Ninja Bugei-chou

Manual of Ninja Martial Arts

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Synonyms: Ninja Bugeicho, Ninja bugei-cho, Ninja Bugeichou, Band of Ninja
Japanese: 忍者武芸帳
English: Manual of Ninja Martial Arts
French: Carnets Secrets des Ninjas
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Feb 15, 1967
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Source: Unknown
Genre: ActionAction
Duration: 2 hr. 15 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


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Also known as Manual of Ninja Martial Arts, the only animation from Japanese New Wave maestro Nagisa Oshima is as provocative as one would expect from such a remarkable filmmaker. The film follows Sanpei Shirato's classic comic story about the son of an assassinated feudal lord in the Muromachi period, who attempts to avenge his father's death and meets Kagemaru, a renegade ninja helping peasants and farmers rebel against Oda Nobunaga's regime.


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Mar 12, 2015
Band of Ninja is a 1967 manga film from experimental live action film director Nagisa Oshima. It’s not a mistake I didn’t say animated since there is not a single moving image in the film. Oshima filmed manga stills attempting to give the illusion of animation through basic filming techniques like quick cuts and plain cinematography. Resulting in failure from its own execution from attempting to cover a large story without the proper length to accomplish it being rushed consistently in the story department.

Band of Ninja immediately piles up the plot in its first thirty minutes. The story begins in 1560 during a prolonged time ...

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