Ninja Scroll

Japan Release: 1993
Running Time:
94 minutes

Ninja Scroll


Japanese Title

獣兵衛忍風帖
[Jube Ninpucho]

Distributor: Production:

Toho
Toho / JVC / Movic

Following a vicious storm, the citizens of Shimoda Village are all found dead. Word spreads of a plague, causing for the evacuation of nearby towns. Sensing everything isn't what it seems, the Mochizuki clan sends the Koga ninjas to investigate. Unfortunately the ninjas are almost all killed, slaughtered by the demons of Kimon. The only survivor, a female poison taster named Kagero, is taken captive. One of the demonic warriors, a rock skinned monster called Tessai, begins to rape his captive. He is interrupted by a wandering ronin named Jubei Kibagami. The two fight briefly until Tessai is injured, giving enough time for Jubei and Kagero to escape. Kagero, grudgingly thankful for the rescue, leaves to report to the Mochizuki clan. Jubei travels onward, running again into an enraged Tessai. The two battle to the death, with the rock demon meeting his demise. Benizato, a tattooed demon who can unleash snakes from her body, finds the dead rock warrior. She confronts Jubei, just barely failing to defeat him, due to the interference of a spy. The spy warns the ronin that the demons won't rest until they have vengeance...

Anime OVA

Box Office - Stock Footage - DVDs - CDs - Pictures - Background - Concept Art - Cut Scenes - Reviews

Titles

International Title

Ninja Scrol

Initial US Title

Ninja Scrol
US Distributor: Manga Video (1996) / Time: 94 Minutes

Alternate Titles

Jubei the Wind Ninja
[Literal Translation]

 


Aliens, SDF & Misc.

Kagero
Kagero
Tessai
Tessai
Dakuan
Dakuan
Benizato
Benizato
Shijima
Shijima
Mushizo
Mushizo
Utsutsu Mujuro
Utsutsu Mujuro
Yurimaru
Yurimaru
Zakuro
Zakuro
Genma Himuro
Genma Himuro



Staff

Cast

Directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Writing credits Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Produced by Haruo Sai, Masaki Sawanobori, Shigeaki Komatsu, Makoto Hasegawa, Masamichi Fujiwara, Yutaka Takahashi
Music by Kaoru Wada, Ryohei Yamanashi
Cinematography by Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Film Editing by Harutoshi Ogata, Yukiko Itou
Production Design by Hiromasa Ogura
Assistant Directors Satoru Nishiura
Jubei Kibagami Kouichi Yamadera
Kagero, Kunoichi of the Koga Ninja Emi Shinohara
Dakuan, Tokugawa Spy Takeshi Aono
Genma Himuro, Leader of the Demons of Kimon Daisuke Gouri
Yurimaru, Wire Kimon Demon Toshihiko Seki
Shijima, Shadow Kimon Demon Akimasa Ohmori
Benizato, Snake Kimon Demon Gara Takashima
Zakuro, Explosion Kimon Demon Masako Katsuki
Tessai, Rock Kimon Demon Ryuzaburo Otomo
Utsutsu Mujuro, Blind Kimon Demon Norio Wakamoto
Mushizo, Hive Kimon Demon Reizo Nomoto
Ryouga Jouji Nakata
Sakaki Hyobu, Mochizuki Chamberlain Shuichirou Moriyama
Doujin Ichiro Nagai
Hanza, Lord of the Koga Ninja Katsuji Mori
Shinkuro, Yamashiro Clan Junichi Sugawara
Villager Katsumi Suzuki
Masked Samurai Osamu Saka
Genpachi Yuusaku Yara

Posters


DVDs and Blu-rays

United States Region 1 Ninja Scroll Sentai Filmworks (2012) Order
United States Region 1 Ninja Scroll Sentai Filmworks (2015) Order
Japan Region 2 Jubei the Wind Ninja Victor (2003)  
United States Blu-Ray Ninja Scroll Sentai Filmworks (2012) Order
United States Blu-Ray Jubei the Wind Ninja Flying Dog (2012)  
United States Blu-Ray Ninja Scroll Sentai Filmworks (2015) Order

CD Soundtracks


Background and Trivia

  • Toho, FlyingDog and Movic submitted the movie to the US copyright office on October 29th, 2012 with the registration number of PA0001815803. The film was submitted under its international title, Ninja Scroll, and its Romaji title, Juubee Ninpuu Chou.
  • For its theatrical release in Japan, the movie played with Ghiblies: Episode 2 (2002).