History Anime / NinjaScrollTheSeries

21st Jun '16 1:55:28 PM Cieloazul
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Thirteen episode anime series that can be considered either a SpiritualSuccessor or a direct sequel to the ''Anime/NinjaScroll'' movie. It revolves around Jubei needing to transport a mystical artifact called the Dragon Stone to a "Priestess of Light", and then to protect both of them from the machinations of the Hiruko Clan and the Kimon Shu. Dakuan re-emerges as one of Jubei's allies, and each episode features no fewer than three ninjas (from one or both rival ninja clans) with a wide variety of bizarre superpowers that match the wide variety of powers displayed by the Eight Devils of Kimon in the original movie (which Jubei tends to cut down rather handily, when they aren't busy killing each other). From a pure action standpoint it's generally a worthy sequel to the original movie, though there's not quite as much character development.

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Thirteen episode anime series that can be considered either a SpiritualSuccessor or a direct sequel to the ''Anime/NinjaScroll'' movie. It revolves around Jubei needing to transport a mystical artifact called the Dragon Stone to a "Priestess of Light", and then to protect both of them from the machinations of the Hiruko Clan and the Kimon Shu. Dakuan re-emerges as one of Jubei's allies, and each episode features no fewer than three ninjas (from one or both rival ninja clans) with a wide variety of bizarre superpowers that match the wide variety of powers displayed by the Eight Devils of Kimon in the original movie (which Jubei tends to cut down rather handily, when they aren't busy killing each other). From a pure action standpoint it's generally a worthy sequel to the original movie, though there's not quite as much character development.
development, and its tone shifts from historical fantasy to a more [[DungeonPunk futuristic]] feel.


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* GenreShift: The movie had a dark, gritty historical fantasy setting in which supernatural elements were very rare and wicked. The series, on the other hand, is set a lighter and more adventurous world (even visually colored with much lighter tones) where everybody is superhuman and all sorts of futuristic technologies exist.
20th Jun '16 10:50:14 AM Cieloazul
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* BittersweetEnding: [[spoiler:Both the Kimon and Hiruko clans are gone for good, while Shigure and her friends are alive and with the chance to start a new live. However, they believe Jubei to be dead, as he is following his journey without telling them (for whatever reason).]]



* BroadStrokes: The series is indecisive about his status as a sequel to the film or a completely new continuity. On one hand, Jubei vaguely seems to remember Dakuan and to know the Kimon guys, and his hat has [[ContinuityNod a cut in it]] just as he received it in the film. On the other hand, the events on the film are never ever mentioned, even whenever it would be weird not to; Jubei still uses plain string to tie his katana scabbard instead of the [[TragicKeepsake headband Kagero gave him]]; and, finally, there is the detail that in the original film there was ''no Kimon clan'', but simply eight ninja who called themselves the Eight Demons of Kimon.

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* BroadStrokes: The series is indecisive about his status as a sequel to the film movie or a completely new continuity. On one hand, Jubei vaguely seems to remember Dakuan and to know the Kimon guys, and his hat has [[ContinuityNod a cut in it]] just as he received it in the film. On the other hand, the events on the film are never ever mentioned, even whenever it would be weird not to; Jubei still uses plain string to tie his katana scabbard instead of the [[TragicKeepsake headband Kagero gave him]]; and, finally, there is the detail that in the original film there was ''no Kimon clan'', but simply eight ninja who called themselves the Eight Demons of Kimon.
2nd Jun '16 11:04:42 PM HyperEmerson
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* EscortMission: Jubei's primary job in this series is protecting Shugure on their journey.
* EyeRemember: Jyashi can take eyes out of corpses and insert them into a device on his eye socket to watch the deceased's last moments and learn from their failure. He can then trap his enemies inside an illusory world and set the memories he has collected to attack them.



* EscortMission: Jubei's primary job in this series is protecting Shugure on their journey.
* EyeRemember: Jyashi can take eyes out of corpses and insert them into a device on his eye socket to watch the the deceased's last moments and learn from their failure. He can then trap his enemies inside an illusory world and set the memories he has collected to attack them.
2nd Jun '16 10:58:43 PM HyperEmerson
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* BrotherSisterIncest: Rengoku is {{yandere}} for her brother Jyashi and is driven to madness once he is killed.



* CatGirl: Nekome.

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* CatGirl: Nekome.Nekome, who has furry arms and legs, [[BladeBelowTheShoulder claws to the sides of her hands]] and is followed around by a cat.



* FanDisservice: Basically all of the villains are a form of this. A very disturbing form. Naked women? Check. Naked women with varying levels of insanity and Body Horror? Also check.

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* FanDisservice: Basically all of the villains are a form of this. A very disturbing form. Naked women? Check. Naked women with varying levels of insanity and Body Horror? BodyHorror? Also check.



* EyeRemember: Jyashi can take eyes out of corpses and insert them into a device on his eye socket to watch the the deceased's last moments and learn from their failure. He can then trap his enemies inside an illusory world and set the memories he has collected to attack them.
* ImpaledWithExtremePrejudice: Rengoku backstabs Nubatama through her [[BreastAttack left breast]]. Nubatama survives this only to later get impaled by several blades [[NoKillLikeOverkill through her entire chest]] until she's [[HighPressureBlood completely drained of blood]].



* PrehensileHair: Nubatama.

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* NotDistractedByTheSexy: Nubatama tries to seduce Jyashi once she finds him analyzing Nekome's corpse, but he just swings his blade at her in response.
* PrehensileHair: Nubatama.Nubatama can manipulate her long hair to constrict her enemies.
30th May '16 6:42:17 PM Cieloazul
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* RedshirtArmy: The AntiVillain Hiruko clan. While not extremely weaker in comparison, they are typically less capable than their Kimon counterparts and tend to go down in every encounter between the two clans.
23rd May '16 5:54:15 PM Cieloazul
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* DoesNotLikeShoes: Pretty much most of the shinobi from both clans; some of them for practical reasons given their weird bodies, and others just because.
13th May '16 7:58:03 AM Cieloazul
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* AdaptationalWimp: Conversely to Jubei, who gains superpowers in this series as opposite to the movie, Dakuan seems to be here a common old man, without any of the ninjutsu powers he showed in the film like his RubberMan and ChameleonCamouflage abilities.
11th May '16 12:29:54 PM Cieloazul
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* AppendageAssimilation: In the series, one of the recurring enemy ninjas from the Kimon Shu is a bald woman with Frankenstein-like stiches all over her body and multiple arms. She's able to attach limbs to herself from anyone she cuts down using surgical tools that emerge from her torso.

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* AdaptationalBadass: Jubei's sword skills are implied to be MaybeMagicMaybeMundane at the best in the film, but now in the series he has really supernatural powers and can emit wind slashes from his sword. In general, while he used to run away and save himself by sheer luck against the Eight Demons, he is now the biggest force on the setting.
* AdaptationalHeroism:
** In contrast with the openly treacherous old bastard from the film, Dakuan is here a surprisingly selfless character, going on his own will to help Shigure and company and working to keep the reason and unity on the main group. Only in the last episodes he regains some of his old personality.
** Jubei himself is arguably more heroic and , as in the film he was more of a WildCard and only got involved in the Kimon plot because he had been blackmailed by Dakuan.
* AppendageAssimilation: In the series, one One of the recurring enemy ninjas from the Kimon Shu is a bald woman with Frankenstein-like stiches all over her body and multiple arms. She's able to attach limbs to herself from anyone she cuts down using surgical tools that emerge from her torso.



* {{Attempted Rape}}: Whenever Azami appears, this is to be expected.
* {{Bloodier and Gorier}}: Hoo, boy...
* {{Body Horror}}: Every single one of the villains, but especially Nenmu, who is really just an eyeball and sentient slime.

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* {{Attempted Rape}}: AttemptedRape: Whenever Azami appears, this is to be expected.
* {{Bloodier and Gorier}}: BloodierAndGorier: Hoo, boy...
* {{Body Horror}}: BodyHorror: Every single one of the villains, but especially Nenmu, who is really just an eyeball and sentient slime.



* {{Broken Bird}}: Subverted. By all rights, Shigure ''should'' be this and a pile of insanity to boot, given all she's gone through by the end. Instead, she kicks ass and looks awesome while doing so.

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* {{Broken Bird}}: BroadStrokes: The series is indecisive about his status as a sequel to the film or a completely new continuity. On one hand, Jubei vaguely seems to remember Dakuan and to know the Kimon guys, and his hat has [[ContinuityNod a cut in it]] just as he received it in the film. On the other hand, the events on the film are never ever mentioned, even whenever it would be weird not to; Jubei still uses plain string to tie his katana scabbard instead of the [[TragicKeepsake headband Kagero gave him]]; and, finally, there is the detail that in the original film there was ''no Kimon clan'', but simply eight ninja who called themselves the Eight Demons of Kimon.
* BrokenBird:
Subverted. By all rights, Shigure ''should'' be this and a pile of insanity to boot, given all she's gone through by the end. Instead, she kicks ass and looks awesome while doing so.



* ButForMeItWasTuesday / BumpIntoConfrontation: The widow of a samurai has spent years WalkingTheEarth with her son, trying to find the man who killed her husband so she can avenge him. She confronts Jubei, who says he's killed so many people it's difficult to remember specific ones. He does eventually remember when she gives him some details, and vaguely recalls having killed a samurai over a petty dispute (he'd bumped into the man, who had taken offense). The woman is naturally shocked that her life was destroyed over something so meaningless.

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* ButForMeItWasTuesday / BumpIntoConfrontation: The widow of a samurai has spent years WalkingTheEarth with her son, trying to find the man who killed her husband so she can avenge him. She confronts Jubei, who says he's killed so many people it's difficult to remember specific ones. He does eventually remember when she gives him some details, and vaguely recalls having killed a samurai over a petty dispute (he'd bumped into the man, who had taken offense).offense) just like often happened in RealLife back in the feudal Japan. The woman is naturally shocked that her life was destroyed over something so meaningless.



* FauxActionGirl: Shigure hits hard. She is established in the very first episode as a very competent fighter, but she is fastly outperformed by her own retainers and becomes a DamselInDistress for the rest of the series. Every time she draws her knife, you know she is going down without throwing a slash.



* SeriesContinuityError: The animators remember that Jubei's hat has [[ContinuityNod a cut in it]]. They forget that Jubei no longer uses plain string to tie his Katana scabbard- [[TragicKeepsake he laces it with the headband Kagero gave him.]]
** Not only that, but Jubei also does not seem to remember Dakuan or the other members of Kimon he fought in the movie version; the series pretty much goes out of its way to keep Jubei from referencing it.



11th Feb '16 3:51:08 PM Ohio9
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* BoringInvincibleHero: While the movie was notable for avoiding this trope, the series totally embraces it. In the series, Jubei plows through all his opposition with minimal effort.


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* EscortMission: Jubei's primary job in this series is protecting Shugure on their journey.
24th Nov '15 8:21:43 PM Willbyr
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