–A time of danger, intrigue and deception….Jubei is a masterless
ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those
with gold…or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served
him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens
to end his wandering ways and possibly his life.
When a small
village succumbs to a terrible plague, a team of ninjas are sent
to investigate and realize that all is not as it seems. Ambushed,
they are wiped out by a fearsome man-monster with incredible powers,
leaving only one alive –Kagero, a beautiful female Ninja whose
touch can bring instant death. Jubei saves her from a fate worse
than death and unwittingly becomes drawn into a web of treachery.
He is soon faced with his greatest challenge, an enemy for whom
death holds no fear with the power to destroy Jubei's world. It's
an all-out bloodbath when ninja warriors come face to face in
this action-packed tribal war. Ninja Scroll features a wicked
cast of characters, extraordinary fight scenes and stunning animation
form Yoshiaki Kawajiri and MadHouse Studios!
Interactive menus English language in Dolby Digital
- 5.1 English language in Dolby Surround / Japanese language
- English subtitles
- Closed captioned in English
- Production notes
- Instant scene access
- Complete Movie Synopsis Key Character Art and Text Files
KNOWN DVD SECRET(S): None
that I know of.
If there is one anime
movie that many of my friends say is a must-buy,
many of them would say "Ninja Scroll".
follows the adventures of a masterless Ninja named Jubei who teams
up with a female ninja named Kagero and sometimes with a lying
old man named Dakuan and in their journey they go against an evil
team of murderers with their own style of killing and in the end
Jubei must battle an enemy from his past who he thought was dead.
The movie combines the Feudal Japan with the supernatural.
For one thing, it's
not the typical nonsense anime which includes violence, blood,
sex, etc. There's actually a deep storyline to this series. Very
involving, very bloody but the way it is presented, makes it very
Again, the anime is
violent. So, if you are faint at heart and can't stand anime like
this, stay away from "Ninja Scroll".
It's been several years
now since I first saw this movie and to see it on DVD is really
great. Of course, the Digital 5.1 Surround Sound mix is awesome
but for a non-dub fan like myself, I was hoping the Japanese version
may have been remastered but it's OK. Manga Entertainment is one
of the few companies which puts voice acting as a priority, so
I'm proud to say that the English dub + the 5.1 sounds great!
As for the DVD itself,
since it's an older anime and an older DVD release, you're not
going to find that much in terms of special features. There is
a little character info section but that's mainly it (unless you
If you like anime series
based in the Feudal Japan era and the supernatural, "Ninja
Scroll" ranks up at the top along with "Hakkenden"
and "Rurouni Kenshin".
THE DVD EXTRAS: D+
THE DVD OVERALL: A-
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