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Ninja Scroll: The Series 

Jûbei ninpûchô: Ryuhogyoku-hen (original title)
Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman... See full summary »
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Rikiya Koyama ...
 Jubei Kibagami / ... (13 episodes, 2003)
David Rasner ...
 Jubei / ... (13 episodes, 2003)
Houko Kuwashima ...
 Shigure (12 episodes, 2003)
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 Shigure (12 episodes, 2003)
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 Anden Yamidoro / ... (11 episodes, 2003)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
 Dakuan (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Tsubute (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Dakuan / ... (10 episodes, 2003)
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 Tsubute (9 episodes, 2003)
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 Yamikubo / ... (9 episodes, 2003)
Seizô Katô ...
 Anden Yamidoro (8 episodes, 2003)
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Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman. During his journey, he meets Shigure, a priestess who has never seen the world outside her village. But when a group of demons destroys the village and kills everyone, Jubei becomes a prime target after acquiring the Dragon Jewel - a stone with an unknown origin. Meanwhile, Shigure - along with the monk Dakuan and a young thief named Tsubute - travels to the village of Yagyu. And with two demon clans now hunting down Shigure, Dakuan must once again acquire the services of Jubei to protect the Priestess of Light. Written by Gavin Nelson

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The CD soundtrack was released August 26, 2003. See more »

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Followed by Ninja Scroll 2 See more »

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Pretty good
23 August 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I read some mixed reviews of this anime so I was hesitant to watch it, in the end I ended up getting what I expected, not better or worse than what I expected. What I'd like to say is, firstly, if you haven't watched the full Ninja Scroll movie please watch it, its one of the best animes there is. Secondly, if you have seen the full movie, I would recommend you rent this rather than buy it.

One of the main things I didn't like about this anime was the animation itself, I don't know why but it seemed as if it was animated for a Saturday morning kids show. Don't get me wrong, if you're expected blood and gore don't worry you will not be let down, there's plenty of it. If you can imagine the different in animation from the early 90's X-Men cartoon to the new X-Men Evolution cartoon, that is sort of the change the animation has undertaken from the Ninja Scroll movie to the series. Another letdown is the bland and basic story. Its not like I can spoil the story for you much but don't expect any twists and turns here, it basically Jubei protecting an important princess having to face a more deadlier enemy every episode, easily defeating every one of them.

I suppose this review sounds negative so far, but please don't take it that way, I did enjoy this anime somewhat and thats mainly because I love the Ninja Scroll type anime action, and in the series there is a LOT of it. Not one episode has a lack of fighting, and you get to see Jubei use some of his cool signature moves from the movie quite a few times and it just looks really cool. So to sum it all up, I'd say rent this series if you can, if you can't borrow it from a friend and buy it if you like it.


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