Ninja Scroll

December 6th, 1996


Ninja Scroll

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A ninja-for-hire is forced into fighting an old nemesis who is bent on overthrowing the Japanese government. His nemesis is also the leader of a group of demons each with superhuman powers.

Release Year: 1993

Rating: 7.8/10 (14,726 voted)

Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri

Stars: Kôichi Yamadera, Emi Shinohara, Takeshi Aono

A Journeyman ninja by name of Jubei stumbles upon a plague, an evil clan of demons, a national crisis, and a beautiful ninja girl.

Kôichi Yamadera - Jubei Kibagami (voice)
Emi Shinohara - Kagero (voice)
Takeshi Aono - (voice)
Daisuke Gôri - (voice)
Toshihiko Seki - Yurimaru (voice)
Shûichirô Moriyama - (voice)
Richard Barnes - Mushizo Shinkuro (voice)
Sonny Byrkett - (voice)
Richard Cansino - (voice) (as Richard Hayworth)
Dean Elliott - Jubei Kibagami (voice) (as Dean Elliot)
Richard Epcar - Lord Himuro Gemma (voice) (as Richard George)
Michael Forest - (voice) (as Alfred Thor)
Dougary Grant - Tessai (voice)
Bradley Lavelle - Jubei Kibagami (voice: English version) (as Brad Lavelle)
Wendee Lee - Kagero (as Wendee Day)

Release Date: 6 December 1996

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Did You Know?

Not as successful or well-received in Japan as it was in the U.S.

Dakuan: They poisoned the wells, and killed the villagers, and then said it was an infectious disease. This was their method of keeping the curious away. They're planning something, something very extraordinary.
Jubei: I'm interested in finding out what it is they're planning.
Dakuan: That's admirable. But don't get yourself in too deep, or you'll surely wind up dead.

User Review

Ninja Scroll captivates.

Rating: 10/10

You need to see this. Ninja Scroll is a personal favorite of mine and I find many amazing aspects to this animated film.

The story, ninja action and characters are amazing. Jubei and Kigero's tale is more tragic then anything Shakespeare has thought up. The eight devils of Kimon are each interesting in their own way and some are sure to warrant more interest to you then others. By movie's end, you are sure to have felt many emotions as you watched Jubei's tale unfold.

Anyone who wants to write this off as low-class entertainment aimed at a skewed demographic must not have actually bothered to watch the film. This is high class art of the most important sense. A wonderful story with interesting characters and with enough action to fill four other movies. Ninja Scroll takes you on an adventure.

You need to see this. Highest recommendation. Please watch it with Japanese language track/ English subtitles.


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