History Anime / NinjaScroll

21st Feb '18 12:23:06 AM Rynnec
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** Some of the film's character designers also worked on ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and its sequels, and several characters' designs are based on characters from ''Ninja Scroll'': Caffeine Nicotine in Dakuan, Tachibana Ukyo in Mujuro, Shiki in Kagero, Mizuki in Benisato, Amakusa in Yurimaru, Basara in Shijima and Sieger in Genma. Also, Kibagami Genjuro's last name is taken from Jubei.

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** Some of the film's character designers also worked on designs bear similarity to several from ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and its sequels, and several characters' designs are based on characters from ''Ninja Scroll'': sequels: Caffeine Nicotine in Dakuan, Tachibana Ukyo in Mujuro, Shiki in Kagero, Mizuki in Benisato, Amakusa in Yurimaru, Basara in Shijima and Sieger in Genma. Also, Kibagami Genjuro's last name is taken from Jubei.
21st Nov '17 10:34:52 PM roman55
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** Some of the film's character designers also worked on ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and its sequels, and several characters' designs are based on characters from ''Ninja Scroll'': Caffeine Nicotine in Dakuan, Tachibana Ukyo in Mujuro, Shiki in Benisato, Amakusa in Yurimaru, Basara in Shijima and Sieger in Genma. Also, Kibagami Genjuro's last name is taken from Jubei.

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** Some of the film's character designers also worked on ''VideoGame/SamuraiShodown'' and its sequels, and several characters' designs are based on characters from ''Ninja Scroll'': Caffeine Nicotine in Dakuan, Tachibana Ukyo in Mujuro, Shiki in Kagero, Mizuki in Benisato, Amakusa in Yurimaru, Basara in Shijima and Sieger in Genma. Also, Kibagami Genjuro's last name is taken from Jubei.
4th Oct '17 9:37:57 PM AnotherGamer
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* ChekhovsGun: The wire attached to Jubei's sword, which he can use to [[SummonToHand pull the sword into his hand when it's been loose]].

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* ChekhovsGun: The wire attached to Jubei's sword, which he can use to [[SummonToHand pull the sword into his hand when it's been loose]].knocked away from him]].
28th Sep '17 7:02:34 AM TheWanderer
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* BadHabits: Dakuan carries a shakujo staff, a tool vinculated to the Buddhist cult, which along with his hat and his advanced age would make him pass in the setting as a monk or a pilgrim, instead of the ninja spy he is actually.

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* BadHabits: Dakuan carries a shakujo staff, a tool vinculated to the Buddhist cult, religion, which along with his hat and his advanced age would make him pass in the setting as a monk or a pilgrim, instead of the ninja spy he is actually.



* BittersweetEnding: By the end, [[spoiler:the bad guys are defeated]] and [[spoiler:Kagero experienced a few moments of happiness]]. However, [[spoiler:she is still dead along with an entire village and many others]], and [[spoiler:Jubei is no better off then at the start by still being an outlaw]] and [[spoiler:not a single coin richer]], as well as [[spoiler:having somewhat of a heartache]].
* BoringInvincibleHero: Subverted with Jubei. The ActionPrologue and his first encounter with Tessai seem to point toward Jubei being this, and while he kills regular ninja mooks by the truckload, he is clearly overwhelmed by the presence of more exotic enemies. When he battles the Eight Devils of Kimon he only ''barely'' manages to defeat them, in many cases by external help or sheer luck, and tends to get beat up pretty bad in the process.

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* BittersweetEnding: By the end, [[spoiler:the bad guys are defeated]] and [[spoiler:Kagero experienced a few moments of happiness]]. However, [[spoiler:she is still dead along with an entire village and many others]], other innocents]], and [[spoiler:Jubei is no better off then at the start by still start, including not being an outlaw]] and [[spoiler:not a single coin richer]], as well as [[spoiler:having somewhat of a heartache]].
broken heart due to Kagero's death]].
* BoringInvincibleHero: Subverted with Jubei. The ActionPrologue and his first encounter with Tessai seem to point toward Jubei being this, and while he kills regular ninja mooks by the truckload, he is clearly overwhelmed by the presence of more exotic enemies. When he battles the Eight Devils of Kimon he only ''barely'' manages to defeat them, in many cases by external due to help from others or just sheer luck, and he also tends to get beat up pretty bad badly in the process.



* CoitusUninterruptus: Kagero reports the massacre to her chamberlain, who is... preoccupied, much to Kagero's disgust ([[FridgeBrilliance and possible jealousy, depending on how you interpret the face she makes]]).

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* CoitusUninterruptus: Kagero reports the massacre to her chamberlain, clan's Chamberlain, who is... preoccupied, much to Kagero's disgust ([[FridgeBrilliance and possible jealousy, depending on how you interpret the face she makes]]).



* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Tessai is not hard as rock all over.]]

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* EyeScream: [[spoiler:Tessai Tessai can turn his skin to rock, but that doesn't mean his body is not as hard as rock all over.]]''everywhere''.



* FridgeLogic: An InUniverse example. After Kagero reports about the destruction of her ninja squad, the Chamberlain immediately dispatches her once again to the area of Shimoda village to gather information about the attackers who did this. When Jubei hears this he wonders what the hell the Chamberlain expects Kagero to accomplish by herself after the attackers massacred her entire squad and made it look easy. [[spoiler:It's a little bit of foreshadowing about the fact that Genma has pulled a KillAndReplace on the clan Chamberlain.]]



** In a flashback, we see that when Shinjuro's clan [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness has outlived its usefulness]], Genma played a BatmanGambit, ordering them to kill Jubei. Jubei lampshades this while begging for ''their'' lives. [[LastStand They don't hear him, attack him, and end all dead]].

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** In a flashback, we see that when Shinjuro's clan [[YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness has outlived its usefulness]], Genma played a BatmanGambit, ordering them to kill Jubei. Jubei lampshades this while begging for ''their'' lives. [[LastStand They don't hear listen to him, attack him, attack, and end all dead]].



* HopeSpot: Not long after Dakuan cynically suggested that Kagero's clan might not make any attempt to stop the Eight Devils, (due to not wanting to be the small clan that gets squished between the shogunate and the Toyotomi, the exiled former rulers who hired the Eight Devils) the Chamberlain and his samurai come riding into town and face down the ninja mooks working for the Eight Devils... [[spoiler:and then we find out that Genma [[KillAndReplace killed the Chamberlain several days earlier and has been using his powers to impersonate him]] when he suddenly stabs Kagero in the back.]]



* {{Jerkass}}: The chamberlain and Dakuan fall under this trope. [[spoiler:The chamberlain, especially, seeing as he's Genma in disguise.]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: The chamberlain Chamberlain and Dakuan fall under this trope. [[spoiler:The chamberlain, Chamberlain, especially, seeing as he's Genma in disguise.]]



* MasterOfDisguise: It turns out that [[spoiler:Genma can do this. Being able to control every atom of his flesh and bone allows him to not only [[GoodThingYouCanHeal recover from any wound]], but alter his body to look like the chamberlain that's sponsoring Kagero's ninja clan.]]

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* MasterOfDisguise: It turns out that [[spoiler:Genma can do this. Being able to control every atom of his flesh and bone allows him to not only [[GoodThingYouCanHeal recover from any wound]], but alter his body to look like the chamberlain that's sponsoring Chamberlain of the clan that Kagero's ninja clan.squad serves.]]
27th Sep '17 2:03:53 PM TheWanderer
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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Jubei's iaido technique is never cleared as either a regular but very fast attack or an actual supernatural skill. His battle against Tessai suggests the first explanation (he has a wire attached to the sword which might serve to [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throw and recover the sword]] quickly), but his battle with Mushizo points the another (he somehow manages to cut the root in which the demon is standing despite Jubei being several feet underwater, making it appear a RazorWind SwordBeam).

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Jubei's iaido technique is never cleared as either a regular but very fast attack or an actual supernatural skill. His battle against Tessai suggests the first explanation (he has a wire attached to the sword which might serve to [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throw and recover the sword]] quickly), but his battle with Mushizo points the another (he somehow manages to cut the root in on which the demon is standing despite Jubei being several feet underwater, making it appear a RazorWind SwordBeam).
26th Sep '17 8:38:06 PM Bebop
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* HyperspaceArsenal: Where did Kagero carried so many flower petals, anyway?

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* HyperspaceArsenal: Where did Kagero carried carry so many flower petals, anyway?



* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Jubei's iaido technique is never cleared as either a regular but very fast attack or an actual supernatural skill. His battle against Tessai suggests the first explanation (he has a wire attached to the sword which might serve to [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throw and recover the sword]] fastly), but his battle with Mushizo points the another (he somehow manages to cut the root in which the demon is standing despite Jubei being several feet underwater, making it appear a RazorWind SwordBeam).

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* MaybeMagicMaybeMundane: Jubei's iaido technique is never cleared as either a regular but very fast attack or an actual supernatural skill. His battle against Tessai suggests the first explanation (he has a wire attached to the sword which might serve to [[ThrowingYourSwordAlwaysWorks throw and recover the sword]] fastly), quickly), but his battle with Mushizo points the another (he somehow manages to cut the root in which the demon is standing despite Jubei being several feet underwater, making it appear a RazorWind SwordBeam).
16th Sep '17 4:31:18 PM nombretomado
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** In a more direct fashion: Kibagami Jubei's name comes from YagyuJubei.

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** In a more direct fashion: Kibagami Jubei's name comes from YagyuJubei.UsefulNotes/YagyuJubei.
23rd Aug '17 12:30:35 PM SeptimusHeap
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** Mujuro is a blind swordsman in the vein of ''{{Zatoichi}}''.

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** Mujuro is a blind swordsman in the vein of ''{{Zatoichi}}''.''Franchise/{{Zatoichi}}''.
6th Jun '17 4:25:24 PM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* MakeSureHesDead: Yurimaru electrocutes an entire river trying to kill Jubei and his friends--[[GenreSavvy then makes sure to comb it for dead bodies]].

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* MakeSureHesDead: Yurimaru electrocutes an entire river trying to kill Jubei and his friends--[[GenreSavvy then friends--then makes sure to comb it for dead bodies]].bodies.



** It might double as GenreSavvy--a tattooed, attractive woman that Jubei's never met before, slipping into a hot spring with him and saying in an alluring voice that he reminds her of someone she's looking for? [[SarcasmMode She couldn't be up to ''anything'' suspicious.]]

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** It might double as GenreSavvy--a A tattooed, attractive woman that Jubei's never met before, slipping into a hot spring with him and saying in an alluring voice that he reminds her of someone she's looking for? [[SarcasmMode She couldn't be up to ''anything'' suspicious.]]
22nd Apr '17 2:40:16 PM Kameba90
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* UnstoppableRage: Jubei goes into this after [[spoiler:Kagero is mortally wounded]], slaughtering dozens of Genma's ninja henchmen.
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