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Ninja Resurrection (OAV)

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© Futaro Yamada / Toshiba Ent•Phoenix

© Futaroh Yamada / Amuse • Phoenix

Alternative title:
Makai Tensho (Japanese)
Ninja Resurrection - La Película (Spanish)
Ninja Resurrection : le combat ultime de Jubei (French)
Ninja Resurrection: the Revenge of Jubei
Reborn From Hell
Воскрешение ниндзя (Russian)
魔界転生 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Jubei helps the Japanese government to take control over a city that was under christian leadership. It was ruled by someone who could be seen as the new Jesus. But since he died, he has been reborn now, but not as a new Jesus but as the devil himself. It is up to Jubei to take him out before the world has become one giant massacre
User Ratings: 519 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 15 votes (sub:11, dub:4)
 Excellent: 11 votes (sub:5, dub:3, ?:1, others:2
1 German subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Very good: 25 votes (sub:13, dub:12)
 Good: 41 votes (sub:23, dub:15, others:3
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 Spanish dubbed
 Decent: 65 votes (dub:32, sub:31, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
 So-so: 43 votes (dub:25, sub:14, ?:2, edit.dub:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 43 votes (dub:23, sub:19, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Weak: 54 votes (sub:31, dub:22, ?:1)
 Bad: 52 votes (dub:23, sub:22, ?:4, others:3
2 Spanish dubbed
1 Portuguese dubbed
 Awful: 82 votes (sub:40, dub:39, ?:1, others:2
1 Spanish edited dub
1 French subtitled
 Worst ever: 88 votes (dub:44, sub:40, raw:1, edit.dub:1, ?:1, others:1
1 Portuguese subtitled
Seen in part or in whole by 988 users, rank: #1231 (of 9210)
Median rating: Weak
Arithmetic mean: 3.586 (Not really good−), std. dev.: 2.8467, rank: #9137 (of 9302)
Weighted mean: 3.617 (Not really good−), rank: #9142 (of 9302) (seen all: 3.73 / seen some: 2.74 / won't finish: 1.17)
Bayesian estimate: 3.718 (Not really good−), rank: #6969 (of 6984)
Number of episodes: 2
Episode titles: We have 2
Vintage: 1998
Links: We have 2
The OAV ended in a cliffhanger and was never finished after only two episodes were completed.
ADV Films' decision to release Makai Tensho as Ninja Resurrection caused a wave of confusion among anime fans. Some were led to believe that this was a sequel to Ninja Scroll, as both titles featured a main character named Jubei, while the title logo was given a design similar to that of the latter. Others saw this as just ADV's attempt to capitalize on Ninja Scroll's popularity. While Ninja Resurrection sold well in the U.S., the deceptive marketing gave it one of the worst reputations in American anime fandom.
Ninja Resurrection VHS 1 (Jan 1, 1970)
Ninja Resurrection DVD (Jan 1, 1970)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Ninja Resurrection (DVD) 1999-12-07 (from $15.98)
    Ninja Resurrection - [Essential Anime Collection] (DVD) 2004-03-16 (from $12.28)
    Ninja Resurrection (DVD) 2008-06-10 (from $39.87)
    Ninja Resurrection / Blood Reign [Double Pack] (DVD) 2009-05-12
    Ninja Resurrection (OST) 2003-07-28 (from $24.99)
    Ninja Resurrection - The Revenge of Jubei (Dub.VHS 1) 1998-11-11
    Ninja Resurrection - The Revenge of Jubei (Sub.VHS 1) 1998-11-11

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Yasunori Urata
Script: Kensei Date
Original Manga:
Ken Ishikawa
Shouko Toba
Character Design:
Keiichi Satō
Kenji Hayama
Art Director: Geki Katsumata
Chief Animation Director: Keiichi Satō
Original Novel: Futaroh Yamada
Art design: Tadayuki Shiroyama
Sound Director: Kensei Date
Director of Photography: Yoshiaki Yasuhara
Executive producer:
Yasuhito Yamaki
Yushihiro Yamaki 
Emiko Fujii (Production I.G)
Hiromi Igarashi (Production I.G.)
Hiroyuki Oka (Production I.G.Niigata)
Izumi Kodama (Studio DEEN)
Jun Fujiwara
Kazuya Ishizaki (Production I.G.Niigata)
Kenji Adachi (Production I.G.Niigata)
Kozhiyo Takada (Studio DEEN)
Kumiko Suzuki (Production I.G.Niigata)
Madoka Nakamura (Production I.G.)
Mayumi Hidaka (Studio DEEN)
Mikuo Fujiwara (Studio DEEN)
Naoko Moriguchi (Studio DEEN)
Naomi Watanabe (Studio DEEN)
Sachie Umagami (Studio MOLA)
Satomi Kitahara (Ashi Production)
Sayuri Sugitou (Ashi Production)
Takaaki Suzuki (Studio DEEN)
Toshikinu Fujiwara (Production I.G.)
Toshimi Nishihata (Studio DEEN)
Yasushi Asano (Production I.G.)
Yoshio Yamazaki (Production I.G.)
Yuki Suzuki (Ashi Production)
Yukiko Miyamoto (Studio DEEN)
Yushihiro Sato (Studio DEEN)
Animation Continuity:
Kenji Hayama
Yasunori Urata
Assistant Animation Director: Yoshimi Hashimoto
Assistant Supervisor: Kaoru Suzuki
Background Art:
Hironori Ishikawa (Cosmos Arts Production)
Horoyuki Mizowaki (Cosmos Arts Production)
Takafumi Yoshioka (Cosmos Arts Production)
Yoshio Kajiwara (Cosmos Arts Production)
Yuuji Sawai (Cosmos Arts Production)
Color design: Kiyoko Waki
Illustration in Cooperation With: Gentaro Araki
Music producer: Yasuhito Yamaki
Produced in Cooperation With:
Hideto Fujimoto (FAI International)
Kenji Onedora (FAI International)
Production: Masayuki Miyashita
Production Coordination: Shinji Nukaga
Production manager:
Naoto Nakamura
Shigemi Abe
Recording: Yukio Abe
Script in Cooperation With: Kōji Yoshikawa
Sound Coordination: Yasunori Honda
Sound Effects: Yasuyuki Konno
Special Effects: Hitoshi Yamamoto (Visual Workshop)
Title Calligraphy: Teigan Tsuda
Ryotaro Okiayu as Shiro Amakusa Tokisada
Tesshō Genda as Jubei Yagyu

Fubito Yamano as Yagyu Tajimanokami Munenori
Kaneto Shiozawa as Tamiya Botaro Kunimune
Kunihiko Yasui as Yui Shosetsu
Masuo Amada as Hozoin Inshun
Norio Wakamoto as Araki Mataemon
Osamu Saka as Musashi Miyamoto

Arisa Andou as Ocho
Daiki Nakamura as Kanamaru
Gorō Naya as Mori Soiken
Hiroshi Naka as Government Official
Ikue Ōtani as Brother
Jun Hazumi as Toda Godayu
Kaneto Shiozawa as Tamiya 
Kinryuu Arimoto as
Matsudaira Nobutsuna
Kouji Nakata as Narrator
Mari Mashiba as Yataro
Maya Okamoto as
Michiko Neya as Ocho (young)
Mizue Ohtsuka as Sister
Naoki Tatsuta as Iso Senpachi
Ryūzaburō Ōtomo as Date Satoshi
Sakura Tange as Onui
Takashi Nagasako as Yagyu man
Takeshi Aono as
Sekiguchi Jushin Ujimune
Tamio Ohki as Takuan Soho
Yoshio Kawai as Musashi's servant
Yuji Mikimoto as Yamanaka Tessai
Japanese companies
English cast
English staff
Art Director: Laura Gadbois
Project Translator:
Chris Hutts
Masako Arakawa
Executive producer:
Joey Goubeaud (2008 DVD)
John Ledford
Mark Williams (Essential Anime Collection)
Sharon Papa
Janice Williams (Subbed VHS)
Matt Greenfield

ADR Editor: Charles Campbell
Audio Mix & Sound Design: Paul Killam
DVD Coordination: Janice Williams
DVD Menu Design: Larry Koteff
International Coordination: Toru Iwakami
Logo Design: Andy Orjuela
Packaging Design:
Andrew Orjuela (2008 DVD)
Larry Koteff
Prodiction Coordinator: Janice Williams
Producer & Director: Gary Dehan
Production manager: Lisa J. Miller
Recording engineer: Charles Campbell
Trailer: Dan Rockwell
Gray G. Haddock as Jubei Yagyu
Martin Burke as Tokisada Shiro Amakusa

Robert Rudie as Musashi Miyamoto

Amber Allison as
Amy L. Gamber as
Festival Crowd
Bill Wise as Mataemon Araki
Charles Campbell as Senpachi Iso
David Jones as
Botaru Tamiya
Captain in Village
David R. Jarrott as Justhin Sekiguchi
Dax Martinez-Vargas as
Musashi's Student
Douglas Taylor as
Nobutsana Matsudaira
Edwin Neal as Souiken Mori
Ellie McBride as
Festival Crowd
Gary Dehan as
Godayu Toda
Musashi's Lookout
Sajuro Date
James Elliott as
Festival Crowd
Matsudaira's Messenger
Jason Phelps as Shosetsu Yui
Jeanette Sieh as Brother in Church
Jessica Robertson as
John Paul Shepard as Tajima-no-Kami Yagyu
Jose Brown as Inshin
Ken Webster as
Tessai Yamanaka
Larry Goode as
Festival Crowd
Leah Shirley as Young Ocho
Matt Helm as
Festival Crowd
Tom Bartling as
Festival Crowd
Travis Dean as Narrator
English companies
A.D.R & Foley Recording: Monster Island
Broadcaster: The Anime Network
ADV Films (UK)
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
DVD Authoring & Encoding: M.O.F.C. (Essential Anime Collection)
Internet Streaming: The Anime Network
Licensed by:
ADV Films (Expired)
Media Blasters (2010)
Soundtrack: AnimeTrax
French staff
French cast
Luc Boulad as narrateur

French companies
ADR Production: Les studios de Saint Maur
Distributor: KAZÉ
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
Broadcaster: Locomotion
Distributor: Videomax (Mexico)
Dubbing Studio: Main Frame Producciones SC
Licensed by: Xystus (expired)
Spanish cast
Gerardo García as Jubei Yagyu

Alan Prieto as Shiro Amakusa Tokisada
German staff
German companies
Kazé Germany (now)
German cast
Dutch staff
Dutch cast
Translation: Niels Viveen
Dutch companies
Publisher: Kaze Animation S.A.
Russian staff
Russian companies
Distributor: MC Entertainment
Russian cast
Swedish staff
Swedish companies
Distributor: Kaze Sweden
Swedish cast

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