Ninja Ryūkenden (OAV)

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Alternative title:
Ninja Gaiden
Ninja Ryu: The Dragon Sword Story
忍者龍剣伝 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: On a dark, late night in New York City, Ryu is chased and attacked by assassins. After disposing of them, he finds an I.D. card for the Friedman Company. The next day, it is announced that Dr. Ned Friedman has discovered a cure for cancer. But after providing no information at his press conference, a reporter named Sarah decides to investigate with the help of her friends Robert and Jeff. When passing by Dr. Friedman's house one day, Ryu hears the voice of a young girl calling for help. When Sarah and her entourage investigate the house as well, they run into their colleague, Ryu. Upon that, they discover Dr. Friedman has been conducting experiments on live humans using biotechnology, and that it may have something to do with the power of the Evil Gods, whom Ryu had defeated in the past. But when Ryu's friend, Irene, is kidnapped, he must don his role as a Dragon Ninja once again to defeat this new enemy and save her.
User Ratings: 108 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Excellent: 1 vote (sub:1)
 Very good: 6 votes (sub:5, dub:1)
 Good: 25 votes (sub:23, ?:2)
 Decent: 30 votes (sub:25, dub:4, others:1
1 Russian subtitled
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 So-so: 14 votes (sub:12, dub:2)
 Not really good: 10 votes (sub:9, raw:1)
 Weak: 12 votes (sub:12)
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:3, dub:2)
 Awful: 2 votes (sub:2)
 Worst ever: 2 votes (sub:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 205 users, rank: #2646 (of 6023)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.370 (So-so+), std. dev.: 1.9129, rank: #5240 (of 6016)
Weighted mean: 5.347 (So-so+), rank: #5281 (of 6016) (seen all: 5.40 / won't finish: 2.53)
Bayesian estimate: 5.582 (Decent−), rank: #4281 (of 4534)
Running time: 50 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 1991-11-22
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Call Me Again" by Keiko Kubota
Comment:
Looslely based on the best-selling Ninja Gaiden game series.
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Mamoru Kanbe
Screenplay: Tomofumi Nobe
Music: Takuya Okuda
Character Design: Osamu Horiuchi
Animation Director: Osamu Horiuchi
Director of Photography: Mitsunobu Yoshida
Assistant Director: Seiko Sayama
Chief Supervisor: Takahiro Minami (SMS)
Design: Katsumi Matsuda
Editing: Takeshi Seyama
Finishing: Norikata Suzuki
Music producer: Ikumi Fukazawa
Production Desk: Kōshō Hayakawa
Supervision: Minoru Okazaki
Weapon Design: Hiroyuki Ijiri
Keiichi Nanba as Ryū Hayabusa
Norio Wakamoto as Robert T. Sturgeon
Yumi Touma as Irene Lew

Daisuke Gouri as Jeffrey Hammond
Saori Suzuki as Katherine Friedman
Shinji Ogawa as Prof. Bucky Wise
Unshou Ishizuka as Dr. Ned Friedman

Arihiro Masuda as Press
Daisuke Gouri as Jeffrey
Megumi Urawa as Messenger Girl
Norio Wakamoto as Robert
Shinji Ogawa as Narrator
Shinobu Satouchi as Researcher
Yumi Touma as Irene

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Studio Junio
Art Board: Cinema Art Club
Art Design: Studio Gelba
Original Creator: Tecmo
Planning: SMS Corporation
Production: SMS Corporation
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