YMMV / Ninja Scroll: The Series

  • Canon Discontinuity: Fans of the movie who dislike this series tend to ignore it.
  • Cliché Storm: Quite spiritedly averted in terms of characters, as the episodic ninjas have a very high HSQ even based in appearance alone, but the plot itself is rather formulaic.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Jubei's Theme, especially that echoing flute in the middle.
  • Ear Worm: Some of the electro music used in the fight scenes.
  • Narm: Both the Hiruko and Kimon clans hit it hard. Most of their shinobi are so decidedly bizarre and crazy that sometimes it's difficult to take them seriously.
  • Sequelitis: Although the series has its fans, it is widely considered as not up to the standards of the original movie, in a big part due to the deep changes in tone, setting and characters's personality, in another part due to Tough Act to Follow.
  • Squick: Lots and lots of it. Three episodes in and we have already reached brother/sister incest. It gets worse.
  • What an Idiot: Dakatsu. Not only he offers Rengoku his sting tail in future exchange for the stone (what would impede Rengoku from killing him with his own sting instead of carry out her part?), he later does exactly that and also idiotically demands her to perform a surgical procedure on him without knowing all of Rengoku's superpowers. The result is, predictably, Dakatsu being unceremoniusly killed.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: The series's antagonists frankly seem to be the result of, at least, a wild brainstorming by the production team.