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Ninja Scroll (movie)

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

Alternative title:
Jūbei Ninpūchō (Japanese)
Jubei the Wind Ninja
Ninja Scroll: O Mercenário (Portuguese)
Wind Ninja Chronicles
Манускрипт ниндзя (Russian)
獣兵衛忍風帖 (Japanese)
獸兵衛忍風帖 (Chinese (Taiwan))
수병위인풍첩 (Korean)
Genres: action, drama, horror, magic
Themes: gore, 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: 3103 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 385 votes (dub:189, sub:176, ?:5, raw:1, others:14
3 French dubbed
2 Spanish subtitled
2 Spanish dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Turkish subtitled
 Excellent: 690 votes (sub:358, dub:301, ?:6, edit.dub:4, raw:3, others:18
8 Spanish subtitled
4 Spanish dubbed
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 French subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Slovak subtitled subtitled
 Very good: 708 votes (sub:384, dub:289, ?:7, edit.dub:2, raw:1, others:25
7 Spanish subtitled
5 Portuguese subtitled
3 Italian dubbed
3 Russian dubbed
2 Danish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French subtitled
1 Catalan dubbed
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 French edited dub
 Good: 656 votes (sub:347, dub:270, ?:16, edit.dub:2, raw:2, others:19
5 Spanish subtitled
3 Russian dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Italian edited dub
1 Italian dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Decent: 317 votes (sub:173, dub:124, ?:5, edit.dub:4, raw:2, others:9
2 Portuguese subtitled
2 French dubbed
1 Danish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
1 Russian dubbed
1 Polish subtitled
1 French subtitled
 So-so: 136 votes (sub:79, dub:52, edit.dub:2, others:3
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Russian subtitled
 Not really good: 62 votes (sub:37, dub:24, ?:1)
 Weak: 58 votes (sub:36, dub:21, ?:1)
 Bad: 46 votes (sub:31, dub:12, ?:1, others:2
1 French subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 Awful: 27 votes (sub:15, dub:11, ?:1)
 Worst ever: 18 votes (dub:8, sub:8, ?:2)
Seen in part or in whole by 5520 users, rank: #138 (of 9604)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 7.554 (Very good−), std. dev.: 1.9111, rank: #1652 (of 9731)
Weighted mean: 7.477 (Good+), rank: #1759 (of 9731) (seen all: 7.51 / seen some: 5.31 / won't finish: 2.44)
Bayesian estimate: 7.477 (Good+), rank: #1465 (of 7376)
Running time: 94 minutes
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
DVD Easter Eggs: We have 1
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Blu-ray (Region A)
    Ninja Scroll (Blu-ray) 2012-12-04
    Ninja Scroll (Blu-ray) 2015-05-19 (from $179.00)
Blu-ray (Region B)
    Ninja Scroll (Blu-ray) 2012-11-26
Blu-ray + DVD combo
    Ninja Scroll [UK] [Steelbook] (BD+DVD) 2012-11-26
DVD (Region 1)
    Ninja Scroll (DVD) 1998-05-20 (from $29.52)
    Ninja Scroll - 10th Anniversary Special Edition (DVD) 2003-09-30 (from $56.57)
    Ninja Scroll - 10th Anniversary Special Edition [CA] (DVD) 2003-09-30
    Ninja Scroll (DVD) 2012-12-04 (from $79.99)
    Ninja Scroll (DVD) 2015-05-19 (from $57.60)
    Ninja Scroll [The Essence of Anime] (DVD) 2007-09-04 (from $93.04)
DVD (Region 2)
    Ninja Scroll (DVD) 2012-10-15
    Ninja Scroll (LD) 1997-02-18
    Ninja Scroll - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack (OST) 2015-10-02
    Ninja Scroll - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP (OST) 2016-11-25 (from $99.99)
Universal Media Disc
    Ninja Scroll (UMD) 2005-08-23 (from $39.95)
    Ninja Scroll [MovieCD] (UMD)
    Ninja Scroll (Dub.VHS) 1995-06-20 (from $25.02)
    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: Yōji Takeshige
Assistant Director: Satoru Nishiura
Assistant Unit Director:
Hiroyuki Tanaka
Kenji Takemura
Color Coordination: Osamu Mikasa
Line Producer: Masao Maruyama
Music producer: Tatsuo Oba
Production Advancement: Takayuki Urushibata
Production Desk: Masao Morosawa
Publicity: Machiu Hattori
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
Kōichi 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
Reizō Nomoto as Mushizou
Ryūzaburō Ōtomo as Tessai
Shūichirō Moriyama as Sakaki Hyobu
Toshihiko Seki as Yurimaru

Ichirō Nagai as Doujin
Katsuji Mori as Hanza
Katsumi Suzuki as Villager
Osamu Saka as Masked Samurai
Yūsaku 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
David Del Rio (2015 Sentai release)
John Ledford (2015 Sentai release)
Yutaka Maseba

BD Authoring:
David Williams (Sentai Re-release)
Joel McCray (2015 Sentai release)
Commentary Translation: Neil Nadelman (Sentai Re-release)
Digital Tracking & Final Mix:
Joe Romersa
Les Claypool III
DVD Authoring:
Joel McCray (2015 Sentai release)
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)
Janice Williams (2015 Sentai release)
Joey Goubeaud (2015 Sentai release)
Luke Patterson (2015 Sentai release)
Roxanne Terrell (2015 Sentai release)
Production Assistant:
Cameron Hohle (2015 Sentai release)
E.W. Rector, III (Sentai Re-release; 2015 Sentai release)
Jessica Williams (Sentai Re-release)
Jose DeArmas (2015 Sentai release)
Kayla King (Sentai Re-release)
Kjell Doucet (2015 Sentai release)
Ned Gayle (2015 Sentai release)
Shannon Reed (2015 Sentai release)
Production Coordination: Janice Williams (2015 Sentai release)
Production manager:
Joey Goubeaud (Sentai Re-release)
Luke Patterson (2015 Sentai release)
Subtitle Timing: Dwayne Jones (Sentai Re-release)
Subtitling: Jessica Kim (2015 Sentai release)
Technical Assistant: Michael Olesch (Sentai Re-release)
Dean Elliot as Jubei Kibagami
Richard Epcar as Genma Himuro
Rudy Luzion as Dakuan
Wendee Lee as Kagero

Dougary Grant as Tessai
Ed Mannix as Chamberlain Sakai Hyobo
Richard Barnes as
Richard Hayworth as Yurimaru

Alfred Thor as Dark Shogun's Representative
Doug Stone as
Dougary Grant as Shijima
Joan-Carol O'Connell as Benisato (uncredited)
Maureen O'Connell as Sakachi's Daughter
Richard Barnes as Carriage Man
Riva Spier as Zakuro (uncredited)
Spanky Roberts as
Mujuro Utsutsu

English companies
Digital Download: Direct2Drive
Geneon Entertainment Inc. (LaserDisc)
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Manga Entertainment (UK)
Milan Records (soundtrack)
Section23 Films (North America; 2012)
Sirius Publishing (MovieCD)
Sony Music Entertainment (Canada)
Internet Streaming:
HIDIVE (Subtitled & Dubbed)
The Anime Network
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
Korean staff
Korean companies
Distributor: Mirage Entertainment (Blu-Ray)
Korean cast
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.
Canal + (from 24 February 1998)
Distributor: Manga Video
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Executive producer:
Jorge Gabarró Frau (Selecta Visión)
Luis de Val (Manga Films)
Alberto Trifol as Dakuan (Spain dub)
Alex Meseguer as Jubei Kibagami (Catalan 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)

Carmen Calvell as Kagero (Catalan dub)
Domenech Farell as Tessai (Spain dub)
Enric Serra Frediani as Gemma Himuro (Catalan dub)
Francisco Alborch as Utsutsu 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)
Paco Valls as Dakuan (Catalan dub)
Rafael Calvo as Yurimaru (Spain dub)

Albert Socias as Hyobu Sakaki (Catalan dub)
Antonio Pujós as Musuhizo (Catalan dub)
Esperança Domènech as Benisato (Catalan dub)
Fernando Ulloa as Masked Samurai (Spain dub)
Ivan Canovas as Shinkuro (Catalan dub)
Joaquin Rossell as Genpachi (Catalan dub)
Jordi Pineda as Mujuro Utsutsu (Catalan dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Zakuro (Catalan dub)
Miguel Rey as Shijiro (Spain dub)
Oriol Rafel as Hanza (Spain dub)
Oriol de Balle as Shijima (Catalan dub)
Pep Torrents as Toyotomi (Catalan dub)
Ramon Canals as Tessai (Catalan dub)
Ramón Hernández as Hanza (Catalan dub)
Toni Mora as Yurimaru (Catalan dub)
Spanish companies
Anime Kingdom (Chile; DVD)
Manga Films (Chile; VHS) 
The Walt Disney Company (Spain; DVD)
Dubbing Studio:
Q.T. Lever (Spain dub)
Seimar RLM (Catalan dub)
DVD Distribution: Selecta Visión
Licensed by:
Manga Films (Spain)
Selecta Visión (Spain; 2005)
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
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
Cover Design: Looney2
Distributor: Manga DVD
Dutch cast
Russian staff
Russian companies
Production: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
Polish staff
Polish companies
Distributor: IDG Poland S.A.
Distributor VHS: Manga Planet (2000)
Polish cast
Portuguese staff
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Universal Pictures Home Entertainment (Portugal)
Licensed by: Selecta Visión (Portugal)
Portuguese cast
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
Distributor: PolyGram (VHS)
Swedish cast

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