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5 June 1993 (Japan) See more »
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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A straight shot of mythological action with no room for a chaser. See more (108 total) »


  (in credits order)

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

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

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

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

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

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
Masako 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
Janice Williams .... media coordinator (Sentai FIlmworks re-release)

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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
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
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 | Norway:18 (1997) (original rating) (video rating) | South Africa:16 | South Korea:18 | Spain:18 | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:Unrated | USA:TV-14 (S, V)

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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 »
Dark Shogun's Representative:Gemma, this gold will soon help us make our dream come true.
Lord Himuro Gemma:What dream?
Dark Shogun's Representative:Our great dream. We'll topple the Tokugawa government, and restore the reign of the house of Toyotomi. You wouldn't understand how we ex-Toyotomi retainers have suffered. This time the Tokugawa will suffer those agonies. With the gold we intend to buy the most advanced weapons from Spain and use them against him. That is the true dream of all who work for the Shogun of the Dark.
Lord Himuro Gemma:Nonsense.
Dark Shogun's Representative:What? What did you say?
Lord Himuro Gemma:I said it's nonsense.
Dark Shogun's Representative:Watch your tongue. You're a mere ninja!
Lord Himuro Gemma:My dream is different. The gold won't go to the Shogun of the Dark.
Dark Shogun's Representative:What?
Lord Himuro Gemma:The Devils of Kimon will take the gold.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)See more »
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14 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
A straight shot of mythological action with no room for a chaser., 21 April 2006
Author: john brady ( from United States

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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