Black Lion

OVA (1 ep x 44 min)
1992
2.131 out of 5 from 472 votes
Rank #8,761

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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sothis Aug 19, 2007
Score 8/10

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NOTE: though I was careful to avoid spoilers in the synopsis and screenshots, this anime is just too hilarious to not put specifics into the review.  I don't necessarily think the things I'll discuss are spoilers compared to what every other site says about the anime (not to mention you find these things out in the first 10 minutes), but be forewarned if you are particularly sensitive... read more

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worknboy Mar 28, 2018
Score 6/10

This is great classic from the early 90's. It has all the bells and whistles. The story is set 1580 with  Nobunaga Oda trying to unite Japan. Two ninja clans fighting, a psychotic killer, and creepy aliens all blend in together to make this an exciting romp into the past. This was basis for Basilisk. The hero of this story Shishimaru is rude and crude but he has the support of his clan "The... read more

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