Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl - Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch
(Jubei-chan - Raburii Gantai no Himitsu)
© 1999 Akitaroh Daichi - MADHOUSE/Bandai Visual
Yagyu Jubei was Japan's greatest swordsman, but the enemy he couldn't conquer was death. Before he died, he gave his disciple hope - there would be a successor, and this person would receive all his power and skill. After 300 years of searching, the disciple finds Jiyu Nanohan, who is told that she is heir to the legendary talents of Yagyu Jubei.
TV Series: 13 episodes
Average Ratings: 66
Number of Review Sites: 10
Number of Review Links: 15
"...Jubei-chan was, in essence, a very silly, very Japanese, very cartoony, and very weird series that still managed to have something like a story, some drama, several surprisingly believable (and extremely likable) characters, and yet never let the serious moments bog it down."
Akemi's Anime World (Marc Marshall) - 4 (out of 5)
"... its slightly skewed take on so many different genres at once is hilarious and engrossing. "
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 4 stars (out of 5)
"I'm impressed by the ambition in trying to merge such different styles into a single mature series, but that doesn't mean I can overlook the fact that it often doesn't work, and might not have been that good an idea in the first place.
Anime Meta-Review (Andrew Shelton) - watchable
Vol. 1 - "Jubei-Chan: Secret of the Lovely Eye-Patch is a fun show that looks like it has a lot of room to grow and lots of fun ahead of it." (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 2 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 3 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Vol. 4 - Read the review (Chris Beveridge) - A-
Anime on DVD
"Light-hearted and fun, Jubei-chan the Ninja Girl has the action of samurai / ninja anime without the dreary themes that usually accompany them."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Vol. 1 - "...this series should find some fans."
DVD Verdict (Rob Lineberger) - 70 (out of 100)
"...very very funny."
IGN (Emily) - 7 (out of 10)
"Only in Japan could you take Ninja Scroll, add in Sailor Moon transformation sequences, and make it genuinely work."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Carlos Ross) - 4 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 1 - "Definitely not a strong first episode for grabbing an audience, and decidedly not strong story-wise. However, the flip humour has me a hint intrigued by this series." (Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 2 - Read the review (Jane Nagatomi) - 3 stars (out of 5)
Ep. 3 - Read the review (Jane Nagatomi) - 2 stars (out of 5)
The Anime Cafe
Vol. 1 - "…a fun, skewed look at the whole samurai concept."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - B