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    Iconic Events Releasing and HIDIVE Announce NINJA SCROLL 30th Anniversary Theatrical Release

    Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©1993 Yoshiaki Kawajiri/Mad House/JVC/TOHO Co. LTD/Movic Inc.

    Source: HIDIVE press release
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    Special Thanks to Scott Barretto (AMCN Entertainment Group) and Erik Jansen (MediaLab Public Relations)

    LOS ANGELES July 6, 2024 — 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 (獣兵衛忍風帖, Jūbē Ninpūchō,). 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.

    Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©1993 Yoshiaki Kawajiri/Mad House/JVC/TOHO Co. LTD/Movic Inc.


    Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©1993 Yoshiaki Kawajiri/Mad House/JVC/TOHO Co. LTD/Movic Inc.

    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)

    Photo courtesy of HIDIVE. ©1993 Yoshiaki Kawajiri/Mad House/JVC/TOHO Co. LTD/Movic Inc.

    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

    About HIDIVE

    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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