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Ninja Scroll: The Series 

Jûbei ninpûchô: Ryuhogyoku-hen (original title)
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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Cast

Series cast summary:
Rikiya Koyama ...  Jubei Kibagami / ... 13 episodes, 2003
David Rasner David Rasner ...  Jubei / ... 13 episodes, 2003
Houko Kuwashima ...  Shigure 12 episodes, 2003
Daisy Tormé ...  Shigure 12 episodes, 2003
Jack Fletcher ...  Anden Yamidoro / ... 11 episodes, 2003
Yuzuru Fujimoto Yuzuru Fujimoto ...  Dakuan 10 episodes, 2003
Romi Pak ...  Tsubute 10 episodes, 2003
Dwight Schultz ...  Dakuan / ... 10 episodes, 2003
Scott Menville ...  Tsubute 9 episodes, 2003
John DeMita ...  Yamikubo / ... 9 episodes, 2003
Seizô Katô Seizô Katô ...  Anden Yamidoro 8 episodes, 2003
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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. During his journey, he meets Shigure, a priestess who has never seen the world outside her village. But when a group of demons destroys the village and kills everyone, Jubei becomes a prime target after acquiring the Dragon Jewel - a stone with an unknown origin. Meanwhile, Shigure - along with the monk Dakuan and a young thief named Tsubute - travels to the village of Yagyu. And with two demon clans now hunting down Shigure, Dakuan must once again acquire the services of Jubei to protect the Priestess of Light. Written by Gavin Nelson

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Official Sites:

Urban Vision Entertainment

Country:

Japan

Release Date:

10 October 2003 (USA) See more »

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Ninja Scroll: The Series See more »

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Madhouse See more »
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(13 episodes)

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Color
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The TV show visits locations are references to the movie; the sets aren't the same as they were in the movie but are very similar (the "bamboo" scene and the "bridge" scene from the opening to the movie, for instance). See more »

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Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #35.10 (2006) See more »

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Jubei's Theme
by Performed Kitaro and Peter McEvilley
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See the movie instead
11 February 2005 | by dbborroughsSee all my reviews

I've seen hundreds of hours of anime and this is one of the dullest series around.

The animation is good, the designs are intriguing, the plot...

What plot?

The plot is basically people fighting over an object, again and again and again. Its six episodes of material stretched to 13 as we get fights and more fights and people running through the woods and more fights and not a heck of a lot more than that.

Its a step down from Dragon Ball and Pokemon.

Watch the movie instead. Watch the movie and you'll see what great animated story telling is all about.

This is on my very short list of things to avoid at all costs.


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