History Anime / NinjaScroll

17th Jan '17 2:18:15 AM Schitzo
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->'''Jubei:''' "Okay, it's out of your system. Lets call it quits."
->'''Tessai:''' "Not until you've repaid your debt."
->'''Jubei:''' Well that's just excessive. If we keep this up, it's almost certain one of us is going to die."
->'''Tessai:''' (grinning) "''One of us'', yes."

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->'''Jubei:''' -->'''Jubei:''' "Okay, [[ExtremeMeleeRevenge it's out of your system. Lets system.]] Let's just call it quits."
->'''Tessai:''' -->'''Tessai:''' "Not until you've repaid your debt."
->'''Jubei:''' -->'''Jubei:''' Well that's just excessive. If we keep this up, it's almost certain one of us is going to die."
->'''Tessai:''' -->'''Tessai:''' (grinning) "''One of us'', yes."
17th Jan '17 2:12:34 AM Schitzo
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*ExactWords: This exchange:
->'''Jubei:''' "Okay, it's out of your system. Lets call it quits."
->'''Tessai:''' "Not until you've repaid your debt."
->'''Jubei:''' Well that's just excessive. If we keep this up, it's almost certain one of us is going to die."
->'''Tessai:''' (grinning) "''One of us'', yes."
8th Jan '17 12:37:19 AM Matchstick
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'''''Ninja Scroll''''' is an award-winning 1993 {{anime}} film set [[JidaiGeki during the Tokugawa period]]. As one of Creator/MangaEntertainment's first major releases during the mid-1990s anime boom, ''Ninja Scroll'' is fondly remembered by those who entered the anime fandom during this period.

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'''''Ninja Scroll''''' ''Ninja Scroll'' is an award-winning 1993 {{anime}} film set [[JidaiGeki during the Tokugawa period]]. As one of Creator/MangaEntertainment's first major releases during the mid-1990s anime boom, ''Ninja Scroll'' is fondly remembered by those who entered the anime fandom during this period.



As the ninja squad makes their way towards Shimoda village, they're slaughtered by a giant of a man who can turn his skin into stone. The only survivor of the massacre is Kagero, the sole female ninja in the squad -- and she survives only because the stone man (Tessai) wants to rape her. The empty temple he takes her to isn't quite empty, however, as wandering {{ronin}} Jubei -- the film's protagonist -- has stopped there. Jubei manages to wound Tessai in a brief fight and helps Kagero escape, but the duo parts ways afterward.

Kagero returns to report the death of her squad and is promptly sent back to gather more information about the attackers. In the meantime, Jubei is attacked by Tessai and then by another strange member of the group of super ninja that Tessai is a part of: the Eight Devils of Kimon. Jubei is saved from one of these attacks by Dakuan, a crazy old man who works as a government agent tracking the Eight Devils. Dakuan asks Jubei to help him, but Jubei refuses until Dakuan traps him in a PoisonAndCureGambit before revealing a startling piece of information: the leader of the Eight Devils is Himuro Genma, a man Jubei has some history with -- and whom Jubei [[OffWithHisHead insists he killed]] years ago.

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As the ninja squad makes their way towards Shimoda village, they're slaughtered by a giant of a man who can turn his skin into stone. The only survivor of the massacre is Kagero, the sole female ninja in the squad -- and squad--and she survives only because the stone man (Tessai) wants to rape her. The empty temple he takes her to isn't quite empty, however, as wandering {{ronin}} Jubei -- the Jubei--the film's protagonist -- has protagonist--has stopped there. Jubei manages to wound Tessai in a brief fight and helps Kagero escape, but the duo parts ways afterward.

Kagero returns to report the death of her squad and is promptly sent back to gather more information about the attackers. In the meantime, Jubei is attacked by Tessai and then by another strange member of the group of super ninja that Tessai is a part of: the Eight Devils of Kimon. Jubei is saved from one of these attacks by Dakuan, a crazy old man who works as a government agent tracking the Eight Devils. Dakuan asks Jubei to help him, but Jubei refuses until Dakuan traps him in a PoisonAndCureGambit before revealing a startling piece of information: the leader of the Eight Devils is Himuro Genma, a man Jubei has some history with -- and with--and whom Jubei [[OffWithHisHead insists he killed]] years ago.



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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 friends--[[GenreSavvy then makes sure to comb it for dead bodies]].



* UseYourHead: During the climax, Jubei manages to knock Genma to the ground -- despite having a broken arm -- and repeatedly headbutts Genma hard enough to ''cave his face in''. Genma gets back up seconds later, but still...
* VillainousRescue: Yurimaru has strung up Jubei with his wires and is torturing him by via electrocution -- then [[WomanScorned Zakuro]] uses one of her "living bombs" to kill Yurimaru (Jubei manages to escape, although he is severely hurt).

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* UseYourHead: During the climax, Jubei manages to knock Genma to the ground -- despite ground--despite having a broken arm -- and arm--and repeatedly headbutts Genma hard enough to ''cave his face in''. Genma gets back up seconds later, but still...
* VillainousRescue: Yurimaru has strung up Jubei with his wires and is torturing him by via electrocution -- then electrocution--then [[WomanScorned Zakuro]] uses one of her "living bombs" to kill Yurimaru (Jubei manages to escape, although he is severely hurt).
1st Jan '17 3:51:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* JuggleFu: In Jubei's introduction ''and'' EstablishingCharacterMoment, he simply ''had'' to take care of three disgruntled assailants before he could finish eating his rice-ball. So, he tosses said rice-ball ''straight'' into the air as two of his would-be murderers leap into him, blocks the first with his ''sheathed sword'' and [[UseYourHead knocks him silly with a headbutt]], takes his spear and smashes the second incoming idiot unconscious with it, then cuts the pistol of the third in half ''and'' sheathes his sword in one fast motion so fast the ''audience'' couldn't see it, and '''then''' opens his hand and catches the rice ball, nonchalantly finishing his lunch afterwards. It's as {{Badass}} as it sounds.

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* JuggleFu: In Jubei's introduction ''and'' EstablishingCharacterMoment, he simply ''had'' to take care of three disgruntled assailants before he could finish eating his rice-ball. So, he tosses said rice-ball ''straight'' into the air as two of his would-be murderers leap into him, blocks the first with his ''sheathed sword'' and [[UseYourHead knocks him silly with a headbutt]], takes his spear and smashes the second incoming idiot unconscious with it, then cuts the pistol of the third in half ''and'' sheathes his sword in one fast motion so fast the ''audience'' couldn't see it, and '''then''' opens his hand and catches the rice ball, nonchalantly finishing his lunch afterwards. It's as {{Badass}} badass as it sounds.



* UseYourHead: During the climax, Jubei manages to knock Genma to the ground -- despite having a broken arm -- and repeatedly headbutts Genma hard enough to ''cave his face in''. Genma gets back up seconds later, [[{{Badass}} but still...]]

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* UseYourHead: During the climax, Jubei manages to knock Genma to the ground -- despite having a broken arm -- and repeatedly headbutts Genma hard enough to ''cave his face in''. Genma gets back up seconds later, [[{{Badass}} but still...]]
1st Dec '16 2:46:28 PM blablaqueen
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* DepravedBisexual: Genma is said to be sleeping with both Yurimaru and Benisato.
* DepravedHomosexual: Yurimaru only has eyes for Genma, rudely and roughly spurning Zakuro's advances.
30th Oct '16 10:01:44 AM Smeagol17
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''Ninja Scroll'' was inspired by Futaro Yamada's 1958 HistoricalFantasy novel ''The Kouga Ninja Scrolls'' though, contrarily to popular belief, is '''not''' an adaptation of the work (an actual adaptation can be found in the manga and anime ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''). The movie also takes abundant material from other novels by Yamada, so it arguably counts as a large {{Homage}} to the author's work in general.

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''Ninja Scroll'' was inspired by Futaro Yamada's 1958 HistoricalFantasy novel ''The Kouga Ninja Scrolls'' Scrolls'', though, contrarily to popular belief, it is '''not''' an adaptation of the said work (an actual adaptation can be found in the manga and anime ''Manga/{{Basilisk}}''). The movie also takes abundant material from other novels by Yamada, so it arguably counts as a large {{Homage}} to the author's work in general.
2nd Oct '16 1:31:28 AM gjjones
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* ScrewThisImOuttaHere: [[spoiler:Genma orders his forces to flee the sinking ship when Zakuro dies]].
2nd Oct '16 1:26:05 AM gjjones
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As the ninja squad make their way towards Shimoda village, they're slaughtered by a giant of a man who can turn his skin into stone. The only survivor of the massacre is Kagero, the sole female ninja in the squad -- and she survives only because the stone man (Tessai) wants to rape her. The empty temple he takes her to isn't quite empty, however, as wandering {{ronin}} Jubei -- the film's protagonist -- has stopped there. Jubei manages to wound Tessai in a brief fight and helps Kagero escape, but the duo parts ways afterward.

Kagero returns to report about the death of her squad, and is promptly sent back to gather more information about the attackers. In the meantime, Jubei is attacked by Tessai and then by another strange member of the group of super ninja that Tessai is a part of: the Eight Devils of Kimon. Jubei is saved from one of these attacks by Dakuan, a crazy old man who works as a government agent tracking the Eight Devils. Dakuan asks Jubei to help him, but Jubei refuses until Dakuan traps him in a PoisonAndCureGambit before revealing a startling piece of information: the leader of the Eight Devils is Himuro Genma, a man Jubei has some history with -- and whom Jubei [[OffWithHisHead insists he killed]] years ago.

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As the ninja squad make makes their way towards Shimoda village, they're slaughtered by a giant of a man who can turn his skin into stone. The only survivor of the massacre is Kagero, the sole female ninja in the squad -- and she survives only because the stone man (Tessai) wants to rape her. The empty temple he takes her to isn't quite empty, however, as wandering {{ronin}} Jubei -- the film's protagonist -- has stopped there. Jubei manages to wound Tessai in a brief fight and helps Kagero escape, but the duo parts ways afterward.

Kagero returns to report about the death of her squad, squad and is promptly sent back to gather more information about the attackers. In the meantime, Jubei is attacked by Tessai and then by another strange member of the group of super ninja that Tessai is a part of: the Eight Devils of Kimon. Jubei is saved from one of these attacks by Dakuan, a crazy old man who works as a government agent tracking the Eight Devils. Dakuan asks Jubei to help him, but Jubei refuses until Dakuan traps him in a PoisonAndCureGambit before revealing a startling piece of information: the leader of the Eight Devils is Himuro Genma, a man Jubei has some history with -- and whom Jubei [[OffWithHisHead insists he killed]] years ago.



** Kagero returns the favour when Jubei fights Utsuro Mujuro.

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** Kagero returns the favour favor when Jubei fights Utsuro Mujuro.



* TheLoad: Despite traveling with talented comrades in the movie and TV show, Jubei pretty much ends up doing all the work and killing most everyone. It seems pretty pointless in the movie, when he's fighting Utsutsu, that he calls out "This one's mine!" when they've pretty much all been his. He kills six of the Eight Devils of Kimon, with the other two lost to betrayal from their own brethren.
** Subverted, however, in that his comrades in the movie have their own contributions. Dakuan's RubberMan and camouflage abilities make him good at infiltration. Kagero ends up making all the difference in three of Jubei's confrontations with the Eight Devils--her status as a PoisonousPerson has a delayed effect on Tessai that weakens his stone skin; she ambushed Benisato when her snakes had Jubei at her mercy; and her kodachi getting stuck in a bamboo tree blocked Mujuro's sword and gave Jubei the opening to land the killing blow.



* OhCrap

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* OhCrapOhCrap:



* TheLoad: Despite traveling with talented comrades in the movie and TV show, Jubei pretty much ends up doing all the work and killing most everyone. It seems pretty pointless in the movie, when he's fighting Utsutsu, that he calls out "This one's mine!" when they've pretty much all been his. He kills six of the Eight Devils of Kimon, with the other two lost to betrayal from their own brethren.
** Subverted, however, in that his comrades in the movie have their own contributions. Dakuan's RubberMan and camoflauge abilities make him good at infiltration. Kagero ends up making all the difference in three of Jubei's confrontations with the Eight Devils--her status as a PoisonousPerson has a delayed effect on Tessai that weakens his stone skin; she ambushed Benisato when her snakes had Jubei at her mercy; and her kodachi getting stuck in a bamboo tree blocked Mujuro's sword and gave Jubei the opening to land the killing blow.
2nd Oct '16 1:15:10 AM gjjones
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---> '''Shinjuro:''' [[FamousLastWords I'm sorry Jubei, but his [Genma's] word is the law.]]

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---> '''Shinjuro:''' [[FamousLastWords I'm sorry Jubei, but his [Genma's] word is the law.]]
2nd Oct '16 12:37:09 AM gjjones
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* HeroicSacrifice: Hanza sacrifices himself to save Kagero from Tessai, but it doesn't work.
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