Makai Tenshou

Ninja Resurrection

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Alternative Titles

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: 5.451 (scored by 37193,719 users)
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Ranked: #119232
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Popularity: #7170
Members: 7,636
Favorites: 8


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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
Ishikawa, Ken
Original Creator
Satou, Keiichi
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Nov 30, 2008
This is an excellent ova, its bad they didn't continue doing it, i heard a lot of people saying i thought it has something related to ninja scroll, please don't think just because the font is like each other its gonna be related, first you have to investigate a little about what you are going to watch.

I like very much this ovas, because in the bottom this is a real story they just took it and add some gore and mystical ninjas, this is one of japan real stories of feudalism, so i insist first investigate instead of saying its bad, cause its very good ...
Jan 18, 2018
Mixed Feelings
I knew nothing about Makai Tenshou except that a lot of people who had seen it were either disappointed because they thought it was a sequel to Ninja Scroll, or disturbed by the amount of violence and gore they had to endure in just two 35 minute episodes. Given that it only comprises of two episodes, I was expecting a short, straightforward and rushed story, like Curse of the Yoma or something, and that would have been perfect if that had been the case. Seems to me like they had more episodes planned but the reception was just so bad that they didn't ...
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 ...

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