The BEST Episodes of Ninja Scroll
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 2, 2020
The story takes place in feudal Japan and follows the adventures of Jubei Kibagami, a mercenary ninja who is given a duty to guard the Dragon Stone and to protect the Priestess of Light (Shigure) from the Hiruko Clan and the Kimon Shu. He is aided by the government spy Dakuan and the thief Tsubute.
#1 - Farewell Jubei
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jul 15, 2003
The memories of the Light Maiden are awakening inside Shigure's head. But her recovery comes too lateâ€”Jubei has fallen in battle, and this leaves only Shigure to unlock the powers of the Light Maiden that will decide the fate of them all. She must face a finale without Jubei and witness one final fight that will decide who comes out alive.
#2 - Dynasty Restoration
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jul 8, 2003
How far can you trust your senses? Jubei's commitment to save Shigure pays off when he, Dakuan, and Tsubute execute a successful rescue mission. But something is wrong, and Shigure is acting strangely. The outcome of war may depend on Jubei finding out why!
#3 - Forbidden Love
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Apr 29, 2003
The battles heat up as both the Kimon and Hiruko Clans search for the Dragon Stone and the Light Maiden. Neither side is willing to give up the Stone, and it is a bloody free-for-all to see who can get both the Stone and the Maiden.
#4 - Tragedy in the Hidden Village
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 15, 2003
What is destiny? One Hiruko ninja has stolen the sacred Dragon Stone with the hopes of setting his clan free from a life of darkness. The Kimon Clan, however, has other plans for the Stone as well as the Light Maiden.
#5 - The Diamond Child
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired May 13, 2003
Meet Tatsunosuke, a young thief with a special gift and nothing to lose. Matched against Tsubute, which thief will come out with the Dragon Stone in his pocket? Faced with the opportunity to join the Kimon, will Tatsunosuke take the chance, and pay for it with his life?
#6 - Blossom
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired May 27, 2003
Azami is back, and after the half of Dragon Stone she could not get the first time, determined not to lose it to the Kimon clan. Meanwhile, Jubei learns the truth about the Dragon Stone and the treasure of the Lost Dynasty, and he's slowly figuring out just how precarious of a position they are all in.
#7 - Shelter from the Rain
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired May 20, 2003
Apart from the others, Jubei finds himself poisoned in battle with Nenmu, a ninja who can use the bodies of people. Caught in a rainstorm, with the help of a woman and her young son, Jubei slowly recuperates from the poison. But with Nenmu's ability to manipulate anybody, who can tell a friend from the enemy? Will Jubei's newfound allies turn against him?
#8 - A Dragon Within
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 17, 2003
Until now, no one has fully understood the secrets of the Light Maiden. But they are revealed at last when the Hiruko warrior Zofu saves Shigure from a clan of assassins and forces her to face a place and purpose she did not choose.
#9 - Departure
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Apr 22, 2003
With no other choice, Shigure sets out with Dakuan and Tsubute to find the answers about who she really is. Meanwhile, Jubei must fight off both Hiruko and Kimon ninjas and deliver the Dragon Stone to Shigure.
#10 - The Heart of the Hiruko
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 24, 2003
Who is Rokai? When Shigure is threatened by Yamidoro and his clan, a protector appears in the form of a strange little man with amazing abilities. However, even he cannot prevent the Kimon from kidnapping Shigure. Someone must save the Light Maiden!
#11 - Broken Stone
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 6, 2003
For the Kimon and Hiruko, not only is fighting each other difficult, but also trying to steal the Stone from under the watchful eye of Jubei is nearly impossible. One almost-successful attempt at taking the Stone results in splitting the stone in half: Jubei has one half, while the Kimon manage to get the other half.
#12 - Yagyu Renya
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Jul 1, 2003
The action moves to sea as Jubei's party searches for Shigure, who is stranded on the water with the Kimon clan. Onboard Jubei's ship is a mysterious samurai. Is he friend or foe? The group must find out as passengers on the ship start turning up dead.
#13 - The Fate of Rengoku
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 3, 2003
Rengoku has her mission â€“ to get the other half of the Dragon Stone from Jubei. This is also her chance to avenge the death of her beloved brother, but at what cost? With revenge on her mind, what will Rengoku sacrifice for the ability to kill Jubei?