Ninja Scroll
Ninja Scroll (1996)

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 6, 1996
DVD Release Date: November 17, 2003
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Ben Walters
Time Out

What it lacks in complexity, it makes up for in often dazzling animation ...

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Henry Barnes

A wandering ronin takes on a posse of supernatural ninjas in a whipcracking race that never lets reality get in the way of a hearty bout of blood-lettting.

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Paul M. Bradshaw
Total Film

One of the most influential animes ever made ...

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Keir Roper-Caldbeck
The Skinny

What dazzles most is the contrast between the beautifully rendered, pastoral backdrops of crags, waterfalls, forests, and temples, and the gruesome, stylized violence that takes place against them.

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Anton Bitel
Little White Lies

It may be a tale of sound and fury, signifying nothing - but all that demon-whupping sure is fun.

Alex Fitch
Electric Sheep

For those seeking the best ninja/samurai action on screen, there are dozens of live action movies either directed by Akira Kurosawa or based on manga by Kazuo Koike that are much better films than Ninja Scroll.

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Robbie Collin
Daily Telegraph (UK)

Its baroque sadism and sexism hasn't aged well, but it still packs a visceral kick.

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