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Ninja Scroll (1993)

Jûbê ninpûchô (original title)
Not Rated | | Animation, Action, Adventure | 5 June 1993 (Japan)
A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as their leader - who are bent on overthrowing the Tokugawa Shogunate.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Jubei Kibagami (voice)
... Kagero (voice)
... Dakuan (voice)
Osamu Saka ... Masked Samurai (voice)
Daisuke Gôri ... Genma Himuro (voice)
... Doujin (voice)
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo ... Tessai (voice)
Akimasa Ohmori ... Shijima (voice) (as Akimasa Ômori)
Gara Takashima ... Benisato (voice)
... Hanza (voice)
... Genpachi (voice)
... Mujuro Utsutsu (voice)
... Yurimaru (voice)
... Zakuro (voice)
Reizô Nomoto ... Mushizo (voice)
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A Journeyman ninja by name of Jubei stumbles upon a plague, an evil clan of demons, a national crisis, and a beautiful ninja girl. Written by Anonymous

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The legend of Jubei, the Shogun of the Dark and the 8 Devils of Kimon. See more »


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Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles  »

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Trivia

The film is a tribute to the works of Japanese author Fûtarô Yamada, who throughout the sixties wrote many historical novels about ninjas. See more »

Goofs

When Doujin (the leader of the bandits on the bridge) raises his wooden hand to shoot Jubei, the details on the hand that indicate that it is man-made (ie. exposed joints) are missing from the first two shots in which it appears. See more »

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[first lines]
Bandit Boss: Thanks to your interference, Jubei, we lost 300 pieces of gold! I can't go back empty-handed!
Jubei: Well, perhaps you won't have to go back completely empty-handed...
[shows the bandit the rice ball he's eating]
Jubei: Bite?
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Referenced in Ninja Scroll: Yoshiaki Kawajiri Interview (2003) See more »

Soundtracks

Somewhere, Faraway, Everyone Is Listening to a Ballad
Composed and performed by Ryôhei Yamanashi
Lyrics by Sho Jitsukawa
Arranged by Hiroshi Shinkawa
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A straight shot of mythological action with no room for a chaser.
21 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

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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