This animated film is another grand adventure in the recent onslaught of Scooby-Doo goodness!! Samurai Sword sees Mystery, Inc. travel to Tokyo, Japan as Daphne has been invited to take part in an exclusive martial arts competition. Everybody is enjoying themselves in their new and different surroundings, that is until an evil fiend named the Black Samurai makes an appearance the night before competition begins. The locals fear the worst, that the fabled Black Samurai has returned from the void in an attempt to re-claim the Sword of Doom and unleash his evil upon the land! The gang sets out to solve this mystery and think they have a leg up on the villain, getting to the sword of Doom first. But their plan unravels and in the end only Shaggy and Scooby are left unfettered to solve the mystery on their own. Thanks to a wacky old Samurai and a wise old dragon, Scooby and Shaggy get a "Samurai for Dummies" crash course and are prepared to make their stand against this ultimate evil! This was another excellent Scooby-Doo entry. What worked for me in this one is how they mixed the technology of new Japan in with the mythology and folklore of ancient Japan. Ninjas are awesome!! I also liked how the villain wasn't just another man in a mask, there was the element of the supernatural in this film along with the good old Scooby-Doo formula. Bravo!