Ninja Scroll (Japan 1993)

Rating: ****

Super cool ninja action with some naughty bits and a lot of gross and gory fighting (a la "Fist Of The North Star"). Kibagami Jubei is a wandering ronin for hire who gets pressed into service by a crazy old monk to kill an old rival he thought he had already slain. The animation is excellent and the character design reminiscent of "Wicked City" (1992) and "Demon City Shinjuku" (1993). The female ninja is quite stunning indeed. There are, of course, plenty of weird and gross monsters to go around.