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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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Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles  »

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Trivia

Kagero wears the exact same purple headdress costume that Meiko Kaji wore in the film Lady Snowblood (1973). See more »

Goofs

When Tessai prepares to punch Jubei, he says "the way to hell is... right here". In the Japanese version, the "right here" part of the line is heard some time after Tessai's lips move. This does not occur in the English version, where his line is in sync with his lip movements. 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 Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) See more »

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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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An absolute favorite, and highly recommended :)
19 November 2003 | by See all my reviews

Ninja Scroll is easily one of my favorite anime movies. Great animation (the minimal movement in Japanimation far superior to the over-produced Disney cloned animation style), great story and characters, a decent running time - it all works for me.

Recently here in Australia, the movie has thankfully been re-released in the 10th Anniversary Uncut version. After a controversial screening on commercial TV some years ago, the video version was upgraded from MA to an R-Rating, and had some sex scenes cut. The new DVD has been restored, uncut.

A classic, highly entertaining and impressive anime - strongly recommended to Japanime newbies :)


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