8 user 9 critic

Kunoichi ninpô-chô: Yagyû gaiden (1998)

1:54 | Trailer
Seven women are determined to exact revenge on the evil lord Akinari Katou and "The 7 Spears", the band of soldiers he commands.


Hitoshi Ozawa


Fûtarô Yamada (novel), Jun'ichi Inoue (screenplay) | 3 more credits »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûko Moriyama Yûko Moriyama ... Ochie
Kazuki Takeda Kazuki Takeda ... Osawa
Momoka Saeki Momoka Saeki ... Ofue
Non Non ... Okei (as NON)
Kaoru Ukawa Kaoru Ukawa ... Oshina
Fuyu Ooba Fuyu Ooba ... Otori (as Fuyu Ohba)
Sugawara Akiko Sugawara Akiko ... Sakura
Tomorô Taguchi ... Kôshichirô Urushido (as Tomoroo Taguchi)
Toshihide Wakamatsu Toshihide Wakamatsu
Yoshihiro Takayama Yoshihiro Takayama ... Rensuke Washinosu
Hiroshi Miyasaka Hiroshi Miyasaka
Takekazu Shigehisa Takekazu Shigehisa ... (as Gohichi Shigehisa)
Masahiro Yamashita Masahiro Yamashita
Hidehiko Ishikura Hidehiko Ishikura
Tomomi Kuribayashi Tomomi Kuribayashi
Learn more

More Like This 

Action | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The remaining Kunoichi plan the murder of the Shoguns together with his bodyguard for committed atrocities against their relatives.

Director: Hitoshi Ozawa
Stars: Yûko Moriyama, Hitoshi Ozawa, Yasuyo Shirashima
Zeiram (1991)
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Bounty hunters Iria and Bob travel to Earth to capture an escaped bio-engineered fighting machine called Zeiramu.

Director: Keita Amemiya
Stars: Yûko Moriyama, Kunihiro Ida, Yukijirô Hotaru
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

When a rebellious faction led by the Koga ninja clan tries to stir civil unrest by publicly questioning the morality of the Shogun, he seeks to protect his reputation by cleaning up his past.

Director: Masaru Tsushima
Stars: Yuka Ohnishi, Tetsuo Kurata, Rina Kitahara
Action | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

This time the female ninjas are the bad guys and they have to fight a superhero called Jirasyso.

Director: Masaru Tsushima
Stars: Kyôko Ibuki, Noriko Ichikawa, Atsuki Katô
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The best sword master from China vs the best sword master from Japan. Who will win?

Director: Siu-Tung Ching
Stars: Norman Chu, Damian Lau, Flora Chong-Leen
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

The female ninjas need to protect their particular master's unborn infant from enemies. They use all types of intimate tricks to obtain the work done.

Director: Masaru Tsushima
Stars: Yasuyo Shirashima, Reiko Hayama, Toshiya Ito


Yuko Moriyama stars in this ninja period piece as one of seven women determined to exact revenge on the evil lord Akinari Katou and "The 7 Spears", the band of soldiers he commands. Trained assassins and skilled in sorcery, these men took over the Aizu prefecture and took its most beautiful young women as concubines. When they left, they left behind seven daughters, who have now sought out the sword-master Jyubei Yagyuu to help them discover their own power so that they exact their own revenge. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Did You Know?


Follows Kunoichi ninpô-chô (1991) See more »


Monster Man
(ending theme)
Written and arranged by Yasuharu Takanashi
Lyrics by Buichi Terasawa
Performed by Musashi
Vocal by Keiko Terada
See more »

User Reviews

It's basically like a live-action Ninja Scroll...so be excited or be leery!
25 May 2013 | by Onion-EaterSee all my reviews

There are so many movies about Ninjas out there in a day and age when obtaining them is the easiest it has ever been. There are dozens upon dozens of flicks with just the word "Ninja" in the title alone, which only makes it more of a daunting task to actually find one that is worth your time. The good news? Not only does this movie feel like you are watching a live- action anime like Ninja Scroll, with all the over- the-top sword induced blood geysers raining across your screen but Lady Ninja (1998) actually stars an eye patch rocking Jubei Yagyu, the protagonist from the anime and novels. So for all you Ninja Scroll, Samurai Reincarnation, Reborn From Hell fans, you might want to check this out for the Jubei action alone. Based on the novel,'Yagyū Ninpōchō'(1964) by Futaro Yamada, the basic plot of the movie centres around legendary real life butt-kicker Jubei (portrayed by Hitoshi Ozawa, who also directs) as he leads the seven female survivors of the Hori clan on a revenge mission against the Seven Spears, acting as their demon protector and donning a gnarly oni mask to conceal his secret identity from the bad guys like a samurai Spiderman.

The quickest way to find out if this movie is for you or not is to ask yourself these three questions;

"Did I like the classic 90's anime Ninja Scroll?"

"Do I like ninja movies in general?"

"Would I like to see a movie where someone has the superpower to be able to absorb a Dragonball Z type energy blast up their who-ha and regurgitate it out of their mouth?"

You now have your answer. You're welcome.


  • Sexy Ninja Magic!

  • LOTS of blood (possibly the most I've ever seen in a Ninja flick since the 1983 flick Duel to the Death)

  • Starts with the action right away (literally one of the best openers I've seen) and keeps a good pace all the way until the end credits.

  • Some very inventive bad guys ("Eyeball Minions" Ninja was a favorite)


  • Possibly TOO SEXY Ninja Magic (a 10 on the creepy raunchy meter sometimes - so a warning to those more sensitive)

  • Weird wound logic. Somebody will get sliced one time and multiple blood fountains will pour out from random parts of the body that couldn't possibly have been hit with one swipe of the sword. Or could it?!?

  • Confusing subplots. At some point one of the leads starts channeling the spirit of a blind swordsman Zatoichi type character and it is never fully explained why the bad guys can't tell it's this famous person with just their eyes closed pretending to be blind. Worse than Superman simply removing his glasses and slicking his hair back


3/10 stars if you are an average movie goer but if you answered yes to all three questions like myself, Lady Ninja is an easy-

7/10 stars

0 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 8 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.






Release Date:

11 July 1998 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Kunoichi Lady Ninja See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs



See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Recently Viewed