Nightfall Ninja Scroll  

Ninja Scroll takes place in Ancient Japan and is the story of a wandering warrior named Jubei. The only things sharper than his sword are his wits and his courage.

As the story starts there is a mysterious plague sweeping through the countryside and Shimota village has already been annihilated by it.

A team of Ninja known as the Koga ninja Team are sent out to investigate the deaths, but before they can reach the village they are ambushed in the trees by an amazingly powerful enemy in the shadows, and all savagely mutilated... except one. A female warrior named Kagero.

She is taken by their attacker only to be saved by our hero, Jubei. She thanks him and pretends to be strong and indifferent, but after he leaves, Kagero's pain is shown. Through out her entire life she has been treated as nothing more than an expendable warrior... living in a world void of emotion and overflowing with pain.

In turn for Jubei saving Kagero (and later dispensing of her attacker) the rest of the Devils of Kimon come after him and he is unwillingly hired by a shrewd old ninja spy named Dakuwan. Together, Dakuan and Jubei end up teaming up with Kagero to battle these demons with super-human abilities.

As more information is revealed the plot becomes twisted and the blood just seems to fall like rain ! The ending is amazing, but don't think I'd tell you what it was! If you haven't seen it, go out and rent it now ! Your life will never be the same...

Here's a quote from the creator of Ninja Scroll

When asked about the myriad of shape-shifting supernatural beings that populate his anime, he replies: "I'm interested in the impact of horror created by blending reality and fantasy and so I like designing creatures that are half man and half beast. I often use these creatures in my work because only through animation can they truly exist - in the animated worlds I create they are living, breathing creatures in their 'natural' settings."

Ninja Scroll

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