003 4 Well okay , I agree NINJA SCROLL is a superior product to this , but let's face it , these two products have absolutely nothing in common except that Yagyu Jubei is the central protagonist . Misguidedly titled NINJA RESURRECTION is yet another adaptation of Yamada Futaro's MAKEI TENSHO , filmed umpteenth times already , most recently as REBORN FROM HELL . I personally am tired of this series and I wish Japanese animators could just move on to some other interpretations of the ninja mythology . It was once refreshing to combine the elements of horror / fantasy and jidaigeki action , but the novelty has gone out of it . And why should the Yagyu clan , the OFFICIAL fencing teachers of the shogunate , be promoted to the heroic status all the time ? Their ninja activities were basically those of secret police who go off and assassinate those who dare to resist Tokugawa rule . WRAITH OF NINJA has its heart in the right place . . .
Despite pretentious but informative introduction to historical background , this OAV series plays really fast and loose with Japanese history and culture , even within its improbable fantasy context . The filmmakers appear to harbor hilariously strange notions of Christianity , even more so than the most dunderheaded Hollywood action film's stereotypes of Middle Easterners . And yes , as a reviewer noted below , it was completely against the faith of Tokugawa-era Japanese Christians to commit suicide , as Shiro in the first episode proposes .
Technically , the animation is totally skewered toward style over substance . Character animation suffers a lot compared to the detailed background cels and fluid movement . DVD production is , however , top-notch quality , with easy-to-read yellow subtitles and excellent stereo sound . A.D . Visions deserves some compliments for this , since I have seen MANY anime DVDs that are basically no better than VHS versions , or in the case of , say , dubbed version of DEVILMAN , stinkingly worse .
BTW , Shiro's retainer who betrays him and frames Jubei in the first episode seems to be wearing a coat with Yagyu crest emblazoned on it . . . did I really see that ? He may be revealed in later episodes as a Yagyu agent , thus making Jubei realize that HE was betrayed by his own clan , and turning him into a more sympathetic character . Or so I hope , since he is a total cipher in these two episodes .
001 4 I work in an anime rental shop so i get this all the time . Everyone and their mom loves Ninja Scroll but nobody , and i mean nobody likes this one . Here is why : everbody starts this movie up expecting N . Scroll pt2 . . . when it is NOT the same artist , author , or creator of ninja scroll . The only two things that mislead are 1 . ninja in the title 2 . the main character has the same first name . I am telling you now , THIS IS NOT NINJA SCROLL 2 ! If you are like me and you just want more samurai action with a cleaner art style than ninja scroll , then this is for you . The story hits a cool aspect of christianity in japanese culture and its abolishment and what it leads to . Definately just as gory , fast paced , and samurai as ninja scroll , but in my eyes . . . better than .
028 4 Here I go again . . . Ninja Resurrection : Hell's Spawn was great visually , as always.But I was a little disappointed that the story line wasn't developed enough.And as I am not a big fan of cliffhangers in an anime , I was really hoping to see a huge battle between Jubei and Shiro . I did like the introduction of new characters in the plot.But for the next movie , I REALLY hope that it comes with tha'funk . . . so to speak . . . between Jubei and Shiro.Otherwise , it will be a waste of time.But , I will still watch it . . . .
029 4 The series is incomplete . Sales of Hell's Spawn were not massive in Japan , so . . . the series was cancelled . That's a shame , because it had so much potential as being one of the goriest long-running anime works . The art is pretty bad , honestly speaking , but the gore in the film is so elaborate and intense that I rented the first volume and turned it off midway . . . but I was only 11 at the time , and it was when I saw people get their upper mouth chopped off . The violence is so graphic , someone just may vomit if they are squeamish enough . The plot is not great , and it is also somewhat difficult to follow . The story jumps around from time to time , but it is not completely pointless . The dubbing is not great either , but I can deal with it . The music is beautifully composed . The sounds of slaughter are typical anime fare . Initially , ADV strapped a small tag on the upper right hand corner of the first VHS tape that read , FOR VIEWERS 18 AND OVER ONLY . Well , I saw this in a magazine advertisement , and I thought , Wow , this must be some pretty intense stuff , but I was only 9 or 10 . Now , they just give their highest age rating for appropriateness ( a good move , in my opinion ) . It could have been much better had it not been cancelled . The gore is so intense , you just may not look at anime the same way ever again .
033 4 drawing is good , action scenes are okay the story is not finished and its not good , there is too much merciless killing all over the movie seems like whatever happens on the story the bad guys always win on this one : ( the movie was made to disturb people and to waste your time and money .
038 4 Okay , okay . . . everyone says that this anime ended SO abruptly , and I have two reasons to prove them wrong . . .
The first , being that this story actually has a different twist , meaning that evil acually wins . . . interesting . . .
The second , the story that unfolds for the main character , Jubei . Ever since he was young , his father forbid him from killing , and now he is actually realizing how right his father was . Now his mind is at war , one side being tempted to kill , and another , the stronger one which wins in the end , is to seek peace without killing .
Along with the excellent animation , this movie has lots of violence , one EXTREMELY graphic rape scene , and disturbing scenes . This anime is DEFINATELY not for kids , so parents , do as the tape says , and listen to the label that says Recommended for mature audiences .
The movie is a continuation of the first one , which the first was a little less violent , but still extremely violent .
All in all , this movie was action-packed , gore and demons around every corner , and not NEARLY as bad as many people make it out to be . . . Enjoy .
058 4 This film was one of the first animes that I had ever seen and I felt that I should contributed to the selling of this motion picture . I saw this for the bloody perview and for the title ; but this is much more then just a anime it's a work of art . I showed NINJI RESURRECTION to some of my friends and it change their point of view on the Japanese Animation , kick butt films . And the soundtrack ROUNDS ! ! !
093 4 ok people , let's get things straight . THIS IS NOT THE NINJA SCROLL SEQUEL ! ! ! this is a different jubei , a different time setting , and a different stroyline . about the storyline , it is just so damn spacious ! ! ! at some points , i couldn't tell what the hell was going on until i watched it over and over . let me tell you somethin , though , the fighting scenes are cool , but the blood is a little transparent . being brought back to life throught sex is very interesting as well . the problem that mainly concerned me was the ending ! ! ! want to know what i'm talking about go buy this movie .
094 4 OH MY FRIGGIN God please tell me there's a sequel . . right . . no damit . WELL HURRY UP WITH ONE PLEASE ! This is a very good movie with no plot just the rebirth of the devil . those of you that know the history of the Christian Rebellion do not need to know what this movie was about . But you do need to see it ! Ive been waiting since 1999 for a sequel please come out with a sequel even if you have to make it up !
095 4 Oh man this was THE worst movie I have EVER seen in my life . Please stay away . Titanic had more things going for it than this work of art . I have never fell asleep during a movie but i must have fell asleep about 4 times ( i woke up to see if anything happened besides the whole japanese / christian thing ) this has nothing to do with one of the greatest animes of all time NINJA SCROLL ! So if you like boring BAD ANIME buy this piece of garbage but if you like something interesting buy a documentary about the life of SOIL , thats more interesting !
007 4 . . . Here is my review . Please this is only my opinion so read others before making a final decision .
Animation - The animation is okay I guess . I'm not an aficianado of Anime , so I cant really judge . I'd say its slightly better than a Saturday morning cartoon .
Plot - There are too many holes in Ninja Resurrection to actually call it a story . Its more like a couple of action sequences tied together by an overall plot . A plot that ends in a cliffhanger ! Jubei doesn't save the girl , doesnt win the day , all is not right in the world . Just as things get ugly , END of DVD . This is where I feel cheated . I can handle a bad movie , but this is unfinished , and I think thats total crap . Nothing is resolved at the end of this DVD .
Characters - Jubei seems pretty cool , though he hardly fights anyone other than a bunch of ' red shirts ' . But lets face it , you can hardly call those fights . Typical sequence , Jubei gets jumped by 15 ' red shirt ' ninja's , he flashes his sword in a wide arc , 15 ninja's are dead . The main fight in this DVD actually is in the beginning and it is very comical . I wont go into details , but it is sad .
There are other charcters that get introduced , only to vanish 5 minutes later , never to be heard from again . Jubei's Ninja friends in the beginning are a pretty interesting bunch , but you never hear from them after the said above main fight . It happens again later on when you are introduced to two female fighters . They are there , then gone 5 minutes later . Flip to the back of the DVD box and you will see Jubei flanked by two women and a bunch of Ninjas . Those are the two above mentioned women , and nowhere in the DVD you will find this scene . In fact the two women's only fight occurs during a sparring match where both used wooden practice weapons , not what you see on the back of the box .
I will end this by saying that they did a good job on the DVD box . It looks nice and has a nice description , but it is misleading . Rent this before you buy it .
018 4 Don't be fooled like I was . This company obviously comes as close to stealing ideas as any that I have seen . I saw the Legend of Crystania ( stolen from Lodoss War ) which I admit was good . Once I found out that this was not Manga , i still had high hopes , thinking that this could still be good . It wasn't . Maybe I was just too disappointed at the fact that this was not NS2 that I didn't give myself a chance to like it , but even if i did , it just didn't run that well . There are some nice bloody scenes , but that is all of 5 minutes , and the movie ( part ) itself is only 50 minutes long . This is definately not worth the money , as the whole thing is a lie to get your money . Please don't be fooled . It is very disappointing .
021 4 Resurrection is some of the best anime out right now . A lot of uneducated anime viewers are looking to hard for the old ninja scroll . It is true that Resurrection has a lot to live up to . But watch it with an open mind . The animation redefines the way anime should be drawn . It captures a hip vibe very rare in anime . A tight plot . The first tape was better than the second , but only if you're looking at them as separate movies . Make sure you get the entire series .
045 4 After watching Revenge of Jubei , I went into Hell Spawn , expecting a bit more than I got . The demons were great , the plot was sound . . . the rebirth of Satan on earth . . . Jubei and Musashi were the reluctant heroes , but at that point the film ended . . . . that to me was the huge letdown . . . just as we're getting set for their to be the climactic battle . . . . the film ended . . . Obviously the creators planned for a followup , and I believe it's scheduled for a late 2000 release , but I may be wrong . If you're a fan of swordplay anime , then you should enjoy this for what it is , which is swordplay anime . . . . you will be let down by the ending though . . . .
086 4 I agree with my friend Bryant A S Trew 100 percent . Why do you buy a DVD ? ' Cause it is a film that you'd take pleasure in watching over and over and taking pleasure in it . AND a DVD must be a full film , isn't it . Yea , unfortunately , this film is not even a full cinema . IT is . . . to be continued !
With an artistic vision , this film is well drawn . However , this is not a slide show . I also have Ninja Scroll , and while buying this I thought this was the second part . But no , don't be fooled . This Jubei is Jubei Yagyu from Samurai Spirits . Sounds good , but don't be fooled with that either . ' Cause . . . Um well I already said it that film is bad . It is too short too . 70 min . While others are more than 140 . . .
What I suggest is don't throw away your money or you'r gonna throw away this film .
088 4 This movie is a piece of junk . The Animation is poor ( almost as bad as he animation from the originial Vampire Hunter D ) , the voice acting was horrible , and the plot . . . well , there was no plot . It was 80 min of pure [ stuff ] . I had to give this movie 1 star because there is no option for no stars . As a matter of fact , this movie owes me a star .
101 4 This is not even a complete movie . It has like two different stories to it . I mean i rented it and iam glad that i did that , since i only paid 5.00 to rent the movie otherwise i would have been really disappointed .
104 4 This is one of the best anime OAV series i have seen . It has action and lots of gore ( including heads cut in half and geysers of blood ) and is set at a good pace . The only thing that could have been better is if it had no story , just Jubei running around killing everything . This is basically a slasher movie , so dont buy it if you dont like blood . But if that doesnt bother you and you like a good action series , dont hesitate , buy it now , in fact , stop reading this and go buy it you're wasting time that you could be using to watching this masterpiece .
008 4 Going against the grain , I'll say that Ninja Resurrection ( not a Ninja Scroll sequel - as many have pointed out - and not meant to be ) was an entertaining look into very loosely translated Japanese culture that has been dashed with other influences as well . Still , this seems to be what bothers many people about it , the fact that a movie might take liberties with handed down legends , salting them with concepts that also involve other esoteric entities while birthing its own tales of a Christlike figure not fulfilling his destiny and being reborn as the son of the devil . I , however , have no such qualms with these types of ideas taking place , in fact encouraging creativity in such matters , nor do I have a problem with the violence that saturated much of the bloodstained movie . So , I accordingly found the movie appealing . Abruptly ended when things were at their worst , mind you , but nice to watch .
The two parts included on this films were not , in fact , that bad at all despite the little speedbumps in the plot that oftentimes do manifest themselves . The first , dealing with an insurrection taking place at the hands of some Japanese Christian Farmers , focuses on a legend that had been past down about one that would come as a deliverer . Still , the message goes on to warn that if his destiny should be blocked and this person weren't allowed to become Christ , he would return as the son of Satan . At a young age a few events transpire to seemingly show who this great deliverer will be and , through the struggles of the greatly outnumbered souls that decide to follow him , a wheel is set into motion , one greased with the manipulation and intrigue , that means to test these words fully .
The second is the culmination of ideas birthed in the first , feeding off of the characters and adding to them , bringing about some additional plot twists in the process . This has some exceptionally strange ideas that are forced into play , asking one to pay attention in order to catch all of the intrigue being birthed . It does have its problems here , however , leaving openings that should have been plugged and ending too soon before anything can be solved , but its still not bad .
If you are looking for another Ninja Scroll , this isn't your film . If you want something without any violence , a traditional piece , or something bulging with new forms of animation , then perhaps you should avoid it . Still , if you want something different and , above all , a bloody type ofentertaining , you might want to check this out . Just be expected to be left hanging at the end .
002 4 Early 17th Century Japan was a particularly grim period . It is marked by the rise of the Tokugawa Shogunate , several abortive efforts to open Japan up to the world and a bloody rebellion by the small Christian minority that led to the exclusion of foreigners from Japan for over 200 years . The Christian rebellion and its suppression at Shimbara was a struggle with few heroes and all too many villains on both sides . ' Ninja Resurrection ' tells a part of the story of those events , combining both history and legend in its telling .
Jubei Yagyu , a historical figure , was sword instructor to the Tokugowa regime , as well as in regular use as a spy and assassin . Therefore , it is no surprise that Jubei was sent to invade the Christian stronghold at Shimbara to weaken the fortification and , if possible , assassinate the leaders of the rebellion . Tokisada Shiro Amakusa , whose followers thought he was the new Christ , was killed , and the rebellion collapsed . The result was a massacre - 37,000 Christians dead at the cost of less than 2,000 samurai .
The prophecy that declared Shiro to be the returned Christ also - redicts that , if frustrated , he will return as Satan . The first part of this DVD tells about Shimbara , and sets the scene for the second part , the incarnation of Satan . Here we have a little pastiche about Yagyu clan home life followed by a demonic sex scene and the rebirth from a woman's corpse of the slain Shiro . Somehow , Shiro's reanimation includes the return of 4 of Japan's most legendary swordmen as demons .
And now comes this DVD's greatest flaw . There is no resolution or conclusion , just an abrupt end . Nor is there any sign of an anime follow up , although there have been several other films ( not anime ) that deal with Jubei's further adventures . Being left cold at a point that feels like the middle of the plot definite has a chilling effect on one's enjoyment . This is a shame , because the artwork and acting in these two episodes really is excellent , and a continuation would certainly have been successful . Beware , the film contains some very adult scenes and an amazing amount of bloody violence .
004 4 Knowing this was in no way related to Ninja Scroll , I went ahead and purchased it based on the good reviews it has gotten from folks who actually liked it . Good for them ; they can watch it over and over .
I found the story - - what there was of a story - - in both of the two shorts to be painfully inconsistant . For example , one historical character that is refered to will not commit suicide ( and is consequently tortured ) due to his Christian beliefs ; however , another character ( likely the most important character ) is about to commit suicide in spite of his Christ-like status when the story ( yet again ) changes direction . No real character development occurs nor does any plot development for that matter .
Now , about that animation . . . Well , if your idea of really slick animation is panning across stills done in a traditional Chinese ( yes , Chinese ) painterly style , then this film is for you . However , if you grade your animation by the fluidity of motion , the creativity of scene , and the life-like character of the fantasy created , I recommend you check out the Brothers Quay Collection . Of course , if you want to stick to the traditional ninja story with excellent animation , there is always Ninja Scroll .
006 4 This is a poor successor to Ninja Scroll . It's not made by the same production studio or director . And even falls during a different time period . The only similarity is the existence of a guy named Jubei . Mediocre animation , fairly good dubbing , excessive violence ( the only plus ) and a weak storyline . Overall , if you're a Ninja Scroll zealot , you'll very likely become annoyed ( if not angered ) by this 40 minute ' introduction ' to an anime series which was never completed .
009 4 Ninja Scrolls had mature artwork , dynamic action , developed characters and a deep story . The violence in Ninja Scrolls was inherent to the story .
Ninja Resurrection has that childish , low detail artwork . The story is VERY weak . The characters have little development ( you barely see Jubei in the second episode ) . The ULTRA , ULTRA violence belongs in something like Legend of the Overfiend - a repugnant anime of sick and twisted proportions . Contrary to popular belief , this show is not for adults . It for violence loving perverts .
I just received this DVD , just finished watching it , and just finished dumping it into my garbage bag . What a disappointment .
010 4 Was a complete waste of money ! I LOVED Ninja Scroll ! and thats why I bought Ninja Ressurection , in the belief that it would be just as good . .
To be honest . . It wasnt good at all . . The storyline . . heck WHAT storyline ? ? The images . . * blergh * . . and the ending . . . ? ? WHAT ending ? ? ! ! Ninja Ressurection seemed more like an introduction to a whole new series . . .
After the ' movie ' finished I felt like throwing something at the TV . Thats how bad it was !
011 4 This was not a great anime and definitely not worth your hard earned cash . The historical content was very interesting and practically the only redeeming feature . The rest of the film is an 80 or so minute blood bath that makes little sense . The start of the movie is promising ; Christains are persecuted and they get killed , and it is prophesized that their leader will return as Satan , since he was not able to take his place as the son of God . This is followed by a lot of character development and some more overly gorey fight scenes . Just as the plot gets rolling , the movie ends , leaving the viewer wondering why the heck the just wasted an hour and a half watching .
The animation in this movie was definitely sub-par . It looked sort of like a violent Pokemon . It wasn't horrible , but it could have been done so much better .
I was revolted by the sexual and combat violence in this film ; it was completely over-the-top . I am not against violent anime ( I enjoyed Ninja Scroll , Ghost in the Shell , and other adult animes ) , but this went to a point that was just gross . Children are beheaded , intestines spill out , and women are raped and then killed in a grotesque manner . The creaters of this film should be taught that tasteful and stylistic anime violence is just as effective at story telling as the content of this film .
I am a big fan of ninja and samurai anime , and trust me , there is much better content out their ( for instance anything in the Rurouni Kenshin series ) .
Boy , am I glad I rented this , and didn't spend my hard earned cash on this waste of time .
012 4 Like pretty much everyone else , I rented this one years ago , thinking it was the ninja scroll sequel ( which I loved ) . It's not .
It's a poorly animated ova that looks like the first 3 episodes to an aborted tv series . The story is very disjointed and not really tied up at the end .
The movie is extremely gory and uneccesarily so . I LOVE Berserk , so I'm not on the squeamish side of anime , but this borders on hentai . They kill kids and have an excessively graphic rape scene .
Oh , yeah additionally they openly mock the Christian faith . Again , I'm not easily offended , nor do I claim to be a great moral crusader or anything , but the people who made this one are EXTREMELY biased against western culture . Basically the moral is Christianity is teh evil and turns you into Satan rape monsters . Oh also , despite being set in the middle ages , one of the guys has a rocket launcher . Anachronism , much ?
Honestly , one of the worst animes I've ever seen , Not funny bad either . Manos hands of fate bad .
013 4 When I heard that a sequel to Ninja Scroll was released on VHS , I eagerly waited for its release on DVD . As soon s it was released , I purchased a copy from Reel.com . I was so disappointed with this movie that I returned it the following day ! Thank goodness Reel.com had a no questions asked return policy .
The plot was practically non-existant . The little action that they had was poor . The overall animation was marginal at best . Save your money and time on something more worthwile .
016 4 i knew it was not the sequel of ninja scrol but i thought i might be as good as it . . the story is kinda complicated i didnt bother my self understanding it . . but where is the ending of the story ? i hate it when that happens . . . i hated the rape scese i just hate that . . if u dont have anythin else to rent then try this one but dont buy it . . buy somethin else . . the drawing isnt that well done as it shows in the cover
017 4 Ninja R . is a diffucult story to follow as it jumps from and to differnt times . If you understand the story it's very intersting but it ends very badly ; as if the staff just decided to give it a quick ending . Animation and fight scenes are very well done but's about it .
019 4 I am really realieved I did not buy this movie ( thank goodness for Blockbuster ) . No one should ever buy this movie . As a matter of fact , anyone who already owns it should burn it . ok enough of that .
The problem with this show is that it's just so corny , and when it's not lame , it's violent to the point of making you sick . It starts off with ( aw gee , I saw this awhile ago and I'm starting to forget ) something with Christians in Japan being assinated for their beliefs , at least that much is historically accurate
( terrible isn't it ) . So anyway the main guy comes up and , does some lame-o miracle thing and holds up a cross . Then a spot light shines on him ( yes literally a spot light ) and everyone oooohs and ahhhhhs and there's angelic music singing AHHHHHHHHHHH or something . I mean how cheesy is that .
Hmmmmm then there was this part with these two kids later on . They were made as innocent and pathetic looking as possible . They go up to the main guy and are like ah gee mister , u're our hero .
main guy gives a herculean laugh , but of course , I am the best . All young children should look up to me .
oh goly wash buckets sir , we're so hungry .
main charcter once again laughs well don't worry little suzi and tiny tim ( I don't remember their names ) , I'll make you a something to eat myself .
the children respond WOWY , honest for truly ? that's awfully kind of you sir , you're the best . giggle giggle
hahahah I know
Or such was my interpretation of it . It was pretty darn corny . Yes and then of course the big bad evil men come later and tauntingly show the main character the severed heads of those darling kids causing him to freak out and become a demon or something . I dunno , it was dumb .
I must also add that I love anything anime involving swords , ninja's , samurai , or demons and gory action ( my friends think I'm demented ) . I think they are absolutely awesome . Amazing how something with all these elements could be so bad . Like I said this show was beyond my level of bloodlust . Above and beyond and to the next city . I mean people's FACES were getting sliced off and thrown against a wall . That's just sick .
020 4 THIS WAS THE WORST ANIME I HAVE EVER SEEN ! . . . if it was possible I would have given it negative stars , as many as I could . It had a boring story which was confusing and hard to follow , as it jumps between times and places with NO explanation whatsoever . Sure , it had a lot of fighting , but it was absurdly graphic , to the point where it wasn't enjoyable because it was so unrealistic ( they would cut off someones arm and the blood would spew like 30 ft and cover an entire room ) . This anime was bad enough that ADV didn't even bother to translate the second half ! Running into a dull grey brick wall untill you lose consciousness is more entertaining ( trust me on this-that's what I was doing after renting it and realizing that it sucked ) . . . stay as far away from Ninja Resuriction as you possibly can !
023 4 While I am into the gore and animation , this had NOTHING to do with Ninja Scroll and it would be an insult to consider them related . Yes , the centrl character is Jubei , but it isn't even the same one . I would NOT reccomend a purchase but rather checking out blockbuster or downloading it off of the internet . It wasn't realy worthy of the $ [ dollar amount ] asked for the DVD .
024 4 The animation is very smooth and the fight sceans are done with style . It is not as good as Nija Scroll true enough but then again what really is ? Don't compair it to the best and it comes out pretty good , remeber this is a good moive on its own just because it was made by the same company that made Ninja Scroll dose not mean that it has to be the same .
025 4 I am a huge fan of Ninja Scroll ! ! ! While the Revenge of Jubei is not directly a spinoff of Scroll , the story is very well written and very interesting . True , the ending is somewhat abrupt and the storyline is a sort of tangent from Scroll , but it kept my interest throughout the movie ( which , being that I'm a female fan , I think you men can appreciate . ) . True anime fans will appreciate this feature . And for those of you that didn't really care for it , Get a Clue ! ! ! ! That's the beauty of Anime . . . it is everchanging , but always on point ! ! !
026 4 This movie was a cheap attempt to make money by milking the hype from Ninja Scroll for all it's worth . The character Jubei depicted here has absolutely no similarities to the original Jubei . The plot moves by without even attempting to develop characters or suspense . The cheapness of this movie is perhaps best reflected in the many still shots of ancient Japanese artistic prints . It seems like that was done to fill up time on the video cassette without having to go to the expense of creating animation . The animation that was present was second rate and not at all comparable to Ninja Scroll
027 4 This is ( I presume ) a comedy . Could have been a good gag on japanime if wouldn't been too harsh and Ninja Scroll haven't been such a neat movie . The story is horrible ( as it was supposed to be ) . The storyline is worthless ( well , they made a point there ) . Characters are hollow and their development is sketchy and jumps as a mad rabbit ( whatever ) . Final fight scene is a total embbarassment although funny . Graphics were taken from Ninja Scroll ( mostly ) . Extra star goes for consistent efforts to embbarass otaku : - ) .
030 4 I remember when this title was first released by ADV . It contained the subtitle , ' The Revenge of Jubei ' . ADV essentially hyped this up as a sequal to Ninja Scroll , sending fanboys out in droves to pick this up without noticing that the only thing this has in common with Ninja Scroll is the fact that they both contain a character named Jubei . Ninja Scroll has Jubei Kibagami while Ninja Resurrection has Jubei Yagyu , a literary character used throughout Japanese folklore . If we are to assume everything with the character Jubei Yagyu in it is a continuation of Ninja Scroll , then I guess it safe to assume that even the video game , Onimusha 2 is a sequal to Ninja Scroll ( OMG I better run out and get it ) . It was so irratating listening to fanboys talk trash about this OAV collection when it came out . This is nowhere near as cool as Ninja Scroll . or , Ninja Resurrection doesn't faithfully represent the character we saw in Ninja Scroll . Even Anime publications reviewing the film were falling for AD。's ruse by constantly refering to this as a sequal . I don't blame the fans or anyone else other than those responsible . ADV Films . I don't know for sure , but a hunch tells me that the original title of this OAV series isn't even Ninja Resurrection . It sounds way too domestic and it played right into AD。's plan to release this as a continuation to Ninja Scroll .
Looking at the OAVs themselves , it really isn't that bad . Yeah , the story is mostly pretty lame and doesn't really go anywhere , but I have a hard time giving a bad review to an anime that has non-stop ninja destruction . Look at this as sort of a guilty pleasure .
As a interesting historical side note : This battle in this story was based on an actual event in Japan's history . Severly outnumbered and losing soldiers constantly , the Tokugawa Shogunate sent in TEN ninja as a last resort in hopes of aiding the samurai against the Christian rebels ( ninja were usually used as a last resort in battle only in the most desparate situations ) . This team of ten ninja actually flew into the middle of the battle by use of hang gliders . The result was a massacre . Those ten men turned the tide into the Shogunate's favor and essentially won the battle .
031 4 Many people confuse this release as being the sequel to the brilliant Ninja Scroll . This is not the case . Firstly , the featured hero in Ninja Scroll was named Jubei Kibagami ; Ninja Resurrection's hero's nome is Jubei Yagyu . Secondly , each film has a completely different writing and animation team , with Yoshiaki Kawajiri directing Ninja Scroll , and Yasunori Urata directing Ninja Resurrection . Many people make the mistake of comparing the two films as successor and predecessor . Please don't be one of them !
032 4 I saw this on VHS and the box clearly stated Jubei Kibogame from Ninja Scroll Once I got over the disappointment of having been conned into buying it I started to like the action . The story is pretty much garbage however . Only buy this if you want a little action . If you want some Ninjas with depth try Wrath Of The Ninja .
034 4 This review is from :
Louie the Rune Soldier Volume 1 ( Paperback )
Louie Rune Soldier is a four-issue manga series . The anime and manga share some stories , and the manga has some additional standalone middle stories not on the DVD . Omake includes a few color pages and a few four-panel gag strips of the author's suffering when creating the manga . While the manga's just as good as the anime , I should mention that the complete anime boxed set is * cheaper * than the manga . This set costs less than the four manga volumes , and contains the twenty-four episodes of the entire series .
036 4 Comparatively speaking of both volumes as a single entity , Ninja Resurrection is a quite enjoyable film with good potential . Though it has no correlation whatsoever with the actual movie Ninja Scroll , it is still able to hold its own to a certain degree . The violence and action in these two volumes is sparse and often spasmodic , making it pretty anticlimactic . The story itself unfolds pretty slowly , and even may leave most viewers bored . I suppose my main gripe with this movie is not so much its lack of action , but its lack of a climactic ending . Though this movie is meant to end the way it does to imply that the forces of evil actually win , I do believe a final battle between Satan's spawn and Jubei would have made this film much more enjoyable and entertaining . Even had this been omitted , it could have possibly been atoned by intensifying the action in the other parts of the movie to lead up to the downfall of Christianity in the end of the movie . Aside from the actual movie itself , I do not recommend that anyone purchase this or the second volume simply because it is a rip off to have to pay nearly $60 for two DVDs that consist of movies running 50 minutes each . Overall , these volumes are alright for what they are , however had they been combined into one theatrical release with an actual conclusion to lead up to the ending that was presented , it would have been a great anime .
039 4 When i bought this , i thought it was the sequel to Ninja Scroll . As is said in all of the other reviews , it is not . The plot to this movie dosn't make a whole lot of sence , and is a bit complicated for the length of each piece . The only real redeeming factor about it is the great action , and the gore . Rent it first , and if you like it buy it , but its probably not worth the cash .
042 4 Ninja Resurrection : The Revenge of Jubei tells the first part of the story of the Christian uprising in Japan , against the Tokugawa shogunate , who saw Christianity as a threat . Among the Christians there is born a saviour ; sort of like Christ himself , according to prophecy . However , within that prophecy lies another prophecy ; if the Saviour doesn't fulfil his destiny , he'll be reborn as Satan .
True , the story does sound intruiging , and it is based loosely on historical fact , but , especially for someone like me who can't stand senseless violence and ridiculous sexual acts , it fails to make a serious impact . The story is plodding while it sets the scene , with a brief history lesson and the introduction of Amakusa Shiro ( the prophesised Saviour ) , and at the end , with the battle scenes and Shiro's fall from grace , it degenerates into an orgy of killing . In a way , however , it may have been the creator's intent ; perhaps a comment on the ugliness of war ?
Still , this is anime that non anime fans probably imagine when they ridicule the medium . A passable storyline that drowned in too much blood .
043 4 Okay , so this is part one of a two-part OAV . I was pretty much bored with the story during the first 20 minutes and then repelled by the amount of gore and torture during the next 30 minutes . Then , just as I thought things were going to get cool , the credits roll . . . The dubbing was okay for the most part . If decapitation , gore and torture are your thing , then , this anime is for you . But if you're like me , there are better ninja anime ( uh . . Ninja Scroll ) to see instead of this .
044 4 Ninja Resurrection : Jubei's Revenge has nothing to do with Ninja Scroll which seems to be a major misconception about the film . It's another film on the legend of Jubei Yagyu which is akin to the legend of Robin Hood in English lore . In this film the Shogun of the area wants to destroy Christianity in his realm , which results in a ' Jesuslike ' man being born , and coming into power . Jubei is sent to stop this man / being , which leads to an even larger scale battle against pure evil . On it's own the film was enjoyable , and despite what some people think , it is the beginning of a series , and it did have a somewhat tidily drawn up ending .
046 4 First thing ; This got NOTHING to do with Ninja Scroll , even if they have used the same name for their character Jubei . And another thing ; This movie DESERVES its 18 yers or older rating , because there are , as in many ninja animes , extreme violence all over the place . The plot is good , the speech is good and the pure drawing quality is excellent . One thing that could be a good thing , but isn't , is that this is just the beginning ; and when i say just the beginning i MEAN just the beginning . There isn't an ending in this video . Damn . This is just Part 1 and 2 out of God knows how many . But , it's worth buying if you think it's cool with ninjas and samurais and alot of swordplaying ( I do ) .
047 4 This is not exactly a true sequel to Ninja Scroll . Infact this story contains characters from actual Japanese history - Yagyu Jubei Musashi Miyamoto were apparently real , as was the clamp down on christianity by the shogunate ( many a christian was crucified upside down ) . This film is actualy much darker than Ninja Scroll . . and its really very good . Only problem being that its the beggining of a series which was abandoned and never made ( so Im told )
048 4 Well , the major thing I didn't like about this movie was that , as many people have said , it had nothing to do with Ninja Scroll . Also , for the majority of the movie , it made the people who were the bad guys look good . Call me crazy , but I don't fell like cheering for guys who surround a church full of innocent people and shooting them . And for the guy who said It made me hate Christians for weeks , you must have really hated Christians to start with . But other than that it was . . . okay . Just okay .
049 4 Lets face it with the exception of Ninja Scroll most Anime titles that deal with ninjas absolutly bite ! Yet with Ninja Ressurection , no this is not a sequal to Ninja Scroll , ADV Films brings us a series of epic proportion . The detail to histroy is a nice touch on the series and the story line is stronger then that of Ninja Scroll . Where does this seem to fall short ? Mostly in animation , which is good don't get me wrong but it is a bit rusty compared to the animation quality of Ninja Scroll . I will also say that events in this first installment , such as why Jubei has a patch on his left eye , are explained in volume 2 of the series Ninja Ressurection : Hell Spawn . For all the flaws though in this title it is still a strong anime that is worth worth seeing if you liked Ninja Scroll .
050 4 ADV should be ashamed at themselves for the marketing ploy of calling this Ninja Scroll 2 . The Jubei character does not remind me of thye original , except for the swordsmanship . They should also check the running time . It sure seemed shorter than 50 min . They should have just put parts 1 and 2 on one tape but they were greedy . Don't buy this video thinking you'll get a good storyline as in Ninja Scroll . The storyline didn't grab me or hold my interest . I won't rent or buy part 2 because I don't think it would be worth it . Borrow the movie from a friend if he has smashed it already . The animation is decent and there is a lot of blood and gore near the end . But a good anime must have more and this does not .
051 4 Maybe I wouldn't have been so harsh with the rating had they not deceived people by claiming the movie to the excellent Ninja Scroll . I also felt cheated by the short running time . I don't understand why they couldn't package parts 1 and 2 on the same tape . I guess I do , it's all about the money . The problem with that being that after viewing part 1 , I had no desire to go and rent or buy part 2 . The animation is decent but the storyline wasn't interesting . I have seen lots of anime and a good anime has more than just blood and guts . It must have an interesting story . It fails in that respect .
052 4 this was a big waste of time ! It took to long to start ( thanks to that little history lesson ) and once it did it left to many questions . This movie is low buget ! ADV tried to create a run off of ninja scoll and failed . This has no connection to ninja scroll so all of you who are looking for more ninja scroll action . . . watch ninja scroll again because this is not it .
053 4 I am a huge fan of anime , and have been since the days of the early Ranma 1 / 2 ( yappapa yappapa eenshannten . . . ) . When I first picked up the original Ninja Scroll movie , I was enthralled by it . masterful animation , incredible plot , and superb dialogue . So , naturally , I expected this to be as good , if not better . I was utterly dissapointed with the quality of the anime . The animation was by no means as good as the first , and the over-dramatic score in the goofiest places proved to make it even cheesier . I was really really dissapointed in the plot . I like Ninja Scroll because it focuse solely and completely on the mideival japanese period , a preiod wich intrigues me . This glorified the passage of Christianity into Japan to an extent wich almost made me cry . . . The fact that they could possibly pass this off as the return of a ledgend ( as the ad told me ) appauls me . honestly , I was po'ed with it .
054 4 This anime series is actually based on the live action movie Ninja Resurrection and not the anime Ninja Scroll . Don't buy the movies in this series because you think it is Ninja Scroll 2 . Buy this series because it contains an excellent story line , lots of gore , and ninjas , ninjas , ninjas !
055 4 Like the millions of fans who loved Ninja Scroll , I was excited to hear about a sequel . Except this just isnt it . There are no characters from Ninja Scroll present.If fact this Jubei doesnt even have the same last name ! After watching though , the movie is fairly good . The animation is a little stiff and nowhere near as good as Ninja Scroll , but oh well . The dubbing is commendable . Definitely see it , you can do worse . Be warned though it does have extreme violence and some anti-christian setiments .
056 4 I am a big fan of Ninja Scroll , and i can honostly say i was not disapointed with this anime . The beginning was a little slow , i still fast forward through the history lesson in the beginng . The sound track was wonderful and i must say I prefered the animation from this new series over Ninja Scroll , I am a art student whos inturest is animation and i found that the use of blacks and shadows was stupended . As i said before dont expect to see any of the Ninja Scroll cast in here , the only returning person is Jubie . Great Film , watch it
059 4 I thought that this movie was pretty wack . Although I liked the gore and blood and everything , it was too short and the plot didn't flow right . If you are a Ninja Scroll fan like myself , then you'll be disappointed in this movie .
061 4 If you're looking for the sequel to the greatest anime of all time , Ninja Scroll , this ain't it . Period . The animation was second rate , and often scenes were narrated without animation , only prints , wall hangings , etc . This is NOT Jubei Scroll-style . I , for one , am not eagerly awaiting the next installment .
063 4 i dont know what people r thinking when they said that Ninja Resurrection sucked . it was bad ass . not only did it make me hate christians for weeks , the story is hell-a better than ninja scroll ! ! ! see it i says , see it .
064 4 Storyline couled have been better . Not like Ninja Scroll . But still pretty good though .
065 4 well , first off it is absolutely not the sequel to Ninja Scroll ( though it claims to be ) . the art work and characters are totally different . and on top of that it is a little slow at first and ends with the cliche to be continued .
do not totally discount this film yet though . the story line is actually involving , and leaves room to grow , the art though not as spectacular as ' Scroll ir cool in a stylized way ( kind of like a moving version of the old japanese paintings of the era ) . and the characters have some room to grow .
additional coolness is awarded to the fact that the characters resemble ( in name at least ) actual people from Japanese history of around the era .
some thing to keep an eye on as the rest of the series is released
068 4 I watched this movie like everyone else , thinking it was somehow related to Ninja Scroll . Ha , what a disappointment it was . Seemed to have nothing to do with Ninja Scroll other than Ninja in the title and Jubei for the name of one of the characters . Do not watch . A complete waste of time . I am now dumber for having watched this movie .
069 4 Being a big fan of Ninja Scroll , I was really excited when I saw this on the shelf . Watching it I almost cried . It is almost sacrilegious to make any tie between this horrible mess and Ninja Scroll . The only reason I gave it one star is because Amazon lacks a turkey symbol . . .
070 4 Me and my friend bought this video thinking it was Ninja Scroll part 2 . I wonder why i thought that myabe because IT SAYS THAT ON THE BOX ! ! ! . We took it home watched it and went right back to the store to trade it for another video of the same price . There is nothing good about this video it's short and has nothing to do with N.S . avoid it at all cost please !
071 4 This movie was pretty good for part 1 of 2 even though it doesn't relate at all to Ninja scroll . A good story line .
072 4 This movie's ok , not as good as Ninja Scroll but there is potential for the second part coming out in august . The back says it's 50 minutes long but I clocked it somewhere around a half an hour . Maybe with all the previews . . . .
073 4 Great voices . ( Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ! ) Well drawn . ( Ditto ) Ninja Scroll 2 . ( Double Ditto ) Worth the money I spent . ( Boo hoo hoo . )
074 4 Little do people know the original Jubie Yagyu , or the real story . Yes it has been done before in Samuri Shodown The video game . The same characters and almost everything . The movie was great and they need to finish the story with it's sequel , Amakusa Shiro's rebirth .
076 4 At first glance , Revenge of Jubei sounds like a sequel to Ninja Scroll . Don't be fooled . The Jubei in Revenge is NOT the Jubei in Ninja Scroll . While the animation is okay , neither it or the storyline is worth the 20 + dollars . Plus it's only 50 minutes long ! Just as the action heats up , you get to be continued as the screen goes black . Worth renting , but don't buy it until the series is finished and put into a continous format like was done with Battle Angel .
077 4 I just watched this movie and I am not quite sure what to think . I didn't see any similarity between this movie and Ninja scroll other than the fancy swordwork . So far I am undecided as to how the movie was . As you may have read in other reviews , it comes to a rather abrupt ending with the infamous to be continued . . . leaving the viewer more than a little dissatisfied . I am going to reserve judgement on this film until I see part two . I don't recommend buying this movie , at least not until part two comes out . Til then , just rent it or watch it at a friends house .
078 4 Don't be fooled . This is not a sequal to Ninja Scroll . In fact , it's not even the same Jubei . Can we say Marketing Ploy I admit , it is a fine movie unto itself , but a disgrace to call it Ninja Scroll 2 . Do not expect the nonstop action and superior animation of Ninja Scroll . It's not even Us Manga , And it's not even the same animators . On it's own , I'd give it 4 stars , but because of the shameless market ploy , I give it two .
079 4 What a disapiontment . Jubei isnt even the same person from ninja scroll and it has nothing to do with ninja scroll . This was just adv videos atempt to con Ninja scroll fans to buy the movie . In other words this is utter CRAP ! ! !
080 4 Ninja Resurrection has only slight similarities to the first film ( such as the main character's first name of Jubei and the time period ) . It has absolutely nothing to do with the first film . Aside from this , the anime itself is not bad at all , save for the abrupt ending that says it is to be continued . It has potential to be a classic like Ninja Scrolls .
081 4 While the history of jubei is excellent in the anime scene . . . Watch out ! The character in this video dosen't resemble the jubei we all know and love from ninja scroll . Ninja resurrection has excellent animation and a decent story begining . But thats the problem , just when this movie starts to become interesting it stops with a dissapointing black screen displaying the cryptic words to be continued . 50 minutes of video followed by a to be continued isn't worth 20 + dollars .
083 4 Come on , what is ADV video trying to pull on us fans of Ninja Scroll . Jubei Kimagami from Ninja Scroll is who they claim is in it , however this Jubei doesn't contain the same last name nor does he slightly resemble the real Jubei . I was hoping for a sequel to Ninja Scroll , but I should have known nobody can make an anime like Manga Video . . . their movies garauntee quality . . . ADV delivers crap . So stay away from this 45 min . shame and wait until a real sequel is made
085 4 i saw this , like many other people , shown as the sequal to ninja scroll ( an amazing movie and well worth buying ) . what i got was not as expected so i thought it was tripe after seeing it . well i then looked at it in it's own merits . one problem , there wern't many . slow plot , poor fight scenes and needless sex ( does than annoy anyone else ? ) . well , i gave it two stars because it HAS got a storyline and some good scenes . not one to rush out and buy though .
087 4 That is how you will feel after watching this . I ran into this movie like years ago when it first came out and brought it thinking it was ninja scroll part 2 . Man was I wrong . After watching this I felt like going to church or going into a corner and praying , especially after a scene where the bad guys are worshipping satan by standing up and chanting satan satan satan for like 2 minutes . . . here are some of the things you will see in this movie :
1 . Demon Rape
2 . Demon Ninja fighting with his intestines .
3 . Dismembered Demon finger crawling into a womans uh . . nether regions ( and why ? WHO THE HELL KNOWS )
4 . Murder of Children
I might have let all that slide if the movie was actually good but its . . so bad . . the worst part is there is no conclusion . it just ends very abruptly during a very violent scene that leaves you feeling like . Whaaa ? ? Beware .
089 4 If you loved Ninja Scroll go watch it again , and don't waste your time on this . It is simply awful . None of the action you expect . It all seems over-rehearsed . Moreover , there is more of a theological message in Pulp Fiction than in this failed attempt . Don't waste your time .
091 4 First off let me tell you despite what may be said in other reviews THIS IS NOT A SEQUEL TO NINJA SCROLL . If you are expecting one then look elsewhere . Now having said that Resurrection does follow the exploits of a charater who is in fact Jubei Yagyu based on the historic Japanese swordsman and is not Jubei Kibagami the protagonist of Ninja Scroll . It would seem that Jubei and his crew have been hired to take down a group of Christians who are holding up in Shimabara with bloody results . The second episode is as equally bloody as a dark prophecy comes to fruition .
This anime fuses historical events and unrelenting action . The animation isn't half bad and the story line is coherent . This is not for those of you who are squeamish at the sight of gore since there is a great deal of it ( the rape scene comes to mind ) you might want to think twice if you are offended by such things . Not to mention the subject matter concerning Christianity might strike a nerve with some people . The only real major flaw is that it is only two episodes long and there is no resolution to the conflict . The reason for this is supposedly because of the subject matter and how it may have received a negative reaction from most western countries . Still if you like good action , a nice story , and have an hour or two to kill then pick this up at your local rental place before you buy .
092 4 Ugghhh .
Man , this movie stinks . I've been watching animation for a long time , study Ninjutsu , Japanese History , am a born again christian . I have to tell you this flat out has poor execution in the following elements that they present .
For example . Jubei , which was hired by a Shoguns to assassinate a character in the movie makes no sense . Ninja's and Samurai are on opposite sides of the field . Samurai hate Ninja , fear them and follow different codes of honor . The ninja sword arts are unknown to the samurai . Ninja are banned in the society of Japan . If you don't believe me , read a book by any real Ninja master .
The story sequences was annoying to follow :
Its fine to be different , but make things believable , why does Jubei get hired by a Shogun ? Why would a Man become Son of Christ and then the Devil ? Why does someone in the movie betray the whole village ?
The animation and drawing was the cheasiest even if it was daily cartoon , but it was a feature film . The drawings were undetailed and throw away drawings . The story was written like a 2 - 3 hour epic , but ended abrubtly , rushed . The film had minimal character appeal , artistic quality , and wasted camera angles . Sometimes the drawings had just 2 colors and no details . The voice overs were boring , and did I mention the artwork [ was not very good ] ?
I can draw better with my left hand . ( I am right handed . Heck , I learned to draw upside down and with my eyes closed ) , ( I learned this In drawing fundamentals ) .
I liked Ninja Scroll . I disliked Ninja Ressurection for everything it was .
Fine , Go ahead and see it . This film will tell you what NOT to do in when producing animation , or telling a story and why you need to practice life drawing .
096 4 Contrary to popular belief , this IS the sequal to Ninja Scroll . Of course it won't have the same story , characters or villans , the only person from Ninja Scroll that wasn't killed was Jubei ! This is simply the story of some on else , not Jubei .
098 4 This second volume is actually a bit better than the first one , it has more plots that involve jubei ( that what gives better at rating than the first one ) . It also contains a lot of senseless killing with serious vilolent in a bad way . I don't mind the blood or violent stuffs , but they don't look very artistic as ninja scroll . Overall it better than the first one but still didn't convince me this is a verygood series , hopefully the next volume will turn out to be better .
099 4 More of a teaser than a stand alone movie , Ninja Resurrection follows up on the exploits of Jubei , the main character from Ninja Scroll . This is the first part of a larger story and leaves you with a . . . To be continued at the end which was rather unsatisfying . Perhaps if they had played the story to it's conclusion it would have earned that 5th star , but Ninja Scroll fans should still enjoy it . The story revolves around the Shogun's attempt to eradicate Christianity in Japan in the 1600 ' s . Jubei returns as a warrior sent to stop the rising of a man proclaiming himself the Son of God . Unknowingly Jubei may unleash a greater evil on the world . But , alas it appears we have to wait for the next movie in this series to see if the Prophecy is fulfilled .
The action is fast paced and the story moves well , the only drawback being the short running time and the feeling of You mean that's all there is ? ! ? Still well worth the time spent .
100 4 I really did not like this DVD . I felt ripped-off to tell you the truth . Maybe because I had such high expectations . The violence is high , and yes there were a couple of ' naked time ' scenes ( with apolgies to Dana Carvey ) , but I came away from this anime feeling empty . First , on the VHS , the box said that it was Jubei from Ninja Scroll . Not so . This is the classical / mythical Jubei that is told of in legends . Kinda like Musashi . And , it is not the Samurai Showdown Jubei , despite the fact that they share the same name , and have an eyepatch . While Showdown modeled their characters ( up to part two at least ) after their historical counterparts , NInja Resurrection did none of this . THey just took the names and ran with it . Final Diagnosis : Not Recommended to anyone .
102 4 this movie is just triening to be a copy of ninja scroll . if you want to see a go anime see ninja scroll , akira , wicked citey , ranmo 1 1 / 2 , or records of the lodoss wars . not this crap the ation parts aren't even worth watching .
103 4 If you are hard-headed like me , and choose to ignore all negative reviews related to Ninja Resurrection , then I * strongly * recommend you watch the original Ninja Scroll immediately after this hot mess . Why ? Because you will need to purge your mind of the sub-par animation , insulting plot , and cheesy dialogue . Some reviewers have words about the Christian struggle portrayed in the movie ( if it can be called that ) . According to history of the faith in Japan , what's portrayed in Resurrection is tame . But , that's beside the point . What IS the point is that this hot doo-doo mess should have never been made , let alone written .
That is NOT Jubei ; jeez , he doesn't even use his fighting technique that's EVERYWHERE in Ninja Scroll and in the anime series ( which is far better than Resurrection could ever be ) . This was so insulting and infuriating to watch . Please don't be stubborn like the rest of us ; save yourself a purchase and / or a rental , and preserve the coolness that is the Ninja Scroll classic .
106 4 I just got started watching anime . . . ive never seen ninja scroll . . . . but i know that this was never meant to be a sequel anyway . But the story is pretty good and so is the animation . But the ninja rocket ship and rocket launchers ? . . . . WTF is that ? ! . . This is supposed to be feudal Japan ! ! O well . . . hahaha . . . still damn good .
Would have gave it 4 if it werent for the rocket ship which about ruined the whole feel of the movie ! ! ! ! !
107 4 The action and animation are great ! ! And the characters are almost as good as the characters in Ninja Scroll . And for the last time : this is not the continuation of Ninja Scroll . Now , if you like kidstuff anime ( who always making funny faces ) theres Kenshin and Record of Lodoss War . But if your looking for great action + violence this is definitely the video for you ( I would also recommend Ninja Scroll which has a great story ) . The only thing that I dont like in this video is it has a sequel . Thats why I give it 4 stars .
108 4 I enjoyed it , I took it for what it was - a good action flick . Maybe people were actually offended by the religious themes in the movie ? Maybe people bought this DVD thinking that it was Ninja Scroll 2 and are mad about that ? Who knows . . .
This DVD has a lot of entertainment value and I want to see the rest of the series when it comes out .
109 4 if your looking for an action movies with alot of blood and sword play , this is the movie for you . lot of none stop action and intense stories line and a little x rate on some part but all in all its is a good movies . recommended to those ninja and samurai hardcore fans . .
113 4 This piece of junk is nothing compared to its predecessor . The only way it relates to ninja scroll is that Jubei the main character Ninja scroll is in it . Jubei is a completely different character and not nearly as cool as in the previous movie . Trust me I may not be very descriptive on this review but dont buy this unless you have to . TRUST ME SERIOUSLY . IF you just want an anime get , Vampire Hunter D Bloodlust , Princess Mononoke , Akira , Ninja Scroll ( OF COURSE ) and Spriggan . These ones youll need to add to your anime collection . This movie is very very gory . You got internal organs popping out when ever theres a fighting scene . Always you see like woman get raped .
090 4 Not to say that this anime is a masterpiece . Absolutely not . In fact , this anime is far from the definition of masterpiece . But , it's better than most animes of this genre that I've seen .
The characters are not spectacular , and show very little development . Jubei is pretty cool , but is shown vaguely in both episodes of the OVA . Shiro Amakusa , the so called , New Christ , is shown more often than Jubei , and has a horribly disturbing death . He dies pleasuring a woman . Musashi Miyamoto seems to be a rival of Jubei's who lives in the mountains and draws pictures , but other than that you don't know too much about him .
The animation in this DVD is very sub-par . In the first episode , much of it is static and many of the people have absolutely no eyes . But the artwork and animation details near the end prove this anime has something going for it . The second episode has much better animation and dynamic camera angles with alot more character development and an emphasis on the evil guys . It's almost hard to believe that the second episode is even in relation to the first in terms of animation .
There are several perverted aspects of this movie , such as the doing the dirty thing in the church scene and making the girl go * pop * scene . But , scenes like this ( ok , only one scene ) were in Ninja Scroll also , and that is poked at less than this for being perverted . Plus , if you're mature enough you can look past the aspects of those scenes and learn to like the action and characters in the series .
If they ever start making the third episode , expect alot from it . After the first two episodes , the series can't really get any worse . The main reason people hate this series was the advertising of the sequel to Ninja Scroll , which now has been taken off of the boxes . So why are you people still complaining about this anime in relation to Ninja Scroll ? You should appreciate this anime for what it is .
014 4 Which isn't to say it's necessarily bad , though I guess I'd describe it as such .
It's violent , gory , includes one or two completely extranneous sex / rape scenes , and doesn't really conclude like a completed work should . This was just a purchase on a whim based on the art and the back cover info . Sadly , for me it just didn't live up to its potential to be a good anime . Ican't give it more than 3 stars . 2.5 would be more accurate . I'd call it slightly sub-par , saved only by its action sequences , really . . . Even those are a bit over the top bloody . But some people might be into that . ; o ]
NOT for kids . Honestly , not really sure who it * IS * for ?
You'll probably like Ninja Scroll
Wrath of Ninja ( Movie + OVA )
better . Or try the Rurouni Kenshin
box sets or Inu-Yasha
. Pretty much anything is better , really . . .
015 4 I think most would agree that this anime is rather demented - but also unique , and ultimately . . . alluring . Its dementia is thoroughly entertaining .
It also boasts one of the most impressive scores in any animation !
A must see if you like things that are unusual .
There is only one big problem - it is INCOMPLETE !
This is a two part OVA , but it seems fairly obvious that it was intended to be at least a four part series ( when viewed together forming one epic length film ) . It certainly needs at least two more parts to finish what has been brought up in the first two . As far as I know it has never been finsihed , and it does not appear that it will be . . . ( if anyone knows of a completion , do write about it )
A shame really , as this would have been a real one of a kind bit of work .
040 4 if you've got alot of anime already and you like ninjas enough to want some nice gory ninja action i'de deffinetly reccomend this one to you . if your not into slaughter and ninjas rent it , no matter what its an ok anime . Check out Wrath of the ninja and Ninja scroll ( ninja scoll is not a prequel to ninja resurrection ) first though .
060 4 The animation is amateurish and the story line was so weak I couldn't bring myself to finish the movie . DO NOT BUY this movie or rent it . It's a waste of your time !
111 4 If your a Ninja Scroll fan this ain't the sequel . I own this DVD because i made that mistake , but let me tell you I DON T REGRET IT ! ! It may not be the sequel but in my eyes its ranked right under it , and I've seen both ninja scroll and this . It has the quality of Ninja Scroll Action except its more gory and has more nudity ( including a rape scene ) . The only thing that disappointed me was how it ended , it left u thinking is that all ? but lucky they going to have a continuation of it and i'll gonna get that too . So even if your a Ninja Scroll fan , i still recommend it , i don't think you'll be disappointed , it won't match ninja scroll but it's JUST AS GOOD ! ( just better then Ninja scroll ) hehe
097 4 Ninja Scroll is my favorite Japanese animated movie . This movie , however , has nothing to do with Ninja Scroll . It would have been nice for ADV to tell us this . To be honest I did like the animation and the last 10 to 15 minutes of the tape are really good , but that's it . The rest of the movie stinks . . . . BAD ! This movie has to have one of the most boring and slow-moving story lines I have ever had the misfortune to experience in my life . It claims to run for only 50 minutes , but I felt like I sat through Titanic by the time any action gets going ( the last 10 to 15 minutes I was talking about before ) . My advice is watch Ninja Scroll again and stay away from this movie .
041 4 I sorta expected alittle more fighting in this one but there wasn't though the first scene was cool.I thought it was okay but there was one problem I don't think it was right when that chick was ripped open.My personal opinion is it was a great anime to stay up late with your Girlfriend ( Or boy friend ) to scare them
062 4 Knowing that this was NOT the sequel to the infamous Ninja Scroll I reluctantly rented this at blockbuster video , which was one of the smartest things i have done . This movie is a complete waste of money and time . There is absolutely NO character development , poor story line , and even the supposedly main character is only seen at the end . This movie is a disgrace to have Ninja Scroll tied in with the cover . If i wasted $3.00 on renting this , i feel sorry for those who bought it . My advice to my fellow anime fans is , avoid this movie at all cost .
105 4 This is the kind of anime you throw in and impress your friends who believe anime too fruity . Too much gore ? Who are you people ? It was wonderfully vicious ! The hardcore action is some of the most intense I've seen in OAVs . Great entertainment.Only thing that holds this one back is its not finished . It ends at a great sequence where the supernatural antagonists are slaughtering hundreds of innocents in different stylish ways . Here's hoping for episode 3 !
005 4 The animation was very good . But the story was hard to follow . But when the fighting scenes started to get me into it , the movie just stoped and said to be continued it is only 45 minutes long . I don't reccomned this video unless you get all of them .
037 4 Ok , this had the best animation I've ever seen , but what the hell is going on ? ? ? I never knew there were rocket launchers and rocketships in Feudal Japan ! ! Man , is the historical accuracy bad . This was a complete waste of 40 minutes of my life .
067 4 This movie should be drug out into the middle of the street and shot . I can't beleive that they would discrace N.S . like that . Please don't buy this movie , or even waste your precious time watching it .
075 4 I thought that it was good that they put in new characters like the leader of the anti-Christain army , young Christain leader who was resurected as the Devil , and his evil little helper , and Jube's new followers that help him along the way . I also liked the death , destruction , and lots of gore . I reccomend this movie , and if you havent seen this movie you should ! ! ! !
082 4 I liked it but , It didn't really revolve around jubei like I thought it would . and the story was too short . I hope the next one will be better or it will destroy Jubei's greatness ! !