Today at Anime Expo 2024, Iconic Events Releasing, in partnership with AMC Networks’ HIDIVE, revealed plans for a 30th anniversary theatrical release of the critically acclaimed, samurai period drama film NINJA SCROLL. Written and directed by Yoshiaki Kawajiri, NINJA SCROLL was originally released in 1993 and is considered a truly seminal work in anime filmmaking.

The 30th anniversary theatrical release of NINJA SCROLL is part of Iconic Events Releasing’s 2024-2025 AX Cinema Nights series and will screen in over 500 U.S. theaters on September 11, 12 & 15 and be presented in both Japanese with English subtitles and English dub. AX Cinema Nights is a year-round movie event series celebrating the best new and classic anime films by bringing them to theaters across North America. It provides the passionate fan community with immersive and unforgettable experiences beyond the annual Anime Expo. Iconic Events Releasing will announce the remaining line-up of AX Cinema Nights later this summer.

Advance tickets for NINJA SCROLL will be announced soon and available for purchase at, which will provide a complete list of theater locations (subject to change). Tickets will be available via participating theater box offices as well.


  • Original Language: Japanese
  • Runtime: 94 min
  • Original Work & Character Design: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
  • Director: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
  • Screenplay: Yoshiaki Kawajiri
  • Character Design: Yutaka Minowa
  • Art Director: Hiromasa Ogura
  • Animation Director: Yutaka Minowa
  • Director of Photography: Hitoshi Yamaguchi
  • Editor: Harutoshi Ogata, Yukiko Itō
  • Music: Kaoru Wada
  • Producer: Shigeru Kitayama, Masako Fukuyo, Kazuhiko Ikeguchi
  • Production Company: Toho, JVC, Movic
  • Animation Studio: Madhouse

Official Synopsis
When Jubei saves a young ninja woman from the unthinkable, he assumes that’s the end of it. To his surprise, it’s only just the beginning. Together, the two investigate the mysterious deaths of an entire village which uncovers a conspiracy of demonic proportions! Getting closer to the truth, the demonic forces will stop at nothing to silence Jubei and his companion for good!

Official Website (to launch with ticket sales; date to be announced)

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