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Ninja Scroll

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Jubei Kibagami is just a wandering swordsman minding his own business... until fate lands him in the middle of a battle with the terrifying Devils of Kimon! Now the fate of all of Japan lies in the hands of a vagabond samurai, a deadly female ninja and a perverted old monk as they take on an enemy who is, literally, immortal.

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Ninja Scroll: The Series TV 2003 Same Franchise
Name Role
Yutaka MINOWA Character Design
Yoshiaki KAWAJIRI Director
Kaoru WADA Music
Yoshiaki KAWAJIRI Original Anime Creator
Haruo SAI Producer
Masaki SAWANOBORI Producer
Shigeaki KOMATSU Producer

Official Editorial Reviews

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Ninja Scroll VivisQueen 7.5/10 Jan 15, 2008

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Ninja Scroll eyepatchryomou 9/10 Jul 27, 2011
Ninja Scroll MarkoSinadinovic 8.5/10 Nov 10, 2010
Ninja Scroll Garyuu 7.5/10 Oct 6, 2009
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Bastard!!

Bastard!!

The Four Lords of Havoc have one terrible goal – to awaken the god Anthrasax and recreate the world. To stop them, Yoko, a maiden of Metallicana, awakens the ancient wizard Dark Schneider from within a 14-year old boy by bestowing upon him her virgin kiss. The only problem now is that the most chaotic, lecherous wizard in history resides inside the body of an innocent child. Even worse, he’s determined that neither hydras nor minotaurs should stand between him and his dream to conquer everyone and take the women for himself… all of which is less than convenient when trying to save the world!

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sothis
Sex, violence, and swords.. what more could anyone want? Exactly why you'd like Bastard! and Ninja Scroll. Bastard! definitely is a lot more cheesy/campy, with a lot more random sex.. while Ninja Scroll is more serious, with wacky monsters, drama, and extreme violence.
freakzilla

Ninja Scroll and Bastard are very alike. They both have the same violent nature, involve topics like sex and gore, and have a similar time setting.

GANTZ

GANTZ

Much to the annoyance of Kei, he and his childhood friend Katou have died, having been torn apart by a train. But rather than finding themselves at the gates of heaven, the duo materialize in a room full of strangers and a giant black sphere known as GANTZ. As if dying once wasn’t bad enough, the occupants of the room are then forced to embark on dangerous missions to kill strange aliens; missions that very few return from. Now, Kei, Katou, and a well-endowed friend must fight for their freedom with an arsenal of guns, high powered suits, and a very low chance of survival.

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MonkeyZerg

If you liked the excessive blood and gore in Ninja Scroll, why not add some more psychological terror, a sci-fi setting, and guns? If you don't mind these additions, and more, then go watch GANTZ. You won't regret it.

wickedshizuku

These anime are bloody, grafic, violent, and lewd.

I really loved how similar they were. They both had moments where I was screaming, " Oh My F**ken God Did You See That S**t!"

Both of these had their main character that just wanted to mind their own business, but were pulled in against their will.

Shigurui

Shigurui

In the 6th year of the Kan'ei era, people enjoy a time of peace; skilled swordsmen are revered and respected, and their lives are their own. Amidst the tranquility, Lord Tokugawa Tadanaka decides, for his own amusement, to hold a fighting tournament in which real swords are used - though laws forbid their use. In a match to the death two highly-skilled swordsmen face off: the one-armed Fujiki Gennosuke, and the blind Iraki Seigen. As they take their respective stances, flashbacks paint a picture of the duo’s past and battle wounds; and thus, the real story begins...

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HasseRovdjur

They both take place in a dark and oppressive version of feudal Japan where human life is of little value and the characters have little choice other than to try and cope at the best of their abilities.

Heavy doses of swordplay performed by highly skilled swordsmen and blood resulting from said swordplayis also a thing that they have in common.

If you liked one of them for any of these reasons you might want to try out the other.

Theta

These are both well animated entries in the samurai genre that rate poorly.  Mature storylines and elaborate action scenes are sure to please fans of the genre.

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Wicked City

Wicked City
  • Movie (1 ep x 82 min)
  • 1987

In the near future, the human world exists parallel to a parallel world of demons and dark magic. The two have long abided by an uneasy peace treaty, but its time is almost up, and a new one has to be negotiated. Now, two agents--a top human agent and a beautiful assassin from the other world--must protect the only man who can seal the treaty from dark world renegades or die trying!

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valondar

Trashy, sexy, violent action flicks from studio Madhouse and director Yoshiaki Kawajiri. One's a period piece in an age of ninjas who battle monsters, the other's set in a noirish present, following, well, people who also battle monsters. There's Kawajiri's trademark filthy old man, and each has got a female warrior with a sick twist! Wicked City is the darker and seedier of the two but either way you'll likely enjoy both. 

LY047

Wicked City and Ninja Scroll both share the same director and writer, Yoshiaki Kawajiri. They both have similar looks and are adult oriented.

Black Lion

Black Lion
  • OVA (1 ep x 44 min)
  • 1992

In the year 1580, Nobunaga Oda is on a warpath to obtain rulership of Japan at any cost, and ninja and samurai alike are banding together to try to put a stop to his tirade. But when the invincible warrior Ginnai Doma – also known as the Ninja Killer – enters the picture, more than just a little blood will be shed. It's up to Shishimaru of the Iga Ninja and other powerful fighters to take down Ginnai once and for all, but little do they know that aliens, cyborgs, and even strange technology are somehow involved!

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JAhU

Black Lion is like Ninja Scroll put on fast foreword with some additional aliens(?) and cyborgs. If you like shows with ninjas and don't mind the weird stuff, you can check it out.