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Ninja Ryuukenden


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ninja Gaiden, Ninja Ryukenden, Tale of Ninja Ryuuken, Ninja Ryu: The Dragon Sword Story
Japanese: 忍者龍剣伝

Information

Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 22, 1991
Producers: Studio Junio
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: None found, add some
Source: Game
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 5.781 (scored by 1,223 users)
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Ranked: #73512
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Popularity: #5731
Members: 2,450
Favorites: 3
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Synopsis

On a dark, late night in New York City, Ryu is chased and attacked by assassins. After disposing of them, he finds an I.D. card for the Friedman Company. The next day, it is announced that Dr. Ned Friedman has discovered a cure for cancer. But after providing no information at his press conference, a reporter named Sarah decides to investigate with the help of her friends Robert and Jeff. When passing by Dr. Friedman's house one day, Ryu hears the voice of a young girl calling for help. When Sarah and her entourage investigate the house as well, they run into their colleague, Ryu. Upon that, they discover Dr. Friedman has been conducting experiments on live humans using biotechnology, and that it may have something to do with the power of the Evil Gods, whom Ryu had defeated in the past. But when Ryu's friend, Irene, is kidnapped, he must dawn his role as a Dragon Ninja once again to defeat this new enemy and save her.

(Source: ANN)

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Characters & Voice Actors


Staff

Kanbe, Mamoru
Director
Inoue, Toshiyuki
Key Animation
Horiuchi, Osamu
Animation Director, Character Design
Komaru, Toshiyuki
Key Animation


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"Call Me Again" by Yoko Kubota




More reviewsReviews

May 25, 2008
MrRedrum (All reviews)
First things first, you have to remember that this anime is now 17 years old. The art style is definitely dated as well as the story line and action sequences. Also, if you could find a good release of this I'm sure it would help out immensely in your enjoyment of this anime. As a result, my review is a little biased since the version I was able to get my hands on looked to be a rip of an old VHS that was watched too many times.

Putting that aside, it is a decent OVA. Unlike most OVA's, at least now, it would appear read more
Jul 20, 2011
ktulu007 (All reviews)
The NES Ninja Gaiden games are known for their high quality and challenging gameplay. They also don't have very complex stories, so you'd think a fifty minute adaptation would be able to provide a pretty good experience, if only for fans of the series. You would be wrong.

Let's start with the story. A scientist supposedly develops a cure for cancer, although this entire piece of information turns out to be completely pointless but I'll go into more detail about that later. Some reporters hear rumours that he's been performing unethical human experiments so they break into his house to find out that the rumours read more

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