Makai Tenshou

Ninja Resurrection

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Synonyms: Ninja Resurrection: The Revenge of Jubei, Makai Tensho
Japanese: 魔界転生
English: Ninja Resurrection
German: Ninja Resurrection
French: Ninja Resurrection
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 2
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 27, 1998 to Mar 27, 1998
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: ADV Films
Source: Novel
Genres: ActionAction, SupernaturalSupernatural
Themes: HistoricalHistorical, SamuraiSamurai
Duration: 40 min. per ep.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.191 (scored by 33423,342 users)
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Ranked: #115912
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Popularity: #6986
Members: 6,951
Favorites: 7


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Get ready for a nightmarish journey through faith and betrayal as the infamous Jubei Yagyu wields his deadly blades against the forces of good and evil alike. In an orgy of unbelievable savagery, the armies of the Shogun give no quarter as they ruthlessly slaughter their enemies. Trapped on the rocky isthmus of Amakusa, the faithful await divine aid as the demon stirs in their midst. Desperate for vengeance, a Child of Heaven becomes the emissary of Hell.

Tortured by visions of Amakusa's final hour, legendary swordsman Jubei Yagyu returns to his ancestral home seeking respite from the bloody duties of a feudal retainer. Life in the village of Yagyu possesses a serenity ill-befitting days of armed rebellion and unholy alliance. For Jubei the tranquility is far too transparent, and soon, chilling rumors reach him. Four dead heroes renew their claim to life, feeding on the fear and violence of the age. Forced to take up the sword once more, Jubei returns to the path of vengeance and damnation in Ninja Resurrection!

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Greenfield, Matt
Date, Kensei
Sound Director, Script
Satou, Keiichi
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Saitou, Hisashi
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May 10, 2008
There comes a time in every anime watcher’s life that he or she must stare pure horror in the face and, as much as one may not want to, watch an anime that makes their skin crawl. My friends, this was my time.

I can honestly say that this anime did have a decent introduction. The narration, read over stills of maps and old pictures, paints a picture of a potentially decent story. The instant the real animation starts, however, all of the hype is lost in a sea of dismembered corpses. When I say sea, I mean it. The amount of blood and gore in ...
Mar 20, 2015

The fact that MAL has over 400,000 users and only 2,000 have seen Ninja Resurrection is truly a disappointment. Ninja Resurrection is a title that EVERYONE should have to witness in order to consider yourself a true anime fan. Otherwise, you will you be missing a critical instrument with which to measure bad anime.

This is another one of those titles that was considered LEGENDARILY bad among the few American diehard otaku in the early to mid 1990s. My generation all watched Pokemon, Digimon, Sailor Moon, and DBZ regardless of whether or not we considered ourselves anime fans. We weren't even aware that those WERE ...
Mar 26, 2008
There's really not much to say about this OVA, I rented it thinking I was getting something related to Ninja Scroll and instead I received a headache from trying to figure out how Jubei was suddenly missing an eye.

This was a gore-fest, which I don't necessarily have a problem with (I love Berserk, Elfen Lied, etc.) as long as I get some plot along with my disembodied heads. But not only was there gore but random violence against children, rape, satanic sacrifices, more rape, more innocent people getting slaughtered for no reason whatsoever... it gets annoying after about, oh, an hour of this.

I ...

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