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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* 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.
* ArmCannon: In the place of Aizen's right arm.
* {{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.
* BodySurf: Nenmu takes over bodies of others to fight.
* BondOneLiner: Jubei lets out some.
-->"He had guts. Lots and lots of guts."
* {{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.
* 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.
* CatGirl: Nekome.
* CoolVersusAwesome: Whenever the two ninja clans have a battle, it's often between one member with bizarre superpowers versus another.
* ConvenientDecoyCat: When a group of ninja fail to kill their target (who turns out to be an undead monster), the team leader uses a cat as a NinjaLog to avoid some projectiles and escape.
* CreepyCentipedes: After slicing one giant mook open, Jubei finds out that there was one hiding inside.
* {{Determinator}}: Jubei. Without a doubt.
* DoomedHometown: The series begins with this; unlike most Doomed Hometowns, though, the townspeople don't go down without a fight as ''absolutely everyone'' in the village is secretly a ninja dedicated to protecting one woman. Unfortunately, the ones attacking them are a ''giant robot'' of death and a woman who spawns man-eating demons from her skin, so they're still screwed.
* 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.
* MobileSuitHuman: [[spoiler:Leaders of Hiruko and Kimon clan]] are revealed to be the trope.
* NinjaLog: Dakuan takes it a step further: his ninja log is stuffed full of lit sticks of dynamite!
* PrehensileHair: Nubatama.
* 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.
* ShockAndAwe: Yamidoro, leader of the Kimon clan, generates electricity through his gauntlet.
* WorldOfBadass: It's not a matter of normal guys versus badass guys so much as BadassNormal guys versus Superhumanly Badass guys versus {{Physical God}}s. Even the comedy relief thief has an improbable ability -- He can fling rocks with incredible accuracy.
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