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Juubee-chan: Lovely Gantai no Himitsu

Alternative Titles

English: Jubei-chan the Ninja Girl: Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch
Synonyms: Jubei-chan - Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch
Japanese: 十兵衛ちゃん ーラブリー眼帯の秘密


Type: TV
Episodes: 13
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 6, 1999 to Jun 29, 1999
Premiered: Spring 1999
Broadcast: Unknown
Producers: Bandai Visual
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Unknown
Duration: 25 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


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Ranked: #41932
Popularity: #2538
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Jiyu Nanohana is an ordinary schoolgirl until she runs across a scatterbrained 300 year old samurai who tells her that she is the reincarnation of Yagyu Jubei. With the help of the "Lovely Eyepatch" she transforms into the legendary swordsman whenever she needs to use his awesome fighting ability, which she needs to do quite often as a rival clan is dead set on conquering Yagyu to satisfy an old family grudge.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Nanohana, Jiyu
Nanohana, Jiyu
Konishi, Hiroko
Konishi, Hiroko
Odago, Koinosuke
Odago, Koinosuke
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Okiayu, Ryotaro
Nanohana, Sai
Nanohana, Sai
Fujiwara, Keiji
Fujiwara, Keiji
Sanbonmatsu, Bantaro
Sanbonmatsu, Bantaro
Ueda, Yuji
Ueda, Yuji


Daichi, Akitarou
Daichi, Akitarou
Director, Script, Storyboard
Tanaka, Kazuya
Tanaka, Kazuya
Sound Director
Masuda, Toshio
Masuda, Toshio
Watanabe, Shigeru
Watanabe, Shigeru
Executive Producer

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Ending Theme

"Forever" by 0930

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Apr 13, 2008
I expected much more, all my friends were hyping this to the moon. They said it was great, but they were wrong. What's sad is the potential that this anime has to be great, it has such a good story line. Unfortunately where this show suffers greatly is in the pathetic writing job. It takes forever for the characters to develop, and I swear they're saying the same things every episode (example: Episode 1: "I'm not Jubei, I'm Jiyu Nanohana". Episode 2 "I'm not Jubei, I'm Jiyu Nanohana". Episode 3: You get the picture)

Not only does the show suffer read more
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Jun 18, 2009
This was one of those animes I thought was so bad that it was amusing... The main character is one of those cliche school girl characters, but the whole show is kind of mocking the whole "school girl gets power, saves world" idea. The quote "Get me out of this screwy anime" almost makes it worth it anyway....

Back on topic, the other main characters are much better than Jubei is-- she gets kind of annoying-- Her father is hilarious, he made me laugh out loud on several occasions as did the samurai.

The plot... Well, you people saw the description, she gets a lovely read more
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Jul 12, 2015
There is really nothing wrong with this anime.

For the most part, I was expecting it to be something else entirely.

What I got instead was a comedy that felt really refreshing for some oddly satisfying reason. Maybe it was how often Jubei said "huh" or maybe it was how they actually did not take the time to draw the unimportant characters when they appeared in a scene. But, the enjoyment level, for the most part, was pretty great.

Most of these reviews, I imagine, took it seriously. Well, this anime has both seriousness and comedy, but more heavy on the latter. And for those that took it read more
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Mar 22, 2015
Laohoam- This anime started out kinda fun in the beginning, but the nonsense seemed to take over more in the end. The end game started to become more serious delving more into her past and a lot more character development, but it seemed at each crucial part they would botch it by throwing some weird scene in or just destroying the plot. Overall it was ok for a quick watch but not so sure the second season will be worth the effort.

Tadgh: This was kind of a throw away anime for me. It was ok, and I'd watch it again, but read more
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Okay, okay, go ahead and laugh if you so please, but Saya Kisaragi's ditzy, happy-go-lucky personality could mirror Jiyuu Nanohana's personality. They, also, turn into powerful combatants once something triggers them to lose control of their persona and turn dangerous and cool. In Jiyuu's case, that something is a "magical/possessed" eyepatch that basically transforms her into the female version of Yagyu Jubei, and in Saya's case, it is generally resurfacing memories that changes her. Despite there being plenty of differences, I still think Blood-C ironically feels like Jubei-chan the Ninja Girl with considerably more edge and gore in fights, prettier CLAMP art,  read more 
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Directed by the same person, the similarities in the mood in hard to miss. Both feature really well done action scenes that take your breath away despite being on a small budget. Although that small budget is noticeable in the comic relief parts, the director's quirky style makes it acceptable. If you crave fast-paced sword battles, along the line of Rurouni Kenshin and the like, check these two out. Instantly likable characters, specifically kick ass female characters, makes these two series worth checking out. 
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