Ninku the Movie

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©1996 Koji Kiriyama/Shueisha/Studio Pierrot


[ adapted from Ninku (manga) ]

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: 84 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: 8 votes (dub:5, 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 179 users, rank: #2812 (of 6020)
Median rating: So-so
Arithmetic mean: 5.024 (So-so), std. dev.: 2.0176, rank: #5450 (of 6014)
Weighted mean: 5.007 (So-so), rank: #5515 (of 6014) (seen all: 5.15 / seen some: 2.09 / won't finish: 2.53)
Bayesian estimate: 5.346 (So-so+), rank: #4379 (of 4525)
Running time: 26 minutes
Vintage: 1996
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 $8.24)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Noriyuki Abe
Storyboard: Noriyuki Abe
Music: Yusuke Honma
Original Manga: Koji Kiriyama
Animation Director: Tetsuya Nishio

Animation Inspection: Mitsuko Toshima
Color setting: Yoshimi Kawakami
Dramatization: Akiyuki Niifusa
Literary Coordinator: Hideko Ikeda
Original Coloring: Mika Iwami
Production Assistant: Katsuyuki Yaoita
Production Coordination: Makoto Takigasaki
Production General Assistant: Shigehito Takayanagi
Special Effects: Kenji Ikeda
Theme Song Arrangement: Masao Kuzuba
Theme Song Composition: Yume Suzuki
Theme Song Lyrics: Yume Suzuki
Theme Song Performance: Yume Suzuki
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
Animation: Studio Cockpit
Background Art: Studio YS
Production: Pierrot
Publicity: Fuji TV
Titles: Maki Pro
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
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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