Yoshiaki Kawajiri – Jûbei ninpûchô aka Ninja Scroll [+Extras] (1993)

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Feudal Japan – a time of danger, intrigue and deception… Jubei is a masterless Ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold… or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and possibly his life. When a small village succumbs to a terrible plague, a team of Ninjas are sent to investigate and realize that all is not as it seems. Ambushed, they are wiped out by a fearsome man-monster with incredible powers, leaving only one alive – Kagero, a beautiful female Ninja whose touch can bring instant death. Jubei saves her from a fate worse than death and unwittingly becomes drawn into a web of treachery. He is soon faced with his greatest challenge, an enemy for whom death holds no fear with the power to destroy Jubei’s world. It’s an all-out bloodbath when Ninja warriors come face to face in this action-packed tribal war. Ninja Scroll features a wicked cast of characters, extraordinary fight scenes and stunning animation from Yoshiaki Kawajiri and MadHouse Studios! Continue reading