CITIZEN'S AWARD WINNER - 1993 YUBARI INTERNATIONAL FANTASTIC FILM FESTIVAL Feudal Japan - a time of danger, intrigue and deception. After an entire village is decimated by a mysterious plague, a master swordsman named Jubei undertakes a desperate quest to find the Shogun of the Dark - an evil autocrat who plans to overthrow Japan's Tokugawa government. But in order to capture him, Jubei must face the 8 Devils of Kimon - the Shogun's fearsome force of demonic henchmen, each possessing awesome superhuman powers. Joined on his journey by the beautiful and deadly female ninja Kagero, they must together defeat the dominion that rule in terror and restore order to the land. Jubei Ninpocho which translates to Jubei Ninja Wind Chronicle a.k.a. Ninja Scroll, was released in Japanese theatres in 1993. Created by award-winning action director, Yoshiaki Kawajiri, and masterfully rendered by Japan's acclaimed Madhouse animation studio (Perfect Blue, X, Spawn, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, Animatrix, Metropolis, Millennium Actress), the film blends the mysticism of 17th century Japan into an intensely packed tale of action, fantasy, and adventure. Since its June 1995 video release in the U.S., the film has achieved cult status, and continues to be one of the most popular anime titles in America.