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Jubei-chan: Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch 

Jûbei-chan Lovely gantai no himitsu (original title)
A teenage girl is selected to receive a magic talisman that allows her to receive the spirit of a great warrior and the feud associated with it.


Akitarô Daichi

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Series cast summary:
Melanie Risdon Melanie Risdon ...  Jiyu Nanohana / ... 26 episodes, 1999-2004
Laura Bachynski Laura Bachynski ...  Narrator 13 episodes, 1999
Stephen Holgate Stephen Holgate ...  Odago Koinosuke 13 episodes, 1999
Maureen Jones ...  Shiro's Mother 13 episodes, 1999
Bryce Kulak Bryce Kulak ...  Kozaru 13 episodes, 1999
Jonathan Love ...  Bantaro 13 episodes, 1999
Kendra Masonchuk Kendra Masonchuk ...  Sachi Toyama 13 episodes, 1999
Jim Ripley Jim Ripley ...  Hajime Ryujoji 13 episodes, 1999
Mariette Sluyter ...  Shoko 13 episodes, 1999
Carol-Anne Day ...  Freesia Yagyu 13 episodes, 2004
Yui Horie Yui Horie ...  Jiyuu Nanohana / ... 13 episodes, 2004
Erina Nakayama Erina Nakayama ...  Freesia Yagyu 13 episodes, 2004


300 years ago, legendary swordsman Yagyu Jubei led his clan of samurai triumphantly against the villainous Ryujoji clan. On his deathbed, Yagyu transfers his abilities into a heart-shaped eyepatch which he instructs his attendant, Koinosuke, to bestow upon a worthy successor. In the present day, Koinosuke (whose aging has been all but stopped) finds this successor in perky schoolgirl Nanohana Jiyu, who her father, coincidentally, has nicknamed "Jubei." Unfortunately for Koinosuke, Jiyu doesn't want to embody the spirit of Yagyu Jubei. The descendants of the Ryujoji still bear a grudge against the Yagyu, so Jiyu reluctantly accepts the eyepatch to become Yagyu Jubei and put an end to the centuries-old feud. Written by The Fox-2

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5 April 1999 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Jubei Chan the Ninja Girl See more »

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A fantastic anime to add to your collection.
8 July 2004 | by Timothy McKannSee all my reviews

When I first watched this anime at NekoCon 2000, I only got to watch a few of the episodes. They were good alright. I wanted to get this for my collection and I did. My father got me the entire collection for Christmas. It was a great series. My favorite funny part was when Bantaro and his boys attacked and beaten up Jiyu's dad because he was chasing her and she told her father to leave her alone. When Jiyu met a samurai named Koinosuke, he presented her with a Lovely eye-patch, and she transformed in Yagyu Jubei, the II. There were 3 things that happen at school. First, two girls meet Jiyu and form a trio called "The New Student Lovies", and they plan to go to a desert shop but never got to. Second, an enemy from the Ryujoji clan challenges Jiyu aka Yagyu Jubei to a duel. She does win, and turns that evil person into a nice person with a swing of her sword. And third, Bantaro tries to give Jiyu a love letter. The series features the cast from: BetterMan,Crest of the Stars, Fancy Lala, G-Gundam, and others. In closing if you don't have this one. Buy it. You will see what I mean.

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