Ninja Scroll is a 1993 Japanese animated action thriller film written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. The critically acclaimed film was theatrically released in June 1993, and received a Western release in 1995. It has become of of the most successful Japanese anime to ever be released outside of Japan.
Jubei Kipagami, a ninja mercenary, wanders the countryside in search of work. On his travels, he encounters Kagero, a female ninja whose poisoned blood causes her pale skin to be lethal to the touch. Jubei rescues the woman from Tessai, a creature made of rock. They later find that Tessai is one of the Eight Devils of Kimon, who are involved in a plot to overthrow the Shogun.
Kaoru Wada composed the beautiful score to Ninja Scroll. Wada used traditional Japanese instruments mixed with modern ones. The result is an authentic score that perfectly fits the feudal setting of the film.