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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 Kibagami (13 episodes, 2003)
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 Shigure (13 episodes, 2003)
Houko Kuwashima ...
 Shigure / ... (12 episodes, 2003)
Yuzuru Fujimoto ...
 Dakuan (11 episodes, 2003)
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 Tsubute (10 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 TV show visits locations are references to the movie; the sets aren't the same as they were in the movie but are very similar (the "bamboo" scene and the "bridge" scene from the opening to the movie, for instance). See more »

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Followed by Ninja Scroll 2 See more »

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Jubei's Theme
by Performed Kitaro and Peter McEvilley
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Not as the movie but OK
6 October 2005 | by (Örebro, Sweden) – See all my reviews

Alright, I did read a few comments at the IMDb boards before I decided to watch the TV-series of Ninja Scroll. And I have to admit that it weren't that lame as I have seen some people ranting around in the forums claiming it to be. I actually enjoyed it quite well, and I do think I captured at least some sort of vibration being radiated from the series that reminded me of the masterpiece (yes I'm speaking about the movie). The story develops.. well it does in some way throughout the series, but as some other users mentioned, there are a set of duels that are not as good as those from the movie and the majority of duels are according to me taking up too much space throughout the shows (and will get quite repetitive). But I wouldn't deny that I would recommend this to all those who liked the movie - and of course anyone who's into ninja-style anime. The series are quite braindead in general though (which might be a good think depending on what you're looking for) and it doesn't require much attention from the viewers side nor concentration. I would probably give this one a 6 or a 7 out of 10, but if you yet haven't seen the movie I'd suggest you do that before you'll hook yourself up with the TV-series...


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