Shuranosuke Sakaki is a swordsman with a reputation; wearing a crest known as the "Scythes of Death", he wanders the land, cutting down anyone who dares stand in his way. After a chance encounter, Shuranosuke is enlisted to rescue the Shogunate's princess from the hands of the vicious Seki ninja clan; but danger is afoot! With undead spirits, multiple ninja clans and powerful warriors standing in his way, Sakaki must use his deadly skills with the blade to rescue the princess, or die trying!
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.
Since Sword for Truth is essentially a ripoff of Ninja Scroll, it only makes sense that you'd check it out. It has the same sort of plot, meaningless sex, and violence. I wasn't a fan of either of these to be honest, but Ninja Scroll is FAR superior regardless.
Sword for Truth felt like a subpar version of Ninja Scroll on many levels. The action is there, Ninjas are there, demons are there, but the feeling of 'awesome' seems to be off the mark. If you enjoyed Sword for Truth, you should really do youself a favor by checking out Ninja Scroll.
War is brewing in medieval Japan. Nobunaga, an evil half-demon warlord, is trying to rid the land of Kasumi, Hyuga, and Hagakure, the last remaining ninja schools and only obstacles that stand in his path of total domination over the land. Entrusted with three legendary weapons, three warriors are set out to stop him at all costs. United by fate with a common purpose, these warriors must decide if what they’re fighting for is worth the costs of their lives; for only together will their combined skills overcome evil.
Wrath of the Ninja and Sword for Truth are both somewhat more serious examples of series with Ninjas. The feel of the fight scenes and of the series in general is so similar that if you enjoyed one, you should enjoy the other.
Hikage and Marou were childhood friends, and fellow ninjas -- that is, until Marou betrayed Hikage, and vanished into the night. Now, in the midst of his quest to find Marou, Hikage must defeat many yoma (monsters) and stop the Kikuga no Miko, the source of all evil monsters' power, from being revived. But is he willing to risk his life for friendship?
Himura Kenshin was a boy orphaned by the murder of his parents. Now he is the Hitokiri Battousai, the most feared and skilled killer in 19th century Japan. In the midst of a blood bath, he meets the love of his life, Tomoe. Will he continue to fight his enemies in a killing rage or will she sheath his bloodstained sword?
Kousaburo Kuki is a no-nonsense man's man who's good with his fists, and with the ladies. Currently residing in the seedy underbelly of Paris, his best friends are prostitutes and his life seems uneventful -- that is, until a friend is brutally murdered and he finds himself entrapped in a twisted nightmare of conspiracies and creatures of the night known as vampires. With the CIA and other organizations after the woman he is sworn to protect, Kuki must risk his life to find the truth, lest he end up dead from a vampire's bite!
Both of these anime are from Toei's "badly animated" department. with gratuitous nudity or other mature content, bad fight scenes, and some step-from-reality plotlines, they're very similar. If you happen to like one, I'd recommend finding the other.