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|Title (English)||Ninja Scroll|
|Title (Japanese)||Jubei Ninpocho||Advertising|
|Notes||Movie, Madhouse, 1993, 90 mins.
US: Manga Ent.
UK: NINJA SCROLL (Manga Video, £13.99)
Aka Jubei Ninpucho aka Wind Ninja Chronicles(?). 90 min Cert.18
|Review|| This is a ninja adventure, full of violence, bloodletting, high adventure, and supernatural feats.
Jubei, a loner, is drawn against his will into moves to counter a plot against the Shogunate government. He is the sole survivor of an attack by a fearsome man-monster on a ninja patrol, and finds himself allied with a beautiful ninja-girl and an aged priest.
There's plenty of action, animated with style, plenty of strange incident, and plenty of plot. The dubbing does it no particular favours, (rather like modifying a stylish vernacular building with cheaper bricks) but asides from that, this is a ripping good swords & sorcery yarn with a strong Japanese flavour.
|Credits||Prod: By Victor(JVC), Toho, Movic, Animate Film.
Dir: Kawajiri Yoshiaki, Minowa Yutaka
Director, story and screenplay: Yoshiaki KAWAJIRI
|Release||US:DVD, US:VHS, UK:VHS|
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