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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)
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Mujuro Utsutsu (voice)
Toshihiko Seki ...
Yurimaru (voice)
Masako Katsuki ...
Zakuro (voice)
Reizô Nomoto ...
Mushizo (voice)
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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)  »

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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 Doujin (the leader of the bandits on the bridge) raises his wooden hand to shoot Jubei, the details on the hand that indicate that it is man-made (ie. exposed joints) are missing from the first two shots in which it appears. 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 Samurai X: Trust and Betrayal (1999) 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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Great high-octane ninja action.
15 September 2003 | by (England) – See all my reviews

A great movie to just sit back and enjoy, not in the mind set of Akira, Ghost in the Shell or Perfect Blue just a great all out action film. When I first saw this movie I was amazed by the high quality of the action and the animation. To this day they both still stand the test of time. One of the best anime's set around the time period of feudal Japan, although the main reason to see this film is for the characters. Not so much for the good guys but the villains. The designs of the villains are outstanding and there individual powers uniquely brilliant.


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