Ninja Scroll is one of the most influential anime films ever created, but what are some similar anime that will satisfy you in the same way? This list ranks the best anime like Ninja Scroll, with the order being determined entirely by anime fans like you.
Although it came out years later, Basilisk is a good pick for anime similar to Ninja Scroll. The series centers around two feuding ninja clans, the Iga and the Kouga. The story is pretty good, but it's the unique fighting styles and action scenes that really make it worth watching. Anime similar to Ninja Scroll also include series like Berserk, Afro Samurai, and Samurai Champloo. If you want anime movies like Ninja Scroll, options include Sword of the Stranger and Sword For Truth. One film on this list, Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust, was even directed by Ninja Scroll director Yoshiaki Kawajiri!
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- Photo: OLMBerserk (Wowow, 1997) is a Japanese dark fantasy anime series based on the manga series by Kentaro Miura from OLM animation studio. Guts is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court. ...more
- Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BYBasilisk is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Masaki Segawa. It was published in Japan in 2003 and 2004 in Kodansha's Young Magazine Uppers magazine, based on the novel The Kouga Ninja Scrolls by Futaro Yamada published in 1958. The anime, produced in 2005 by Gonzo Studios, closely follows the manga aside from a handful of distinctions. The manga won the 2004 Kodansha Manga Award for general manga. The manga was later followed by a sequel series titled The Yagyu Ninja Scrolls which was also based on a novel by Futaro Yamada. The story takes place in the year 1614. Two ninja clans, Tsubagakure of the Iga and Manjidani of Kouga, battle each other to determine which grandson ...more
Vampire Hunter D: BloodlustPhoto: Metaweb (FB)Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust is a 2000 anime film written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. The film is based on the third novel of Hideyuki Kikuchi's Vampire Hunter D series, Demon Deathchase. The film began production in 1997 and was completed with the intention of being shown in American theaters. It was shown in six theaters across the United States and received generally positive reception from American critics. Before its completion, a 1999 video game based on the same plot was also released. ...more
- Photo: ManglobeSamurai Champloo (Manglobe, 2004), often stylized as SAMURAI CHAMPLOO, is a Japanese action anime series. Fuu, a waitress who works in a teahouse, rescues two master swordsmen, Mugen and Jin, from their execution to help her find the "samurai who smells of sunflowers." ...more