Ninja Scroll Volume 2 In Stores February 17

Ninja Scroll
The Series

Volume 2 “Dangerous Path”


Urban Vision Entertainment produces and distributes Japanese animation, primarily for home video distribution. Our founder, Mataichiro Yamamoto, helped pioneer the anime genre in the U.S. with the release of the hit anime film The Professional: Golgo 13, and the popularity of this medium of entertainment has catapulted in recent years. Urban Vision Entertainment, based in Los Angeles, California, opened its doors in July of 1996 to begin production on its christening release Bio Hunter. The company formed a strategic working relationship with the world-renowned Mad House animation studio in Tokyo, Japan (Bio Hunter, Wicked City, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust). Urban Vision Entertainment is also home to the popular titles Golgo 13: Queen Bee, The Professional: Golgo 13, Twilight of the Dark Master, Goku: Midnight Eye, Legend of the Crystals (based on Final Fantasy, vols. 1 & 2), The Cockpit, Gatchaman Vol. 1, 2 & 3, Dragon Slayer, Tekkaman Blade II: Stages 1, 2 & 3, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Wicked City, and Vampire Hunter D.

The adventure continues as Jubei, Shigure, Dakuan and Tsubute set off to find answers about the Dragon Stone. The battles heat up as the Kimon become more desperate to obtain the Dragon Stone and the Light Maiden, while the Hiruko are just as desperate to keep the Kimon from their goal. Everyone is out for blood, with Jubei stuck right in the middle!

Volume 2 “Dangerous Path”
Episode 5 “Diamond Child”
Meet Tatsunosuke, a young thief with a special gift and nothing to lose. Matched against Tsubute, which thief will come out with the Dragon Stone in his pocket? Faced with the opportunity to join the Kimon, will Tatsunosuke take the chance, and pay for it with his life?

Episode 6 “Shelter From the Rain”
Apart from the others, Jubei finds himself poisoned in battle with Nenmu, a ninja who can use the bodies of people. Caught in a rainstorm, with the help of a woman and her young son, Jubei slowly recuperates from the poison. But with Nenmu's ability to manipulate anybody, who can tell a friend from the enemy? Will Jubei's newfound allies turn against him?

Episode 7 “Blossom”
Azami is back, and after the half of Dragon Stone she could not get the first time, determined not to lose it to the Kimon clan. Meanwhile, Jubei learns the truth about the Dragon Stone and the treasure of the Lost Dynasty, and he's slowly figuring out just how precarious of a position they are all in.

Episode 8 “The Fate of Rengoku”
Rengoku has her mission – to get the other half of the Dragon Stone from Jubei. This is also her chance to avenge the death of her beloved brother, but at what cost? With revenge on her mind, what will Rengoku sacrifice for the ability to kill Jubei?

DVD Special Features:
 Creating the Cover Art With Yoshimatsu
 Interview with Tatsuo Sato (Director)
 Interview with Takahiro Yoshimatsu
 English 5.1 and English 2.0 options
 Japanese 2.0 with English subtitles
 Storyboard to Feature Comparison
 Art Gallery
 Trailers
 Weblinks

Original Story by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Directed by Tatsuo Sato
Series Writer: Toshiki Inoue
Planned by Masao Maruyama, Masayuki Miyashita, Mataichiro Yamamoto
Original Character Design by Yoshiaki Kawajiri
Character Designer/Series Animation Director: Takahiro Yoshimatsu
Music: Kitaro/Peter “Peas” McEvilley
Music Producer: Eiichi Naito at DOMO
Animation Producer: Masao Morosawa
Animation Production: Mad House
Production Committee: Filmlink International, Amuse, WOWOW, Mad House, Kitty Films, Inc.

WARNING: Not rated. Contains violence and sexual situations. Recommended for mature audiences.
Approximate running time: 90 minutes
©2003 Yoshiaki Kawajiri/Mad House/Jubei Ryunohogyokugumi ©2003 Urban Vision Entertainment

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