A highly acclaimed, animated samurai sword-and-sorcery epic. Jubei, a masterless ninja for hire. He joins forces with a powerful female ninja, Kagero, after the rest of her ninja team is destroyed by a powerful man-monster. With extraordinary fight scenes and stunning animation NINJA SCROLL is Yoshiaki Kawajiri's masterpiece.
Yoshiyaki Kawajiri - Screenwriter/Japanimation
The Koga Ninja Team is sent to investigate a mysterious epidemic in the village of Shimoda. It turns out that the Devils of Kimon have sabotaged the water supply to kill off all the villagers and have the freedom to search for stolen gold that was hidden in the town. At one time, the Shogun of the Dark had planned to use this treasure to return the House of Toyotomi to Power. Then, the evil Gemma took it from him in hopes of creating a group of ninjas who would rule by terror. But when the ship carrying the gold got caught in a storm, somehow the precious cargo got lost... Who will find it first... the Koga Ninjas or Gemma?
"...One of the top 10 anime films ever made....SCROLL is an anime sampler platter: It's bloody, beautiful, and full of mystical intrigue..." - 10/03/2003 Entertainment Weekly, p.57
4 stars out of 5 -- "Meticulously animated and gratuitously bizarre..." - 01/01/2013 Total Film