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.
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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The BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) cut 52 seconds of the film with very high violence and rape. Now Manga Entertainment re-released the film on Blu-Ray uncut passed 18. See more »
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 »
Thanks to your interference, Jubei, we lost 300 pieces of gold! I can't go back empty-handed!
Well, perhaps you won't have to go back completely empty-handed...
[shows the bandit the rice ball he's eating]
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Winner Of The film Festival of Japan 1993: Ninja Scroll
As the trailer says. Ninja Scroll is one of the better action movies i have seen from Japan, and explosive anime action, that in times is daring, sexy and passionately beautiful, as it shows Japan in carnage. Plague's spread through the towns, well an evil force lurks, with 8 devils rise to take the land. It all begins with Jubei Kibagami (Kôichi Yamadera, Japanese version) a traveller who passes town to town with a hidden past. Well coming across Kagero (Emi Shinohara) a woman who tests food in her village, and has the curse of any man who makes love to her will die. It's beautiful in parts, and the animation is superb. The directing from Kevin Seymour and Yoshiaki Kawajiri is superb. Also written by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Winner of the 1993 film festival of Japan and worth the watch, i've owned it since i was 16 now, and still gets a play from time to time. 8/10
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