Ninja Scroll

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Ninja Scroll

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Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman. During his journey, he meets Shigure, a priestess who has never seen the world outside her village. But when a group of demons destroys the village and kills everyone, Jubei becomes a prime target after acquiring the Dragon Jewel - a stone with an unknown origin. Meanwhile, Shigure - along with the monk Dakuan and a young thief named Tsubute - travels to the village of Yagyu. And with two demon clans now hunting down Shigure, Dakuan must once again acquire the services of Jubei to protect the Priestess of Light. Characters Jubei Kibagami: A ninja for hire. His great ninja skills are known throughout the country. Dakuan: An agent for the Tokugawa shogunate. His motives are mysterious. He senses that Shigure is someone of great power. Shigure: Shigure possesses a great power but doesn't know it yet. She sets out on a journey to find out the truth and about her past. Tsubute: A very young ninja who comes from a poor village. He decides to accompany Shigure and Dakuan on their journey. Mufu: Head of the Hiruko clan. He has 2 powers, shoot light from his hand and ressurect the dead for a short time. Anden Yamidro: Head of the Kimon clan. He works for Yamikubou, also known as the Shogun of the Dark, who seeks to overturn the current regime.moreless
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  • Ninja Scrolls is ahead of the class! Forget Naruto! This is what anime should be all about!

    10
    Ninja Scrolls is a Classic anime! It is a rock solid and lets be fair and honest, most of the popular animes today like DBZ, Naruto, Pokemon and Bleach are school-girl bubblegum scraps compared to Ninja Scrolls. I'll admit it Ninja Scrolls can be disturbing but this anime makes an impact! It has solid characters, a great storyline and more than anything it doesn't have the repetitive theme of "fight to get stronger and then take out the bad guy" followed by stupid fillers. I believe that if your serious about anime -Ninja Scrolls, Fist of the North Star and Akira are must see titles that are influential! But if you can't handle blood, mature themes and twisted violence maybe its best you stick to Naruto and Bleach!moreless
  • What a terrible anime.

    2.0
    I truly had high hopes for the Ninja Scroll anime series, based of the classic anime movie. Boy I was in for a major disappointment. The anime takes place fourteen years after the movie following Kibagami Jubei who's still roaming Japan and meets Shigure a priestess and things go down hill fast from there. Ninja Scroll the movie was a classic. The story was concise, the animation was great, the action was exciting and the characters were interesting. The series on the other hand was the complete reverse. The story was unbelievable and the tone of the anime had no drama for the story. The animation wasn't very good. The music was good, and that's the only thin that kept it from getting the one. The characters weren't interesting and you couldn't care about, even Jubei was one of those characters. God I wanted this to be a good anime. I am truly sad it wasn't.moreless
  • I love Ninja Scroll, although there were some very disturbing villian people, it was pretty awesome.

    10
    Ninja Scroll is a great anime, and I am so glad that I watched it. The villians are pretty disturbing, but other then them it's pretty great. It's got humor, gorey violence, basically, it has everything a good anime should have. I think that Diamond Child was one of my favorite episodes. Generally, I love it!
  • Decent animation, reasonably gorey, good characters but it is just another anime.

    6.5
    I had watched the movie before I began to watch the anime series, under the assumption that they would be similar.



    The movie is a great anime with top class animation, action, story and characters. The series however, falls very short of the standard set by the movie.



    A very unoriginal plot where they are in pursuite of a mystical stone which will grant the holder special powers.



    I had honestly expected to see ninjas in this anime, but instead, it is episode after episode of provinenceless freaks. All of whom seem to have these amazing abilities yet are mere wanderers with the intent of gaining power by owning the stone (?!); this is all happening whilst easily brushing off normal human attacks.



    A disappointing anime that I repeatedly found myself daydreaming whilst watching it. I literally had to force myself to continue watching on the recomendation from others.



    The movie is great. The series, not so much.moreless
  • This series was cool, I don't know why so many people hated it.

    9.4
    I watched the Ninja Scroll movie; it was cool. Then I watched these 13 episodes, and I found them to be cool as well. I ran into a lot of reviews saying how the movie was great, but the series is a disappointment and all that sort. I don't see what the movie had that the series was "lacking so badly". Anyhow, about the series... Pointless, disposable villains in every episode. Normally not the sort of thing I'd want to see, but they did it with class. The fights were so action packed and cool, and there was a fight in every episode! Some anime shows (like Dragon Ball Z) would take a good 10 episodes or so to do a single fight, but Ninja Scroll was straight to the point and wasn't lacking anything those tedious fights have. This series was short and sweet. I just didn't like the ending too much... Shigure and the others thought Jubei was dead, and he never revealed his living self to them, so they still think he's dead... and Jubei and Shigure shoulda been together; there was a bit of romance going on there :Pmoreless
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