Ninja Scroll (1986)
Average Rating: 8.3/10
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Release Date: Jun 1, 1995 Wide
Average Rating: 3.9/5
User Ratings: 54,160
Removed from the typical futuristic element of most Japanese animated adventures, this 1994 feature takes place in more of a sword-and-sorcery epic set in feudal Japan. Jubei Kipagami, a ninja mercenary, wanders the countryside in search of work. On his travels, he encounters Kagero, a female ninja whose poisoned blood causes her pale skin to be lethal to the touch. Jubei rescues the woman from Tessai, a creature made of rock. They later find that Tessai is one of the Eight Devils of Kimon, who
Jun 1, 1995 Wide
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There is so much going on here, that the film's total lack of subtext - or, more generously, its pure escapism - only sinks in afterwards. It may be a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing - but all that demon-whupping sure is fun.
Characters zip through the trees and move quick as a flash; there's a real sense of speed and weight to these scenes.
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