More of What You Love

Find what you're looking for even quicker with the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Cast & Crew

Top Series Cast



Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


8 July 2007 | ejenkinsumc
9
| Great Ninja TV show
One of the best TV series ever! Sort of a blend of Shogun's Samuari - The Yagyu Clan Conspiracy (also starring Sony Chiba) and the Lone Wolf and Cub series. Then throw in some Mission Impossible, Robin Hood, and The "A" Team! Reminds me of the Hanzo the Razor trilogy as well, with a surprising amount of violence and nudity for a TV show. The lead character in this show is Hanzo (??!!) Hattori (Sony Chiba) who is boss of an underground ninja clan. The exploits are inventive and interesting with many based on political intrigue, though there is a pervasive 80's soap opera (i.e. dramatic) element. The ensemble characters are all excellent, and the bath house setting provides relief from the heavy drama and adventure. I do have one complaint which keeps it from a perfect score - the music is okay, but the same themes / songs are repeated in virtually every episode and can wear out their welcome. One theme sounds like "Saint James Infirmary Blues", and another like Karen Carpenter singing "The Two Of Us" in a Japanese lounge. There are traditional styled Japanese melodies along with blaxploitation fuzz/funk influences. Don't worry about missing one as you'll hear most of them every episode. Just pace yourself and resist the temptation to watch them all at once. Highly recommended!

Critic Reviews


More Like This

Shadow Warriors

Shadow Warriors

Ninja, a Band of Assassins

Ninja, a Band of Assassins

Shinobi No Mono 4: Siege

Shinobi No Mono 4: Siege

Owls' Castle

Owls' Castle

Castle of Owls

Castle of Owls

Red Shadow: Akakage

Red Shadow: Akakage

Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance

Shinobi No Mono 2: Vengeance

Azumi

Azumi

Shinobi no mono: Shin kirigakure Saizô

Shinobi no mono: Shin kirigakure Saizô

The Resistance

The Resistance

Shinobi No Mono 3: Resurrection

Shinobi No Mono 3: Resurrection

Shinobi no mono: Iga-yashiki

Shinobi no mono: Iga-yashiki

Our Favorite Trailers of the Week

See the trailers we loved this week, including horror thriller The Hunt and the new season of "Succession."

Watch our trailer of trailers

Featured on IMDb

Check out IMDb's San Diego Comic-Con coverage, featuring Kevin Smith as captain of the IMDboat, July 18 to 20, 2019, visit our guide to Star Wars, family entertainment, and more.

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com