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6 out of 6 people found the following review useful:

My humble opinion

Author: Ed Magal from Canada
24 October 2005

This TV show is quite entertaining for both kids and adults.

For kids because there is a lot of action and a generally easy to follow plot. The main characters are a pretty nice role model, they are poor, humble, simple folks, and yet they fight hard for what they believe in. Even if they are minority and so few people acknowledge them, in good or bad times the Togakuri family will stay united.

For adults it gets a bit trickier. Most will soon realize the ambiguity of dialogues and plots that actually don't seen too well planned. Specially if you watch the translated (portuguese) version, you will often notice some lines were probably not carefully translated. For example the word for sign and inscription in the Japanese language, might be the same, and when they are making references to those 2 things at the same time (Dojo Sign, and half of the Insciption), they use the same term, which is pretty confusing. But thats exactly what makes it a very entertaining show for adults. If you have a silly type of humor you will just crack yourself up with this show =)

I never get tired of it. I have seen all episodes when I was young, taped many, and I still watch them back and forth when I need a good laugh.

Its very hard to find them on tape though. They were not a big hit in japan, and in Brazil its dimming away.

Hope this was helpful.

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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:

This is a Ninja Series watched by Brazilian people

Author: Marcos H.L. Carvalho (k_master2@usa.net) from Brazil
31 May 1999

This is the best Tokusatsu ( a Kind of TV series about fight ), like "Jaspion" "Changeman" and "Flashman", ... )

Show many ninja power, fights, ninja women, weaphons, ...

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:

Yamashi's is the guardian of a powerful treasure for several generations, now Jiraya, has to honor his family name and protect them against the evil Empire of Ninjas...

Author: Tag Brum (contato@speakorama.com) from United States
5 December 2005

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

The family Yamashi is the guardian of a powerful treasure for several generations, now Toha Yamashi, as Jiraya, has to honor his family name and protect them against the evil Empire of Ninjas. His adoptive father, Tetsusan Yamashi, when young, fought the leader of the Sorcerer's family, Oninin Dokusai to protect the treasure, now he is too old to do so. That's when Jiraya comes up. Jiraya is a powerful armor and it will help Toha Yamashi against the Empire of Evil, who desperately wants Pako, the treasure of the century. This series has it all, because when the ninja tournament begins, Jiraya has to fight against ninjas from across the globe, which means: an American ninja with a gun, an Arabian ninja with a turbant, an African ninja with a tiger mask, even a templar ninja! Jiraya has equipments like the old fashion ninjas, as well as Batman's alike equipment. He also has a car. And whenever he is going to finish his opponents he's katana turns laser and then he slices the enemy like a fine Jedi.

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