A half-man, half-beast is chased by foes wielding power of an unpleasant nature. He would certainly be slaughtered, his mission failed, if not for the intervention of a wandering mercenary -- Kibagami Jubei. With the last of his strength, he gives Jubei a mysterious jewel, thereby transferring his mission: deliver the jewel at all costs to the Priestess of Light. The mystery of the jewel's powers, and the identities of those fiends who quest for it... these are questions whose answers will only be found through blood and battle.
Ninja Scroll (the movie) ranks up there with Akira and Ghost in the Shell in terms of gateway drug anime. I remember, in the mid 90's, being blown away by Akira, but Ninja Scroll is what got me hooked on anime, and prompted me to scour the world looking for more. This series resembles nothing of the film. I'd be ok with a fresh, new approach, but this is an uninspiring product all by itself, and takes its place... read more
Oh Jubie, we know by profession you’re a Ninja, so why don’t you bother buying some actual ninja weapons…..also stop using the hitter mitsurugi technique, you’re better than that. Story - 3/10 The story of Ninja Scroll: The Series seems to be nothing more than a vehicle to push bloody and graphic battles. Jubei is given a mission by a dying man, find the young light maiden... read more
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