The Ninja Dragon

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The Ninja Dragon
Kuso Kagaku Ninkyoden - Gokudo Ninja Dosuryu (1990, VHS).jpg
Cover of the original VHS release of the film
Directed by Go Nagai
Produced by Taro Maki
Written by Go Nagai
Daisuke Serizawa
Starring Kenji Otsuki
Tetsuya Matsui
Cutie Suzuki
Etsuko Shinkoda
Mayumi Ozaki
Ikko Furuya
Rikiya Yasuoka
Katsumi Muramatsu
Kobuhei Hayashiya
Yoshiaki Umegaki
Music by Takashi Mitsuda
Cinematography Eiichi Osawa
Edited by Yoshifumi Fukazawa
Distributed by Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Release dates 1990-10-25
2002-07-02 (US)
2005-05-24 (Canada)
Running time 70 minutes
Country  Japan
Language Japanese

Kuso Kagaku Ninkyoden: Gokudo Ninja Dosuryu (空想科学任侠伝 極道忍者ドス竜 Kuusou kagaku ninkyou den gokudou ninja dosu ryuu?), better known for its international title as The Ninja Dragon (not to be confused with the 1986 Hong Kong film Ninja Dragon (1986) directed by Godfrey Ho). Is a Japanese direct-to-video action film released in 1990 by the Tohokushinsha Film Corporation.

It was directed by Go Nagai, his third film as director and his first as a solo director. The film was produced by Dynamic Planning, Moby Dick and the Tohokushinsha Film Corporation. A Laserdisc version was also released in Japan.

It was the first film starring Japanese rock musician Kenji Otsuki. It also features famous female Japanese wrestlers Cutie Suzuki and Mayumi Ozaki, and also Japanese idol Etsuko Shinkoda. The film has cameos of Ken Ishikawa, Chiaki Kawamata, Shintaro Ko, Yoichi Komatsuzawa, Tokitoshi Shiota, Haruka Takachiho, Kunio Nagatani, Kaizo Hayashi, Fujiko F. Fujio, Mari Yagisawa and Tetsu Yano.

A manga was also created by Go Nagai and Shinoyama Isami, and released as a single tankōbon on November 7, 1990 by Kadokawa Shoten. A 219 pages light novel was also released in 1990, written by Kazuo Sakurai and published by Enix, with the ISBN 4-900527-46-7 and ISBN 978-4-900527-46-1.


Cast[edit]

English Voice Cast[edit]

  • Eric Stuart as Ninja Dragon
  • Tom Wayland as Suzuka Hatai
  • Lotus as Jun Saruwatari
  • Anne Sackmann as Shinobu Nindo
  • Bill Carney as Takeo Nindo
  • Barry Banner
  • Tim Brash
  • Wally Cole
  • Ross Lefko

International releases[edit]

The film was licensed in North America by Central Park Media and was released onto DVD and VHS, under their Asia Pulp Cinema label. The English dub was produced by Audioworks Producers Group in New York City.

  • 2002-07-02 subtitled VHS version
  • 2002-08-13 dubbed VHS version
  • 2002-08-13 subtitled/dubbed DVD version
  • 2005-05-24 subtitled/dubbed DVD version (Canada)

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