Edit Anime Information
What would you like to edit?
 

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: Unknown
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 5.811 (scored by 1,165 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #69752
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #5366
Members: 2,279
Favorites: 3
5.81
Ranked #6975Popularity #5366Members 2,279
Add to List
Episodes: /1

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)

Background

No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Characters & Voice Actors

Hayabusa, Ryu
Hayabusa, Ryu
Main
Nanba, Keiichi
Japanese
Nanba, Keiichi
Sturgeon, Robert T.
Sturgeon, Robert T.
Main
Wakamoto, Norio
Japanese
Wakamoto, Norio
Lew, Irene
Lew, Irene
Main
Touma, Yumi
Japanese
Touma, Yumi
Narrator
Narrator
Supporting
Ogawa, Shinji
Japanese
Ogawa, Shinji

Staff

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


Edit Opening Theme

No opening themes have been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding an opening theme here.

Edit Ending Theme

"Call Me Again" by Yoko Kubota




More reviewsReviews

MrRedrum
May 25, 2008
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
I found this review Helpful
ktulu007
Jul 20, 2011
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
I found this review Helpful

Recommendations


Recent News


Recent Forum Discussion

Poll: Ninja Gaiden Episode 1 Discussion
Netforce - May 24, 2008
6 replies by xthedestroyer »»
Feb 14, 2012 11:14 AM

Recent Featured Articles

Top 15 Retro Games Based On Anime Which Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

Top 15 Retro Games Based On Anime Which Will Make You Feel Nostalgic

Do you have an older game console sitting in the cupboard, basement or attic? Perhaps it's time to dust it off, plug it in and start enjoying it once again. We're about to discover some fascinating retro games based on anime franchises we've grown to love over the years.