History Anime / NinjaScroll

12th Jun '16 5:08:51 PM TheWanderer
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* AccidentalHero: Utsuru Mujuro has Jubei dead to rights in their fight before Kagero tries to save Jubei by backstabbing Mujuro; the attack fails and leaves Kagero's blade stuck in a bamboo tree. When Mujuro later attempts a killing blow on Jubei, his sword hits against Kagero's blade (which he can no longer track by his hearing). Jubei doesn't waste the opportunity, and Mujuro dies wondering how Jubei blocked his sword and stabbed him simultaneously.

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* AccidentalHero: Utsuru Mujuro has Jubei dead to rights in their fight before Kagero tries to save Jubei by backstabbing Mujuro; the attack fails and leaves Kagero's blade stuck in a bamboo tree. When Mujuro later attempts a killing blow on Jubei, his sword hits against Kagero's blade (which he can no longer track by his hearing). Jubei doesn't waste the opportunity, and Mujuro dies wondering how how, as far as he can tell, Jubei blocked his sword and stabbed him simultaneously.
12th Jun '16 4:46:51 PM SvartiKotturinn
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* BittersweetEnding: By the end, the bad guys are defeated and Kagero experienced a few moments of happiness. However, she is still dead along with an entire village and many others, and Jubei is no better off then at the start by still being an outlaw and not a single coin richer, as well as having somewhat of a heartache.

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* BittersweetEnding: By the end, the [[spoiler:the bad guys are defeated defeated]] and Kagero [[spoiler:Kagero experienced a few moments of happiness. happiness]]. However, she [[spoiler:she is still dead along with an entire village and many others, others]], and Jubei [[spoiler:Jubei is no better off then at the start by still being an outlaw outlaw]] and not [[spoiler:not a single coin richer, richer]], as well as having [[spoiler:having somewhat of a heartache.heartache]].
31st May '16 8:08:05 AM Cieloazul
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The movie was inspired by Futaro Yamada's 1958 HistoricalFantasy novel ''The Kouga Ninja Scrolls'', which also served as the basis for ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''.

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The movie was inspired by Futaro Yamada's 1958 HistoricalFantasy novel ''The Kouga Ninja Scrolls'', which Scrolls'' (which also served as the basis for ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''.
''Manga/{{Basilisk}}'') though, contrarily to popular belief, is not an adaptation of the work.



* BoringInvincibleHero: Subverted with Jubei. The ActionPrologue and his first encounter with Tessai seem to point toward Jubei being this, and while he kills ninja mooks by the truckload, when he battles the Eight Devils of Kimon he only ''barely'' manages to defeat them and tends to get beat up pretty bad in the process. A few he manages to kill only by sheer luck.

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* 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, when 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 them, in many cases by external help or sheer luck, and tends to get beat up pretty bad in the process. A few he manages to kill only by sheer luck.process.



** What Shijima does to Kagero to take control of her appears to involve molesting her; see RapeAsDrama below.

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** What Shijima does to Kagero to take control of her appears to involve specifically molesting her; see RapeAsDrama below.



* HatDamage: Jubei turns a bit more serious after Tessai cuts a slice in his straw hat.



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



* SmugSnake: [[JustForPun Benisato.]] The best example of this would be when she gets chewed out by Yurimaru (and has to block one of his steel wires), but has the nerve to taunt him about her relationship with Genma despite her superior's own relationship with their master.

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* SmugSnake: [[JustForPun [[StealthPun Benisato.]] The best example of this would be when she gets chewed out by Yurimaru (and has to block one of his steel wires), but has the nerve to taunt him about her relationship with Genma despite her superior's own relationship with their master.



** Tessai attempted this with Jubei, but failed. (Tessai left an impression of Jubei's face in stone so his comrades could [[AvengingTheVillain avenge him]], though.)

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** Tessai attempted this with Jubei, but failed. (Tessai (He left an impression of Jubei's face in stone so his comrades could [[AvengingTheVillain avenge him]], though.)



* WhenSheSmiles: Kagero blushing like a normal girl for the first time as Jubei tenderly held her was simply ''adorable.''

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* WhenSheSmiles: Kagero blushing like a normal girl schoolgirl for the first time as Jubei tenderly held her was is simply ''adorable.''
28th May '16 5:48:21 PM Cieloazul
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* BadassNormal: Unlike the Devils, Jubei doesn't have any special powers, which means he must rely on his basic skills and his wits to come out ahead. That said, Jubei has the ability to perform an ''iaijutsu'' draw which can strike an enemy or object that is beyond the actual range of his blade. The visual effects used to convey this are fairly understated in the movie (and much less so in the series).

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* BadassNormal: Unlike the Devils, Jubei doesn't have any special powers, which means he must rely on his basic skills and his wits to come out ahead. That said, Jubei has the ability to perform an ''iaijutsu'' draw which can apparently strike an enemy or object that is beyond the actual range of his blade. The visual effects used to convey this are fairly understated in the movie (and much less so in the series).blade, though it might be just a really fast hit-and-run attack and not a straight supernatural technique.



* BittersweetEnding: By the end, the bad guys are defeated and Kagero experienced a few moments of happiness. But she is still dead along with an entire village and many others. Jubei is no better off then at the start by still being an outlaw and not a single coin richer.

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* BittersweetEnding: By the end, the bad guys are defeated and Kagero experienced a few moments of happiness. But However, she is still dead along with an entire village and many others. others, and Jubei is no better off then at the start by still being an outlaw and not a single coin richer.richer, as well as having somewhat of a heartache.



* MeaningfulName: Tessai means "MadeOfIron." Fitting, as he can turn his skin to stone.

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* MeaningfulName: Tessai Many characters.
** "Kibagami" means "Fang God," which could be a poetic way to descrie Jubei's sword skill.
** "Dakuan" means "Impure Monk," refering to his monk disguise.
** "Tessai"
means "MadeOfIron." Fitting, as he can turn his skin to stone.stone.
** "Benisato" means literlly "Lipstick House," which aludes to her seductive nature and the fact that she, well, houses snakes on her body.
** "Zakuro" means literally "pomegranate," which might or might not be a multi-language pun; the Spanish word for pomegranate is the homophone of "hand grenade", which would echo her usage of gunpowder and explosive techniques.
** "Mushizo" means "Insect Cellar," relating to the beehive he has grafted in his hump.
13th May '16 7:59:42 AM Cieloazul
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* ChameleonCamouflage: Dakuan shows the skill to turn his body into a vegetal-like state to blend with a tree when hiding from Shijima.
27th Apr '16 9:55:14 AM Cieloazul
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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.



* {{Ninja}}: ''Every named character'' in the film is a ninja.

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* {{Ninja}}: ''Every named character'' in the film is a ninja.ninja, or at least uses the supernatural skills established in the setting as ninjutsu.
4th Feb '16 2:50:14 PM Ohio9
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* ContrivedCoincidence: Jubei just happens to be near the place where Tessai takes Kagero after he captures her.
4th Feb '16 2:43:24 PM Ohio9
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* BadassInDistress: Jubei gets pinned down by Benisato's legion of snakes and is rescued by Kagero.


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* IHaveYouNowMyPretty: Kagero gets kidnapped and molested by Tessai and later Shijima.
6th Jan '16 6:06:41 PM seekquaze1
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* BittersweetEnding: By the end, the bad guys are defeated and Kagero experienced a few moments of happiness. But she is still dead along with an entire village and many others. Jubei is no better off then at the start by still being an outlaw and not a single coin richer.
12th Oct '15 11:23:34 AM DarkSoldier
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* BattleAmongstTheFlames: The climactic duel takes place inside a burning treasure ship.
** ConvectionSchmonvection: The fire is hot enough to melt gold. Gold's melting point is over one thousand degrees Celsius, yet the combatants fight without discomfort or having their clothes burst into flames.



* CantHaveSexEver: Kagero's body absorbs poisons instead of processing them. It makes her ideal for her job, and [[spoiler:protects her from the bite of one of Benisato's snakes]], but the numerous toxins have made her bodily fluids so poisonous that even kissing someone else would be deadly. [[spoiler:Tessai finds out the hard way.]]
* CarryingTheAntidote: This trope is subverted; Jubei ''thinks'' Dakuan is doing this, so he attempts to [[CuttingTheKnot Cut The Knot]] by hitting Dakuan with the poison too, but Dakuan had already thrown away the poisoned shuriken and replaced it with an ordinary one.

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* CantHaveSexEver: Kagero's body absorbs poisons instead of processing them. It makes her ideal for her job, job and [[spoiler:protects her from the bite venom of one of Benisato's snakes]], but the numerous toxins have made her bodily fluids so poisonous that even kissing someone else would be deadly. [[spoiler:Tessai finds out the hard way.]]
* CarryingTheAntidote: This trope is subverted; Jubei ''thinks'' Dakuan is doing this, so he attempts to [[CuttingTheKnot Cut The Knot]] by hitting Dakuan with the poison too, but Dakuan had already thrown away the poisoned shuriken and replaced it with an ordinary one.one, expecting him to do just that.



* ConvectionSchmonvection: The climactic fight takes place on a burning ship. The fire is hot enough to melt gold. Gold's melting point is over one thousand degrees Celsius, yet the combatants fight without discomfort or having their clothes burst into flames.



* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions: Zakuro's special ability is [[ActionBomb infecting corpses with gunpowder]].

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* EverythingIsBetterWithExplosions: Zakuro's special ability specialty is [[ActionBomb infecting filling corpses with gunpowder]].gunpowder and reanimating them]].



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