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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 man who must fight to live! A woman who doesn't wish to live! See more »


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Jubei Ninpocho: The Wind Ninja Chronicles  »

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Trivia

Director James McTeigue cited this film as one the influences behind his film Ninja Assassin (2009). 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 »

Quotes

[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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References The Tale of Zatoichi (1962) 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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Classic anime for adults
14 March 2009 | by See all my reviews

This is a review coming from a true anime fan. I must say that it really is a great film to watch. The animation is done brilliantly and the English dubbing is done realistically.

The characters are all quite likable when they are made to be liked. The villains are very scary and the stone guy at the start, damn i won't want to mess with him. The animated scenery is amazing for the nineties. It really makes the characters stand out.

The plot is very tense and exciting. Its about a young hero who has to protect a girl who has poisonous body which kills any man who sleeps with her from evil and demonic beings. He is assisted by a con-man and faces someone from his past. This does seem pretty similar to other sorts of films but it is still very gripping.

But don't let this cross your mind. It is not a kids cartoon. This is strictly for adults. This is very graphic and the most violent anime since the legendary AKIRA. There is also a rather disturbing rape scene near the start which has definitely earned its 18 rating.


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