Ninja Scroll (movie)

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©1993 Yoshiaki Kawajiri/Mad House/JVC/TOHO Co. LTD/Movic Inc.


Related anime:
    Ninja Scroll 2 (movie) (sequel)
    Ninja Scroll (TV) (2003-04-15 to 2003-07-15, sequel)

Alternative title:
Jūbei Ninpūchō (Japanese)
Jubei the Wind Ninja
Wind Ninja Chronicles
Манускрипт ниндзя (Russian)
獣兵衛忍風帖 (Japanese)
獸兵衛忍風帖 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: action, drama, horror, magic
Themes: historical, ninja
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Jubei is wandering noble sword for hire, but when a chance meeting leads him to save young ninja woman from rape he makes enemies with a group of demonic humans. Jubei and the woman part ways, but later a government spy forces Jubei to join up with her again and investigate the mysterious death of an entire village. The investigation reveals a conspiracy involving the demons and a man from Jubei’s past who is supposed to be dead. As they get closer to the truth the demons close in on them and pretty soon Jubei finds himself in a deadly fight with many super strong inhuman opponents.
User Ratings: 2953 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 356 votes (dub:180, sub:156, ?:5, raw:1, others:14
3 French dubbed
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
)
 Excellent: 669 votes (sub:348, dub:291, ?:6, edit.dub:4, raw:2, others:18
8 Spanish subtitled
4 Spanish dubbed
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Slovak subtitled subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Very good: 667 votes (sub:359, dub:273, ?:8, raw:2, edit.dub:2, others:23
5 Portuguese subtitled
5 Spanish subtitled
3 Italian dubbed
3 Russian dubbed
2 Danish subtitled
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 French edited dub
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Good: 624 votes (sub:325, dub:261, ?:15, edit.dub:2, raw:2, others:19
5 Spanish subtitled
3 Russian dubbed
2 French subtitled
2 Russian subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Italian edited dub
)
 Decent: 295 votes (sub:160, dub:116, ?:5, edit.dub:4, raw:2, others:8
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Danish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 French subtitled
)
 So-so: 133 votes (sub:76, dub:52, edit.dub:2, others:3
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
)
 Not really good: 60 votes (sub:36, dub:23, ?:1)
 Weak: 58 votes (sub:36, dub:21, ?:1)
 Bad: 45 votes (sub:30, dub:12, ?:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
)
 Awful: 28 votes (sub:16, dub:11, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 18 votes (dub:8, sub:8, ?:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 5239 users, rank: #132 (of 6016)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.535 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.931, rank: #1163 (of 6009)
Weighted mean: 7.465 (Good+), rank: #1130 (of 6009) (seen all: 7.50 / seen some: 5.31 / won't finish: 2.43)
Bayesian estimate: 7.465 (Good+), rank: #936 (of 4575)
Running time: 94 minutes
Vintage:
1993-06-05
1998-02-24 (France)
2006-05-04 (IFC Canada)
2008-02-04 (Sci Fi USA)
Premiere date:
1993-06-05 (Japan)
1996-12-06 (USA)
2000-09-30 (South Korea)
2008-10-06 (Poland)
Release dates: We have 1
Ending Theme:
"Dare mo ga Tooku de Ballad o Kiite iru" (誰もが遠くでバラードを聴いている) by Ryouhei Yamanashi
Links: We have 8
Trivia: We have 6
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Blu-Ray (Region A)
    Ninja Scroll (Blu-Ray) 2012-12-04 (from $13.45)
Blu-Ray (Region B)
    Ninja Scroll (Blu-Ray) 2012-11-26
    Ninja Scroll [Steelbook] (Blu-Ray + DVD) 2012-11-26
DVD (Region 1)
    Ninja Scroll (DVD) 1998-05-20 (from $26.16)
    Ninja Scroll - 10th Anniversary Special Edition DVD (DVD) 2003-09-30 (from $39.99)
    Ninja Scroll - Essence of Anime (DVD) 2007-09-04
    Ninja Scroll (DVD) 2012-12-04 (from $7.58)
DVD (Region 2)
    Ninja Scroll (DVD) 2012-10-15
Universal Media Disc
    Ninja Scroll (UMD) 2005-08-23
VHS
    Ninja Scroll (Dub.VHS) 1995-06-20 (from $8.99)
    Ninja Scroll (Sub.VHS) 1995-06-20

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Screenplay: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Music: Kaoru Wada
Original Work: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Original Character Design: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Character Design: Yutaka Minowa
Art Director: Hiromasa Ogura
Animation Director: Yutaka Minowa
Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
Assistant Art Director: Youji Takeshige
Assistant Director: Satoru Nishiura
Assistant Unit Director:
Hiroyuki Tanaka
Kenji Takemura
Color Coordination: Osamu Mikasa
Line Producer: Masao Maruyama
Music producer: Tatsuo Oba
Sound Effect Director: Yasunori Honda
Sound Effects: Kenji Shibasaki
Sound Mixing: Tsutomu Asakura
Special Effects:
Kunji Tanifuji
Setsuko Tamai
Theme Song Arrangement: Hiroshi Shinkawa
Theme Song Composition: Ryouhei Yamanashi (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Sho Jitsukawa (ED)
Theme Song Performance: Ryouhei Yamanashi (ED)
Daisuke Gouri as Genma Himuro
Emi Shinohara as Kagerou
Kouichi Yamadera as Jubei Kibagami
Takeshi Aono as Dakuan

Akimasa Ohmori as Shijima
Gara Takashima as Benisato
Junichi Sugawara as Shinkurou
Masako Katsuki as Zakuro
Norio Wakamoto as Utsutsu Mujuurou
Reizô Nomoto as Mushizou
Ryûzaburô Ôtomo as Tessai
Shuuichirou Moriyama as Sakaki Hyobu
Toshihiko Seki as Yurimaru

Akitoshi Ohmori as Shijima 
Ichirô Nagai as Doujin
Jouji Nakata as Ryouga 
Katsuji Mori as Hanza
Katsumi Suzuki as Villager
Osamu Saka as Masked Samurai
Yuusaku Yara as Genpachi
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Director: Quint Lancaster
Script: Raymond Garcia
Executive producer:
Eiichi Takahashi (Sentai Filmworks)
John Ledford (Sentai Filmworks)
Ken Iyadomi
Producer: Yutaka Maseba

BD Authoring: David Williams (Sentai Re-release)
Commentary Translation: Neil Nadelman (Sentai Re-release)
Digital Tracking & Final Mix:
Joe Romersa
Les Claypool III
DVD Authoring: Neal Barnes (Sentai Re-release)
Encoding: Michael Olesch (Sentai Re-release)
Graphics: Larry Koteff (Sentai Re-release)
Media Coordinator: Janice Williams (Sentai Re-release)
Menu Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai Re-release)
Packaging Design: Larry Koteff (Sentai Re-release)
Planning: David Del Rio (Sentai Re-release)
Production Assistant:
E.W. Rector III (Sentai Re-release)
Jessica Williams (Sentai Re-release)
Kayla King (Sentai Re-release)
Production manager: Joey Goubeaud (Sentai Re-release)
Subtitle Timing: Dwayne Jones (Sentai Re-release)
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch (Sentai Re-release)
Dean Elliot as Jubei Kibagami
Dean Wein as Jubei Kibagami
Richard Epcar as Genma Himuro
Rudy Luzion as Dakuan
Wendee Lee as Kagero

Andrew Philpot as Yurimaru 
Dougary Grant as Tessai
Ed Mannix as Chamberlain Sakai Hyobo
Jenny Haniver as Benisato
Maureen O'Connell as Zakuro
Richard Barnes as
Mushizo
Shinkuro
Richard Hayworth as Yurimaru

Alfred Thor as Dark Shogun's Representative
Anthony Rocissano as Utsutsu Mujuro 
Doug Stone as Bandit
Dougary Grant as Shijima
Kirk Thornton as Hanza

English companies
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
Distributor:
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment (UK) (UK)
Section23 Films (North America; 2012)
Licensed by:
Manga Entertainment (expired)
Sentai Filmworks (2012)
Post Production: Seraphim Digital (Sentai Re-release)
Recording Facility: Magnitude 8 Post
Soundtrack: ADV Music
Translation: TOHO
French staff
French cast
ADR Director: Patrick Borg
Translation: Sarah Dowson

Adaptation: Alain Leguillon
Amélie Morin as Kagéro
Maurice Decoster as Jûbei
Patrick Borg as Dakuan

Franck Capillery as Yurimaru
Laurence Dourlens as Zakuro
Marc François as Tessai

Nicolas Sempé as Gempachi
Thierry Bourdon as Hanza
French companies
ADR Production: S.T.A.R.T.
Broadcaster: Canal +
Distributor: Manga Video
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
(none)
Alberto Trifol as Dakuan(Spain dub)
Antonio Gomez de Vicente as Genma Himuro(Spain dub)
Jose Manuel Vieira as Jubei Kibagami
Paco Gázquez as Jubei Kibagami(Spain dub)
Silvia Castelló as Kagero(Spain dub)

Domenech Farell as Tessai(Spain dub)
Francisco Alborch as Usutsu Mujuro(Spain dub)
José Luis Barcelona as Mushizo(Spain dub)
Josep María Zamora as Sakai Hyobo(Spain dub)
María Luisa Rosselló as Benisato(Spain dub)
María Pilar Quesada as Zakuro(Spain dub)
Rafael Calvo as Yurimaru(Spain dub)

Fernando Ulloa as Masked Samurai(Spain dub)
Miguel Rey as Shijiro(Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Hanza(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Distributor: Manga Films (Spain; VHS)
Dubbing Studio: Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión
TV Distribution: Selecta Visión
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Sergio Masieri
Claudio Moneta as Jubei Kibagami
Paolo Marchese as Genma Himuro
Roberta Gallina as Kagero
Sergio Masieri as Dakuan

Alberto Sette as Utsutsu Mujuro
Aldo Stella as Mushizo
Caterina Rochira as Benisato
Diego Sabre as Emissario dello Shogun Del Buio
Luca Semeraro as Yurimaru
Maurizio Scattorin as Sakaku Hyobu
Pietro Ubaldi as Tessai
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Man-Ga
Distributor: Yamato Video (Italy)
German staff
German cast
(none)
Alexander Doering as Jubei Kibagami

Melanie Hinze as Kagerou
Peter Groeger as Dakuan
Sven Gerhardt as Yurimaru
Uli Krohm as Hyoubu Sakaki
German companies
Annouced: Panini Video
Distributor: Animaze Germany
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Cover Design: Looney2
Distributor: Manga DVD
Dutch cast
(none)
Russian staff
Russian companies
(none)
Production: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
(none)
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Distributor: IDG Poland S.A.
Polish cast
(none)
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
(none)
Distributor: PolyGram (VHS)
Swedish cast
(none)
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