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!
By voting up (or downvoting) each Ninja Scroll recommendation, you will actively change the order list. If you have a rec for an anime like Ninja Scroll that isn't already here, feel free to add it!
- Berserk (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. ...moreBuy on Amazon
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. ...moreBuy on Amazon
- Photo: Wikimedia Commons / CC-BYThe Kouga and Iga clans ask a favor of Hachirou and Hibiki in hopes of reinforcing their foundation. ...more
- Samurai 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