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Jigen Sengokushi: Kuro no Shishi - Jinnai-hen


Alternative Titles

English: Black Lion
Synonyms: Kuro no Shishi, Jigen Sengoku Shi Kuro no Shishi Jinnai Hen
Japanese: 時元戦国史 黒の獅士 陣内篇

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 21, 1992
Licensors: ADV Films
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Unknown
Duration: 42 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

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Ranked: #70632
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Popularity: #5692
Members: 1,948
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Synopsis

The year is 1580. Using an army of soldiers equipped with sophisticated weaponry, Nobunaga Oda is on the verge of ruling Japan with an iron fist. One of his enforcers is Ginnai Doma - a fallen samurai reborn into an indestructible killing machine. As Ginnai continues his killing spree on ninjas and those who oppose Nobunaga's rule, Shishimaru of the Iga Ninja - going against the Koga Ninja's plans - pursues a one-man vendetta to avenge the deaths of his comrades and kill the immortal warrior.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hayabusa
Hayabusa
Main
Orikasa, Ai
Japanese
Orikasa, Ai
Doma, Ginnai
Doma, Ginnai
Main
Yara, Yuusaku
Japanese
Yara, Yuusaku
Tennoh, Shishimaru
Tennoh, Shishimaru
Main
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Japanese
Matsumoto, Yasunori
Saburota
Saburota
Supporting
Hirose, Masashi
Japanese
Hirose, Masashi

Staff

Watanabe, Takashi
Watanabe, Takashi
Director
Nagai, Go
Nagai, Go
Original Creator
Ohata, Koichi
Ohata, Koichi
Mechanical Design
Campbell, Charles
Campbell, Charles
Recording Engineer


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Scallion
Jun 13, 2009
I like to imagine that every anime ever was started by reefer-fueled brainstorming sessions among the creative staff. In this session, Go Nagai has just finished coughing after a monstrous bong hit, and he's waving his hands around to punctuate his speech:

Uncle Go: "Okay, okay, dude, get this:... Um, like, so back during the Warring States period, like, frickin' Nobunaga contacts aliens to get special technology like mechs an-an shit, and he augments his warriors with cyborg parts and nukes and lasers and stuff. So like, these ninjas go after his most hardcore cyborgs so like... They fight and shit".

Dude: "And?"

Go: "So like, the read more
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animegorey
Jan 15, 2009
Style of animation is like Puppet Princess or even Ninja Scroll. Pretty good story with decent violence and graphic gore. Nothing too outstanding, but I feel Puppet Princess was better. Rewatchability is high because of it's short runtime.
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bigmustache93
Sep 10, 2016
before i start this review i want to thank bobsamurai for his youtube video about this OVA without it i wouldn't get the chance to watch this hidden gem.
the creator of this is GO NAGAI so you should know what to expect from this anime,it is not meant to be philosophical or deep or thought provoking ,it is just a non stop action movie about ninjas , invincible robots and a mysterious alien power that work in the shadows ,yes robots and ninjas the story is one of the craziest i've seen in anime ,robots slaughtering ninjas by dozens in feudal japan,oda nobunaga read more
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GrumpyGumpy
Oct 11, 2012
A 1990s OVA full of ninjas, over the top violence and set in feudal Japan? I’m sure plenty of people think they’ve seen the same set up plenty of times but trust me, Black Lion is very much its own beast. Within the first minute you know you’re in for something very different as the future collides with the traditional setting with enough blood splattered across the screen for even the most diehard fan of this sort of OVA to be suitably impressed, from there on out Black Lion grabs hold of your eyes and takes you on a 45 minute thrill ride without ever read more
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