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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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Emi Shinohara and Wendee Lee voice the Japanese and English versions of each other's character for this film and Yoshiaki Kawajiri's other film, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000). 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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References Goyôkin (1969) 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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Best Anime
16 February 2002 | by See all my reviews

Well, well, well. So what they say is true. This movie really is the best anime. From the cover, and from just the name itself, the movie didn't really appeal to me. I mean, I liked animes only because of their sci-fi nature, I liked the machine vs. man aspect of anime... and then I saw this movie!!

I've seen other anime, such as Princess Monoke, but no other anime I have seen even closely compares with Ninja Scroll. The story is pure brilliance, the animation is spectacular, and there are elements of superb well-crafted love-plot, action, and any other element a great story needs. If you liked Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, then see this gem of a movie.

I don't want to go into much other detail, other than just reccommend it to people. It's simply the best of anime. I was lucky I saved it!


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