This week I was fortunate to watch three fantastic animes(which I love from watching the likes of Studio Ghibli) in a row, Akira, Ghost in the Shell and this, Ninja Scroll. Ninja Scroll captivated me from start to finish, with the ultra-violent scenes and gore it is perhaps not for all, but from an animation and storytelling perspective it is really one of the most engrossing animated films I have ever seen. The animation is stupendous, every action has so much detail but the backgrounds and colours have many moments of dark or ethereal beauty to them. The music is haunting and sweeping, the characters are interesting with a lot of depth and conflict in them, but other than the fast, clean and incredibly compelling action the star was the storytelling, often dark and poignant but never less than riveting. Overall, captivating from start to finish, a must see. 10/10 Bethany Cox
Ninja Scroll (1993) 1080p YIFY Movie
Ninja Scroll (1993) 1080p
J?bê ninp?ch? is a movie starring K?ichi Yamadera, Emi Shinohara, and Takeshi Aono. A vagabond swordsman is aided by a beautiful ninja girl and a crafty spy in confronting a demonic clan of killers - with a ghost from his past as...
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The Synopsis for Ninja Scroll (1993) 1080p
A Journeyman ninja by name of Jubei stumbles upon a plague, an evil clan of demons, a national crisis, and a beautiful ninja girl.
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Entirely captivatingReviewed byTheLittleSongbirdVote: 10/10
Jubei, a rouge samurai who's wandering the land becomes involved unwillingly in the battle between an evil group of supernatural demon warriors known as the Eight Devils of Kimon and the country's government. After a town was wiped out overnight by a plague, so the eight devils could get in to get perform a certain mysterious task. Jubei soon is joined by a poisonous female samurai known as Kagero to find out the Devils' business is in this town, after one of them wipe out her ninja team and nearly her if it hadn't been for Jubei. He also encounters someone of the past, who he thought that he already had killed.
So I've gone back to my roots when anime was a childhood favourite of mine, but this one isn't for kids. I loved this flick when I was in my early teens, so watching it now was such a nostalgia trip and surprisingly it still holds up exceptionally well. The popular worldwide hit "Ninja Scroll", which was directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri (who brought us the excellent "Vampire Hunter D") paves way for a maturely slick, extremely violent and intensely erotic outlook. Everything about it comes thick and fast. It frenetically exploits the blood sprayed violence like a running tap, but still never loses that beautifully tender edge that seeps into many of the situations. The compelling premise isn't a mind-bender, although a bit jaded, but its simple origins only enhance the taut lay out and poignantly dark array of blisteringly out-there conflicts. It's surprising in it developments and you're left amazed by the film's personality and unique world that's created. It vividly captures the period of this atmospheric world. They're such an imaginatively diverse barrage of dynamic characters, with the likes of the rock-build demon to the hunchback whose hump are a wasp nest and a snake lady who can actually shed her skin. This gave it a real eastern mythological state and only proves that the bad guys had the most fun. The story might feel like its there only to set up one spirited confrontation after another and really it is. But the story-telling element is effectively defined, as most of the main players get enough time to mould there own back story and present their significance to where it could be heading. Jubei makes a cool anti-hero and Kagero fits nicely along side him. The skillful animation has class, agility, originality and distinguishing details making its way into these stunningly pristine visuals. An aggressively crisp sounding FX makes the experience a whole lot more impressive with such a wide range and the oriental twang found in the eerily mystic music score makes this presentation more brooding in its blinding passion and checkered emotion. Kawajiri faced no restrictions here, and was free to come up with an illustriously innovative and majestic anime piece that works in every frame.
"Ninja Scroll" is more highly involving than you would believe. Recommended.
This movie has SO much going for it. The first I want to mention is the creativity. Anime in general, usually shows a lot of creativity. And this film ensures that. The characters are very unique and all have interesting aspects to them. Whether it be physically or mentally. A great example of this is the character Yurimaru. This is a great character because we see that he has an goal, a desire, an attitude, and an ability to conduct electricity. All the characters are like this, only in different, yet good way. And that's one reason I love this film.
Another reason why I love this film is because of the delays/detours the story branches off into every time Jubei encounters another enemy. For instances his second encounter with Tessai. The story doesn't go TOO far astray. And one of he reasons that we know this, because Jubei is always willing to move on, with the twist of his slow death (Simply because he has to). This brings a bit of variety and integrity to the film.
And finally the action. I strongly believe that if you have an interesting story and creativity, you won't look at the action with such cynical eyes. Movies that want to be extremely flashy with the action, don't make it as interesting because the viewer knows it for show, and not for the story. But this movie doesn't cross the boundary of action, and move across the territory story, that many films today do. So I can appreciate the action more simply because it fits well.
All these aspects of the film (and some other minor ones), make "Ninja Scroll" (J?bei ninp?ch?), one of the few ideal Anime films of all time.