The Eight Devils appeared in an anime called (in America) Ninja Scroll, and known in Japan as Jubei Ninpucho (a.k.a. "Legend of Jubei"). Ninja Scroll is a wild, fantastic martial arts anime combining elements of more traditional samurai movies with sequences of pure fantasy. It sort of reminds me of what a fantasy marital arts movie made by Akira Kurosawa and Tsui Hark (with a little John Carpenter thrown in) would look like. Fortunately for you, this movie can be found in many video rental stores—I highly recommend the subtitled version. Potential viewers please note: this movie contains scenes of explicit sex and graphic violence!
I am presenting adaptations of all eight "Devils of Kimon," as well as the other three major characters of the film: Jubei—a wandering ninja/ronin, Kagero—ninja of the Koga clan, and Dakuan—a spy masquerading as a priest. The character designs have been deliberately "fleshed out" a bit from what is presented in the movie, meaning I've tried to add in an assortment of appropriate skills to each of the characters.
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