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: Metaweb (FB) / Public domainSword of the Stranger is a 2007 Japanese anime film directed by Masahiro Andō and produced by animation studio Bones. The film follows Kotaro, a young boy who is hunted by a group of swordsmen from Ming Dynasty China for mysterious reasons. Among the group is a fearsome Western fighter named Luo-Lang, whose only desire is to find a worthy opponent. Kotaro and his dog meet "Nanashi", a nameless ronin who is haunted by memories of his past which have led him to avoid drawing his sword ever again. When the Ming clash with a Sengoku-era feudal lord, a proud general, and monks torn between faith and survival, the reason behind the Ming group's pursuit tests the bond between Kotaro and Nanashi.... more
- Photo: Metaweb (FB) / Fair useVampire Hunter D is a 1985 Japanese horror/science fiction OVA film produced by Ashi Productions, in association with Epic/Sony Records, CBS Sony Group Inc. and Movic. The screenplay is based on the first in the long-running series of light novels written by Hideyuki Kikuchi. Billed by the Japanese producers as a "dark future science-fiction romance", the film, like the novel before it, is set in the year 12,090 AD, in a post-nuclear holocaust world where a young woman hires a mysterious half-vampire, half-human vampire hunter to protect her from a powerful vampire lord.... more
- Photo: GallopRurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story (Studio Gallop, 1996), also known as Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai X, is a Japanese action anime series based on the manga by Nobuhiro Watsuki. A wandering samurai with a past embarks on a quest to uphold justice and help the innocent using his sword, but slay no man.... more
- Photo: GonzoAfro Samurai is a Japanese seinen dōjinshi manga series written and illustrated by manga artist Takashi Okazaki. it follows the life of Afro Samurai who witnessed his father Rokutaro (owner of the No. 1 headband) being killed by a male gunslinger named Justice (owner of the No. 2 headband) while he was a child. As an adult, Afro sets off to kill Justice and avenge his father. The Afro Samurai dōjinshi was adapted into an anime miniseries by Gonzo in 2007, along with the television film sequel Afro Samurai: Resurrection in 2009.... more