June 1993 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles  »

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Trivia

One of Yoshiaki Kawajiri proudest works, along with Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000) and Wicked City (1987). See more »

Goofs

When the Eight Devils of Kimon ride to Shimoda through a forest in a storm, the animation cels of the horses are placed too far above the ground, creating an unintentional "flying" effect. 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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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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A straight shot of mythological action with no room for a chaser.
21 April 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

let me start out by saying i'm not an anime fan. that is to say, i have an interest in the genre, but for me it boils down to the big three; "ghost in the shell", "princess mononoke", and the movie this review is for. i'll have to explain that i'm reviewing this movie after seeing it an estimated 8 times at least, therefor i'm trying to think as if i'm seeing it for the first time. this presents the problem of wanting to rave for this movie, but knowing that it is one that truly gets better the more times you watch it. when the opening scene is over you'll give a sigh at the predictably bad diologue and spoon-fed character development coupled with the cartoon fantasy world. however, you're a fool if you don't stick with this movie. these flaws become faint as your engaged in the simple yet brilliant plot and you begin taking note of a few "wow, that was cool" moments that this movie is littered with. before you're 20 minutes into it your skepticism takes a back seat and you have no choice except to enjoy the ride.

i feel like this is a horrible place to stop the review, but in writing it i've reminded myself of how fun this movie is and i need to go watch it. so in conclusion; if you are looking for a movie that oozes entertainment: violence, sex, love, and intrigue. do not pass this up... really, don't.


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