Video Review

Cyber Ninja (1994)

MPAA Rating: Unrated

Details Movie Rated: Unrated; Genres: Action/Adventure, Animation; With: Hanbel Kawai and Hiroki Ida

Lightweight, speedy, wildly eccentric live-action cartoons like Cyber Ninja are Japan's eye candy of choice these days, both as feature films and TV series. This one mixes samurai swordsmanship with Terminator-like hardware and a Kabuki-style villain. Its baroque stylings make it stand out from similarly aimed American fare, but at heart it's just as silly — and a lot more fun. Slow readers shouldn't worry, as Cyber Ninja is nicely dubbed. B+

Originally posted Aug 12, 1994 Published in issue #235 Aug 12, 1994 Order article reprints

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