Ninku the Movie

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©1996 Koji Kiriyama/Shueisha/Studio Pierrot


Alternative title:
劇場版 NINKU ―忍空― (Japanese)
Genres: action, adventure, comedy
Themes: ninjas
Objectionable content: None
Plot Summary: The travels of the last four surviving members of the Ninku Ninja bring them to a town in need of protection, where they find that they aren't the only ones calling themselves "Ninku".
User Ratings: 85 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: -
 Excellent: 1 vote (dub:1)
 Very good: 6 votes (dub:5, sub:1)
 Good: 18 votes (sub:9, dub:8, ?:1)
 Decent: 16 votes (sub:9, dub:7)
 So-so: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:3)
 Not really good: 14 votes (dub:9, sub:5)
 Weak: 9 votes (dub:6, sub:2, ?:1)
 Bad: 10 votes (dub:6, sub:4)
 Awful: 3 votes (sub:2, dub:1)
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 180 users, rank: #2910 (of 6233)
Median rating: So-so
Arithmetic mean: 5.000 (So-so), std. dev.: 2.0176, rank: #5661 (of 6228)
Weighted mean: 4.985 (So-so), rank: #5772 (of 6228) (seen all: 5.12 / seen some: 2.09 / won't finish: 2.53)
Bayesian estimate: 5.322 (So-so+), rank: #4543 (of 4685)
Running time: 26 minutes
Vintage: 1995-07-15
Premiere date:
1995-07-15 (Japan)
Opening Theme:
"Radiance is inside of You" by Yume Suzuki
Ending Theme:
"Soredemo Ashita wa Yatte Kuru" by Yume Suzuki
Comment:
Released by Media Blasters on DVD as a double-feature with Yu Yu Hakusho: The Movie.
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DVD (Region 1)
    Ninku/Yu Yu Hakusho Double Feature (DVD) 2001-01-30 (from $14.94)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Noriyuki Abe
Screenplay: Hiroshi Hashimoto
Storyboard: Noriyuki Abe
Unit Director: Akiyuki Simbo
Music: Yusuke Honma
Original Manga: Koji Kiriyama
Character Design: Tetsuya Nishio
Art Director: Yuji Ikeda
Animation Director: Tetsuya Nishio
Sound Director: Kan Mizumoto
Director of Photography: Toshiyuki Fukushima
Executive producer: Yuji Nunokawa
Producer: Ken Hagino (Studio Pierrot)

Animation:
Kazunori Mizuno (OP; ED)
Tetsuya Nishio (OP; ED)
AR Studio Supervisor: Ryo Narikiyo
Background Art:
Junichi Taniguchi (Studio Wyeth)
Kaoru Inoda (Studio Wyeth)
Kazuhiro Kinoshita (Studio Wyeth)
Masako Okada (Studio Wyeth)
Mio Isshiki (Studio Wyeth)
Sawako Takagi (Studio Wyeth)
Shigenori Takada (Studio Wyeth)
Yuji Ikeda (Studio Wyeth)
Color setting: Yoshimi Kawakami
DB Studio Supervisor: Shuji Inoue
In-Between Check: Mitsuko Toyoshima
Literature Advancement: Hideko Ikeda
Machine Design: Yuya Kobayashi
Original Color Design: Mika Iwami
Paint:
Mitsuko Yoshida (Studio March)
Nobue Matsufuji (Studio March)
Tomoko Morihiro (Studio March)
Photography:
Hajime Noguchi (Takahashi Production)
Harutoshi Miyakawa (Takahashi Production)
Hironobu Horikoshi (Takahashi Production)
Jun Sato (Takahashi Production)
Junko Nagai (Takahashi Production)
Takeshi Ogawa (Takahashi Production)
Tomohiro Takahashi (Takahashi Production)
Toshiyuki Fukushima (Takahashi Production)
Yukiko Maruhashi (Takahashi Production)
Planning Assistant:
Kenji Shimizu (Fuji TV)
Koji Kaneda (Fuji TV)
Kyotaro Kimura (Yomiko Advertising)
Production Advancement: Makoto Takigasaki
Production Desk: Katsuyuki Yaoita
Setting Advancement: Shigehito Takayanagi
Sound Effects: Shoji Kato (Anime Sound Production)
Special Effects: Kenji Ikeda
Technical Assistant: Mikio Mori
Theme Song Arrangement:
Akira Inoue (OP)
Masao Kuzuba (ED)
Theme Song Composition:
Takayuki Yamaishi (OP)
Yume Suzuki (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics:
Akiko Nakajima (OP)
Yume Suzuki (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Yume Suzuki (OP; ED)
Juurouta Kosugi as Toji

Megumi Hayashibara as Rihoko

Atsushi Ishida as Fake Toji
Katsumi Suzuki as Hiroyuki Ninku
Katsuyoshi Suzuki as Hiroyuki
Kei Tomiyama as Fake Fusuke
Kenichi Ogata as Mayor
Mitsuaki Hoshino as Musashi
Mitsuaki Madono as Aichou Ninku
Rica Matsumoto as Fusuke Ninku
Sanae Miyuki as Fake Rihoko
Shinya Ohtaki as Yamato
Takashi Nagasako as Fake Aicho
Takehito Koyasu as Asuka
Tomomichi Nishimura as Ajirada Ninku
Yasunori Matsumoto as Basara Ninku
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
Director: Jenny Haniver
Translation: Tokyo Rose
Executive producer: John Sirabella
3D Animation: Michael Fenimore
Additional Music: Ivan Woolfe
Additional Sound Design: Joe Romersa
Digital Tracking: Joe Romersa
Editing: Scott Marchfeld
Final Mix: Joe Romersa
Packaging Design:
Alissyn Brock
Soho Chic
Production manager: Sam Liebowitz
Production Supervision: Sean Molyneaux (Sub)
Doug Stone as Fake Fusuke
Gil Starberry as Mayor
Joe Romersa as Fake Toji
Michelle Moran as Fusuke
Richard Hayworth as Heaven and Earth Brother
Rob Thomas as Toji
Rudy Luzion as Aicho
Sparky Thornton as Heaven and Earth Brother
Tessa Ariel as Fake Rihoki
Wendee Lee as Rihoki

English companies
Dubbing: Animaze
Licensed by: Media Blasters
Recording Studio: Animaze
Subtitling Studio: RG Video
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