Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Jubei-Chan the Ninja Girl - Complete Set|
Director: Takahiro Yoshimatsu
Genres: Television, Anime & Manga
Improbable as it sounds, perky junior high student Jiyu "Jubei" Nanohana is the reincarnation of the legendary samurai Yagyu Jubei. When she puts on the fabled Lovely Eye Patch, she becomes a devastating swordswoman. Yag... more »
Ronnie Clay | Winnsboro, Louisiana | 09/15/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The main conflict of this story is between two rival Japanese sword schools: the Yagyu Jubei school and the Ryujoji school. The rivalry was seemingly ended 300 years ago when Yagyu Jubei defeated the Ryujoji champion.
Rating 13 up: minor risque humor, violence"
jessica | 04/03/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The first time I heard of Jubei-chan: Secret of the Lovely Eye patch I thought it sounded pretty cool. I mean who wouldn't like an action/adventure romance of a girl who can transform into a kick-ass ninja? However I was sorely disappointed. Not only was the plot line shaky and the voice acting terrible but what really hits the nail on the head was Jubei's character. She is completely empty of emotion whatsoever, in both ninja and ordinary girl form. She has an empty-headed trait that really gets annoying. Like for instance, she fights and defeats all of her teachers who are really ninja's in disguise and yet she wonders why her class gets so many new teachers ... well duh Jubei! You defeated them! Also all of the other characters are to busy ogling at her chest to really carry any significance to the story. I thought the action scenes might make up for the story line, and they are beautiful but really, really short. I usually like giving things a chance even if the other reviews aren't in favor but I'm sorry to say that I regret buying this DVD set. The only reason I give it two stars is for the fact that the soundtrack is beautiful and Jubie's ninja character looks pretty cool, but other than that it's pretty lame."
No no no! Ninja's here!
Mayle | Palmview, Tx, USA | 04/06/2006
(2 out of 5 stars)
"If you actually looking for ninja's in this anime by the end of this anime you either feel stupid or really angry. This is not based on any ninja's what so ever besides one which they made fun off. Which was Hattori Hanzo. How dare they mock such a great man like that. There is actually one charcter you might actually like in this story. He dies at the begin of the series. Yet and afterwards its a story going downhill that can't stick to the plot. Some people might call this comedy but i just call it something sad. This story is more like sailor moon without a deep storyline and a snotty girl that has a very hard time conprehending situations of common sense. Which is understandable why some people might like it as they may relate to this character. The fight schenes they will be actually about 4 fight schenes you might come across for the fact that it really doesnt contain that much action. the rest would be 3 second battles as in every episode will have one. What i actually see here is the story that i despite so much for using the term ninja on the title. The main character will be a swordsman aided by a cowardly samurai(which wouldn't make any sense any if a samurai would be a servant to a ninja anyways). Jubei will have many classmates in which the story won't revolve around but they will be there and they shall be anoying for the except of the kendo braggin kid which they story will revolve around. This anime has great music production and artwork but it lacks in character development and story which is basically worth nothing if you dont have those in my opinion having a story that you won't care about and characters you dont care about makes you wonder why your are still watching it. They thing i actually like was jubei's battle uniform which is the only reason why I didn't give it 1 star."
Not a "smart" anime, no....
H. Chandler | Atlanta, GA | 11/26/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Other reviewers have been ragging on this title quite heavily. I agree - if you are looking for a historical-based, deep plotted, good art styled anime about martial arts, then look somewhere else.
However, I really enjoyed Jubei-chan. It was more of a spoof of anime than anything else. Some moments of drama, but mostly poking fun at the serious martial art types of anime. The characters are goofy, and it is a bit racy at times, so its definately not for kids under 15 or so.
The soundtrack is awesome, and I absolutely loved the fight scenes (moreso towards the end of the series). It does move kinda slow towards the beginning (to introduce the characters), but with the last two discs especially, I could not pull myself away."