At first I was a little apprehensive but this is a great film/series It is hard hitting and a lot of moments that I have yet to see be matched by other films in this genre a really great plot and the action great. I will say the main character does have some weird cliches I could of done without but overall I would definitely recommend whats also cool is this project precedes a lot of ninja movie we know today.
Everything to be expected from Kawajiri; the smirking sadism & leering scenes of sexual violence (rarely elevated above a level of basic sensationalism), offset by a tremendous visual imagination & approach to craft that is truly extraordinary. While not exactly teeming with complexity, this is a work of high-fantasy that satisfies on a level of pure spectacle; a grotesque phantasmagoria of action & adventure.
This animation is so inspiring for me, the amount of work you see thrills you, use of color is enchanting and the music use keeps the atmosphere flowing. Nudity in this makes this movie exclusive for me, storywise i've felt disconnected in some parts but this is great work
I acknowledge the importance of NINJA SCROLL's role in the Japanese animation world, but even as a kid I was not very impressed with this "anime classic". Most of it is creepy "fan service" the Japanese can't seem to get enough of, and it's overuse of rape and genital demons overshadows the otherwise brilliant story.