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The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll 

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Updated June 14, 2019 452 votes 148 voters 14.3k views 24 items

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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Basilisk is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Basilisk 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 ...more

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Berserk is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Berserk is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Kentaro Miura. Set in a medieval Europe-inspired dark fantasy world, the story centers on the characters of Guts, a lone mercenary, ...more

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Sword of the Stranger is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Sword 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 ...more

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Vampire Hunter D: Bloodl... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
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. ...more

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Samurai Champloo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Samurai Champloo is a Japanese anime series developed by Manglobe. It featured a production team led by director Shinichirō Watanabe, character designer Kazuto Nakazawa and mechanical designer ...more

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Vampire Hunter D is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Vampire 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 ...more

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Afro Samurai is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Afro 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 ...more

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Rurouni Kenshin is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
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Rurouni Kenshin: Meiji Swordsman Romantic Story, also known as Rurouni Kenshin and Samurai X, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Nobuhiro Watsuki. The story begins during the ...more

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Berserk: The Golden Age ... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey is a 2012 Japanese anime action adventure film written directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka, based on the manga by Kentaro Miura. Guts believed ...more
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Blood Reign: Curse of th... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Blood Reign: Curse of the Yoma, also known as Curse of the Undead: Yoma, is a Japanese manga written and illustrated by Kei Kusunoki. The manga was serialized in Shueisha's manga magazine Ribon ...more
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Samurai X: Trust and Bet... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
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Samurai X: Reflection is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
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Berserk Golden Age Arc I... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Berserk Golden Age Arc I: The Egg of the King is a 2012 Japanese anime action adventure film written directed by Toshiyuki Kubooka, based on the manga by Kentaro Miura. Guts, a mercenary, ...more
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The Weathering Continent... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
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Demon City Shinjuku is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Demon City Shinjuku is a novel by Hideyuki Kikuchi that was adapted into an original video animation in 1988, directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Rebi Ra has allowed himself to be possessed in order ...more
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Shigurui is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Shigurui is a manga series by Takayuki Yamaguchi, based on the first chapter of the novel Suruga-jō Gozen Jiai by Norio Nanjō. The series is noted for its realistic graphic violence and nudity ...more

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Afro Samurai: Resurrecti... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
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RIN - Daughters of Mnemo... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Mnemosyne, also known as RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne, is a six-episode Japanese anime television series produced by Xebec and Genco, featuring grotesque and erotic visuals. A mysterious tree ...more

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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
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JoJo's Bizarre Adventure... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
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Katanagatari is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Katanagatari is a Japanese light novel series written by Nisio Isin and illustrated by Take. The series is published by Kodansha under the Kodansha Box imprint. An anime adaptation by White Fox ...more

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Sword for Truth is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
Sword for Truth is a 1990 chanbara film directed by an uncredited Osamu Dezaki, who was credited as storyboard artist under the alias "Tsutomu Dezaki". The film is based on a series of ...more
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Yotoden: Chronicle of th... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
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Black Lion: Fear the Bla... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Anime Like Ninja Scroll
BLack Lion is a 1992 action/adventure animation directed by Takashi Watanabe. The year is 1580. Shishimaru fights against Ginnai Doma (an immortal samurai who, despite being butchered multiple ...more