Ninja Scroll is a feature held as a classic amongst the echelons of Japanese animation fans. Unfortunately, here in the UK it is also linked to an urban legend of it all being ‘violent animated pornography’. I remember buying into these inaccurate slurs in my childhood and vowing I’d stay well away from the stuff when I saw VHS volumes next to the more familiar Batman and Spider-Man comics.

Life sure is ironic sometimes, and thankfully education is the remedy to ignorance.

The story is set in the ever imagination-inspiring ‘Warring States’ period of Japanese history, when the country was striving to...

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