Jan 14

Lady Ninja Kasumi 2: Love and Betrayal (2006) aka Sanada Kunoichi ninpo-den Kasumi ai to uragiri no kizuna

It’s been two years since Kasumi chose the Kunoichi lifestyle and she now has a new enemy in Hattori Hanzo. Hanzo’s wish is to penetrate the Ueda castle. So he enlists his own Kunoichi to seduce the gatekeeper, probing him for security loopholes. …

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Oct 25

Shadow Hunters (1972) a.K.a Kage gari

shadow-hunters-1972-coverIn the late Tokugawa period, the Edo government is using Spies from Iga Province to cause the downfall of innocent provincial Daimyo. The Shogun needs to claim the assets of fallen clans in order to boost the failing economies of Edo. The Ninjahunters, jesting Sunlight or Tadanoshi Unui (Ryuhei Uchida) & gaunt Moonlight or Denosuke Kusaba (Mikeo Narita), are led by a brooding fellow named Jubei Muroto. These three ronin are not your normal ornery ruffians who are looking for a drink, a broad and someone to jab a sword into, but are in fact former samurai who, rather than follow their destroyed fiefs and murdered masters into death via seppuku, have dedicated their combined sword prowess to stopping the government from raping its daimyos for valuable resources. It turns out that in the Tokugawa era’s twilight years, one of the tools that the shogunate would screw their daimyos with would be the ninja-sometimes referred to as ‘shadows’. The ‘shadows’ would manipulate the daimyos by planting incriminating anti-shogunate evidence (therefore they could be taken over under the ruse of being treasonous or mutinous), by stealing valuable documents (asserting a fiefdom’s inalienable right of existence), or by the assassination of key political figures and lords. In a sense, the Shadow Hunters act as a kind of firefighter to the Tokugawa shogunate’s ninja bad guys; moving from land to land, offering their swords and ridding Japan of the accursed ‘shadows’ that destroyed their own clans.

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Oct 24

Shadow Hunters II: Echo of Destiny (1972) a.K.a Kage gari: Hoero taihô

kagegari2_1972The three Shadow Hunters return for another round of Ninja killing. As the film opens, the three Hunters are apart but each is attacked by a “Kunoichi”, a beautiful, deadly female Ninja. After each has dispatched with the Kunoichi, they reunite for another job thwarting shadows at the behest of a clan. Though its use has been outlawed, a mountain clan has a prized cannon that was used in the civil war. Recently, they have melted it down to make a new and more deadly weapon, even though doing so is in direct defiance of the current Shogun’s orders. The Shadow Hunters must retrieve the new cannon from the summit of the mountain and return it to the village before the Shogun’s inspectors arrive. Unbeknownst to the trio, Domoto Makaku, leader of the Shogun’s shadows, is personally coming to make sure that their mission fails. It will take more than brute strength and swords to get the cannon down the mountain and the Hunters pull out all the stops to complete the mission they’ve been assigned.

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Sep 01

Female Ninja Magic 100 Trampled Flowers (1974) a.K.a Kunoichi ninpo: hyakka manji-garami

female_ninja_magic_100_trampled_flowersThis action-packed softcore melodrama concerns a group of female ninjas who use sexual magic along with their considerable fighting skills to protect their province from takeover by a ruthless shogun and his band of fighters.
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Aug 22

Sultry Assassin 2: Ninja Brainwash (2011) a.K.a Tsuyakenkaku 2: Kunoichi iro sennô

sultry-assassin-2-ninja-brainwashWhen Yui Kusunoki, an undercover geisha secretly in the employ of the Inner Secret Guard, disappears while en route to deliver an oral message concerning rogue Koga Ninja penetrations in southern Hikone, there’s just one sword-mistress who can go down after her: the notorious but very easy on the eyes Rin Saejima a.k.a. the Sultry Assassin! But knowing that her identity may have already been compromised as a result of the Koga’s Erotic Brainwashing technique, Rin devises a cunning plan of her own: one that involves bringing her “associate” Yasuburo back into her fold posing as her husband! Get ready for sword-handling of every kind and lots of derring-do getting done in the most unexpected places (and locations) as the team behind the sizzling escapades of The Aphrodisiac Kill reunite for a double-sworded, sordid ero-ninja epic that scholars of Japanese history would very much prefer that you don’t bring up in class: Sultry Assassin 2: Ninja Brainwash!
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Feb 15

Ninja Vixens: Crimson Blades (2000) aka Kunoichi nimpoden: Kurenai no yaiba

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Hearts burn with crimson flames, as blades thrash through the darkness! Rogue ninja Shinobu uses all the weapons at her command to terminate the local corrupt politicians – including her seductive body! Hunted by her former lover and captured by a sadistic assassin, the helpless Shinobu is drugged and ruthlessly tortured – until this magnificent NINJA VIXEN slices through the threads of fate with her shining and sexy blade. Desire, danger and destiny combine in this red-hot, sensual samurai thriller, starring the voluptuous Yukashi Otaki in her film debut!
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Jan 20

Lady Ninja Kasumi 3: Secret Skills (2006) aka Sanada Kunoichi ninpoden Kasumi: Musashi! Ougi kaigan

719wJGJL5AL._SL1068_Kasumi (Marin Akizuki) uses her ninja skills, as well as her body, to steal a powerful secret scroll from the Kuroda clan. Now on the run, an expert swordsman named Miyamoto saves the sexy young ninja and helps her survive the eventual onslaught on Oni clan assassins sent her way by Hattori Hanzo himself.
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