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  • Age Rating: All
  • Released By: Other
  • MSRP: 18.98
  • Aspect Ratio: 7303202
  • Disc Resolution: 480i/p (mixed/unknown)
  • Disc Encoding: MPEG-2
  • Series: Ninja Scroll

Ninja Scroll TV Original Soundtrack

By Tiffani Nadeau     July 31, 2005
Release Date: September 09, 2003


Ninja Scroll TV Original Soundtrack
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What They Say
Ninja Scroll, a 13-episode TV series making its debut earlier this year inJapan, will be released this fall on DVD. The series is a continuation of the wildly popular and award-winning anime feature film (of the same name), written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri. Taking place in ancient Japan,
Ninja Scroll is the story of a wandering Ninja warrior named Jubei.
The music for this soundtrack is co-scored by Golden Globe & Grammy Award winning artist Kitaro and multi-instrumentalist and composer, Peter(Peas)McEvilley.

The Review!
4 out of 5
Music found in the Ninja Scroll Series.

This CD comes with a six-page insert. This one is quite different. First of all when you open this insert the first two pages are folded like a curtain across the other pages. These pages have the background story of Ninja Scroll on it. After opening it up, we have on the first page A small paragraph about Kitaro the music director, and another small paragraph about Peter ?Peas? McEvilley who produced most of the songs on the CD. Next two pages make up the song list with character pictures mixed in. And the last page is credits for the CD as well as Ninja Scroll.

The music of this one is just about great. The vocals are soft and fit the story perfectly. And the instrumentals carry that element of suspense that just seems to permeate whatever it is you are doing. The story of Ninja Scroll is most definitely propelled by the music that has been put together for it. As a stand-alone CD, this one even makes it. The instrumentals are lively enough to touch the soul deeply, and keep the juices flowing. The vocals bring you to a softer, lower level of excitement, but they please just the same. Soft melancholy songs tend to drive me away, and leave me feeling blah, but after listening to this, most definite easy listening vocals, I was left with an uplifting kind of feeling. Yes, they were sad, and soft, but they still made me feel good. That is a rarity in any genre of music, but twice as rare in easy listening. This CD gives you the feeling of a perfectly tied in piece of art that fits just perfectly the atmosphere being created by the animation.

I?d have to say a beautiful display of vocal talent as well as instrumental prowess.

Fangboy says?Mmmm, Mmmm good to the last listen, and then some.

Features
Jubei?s Theme1:36Instrumental,Sure Shot3:14Vocal (English),All We Are3:56Vocal (English),Peppercorn-Tsubute?s Theme4:51Vocal (Tribal Chanting),Ninja Femme Fatale2:48Instrumental (Breathing),Gales of Wind (Dance Mix)4:23Instrumental,Drifting Journey3:41Instrumental,Hikari1:09Instrumental,Only the Night4:06Vocal (English),Itinerancy- Dakuan?s theme3:52Vocal (English),Glory3:39Vocal (English/Chanting),Peaceful Village1:49Instrumental,Shigure?s Theme4:46Instrumental

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