Ninja Scroll
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Removed from the typical futuristic element of most Japanese animated adventures, this 1994 feature takes place in more of a sword-and-sorcery epic set in feudal Japan. Jubei Kipagami, a ninja mercenary, wanders the countryside in search of work. On his travels, he encounters Kagero, a female ninja whose poisoned blood causes her pale skin to be lethal to the touch. Jubei rescues the woman from Tessai, a creature made of rock. They later find that Tessai is one of the Eight Devils of Kimon, who are involved in a plot to overthrow the Shogun. A story of impossible love between Jubei and Kagero… More
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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 100%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"There is so much going on here, that the film's total lack of subtext - or, more generously, its pure escapism - only sinks in afterwards. It may be a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing - but all that demon-whupping sure is fun."
‑ Anton Bitel, Little White Lies
"Ranks high among the classics of Japanese animation."
‑ Robert Roten, Laramie Movie Scope
"Characters zip through the trees and move quick as a flash; there's a real sense of speed and weight to these scenes."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, Common Sense Media
"Teenage boys beware: this is NOT a date movie . . ."
‑ James O'Ehley, Movie Gurus
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