Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003– )
"Jûbei ninpûchô: Ryuhogyoku-hen" (original title)

TV Series  |   |  Animation, Action, Adventure
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 885 users  
Reviews: 15 user | 12 critic

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 »

0Check in
0Share...

IMDb Picks: August

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in August.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 25 Dec 2010
 
list image
a list of 24 titles
created 02 Feb 2011
 
a list of 46 titles
created 14 Nov 2012
 
a list of 45 titles
created 29 Jan 2013
 
a list of 21 titles
created 7 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003– )

Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003– ) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ninja Scroll: The Series.

Episodes

Seasons


Years



1   Unknown  
2003   Unknown  

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Basilisk: Kôga ninpô chô (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

At the dawn of Japan's Azuchi-Momoyama period (the late 16th century) two rival ninja clans, the Iga Tsubagakure and Kouga Manjidani... See full synopsis »

Stars: Laura Bailey, Nana Mizuki, Kosuke Toriumi
Speed Grapher (TV Series 2005)
Animation | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

One man will capture the heart of a woman, and destroy the foundations of society.

Stars: Christopher Sabat, Monica Rial, Chris Ayres
Demon City Shinjuku (Video 1988)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A young warrior must finish what his father started by battling his way through a city of demons and defeat a diabolical psychic who has opened a portal to hell.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Hideyuki Hori, Hiromi Tsuru, Kiyoshi Kobayashi
Ninja Resurrection 2: Hell's Spawn (TV Mini-Series 1997)
Animation | Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  

Set in the time of the Tokugawa regime, where the Shogun has outlawed the Japanese Christians, since they fear that their religion will incite rebellion and chaos. However, they believe in ... See full summary »

Stars: Tesshô Genda, Ryôtarô Okiayu, Arisa Andô
Wicked City (1987)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

There has been peace between the worlds of the mortals and the supernatural for centuries, but the balance is now being threatened. The Radical elements from the Supernatural world are ... See full summary »

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Yûsaku Yara, Gregory Snegoff, Stuart Milligan
Goku Midnight Eye (Video 1989)
Animation | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A private detective finds himself armed with a cybernetic eye implant that proves invaluable in his fight against an evil weapons dealer.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Juuji Matsuda, Jeff Harding, Steve Blum
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

When a girl is abducted by a vampire, a legendary bounty hunter is hired to bring her back.

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Stars: Hideyuki Tanaka, Ichirô Nagai, Kôichi Yamadera
Mezzo Forte (TV Mini-Series 2000)
Animation | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A young woman and her mercenary for hire team run afoul of a violent mob boss and his sociopath daughter.

Stars: Tomoko Kotani, Takumi Yamazaki, Taichirô Hirokawa
Devilman (TV Mini-Series 1987)
Animation | Fantasy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Devilman faces the tortoise demon Jinmen and birdwoman Shiranu

Stars: Shô Hayami, Alan Marriott, Yû Mizushima
Jyu oh sei (TV Series 2006)
Animation | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Thor and his younger brother Rai get sent to a planet for the worst criminals in the Bulken system, where they must survive to see the future of their life

Stars: Nana Mizuki, Duncan Brannan, Shun Oguri
Animation | Action | Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

A swordsman from a strange land is caught in a struggle between morality, righteousness, and devotion as he reluctantly agrees to take a raggedy boy and his dog to a remote, Buddhist temple.

Director: Masahiro Andô
Stars: Tomoya Nagase, Yuri Chinen, Kôichi Yamadera
Action | Adventure | Fantasy

In feudal era Japan, a ninja fights eight demonic warriors in order to protect his country.

Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
Rikiya Koyama ...
 Jubei Kibagami / ... (13 episodes, 2003)
David Rasner ...
 Jubei Kibagami (13 episodes, 2003)
...
 Shigure (13 episodes, 2003)
Houko Kuwashima ...
 Shigure / ... (12 episodes, 2003)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
 Dakuan (11 episodes, 2003)
Romi Pak ...
 Tsubute (10 episodes, 2003)
Edit

Storyline

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

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ninja Scroll: The Series  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(13 episodes)

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The Ninja Scroll TV series is a stand-alone series, but it still has many references to suggest that it is a sequel to the movie. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #35.10 (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

Shigure's Theme
Performed by Kitaro and Peter McEvilley
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Ninja Scroll – The Series
5 January 2014 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This series is set in a feudal Japan where demonic beings are common; in this land Jubei Kibagami, a mercenary ninja is given the task of delivering something called The Dragon Stone to a woman known as The Light Maiden. Meanwhile a village is attacked and the sole survivor is Shigure, who many believe is The Light Maiden. The two of them meet up fairly soon and travel together along with elderly monk Dakuan and a young thief named Tsubute. As they travel together they meet numerous Ninja clans who are desperate to get their hands on the Dragon Stone and the Light Maiden so they can get their hands on the treasure they are rumoured to be able to access.

Having not seen the Ninja Scroll movie I can't say how this compares but as a stand-alone series I found it surprisingly enjoyable. There is a decent plot arc along with monster of the week side plots. This means that there is a fair amount of action in every episode; this is well animated and rather violent… expect to see plenty of blood. Away from the action there are some laughs; mostly provided by sidekicks Dakuan and Tsubute, there are also a few poignant moments as some of the bad guys aren't entirely unsympathetic. There are of course some clichés and we never for a moment believe Jubei could lose a fight; still these scenes are handled well so it doesn't really matter. The characters were pretty good for the most part although the main antagonist was a bit over the top.

These Comments are based on watching the series in Japanese with English subtitles.


1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
are Mufu and Anden Yamidoro brothers??? thedude157
Why is it impossible to find pictures of Mr.Diamond/Tatsunos uke? enchanted-toilet
Recommend me series in the spirit of NS RobHama
Discuss Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?