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Release Date:
5 June 1993 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Stephen Apostolina ... Dakuan / Walla (1995) (voice: English version) (as Rudy Luzion)
Dean Wein ... Jubei Kibagami (1995) (voice: English version)
Wendee Lee ... Kagero (voice: English version) (as Wendee Day)

Richard Epcar ... Genma (1995) (voice: English version) (as Richard George)

Richard Cansino ... Yurimaru (1995) (voice: English version) (as Richard Hayworth)
Milton James ... Mushizo / Shinkuro (1995) (voice: English version) (as Richard Barnes)
Joan-Carol O'Connell ... Benisato (voice: English version) (as Jenny Haniver)

Michael Forest ... Shogunate Envoy (1995) (voice: English version) (as Alfred Thor)

Maureen O'Connell ... Benisato / Sakachi's Daughter (1995) (voice: English version)
Doug Stone ... Bandit Boss / Koga Ninja (1995) (voice: English version)
Kirk Thornton ... Hanza / Utsutsu (1995) (voice: English version) (as Spanky Roberts)
Edward Mannix ... Chamberlain (1995) (voice: English version) (as Ed Mannix)
Marvyn Byrkett ... Villager (1995) (voice: English version) (as Sonny Byrkett)
Kevin Seymour ... Tessai / Shijima / Walla (1995) (voice: English version) (as Dougary Grant/Jenny Haniver)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Takeshi Aono ... Dakuan (voice: Japanese version)
Daisuke Gôri ... Genma (voice: Japanese version)
Masako Katsuki ... Zakuro (voice: Japanese version)
Katsuji Mori ... Hanza (voice: Japanese version)
Shûichirô Moriyama ... Chamberlain (voice: Japanese version)
Ichirô Nagai ... Doujin (voice: Japanese version)
Reizô Nomoto ... Mushizo (voice: Japanese version)
Anthony Rocissano ... Utsutsu Mujuro (voice)
Joe Romersa ... Bandit Lackey (1995) (voice: English version)
Osamu Saka ... Masked Samurai (voice: Japanese version)
Toshihiko Seki ... Yurimaru (voice: Japanese version)
Emi Shinohara ... Kagero (voice: Japanese version)
Junichi Sugawara ... Shinkurou (voice: Japanese version)
Katsumi Suzuki ... Villager (voice: Japanese version)
Gara Takashima ... Benisato (voice: Japanese version)
Norio Wakamoto ... Utsutsu Mujuurou (voice: Japanese version)
Kôichi Yamadera ... Jubei Kibagami (voice: Japanese version)
Yûsaku Yara ... Genpachi (voice: Japanese version)
Akimasa Ômori ... Shijima (voice: Japanese version)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ... Tessai (voice: Japanese version)

Directed by
Yoshiaki Kawajiri 
Kevin Seymour (English version) (as Quint Lancaster)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Yoshiaki Kawajiri  writer

Produced by
David Del Rio .... producer
Masamichi Fujiwara .... executive producer
Masaka Fukuyo .... assistant producer
Makoto Hasegawa .... executive producer
Kazuhiko Ikeguchi .... assistant producer
Ken Iyadomi .... executive producer (English version)
Shigeru Kitayama .... assistant producer
Shigeki Komatsu .... producer (as Komatsu Shigeaki)
John Ledford .... executive producer
John Ledford .... producer
Masao Maruyama .... line producer
Yutaka Maseba .... producer (English version)
Haruo Sai .... producer
Masaki Sawanobori .... producer
Eiichi Takahashi .... executive producer
Yutaka Takahashi .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Kaoru Wada 
 
Cinematography by
Hitoshi Yamaguchi (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Yukiko Ito 
Harutoshi Ogata 
 
Art Direction by
Hiromasa Ogura 
 
Production Management
Jerry Beck .... production manager
 
Art Department
Osamu Mikasa .... color coordinator
Yôji Takeshige .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Yukio Abe .... sound recordist
Tsutomu Asakura .... sound mixer
Tsutomu Asakura .... sound recordist
Yasunori Honda .... sound director
Kenji Shibasaki .... sound effects editor (as Shibasaki Kenji)
 
Animation Department
Shigeo Akahori .... animator
Koichi Arai .... animator
Kôichi Chigira .... animator
Shôgo Furuya .... animator
Hiroshi Hamazaki .... animator
Kenji Hayama .... animator
Hideo Hayashi .... animator
Hiroyuki Horiuchi .... animator
Yoshiaki Kawajiri .... character creation
Hirotsugu Kawasaki .... animator
Ken Koike .... animator
Takeshi Koike .... lead animator
Yasuhide Maruyama .... animator
Michio Mihara .... animator
Takenori Mihara .... animator
Yutaka Minowa .... character design/animation director
Takuo Noda .... animator
Kazuo Oga .... background artist
Tensai Okamura .... animator
Rintaro .... animator
Yûzô Satô .... animator (as Yuzo Sato)
Masahiro Sekino .... animator
Kumiko Takahashi .... animator
Kunio Takahide .... animator
Satoshi Tazaki .... animator
Hitoshi Ueda .... animator
Sumio Watanabe .... animator
 
Other crew
Raymond Garcia .... adr script: English dub
Danielle Garnier .... staff: publicity team
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Jûbê ninpûchô" - Japan (original title)
"Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles" - USA (literal English title)
"Jubei the Wind Ninja" - International (English title) (imdb display title)
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94 min
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Certification:
Australia:MA (original rating) | Australia:R (re-rating) | Canada:R (Manitoba) | Canada:13+ (Quebec) | Canada:18+ (TV rating) | Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) (1996) | Finland:K-16 (video premiere) | France:-16 | Germany:18 (original rating) | Germany:16 (re-rating) (2010) | Italy:VM14 | New Zealand:R16 | Norway:11 | South Africa:16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-14 (S, V)
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Trivia:
Not as successful or well-received in Japan as it was in the U.S.See more »
Quotes:
Zakuro:It looks as if Yurimaru carelessly stepped into my trap; an unfortunate accident, but his own fault. Now he's the Queen of the Devils!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in "Smallville: Roulette (#9.5)" (2009)See more »
Soundtrack:
Somewhere, Faraway, Everyone Is Listening to a BalladSee more »

FAQ

Are the movies "Ninja Resurrection" and "Ninja Resurrection 2: Hell's Spawn" sequels to "Ninja Scroll?"
Is there a sequel to "Ninja Scroll?"
What are the differences between the old British BBFC 18 DVD and the Uncut Version?
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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The leash has come off., 28 November 2006
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Jubei, a rouge samurai who's wandering the land becomes involved unwillingly in the battle between an evil group of supernatural demon warriors known as the Eight Devils of Kimon and the country's government. After a town was wiped out overnight by a plague, so the eight devils could get in to get perform a certain mysterious task. Jubei soon is joined by a poisonous female samurai known as Kagero to find out the Devils' business is in this town, after one of them wipe out her ninja team and nearly her if it hadn't been for Jubei. He also encounters someone of the past, who he thought that he already had killed.

So I've gone back to my roots when anime was a childhood favourite of mine, but this one isn't for kids. I loved this flick when I was in my early teens, so watching it now was such a nostalgia trip and surprisingly it still holds up exceptionally well. The popular worldwide hit "Ninja Scroll", which was directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (who brought us the excellent "Vampire Hunter D") paves way for a maturely slick, extremely violent and intensely erotic outlook. Everything about it comes thick and fast. It frenetically exploits the blood sprayed violence like a running tap, but still never loses that beautifully tender edge that seeps into many of the situations. The compelling premise isn't a mind-bender, although a bit jaded, but its simple origins only enhance the taut lay out and poignantly dark array of blisteringly out-there conflicts. It's surprising in it developments and you're left amazed by the film's personality and unique world that's created. It vividly captures the period of this atmospheric world. They're such an imaginatively diverse barrage of dynamic characters, with the likes of the rock-build demon to the hunchback whose hump are a wasp nest and a snake lady who can actually shed her skin. This gave it a real eastern mythological state and only proves that the bad guys had the most fun. The story might feel like its there only to set up one spirited confrontation after another and really it is. But the story-telling element is effectively defined, as most of the main players get enough time to mould there own back story and present their significance to where it could be heading. Jubei makes a cool anti-hero and Kagero fits nicely along side him. The skillful animation has class, agility, originality and distinguishing details making its way into these stunningly pristine visuals. An aggressively crisp sounding FX makes the experience a whole lot more impressive with such a wide range and the oriental twang found in the eerily mystic music score makes this presentation more brooding in its blinding passion and checkered emotion. Kawajiri faced no restrictions here, and was free to come up with an illustriously innovative and majestic anime piece that works in every frame.

"Ninja Scroll" is more highly involving than you would believe. Recommended.

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