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Juubee Ninpuuchou


Alternative Titles

English: Ninja Scroll
Synonyms: Wind Ninja Chronicles, Juubei Ninpucho
Japanese: 獣兵衛忍風帖

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jun 5, 1993
Producers: Movic
Licensors: Sentai Filmworks
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Duration: 1 hr. 34 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.671 (scored by 33,954 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #11192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1030
Members: 55,593
Favorites: 497
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

Jubei Kibagami wanders feudal Japan as an itinerant swordsman-for-hire. After a past betrayal left him masterless, he has no more patience for warring political factions and their schemes. Unfortunately, both past and political intrigue collide when he meets and saves a female ninja named Kagero from a man with the ability to make his body as hard as stone.

The sole survivor of a ninja clan, Kagero continues her team's last mission: investigate a mysterious plague that wiped out an entire village. Jubei wants nothing to do with this, but the stone-like man's allies, a group of ninja with supernatural powers known as the Devils of Kimon, make that option difficult. To make matters worse, a government spy poisons Jubei, promising him an antidote if he can unravel the true intentions of the Devils of Kimon and their connection to the plague. The trail leads to shadow leaders, a plot to overthrow the government, and a man that Jubei thought he would never see again.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Kibagami, Jubei
Kibagami, Jubei
Main
Yamadera, Kouichi
Japanese
Yamadera, Kouichi
Kagero
Kagero
Main
Shinohara, Emi
Japanese
Shinohara, Emi
Dakuan
Dakuan
Supporting
Aono, Takeshi
Japanese
Aono, Takeshi
Zakuro
Zakuro
Supporting
Katsuki, Masako
Japanese
Katsuki, Masako

Staff

Maseba, Yutaka
Maseba, Yutaka
Producer
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Kawajiri, Yoshiaki
Director, Original Character Design
Itagaki, Shin
Itagaki, Shin
Episode Director, Storyboard, Key Animation
Okamura, Tensai
Okamura, Tensai
Key Animation


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"Somewhere, Far Away, Everyone is Listening to a Ballad" by Ryouhei Yamanashi




More reviewsReviews

Phill-z
Apr 14, 2008
Ah Ninja Scroll, the epitome of everything a ninja anime needs and tries...and fails to be. My friend and I saw this at our local Blockbuster and he had heard of it from a coworker who said "WATCH THIS MOVIE!" Now generally when I get recommendations from my friends I don't enjoy them all too much but Ninja Scroll was and is possibly one of my favourite films.

Story: Ninja Scroll in a very realistic sense is an anime B-movie. So the story was pretty heinous. Essentially the entire plot can be seen as a device to switch setting and to move read more
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Lebowitz
Sep 29, 2009
This was the very first anime film I ever saw. This takes me back to a time before even pokemon was in the US. Although a lot of people today will say that the art isn't that good. Or that the character development is terrible etc. etc. Those are also the people that have only been watching anime since it became popular in the US.

The story is amazing. Demon ninjas with terrible powers, each unique.

The Art for it's time is also excellent. This is the movie that made me realize that cartoons could be serious, not just Bugs Bunny style.

If you like movies that have read more
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YourMessageHere
Aug 5, 2007
Ninja Scroll was one of the first examples of anime I ever saw, and it made a lasting impression on me - a bad one. Luckily, I was already convinced of the ability of anime to stand up to anything that live action could throw at it. This, on the other hand, went a long way towards making me realise that, as with anything else (I now realise - I was young and had no sense), not all anime is superb.

So, what's wrong? Well, ninjas. I await the day when I can see a ninja character that I can even begin read more
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fictionmurder
Feb 9, 2015
Ninja Scroll has more realistic atmosphere than other action-oriented shounen animes set in medieval japan, because it actually managed to preserve historical background, along with prevalent philosophical and existential thought of the era.

The story follows a wandering ninja and his interactions with a government agent, with a kunoichi and more importantly with criminals who are plotting to overthrow the Tokugawa regime. Love is also one of the motifs and is presented as cold and suppressed relationship, as the historical context demands it. Duels and battles make up a considerable part of the story.

There are three characters worth mentioning; The protagonist Jubei, a skilled warrior read more
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