Movies like Ninja Scroll

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Ninja Scroll (1993)
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 33K
Ninja Scroll (1993)
Original name: 獣兵衛忍風帖
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Jubei is a masterless ninja who travels the land alone, hiring his services to those with gold... or a worthy cause. His fearsome abilities have served him well, but a hideous plot to overthrow the government threatens to end his wandering ways and possibly his life.
Style: exciting, serious, epic, stylized, surreal, suspenseful, bloody, cult film, adult animation, complex ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: master warrior, martial arts, ninja, samurai, demon, monster, supernatural, violence, village, heroes, gold, good versus evil, duel, vengeance, megalomaniac, transformation, ninja warrior, graphic violence, sexual abuse, blind character, ninja master, shuriken, drifter, cult, rebel ...
Time: middle ages
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo

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The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out serious, exciting, stylized and suspenseful films with plots about danger, heroes, rivalry, violence, escapades, adventure and good versus evil mostly in Animation, Action and Fantasy genres. Some movies like Ninja Scroll: Sword of the Stranger (2007), Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000), Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003), Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009), Wicked City (1987). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
Sword of the Stranger (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: Pursued by formidable Chinese assassins, young Kotaro and his dog run into No Name, a mysterious stranger who gets pulled into the chase. The unlikely companions form a bond over saving the dog from a poison attack, but chaos erupts when the ...
Style: exciting, captivating, serious, suspenseful, touching
Plot: swordsman, adventure, samurai, immortality, emperor, master warrior, lone wolves, escapades, palaces castles and temples, sacrifice, curses spells and rituals, human animal relationship ...
Place: feudal japan, japan
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100%
Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 103 min.
Story: D has been hired to track down Meier Link, a notoriously powerful vampire who has abducted a woman, Charlotte Elbourne. D's orders are strict - find Charlotte, at any cost. For the first time, D faces serious competition. The Markus Brothers, a ...
Style: gothic, serious, atmospheric, suspenseful, stylized ...
Plot: vampire, master warrior, kidnapping, rescue, supernatural, immortality, woman in danger, monster, race against time, bounty hunter, werewolf, gory ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc I - The Egg of the King (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, War
Country: Japan
Duration: 76 min.
Story: Guts, an immensely strong sword-for-hire, has little direction in his life, simply fighting one battle after the next. However, this all changes suddenly when he meets and is bested by Griffith, a beautiful and charismatic young man who leads the ...
Style: serious, captivating, tense, exciting
Plot: mercenary, duel, battles, supernatural ability, heroes, vengeance, good versus evil, supernatural, military, curses spells and rituals, uninhibited rivalry, imaginary ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Ninja Scroll: The Series (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Himuro Genma and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Kibagami Jubei continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman. During his journey, he meets Shigure, a priestess who ...
Plot: ninja, dark hero, good versus evil, chosen one, adventure hero, supernatural power, martial arts, fictional war, dark fantasy, long hair, anti hero, volcano ...
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Afro Samurai: Resurrection (2009)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Afro Samurai avenged his father and found a life of peace. But the legendary master is forced back into the game by a beautiful and deadly woman from his past. The sparks of violence dropped along Afro’s bloody path now burn out of control – and ...
Style: surreal, suspenseful, serious, rough, exciting ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: samurai, vengeance, martial arts, crimes, adventure, supernatural, criminal's revenge, danger, mortal combat, imaginary, violence, revenge ...
Time: future
Place: japan, asia, feudal japan, tokyo
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 6.7
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Wicked City (1987)
Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Horror, Romance, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: This animated Japanese film is a dark, adult-oriented thriller. A peace treaty between the Earth and the Black World, a parallel universe of spider-like aliens is coming to an end. Two cops, Taki, a human male, and Maki, a female alien, are assigned ...
Style: serious, rough, disturbing, scary, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: beast, demon, heroes, supernatural, save the world, parallel world, sadism, gory, supernatural ability, imaginary, unlikely partners, heroic mission ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Princess Mononoke (1997)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 134 min.
Story: Ashitaka, a prince of the disappearing Ainu tribe, is cursed by a demonized boar god and must journey to the west to find a cure. Along the way, he encounters San, a young human woman fighting to protect the forest, and Lady Eboshi, who is trying to ...
Style: captivating, emotional, exciting, stylized, atmospheric ...
Audience: family outing
Plot: wolf, mythology, adventure, demon, heroic mission, good versus evil, danger, princess, curses spells and rituals, in the woods, master warrior, hopes ...
Time: middle ages, 15th century, 16th century
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
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100%
Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (1989)
Genre: Animation, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror, Romance
Country: Japan
Duration: 108 min.
Story: Legend has it that the human race is not the only dominant civilization living on Earth. Two other races exist in this world: the Makai (a demon race) and the Juujinkai (a half-man, half-beast race). Once every 3,000 years, a supreme being known as ...
Style: hentai, epic, rough, serious, scary ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: apocalypse, good versus evil, obsession, danger, parallel world, demon, violence, sex, gymnasium, monster, tentacle, paranormal ...
Time: 1920s, 80s, future, 20th century, 20s
Place: tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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Spriggan (1998)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 90 min.
Story: An elite superhuman agent must stop a foreign military unit from seizing control of an ancient artifact that holds the key to ultimate power.
Style: stylized, serious, exciting, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: secret agents, mountain, good versus evil, danger, save the world, car chase, superhuman powers, adventure, master villain, heroic mission, race against time, world domination ...
Place: turkey, pentagon, istanbul turkey, japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Vampire Hunter D (1985)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 80 min.
Story: In a far-future time ruled by the supernatural, a young girl requests the help of a vampire hunter to kill the vampire who has bitten her and thus prevent her from becoming a vampire herself.
Style: gothic, atmospheric, exciting, serious, rough ...
Plot: vampire, vampire slayer, supernatural ability, mysterious character, ghost, good versus evil, gory, danger, supernatural, escapades, heroic mission, master villain ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
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Afro Samurai (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 26 min.
Story: A Black samurai goes on a mission to avenge the wrongful death of his father in a futuristic feudal Japan.In the Afro Samurai world there are many headbands and they signify the best fighters in the world. If a person should hold number 1, they are ...
Style: suspenseful, futuristic, exciting, serious, stylized ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: samurai, sexual activity, danger, death, vengeance, adventure, deadly, killings, master warrior, imaginary, martial arts, african american ...
Time: future
Place: japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
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Demon City Shinjuku (1988)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 82 min.
Story: Kyoya's father was a great warrior, killed at the hands of the diabolical psychic, Rebi Ra, who has now opened a portal to hell in the city of Shinjuku. It falls to Kyoya to finish what his father started and battle his way through demons, ...
Style: serious, suspenseful, futuristic
Plot: good versus evil, battles, demon, sword, catastrophe, vengeance, samurai, supernatural, master villain, heroic mission, ghost, apocalypse ...
Time: future
Place: japan, tokyo, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Escaflowne: The Movie (2000)
Genre: Adventure, Animation, Drama, Fantasy, Romance, Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 98 min.
Story: Gaea is a mythical realm ruled by sword and sorcery and immersed in blood and violence. Thrust into a conflict she doesn't quite understand, Hitomi Kanzaki helps aid the young Prince Van as they embark upon a journey to fight the Black Dragon ...
Style: atmospheric, stylized, serious, mecha, intense ...
Audience: teens
Plot: good versus evil, unrequited love, tragic hero, supernatural ability, supernatural, adventure, rivalry, future dystopia, heroic mission, escapades, danger, teenage life ...
Place: japan, asia, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.4
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Dororo (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 30 min.
Story: A samurai lord has bartered away his newborn son's organs to forty-eight demons in exchange for dominance on the battlefield. Yet, the abandoned infant survives thanks to a medicine man who equips him with primitive prosthetics—lethal ones ...
Style: exciting, captivating, disturbing, suspense, suspenseful ...
Plot: samurai, demon, curse, supernatural, violence, ronin, adventure, friendship, danger, losing-it hero, uncover truth, swordsman ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Sword for Truth (1990)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adult, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, History, Horror, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 60 min.
Story: Shurannosuke Sakaki is a masterless samurai with a razor-sharp katana and a cold-hearted personality. Whenever you see the mark of two crossed scythes on his back, death is sure to follow. Because of his exceptional swordsmanship, Shurannosuke is ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting, adult animation
Plot: samurai, danger, battle zone, battles, curses spells and rituals, imaginary, heroic mission, rescue, supernatural, military, rivalry, good versus evil ...
Place: japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Samurai Champloo (2004)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 24 min.
Story: Mugen is a ferocious, animalistic warrior with a fighting style inspired by break-dancing. Jin is a ronin samurai who wanders the countryside alone. They may not be friends, but their paths continually cross. And when ditzy waitress Fuu gets ...
Style: exciting, thought provoking, atmospheric, captivating, feel good ...
Plot: samurai, adventure, friendship, obsessive quest, danger, martial arts, on the road, hip hop, master warrior, pride and honor, swearing, road trip ...
Time: 17th century, 1600s
Place: japan, okinawa japan, feudal japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc III - The Advent (2013)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: A year has passed since Guts parted ways with the Band of the Hawks. Meanwhile, his former mercenary group is plotting a rescue mission to save an imprisoned Griffith.
Style: serious, biting, macabre, adult animation, sinister ...
Plot: danger, military, good versus evil, battles, demon, blood, sword fight, imaginary kingdom, supernatural ability, imaginary, heroes, master warrior ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
InuYasha the Movie 3: Swords of an Honorable Ruler (2003)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: Inuyasha and his brother, Sesshomaru, each inherited a sword from their father after his death. However, their father had a third sword, named Sounga, that he sealed away. Seven hundreds years after his death, Sounga awakens and threatens ...
Style: semi serious, humorous, exciting, stylized
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: good versus evil, adventure, young heroes, heroic mission, danger, youth, supernatural, master warrior, escapades, imaginary, curses spells and rituals, supernatural ability ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
Naruto Shippuden: The Movie (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Family, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 94 min.
Story: Demons that once almost destroyed the world, are revived by someone. To prevent the world from being destroyed, the demon has to be sealed and the only one who can do it is the shrine maiden Shion from the country of demons, who has two powers; one ...
Style: serious, stylized, suspenseful, exciting
Audience: kids, pre-teens
Plot: ninja, demon, destiny, priestess, imaginary kingdom, good versus evil, chosen one, supernatural, rivalry, escapades, superhuman powers, adventure ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
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Beowulf (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 6th-century Scandinavian warrior, Beowulf embarks on a mission to slay the manlike ogre Grendel, a descendant of Cain.
Style: epic, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: mythology, legends and myths, monster, dragon, heroic mission, sin, tragic hero, vikings, good versus evil, viking, weakness, ancient ...
Time: middle ages, ancient world
Place: denmark, europe
⇓ similarity ⇓
29%
Street Fighter II: The Animated Movie (1994)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 102 min.
Story: Bison, the ruthless leader of the international terrorist organization Shadowlaw, has been desperately searching for the greatest fighter on the planet for years. He finds it in Ryu, a young wanderer who never stays in one place long enough for ...
Style: semi serious, exciting, intense, clever, bloody ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, heroes, good versus evil, street fighter, master villain, androids and robots, imaginary, heroic mission, danger, rivalry, superior, undercover ...
Time: 1990s, 90s
Place: japan, usa, tokyo, california
⇓ similarity ⇓
27%
 7.8
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Death Frenzy (2007)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama
Country: Japan
Story: Shigurui is a manga series written by Norio Nanjo and illustrated by Takayuki Yamaguchi, based on the first chapter of the novel Suruga-jō Gozen Jiai by Norio Nanjō. An animated television adaptation, based on the first 32 chapters of the manga, ...
Style: suspenseful, stylized, rough, disturbing, realistic ...
Plot: samurai, martial arts, rivalry, duel, ambition, haunted by the past, mortal combat, contests and competitions, opponent, championship, blind character, disability ...
Time: 17th century
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Inuyasha the Movie: Affections Touching Across Time (2001)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 100 min.
Story: InuYasha is a half-demon who was trapped in the Legendary Tree and was set free by Kagome, a girl who traveled 500 years through time. This time, both of them will have to face Menomaru, a Chinese demon whose father, known as Hyoga, came 300 years ...
Style: semi serious, suspenseful, light, captivating, entertaining ...
Audience: family outing, pre-teens, kids
Plot: time travel, good versus evil, supernatural ability, adventure, danger, curses spells and rituals, heroic mission, monster, demon, imaginary kingdom, imaginary, world domination ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
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Bleach: Memories of Nobody (2006)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 87 min.
Story: In Karakura Town, unidentifiable spirits begin appearing en mases. While attempting to deal with these strange souls, Ichigo Kurosaki and Rukia Kuchiki meet Senna, a mysterious shinigami who wipes out most of them. Senna refuses to answer any ...
Style: suspenseful, exciting, atmospheric, serious, scary ...
Plot: danger, adventure, escapades, vengeance, supernatural, samurai, kidnapping, ghost, supernatural ability, mystery, rivalry, collision ...
Place: japan, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
26%
Dragon Ball Z: Resurrection 'F' (2015)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Comedy, Family, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 93 min.
Story: One peaceful day on Earth, two remnants of Frieza's army named Sorbet and Tagoma arrive searching for the Dragon Balls with the aim of reviving Frieza. They succeed, and Frieza subsequently seeks revenge on the Saiyans.
Style: exciting, stylized, humorous, semi serious, absurd ...
Audience: teens, pre-teens
Plot: martial arts, vengeance, danger, rivalry, adventure, supernatural ability, master warrior, heroes, supernatural, good versus evil, escapades, imaginary ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Heavy Metal 2000 (2000)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
Country: Canada, Germany
Duration: 88 min.
Story: Upon discovery of a shard of what could be the Loc-Nar, a miner named Tyler becomes possessed with an insatiable hunger for power and a thirst for immortality. On his way to the planet of youth, Tyler wipes out most of a space colony and kidnaps a ...
Style: sexy, exciting, serious, suspenseful, offbeat ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: space travel, female protagonist, vengeance, danger, heroic mission, obsessive quest, good versus evil, adventure, supernatural, heroes, space and aliens, escapades ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Berserk: The Golden Age Arc II - The Battle for Doldrey (2012)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Horror
Country: Japan
Duration: 95 min.
Story: The Band of the Hawk participates in the Midland war campaign. On the bloody battlefield, they conquer decisive victories that lead them to Doldrey, an old fortress that will decide the outcome of the war.
Style: serious
Plot: battles, gore, blood, imaginary kingdom, curses spells and rituals, escapades, imaginary, supernatural ability, uninhibited rivalry, heroes, adventure, vengeance ...
Time: middle ages
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba (2019)
Genre: Animation, Action, Fantasy, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 25 min.
Story: It is the Taisho Period in Japan. Tanjiro, a kindhearted boy who sells charcoal for a living, finds his family slaughtered by a demon. To make matters worse, his younger sister Nezuko, the sole survivor, has been transformed into a demon ...
Style: exciting, captivating, humorous, absurd, disturbing ...
Plot: adventure, demon, supernatural, friendship, murder, danger, death, mentor, violence, teamwork, destiny, dark fantasy ...
Time: 20th century
Place: japan, tokyo
⇓ similarity ⇓
25%
Dragon Ball Z: Bojack Unbound (1993)
Genre: Animation, Action, Adventure, Fantasy, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Japan
Duration: 50 min.
Story: Mr. Money is holding another Tenka'ichi Budokai and Mr. Satan invites everyone in the world to join in. Little does he know that Bojack, an ancient villain who has escaped his prison, is competing. Since Goku is currently dead, it is up to ...
Style: semi serious, stylized, humorous, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: pre-teens, teens
Plot: superhero, martial arts, master warrior, martial arts tournament, imaginary, crimes, superhuman powers, chaos and mayhem, chases and races, contests and competitions, adventure, obsessive quest ...
Time: future
Place: asia, japan
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
Fist of the North Star (1986)
Genre: Animation, Action, Drama, Fantasy
Country: Japan
Duration: 110 min.
Story: After a nuclear holocaust tears the world apart, mankind is forced to the harshness of not only the oppression of others who are much more powerful, but the dead earth which seems to be getting worse with every passing moment. But a savior has risen ...
Style: rough, stylized, serious, bleak, futuristic ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: martial arts, nuclear holocaust, rivalry, chaos, heroes, anti heroes, tragic hero, anti hero, murder, blood, wrestler, vengeance ...
Time: near future, future, 80s
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
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