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Cyber Ninja (1988)

Mirai Ninja: Keiun Kinin Gaiden (original title)
In a futuristic version of medieval Japan, a band of swordsmen battles an evil warlord and his mechanical army of ninjas, and are aided by a mysterious heroic cyborg ninja, Shiranui.

Director:

Keita Amemiya

Writers:

Satoshi Kitahara (original story), Satoshi Kitahara (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Hanbei Kawai Hanbei Kawai ... Akagi
Kunihiko Ida Kunihiko Ida ... Jiromaru (as Hiroki Ida)
Eri Morishita Eri Morishita ... Princess Saki
Makoto Yokoyama Makoto Yokoyama ... Shiranui
Satoshi Itô Satoshi Itô ... Hiyukaku / voice of Shiranui
Fuyukichi Maki Fuyukichi Maki ... Kajiwara Sandayu
Masaaki Emori Masaaki Emori ... Kurosagi Shikigami
Shôhei Yamamoto Shôhei Yamamoto ... Raimei Hoshi
Mizuho Yoshida Mizuho Yoshida ... Shoki
Hiroaki Mita Hiroaki Mita ... Shoki (voice)
Hideki Sasaki Hideki Sasaki ... Ninja-Roid (voice)
Chikara Aragaki Chikara Aragaki ... Young Warrior
Kiichirou Tai Kiichirou Tai ... Young Warrior
Hajime Iwasaki Hajime Iwasaki ... Young Warrior
Satou Anada Satou Anada ... Young Warrior
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Storyline

A man's body and soul are stolen and used as part of a demon castle. What's left becomes Cyber Ninja. He teams up with the chi students whose cyber-earmuffs show matching red symbols. They fill their swords with ammunition, grab some neo-retro-cyber-antique guns and attack the demon robot expendable ninja squad. Each fight is won by whichever side uses more gratuitous special effects. They slay the Tron-like hover droids, who are destroyed in their shame. There's a showdown with a white-armored guy with dreadlocks, who is later reincarnated by the eclipse and a lot of multicolored lightning. After killing the make-up wearing effeminate spider person, the chi school fires a giant gun at the demon castle spider cyber robot. It blows up. Written by <pyre@iastate.edu>_&_blank@iastate.edu>>>

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

May 1988 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Cyber Ninja See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color
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it's good... with original Japanese audio
21 September 2005 | by MnSO2See all my reviews

Gosh.. I first watched this movie when I was ten and own a bad quality copy of VHS. Fortunately though, it has original Japanese soundtrack. Having not seen the English dubbed version, I am little puzzled by other reviews because overall I thought this was a quite decent film. Although I have to admit that 7/10 rating was somewhat based on nostalgia. In any case, I like the concept of Cyborgs and robots fighting with swords, wearing samurai armors, and knives shooting out from hands. Plus you have to admit that putting ammos into katanas is kind of cool. Not to mention different types of robotic ninjas. There were actually action figures of shiranui(main character) and shouki(badass white ninja)!!


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