Jubei-chan 2: The Counterattack of Siberia Yagyu
Distributor: Geneon Animation
© 2004 Madhouse Studios / J2 Production Committee
The spirit of a legendary samurai, Yagyu Jubei, is resurrected in two teenage girls. One is in Jiyu Nanohana, an ordinary junior high student who unwillingly channels the power of the great swordsman through her "Lovely Eye Patch." Then there's Freesia Yagyu, who claims to be the daughter and the rightful successor of Yagyu Jubei herself... A showdown 300 years in the making is about to begin!
Average Ratings: 69
Number of Review Sites: 6
Number of Review Links: 13
"...the story quite capable of pulling you through the episodes and leaving you relatively satisfied at the other end."
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - watchable
Vol. 1 - "So apparently it is possible to lampoon a serious ninja legend and make an enjoyable story out of it." (Carlo Santos) - B
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Carlo Santos) - A-
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Carlo Santos) - B+
Anime News Network
Vol. 1 - "...I can't wait to get more Yagyu clan action." (Chris Beveridge) - B+
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A+
Anime on DVD
Vol. 1 - "So far I'm enjoying the new adventures of Jubei..." (Todd Douglass Jr.) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Todd Douglass Jr.) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Todd Douglass Jr.) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Todd Douglass Jr.) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 1 - "The anime industry has no shortage of ninja/samurai series, and many are a lot more entertaining than this."
DVD Verdict (Joel Pearce) - 72 (out of 100)
"... though I enjoyed Jubei-chan 2, I think they did not do a particularly good of a job balancing out the comedic and dramatic elements."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Jeremy A Beard) - 3 stars (out of 5)