NINJA SCROLL Returning to Theaters for 30th Anniversary

The anime epic film will return to limited theaters this September.



Last week at Anime Expo 2024, fans were treated to an exciting announcement that has the anime community buzzing with anticipation. Iconic Events Releasing, in partnership with AMC Networks’ HIDIVE, revealed their plans for a 30th anniversary theatrical release of the critically acclaimed samurai period drama film, NINJA SCROLL.

NINJA SCROLL, written and directed by the legendary Yoshiaki Kawajiri, first captivated audiences in 1993. Its gripping story, stunning animation, and unforgettable characters have cemented it as a seminal work in the world of anime filmmaking. This anniversary release is a tribute to its enduring legacy and impact on the genre.

The 30th anniversary screening of NINJA SCROLL is part of Iconic Events Releasing’s 2024-2025 AX Cinema Nights series. This series, which celebrates both new and classic anime films, will bring NINJA SCROLL to over 500 theaters across the United States on September 11, 12, and 15. Fans will have the option to experience the film in its original Japanese with English subtitles or in an English dub, ensuring that both purists and newcomers can enjoy the movie in their preferred format.

AX Cinema Nights is more than just a screening; it’s a year-round event that offers anime enthusiasts immersive and unforgettable experiences. This series extends the magic of the annual Anime Expo, providing fans with opportunities to celebrate their favorite films and discover new ones.

While NINJA SCROLL’s return to the big screen is a major highlight, fans can look forward to even more exciting news from AX Cinema Nights. Iconic Events Releasing has promised to unveil the remainder of the 2024-2025 line-up later this summer, ensuring that the excitement continues to build.

Advance ticket sales for NINJA SCROLL will be announced soon. Fans can keep an eye on for the latest updates, including a complete list of participating theater locations. Tickets will also be available for purchase directly from theater box offices.

Don’t miss this chance to experience NINJA SCROLL as it was meant to be seen – on the big screen, surrounded by fellow anime enthusiasts. Mark your calendars for September and get ready to relive the magic of this anime classic!


  • 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)

About Iconic Events Releasing
Iconic Events Releasing is reinventing event cinema – focusing on bringing fans closer to the content that they love. Offering a variety of one-of-a-kind live and captured entertainment events in movie theaters nationwide, Iconic Events Releasing creates unique experiences by taking audiences behind the scenes and offering intriguing extras, audience Q&As, backstage footage, and interviews with cast and crew creating the ultimate VIP experience. Theatrical releases range from live sports (UFC Live) to classic anime (AX Cinema Nights) to music (David Bryne, David Bowie), documentaries (The Lost Weekend), horror films (Terrifier Franchise), and faith-focused features (God of Heaven and Earth). The Iconic Events Releasing’s team is comprised of industry experts with over 80+ years of content acquisition, distribution and marketing, publicity, and sponsorship experience.  To learn more visit

HIDIVE is a fast-growing, fan-centric anime service and part of AMC Networks’ targeted streaming portfolio. From English subs and dubs to episodic series, movies and more, HIDIVE delivers a full-tilt, genre-spanning anime experience with blockbusters, classics and underrated masterpieces by Japan’s leading and emerging producers. Each season, subscribers have exclusive access to first-run simulcasts of the best new anime at or near the same time as their Japanese broadcast. HIDIVE can be viewed on a wide array of platforms, including desktop, laptop, tablet, smartphone and connected TV, and is currently available by subscription in the U.S. and Canada as well as key overseas markets including the U.K., Ireland, Australia, and New Zealand. For more information on HIDIVE or to sign up for a free trial, visit

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