|Name in Japanese||牙神 獣兵衛|
|Rōmaji Translation||Kibagami Jūbē|
|Debut (Anime)||Episode 01|
|Appears in||Movie, Anime Series|
|Voice Actor (Japanese)||Kōichi Yamadera (movie)|
Rikiya Koyama (anime series)
|Voice Actor (English)||Dean Elliott (movie)|
Dave Rasner (anime series)
|Affiliation/s||Yamashiro clan (former)|
Jubei Kibagami (牙神 獣兵衛 Kibagami Jūbē ) is a vagabond ninja and the protagonist of Ninja Scroll. He is a character created by Yoshiaki Kawajiri and is a homage to the famed Japanese samurai folk hero Yagyū Jūbei.
Plot[edit | edit source]
Ninja Scroll: The Series[edit | edit source]
Jubei is a protagonist of the show. He is a wandering vagabond ninja who wants nothing to do but rest until one day, he got himself involved in a battle between the Hiruko and the Kimon Clan. Later, one of the Hiruko Clan members gave him a Dragon Stone in which he must give it to the Light Maiden, Shigure. Now he is on an adventure to give the Dragon Stone to Shigure and to protect her from both the Hiruko and the Kimon Clan.
Powers and Abilities[edit | edit source]
Master Swordsman: Jubei is a master of the sword, being able to defeat lesser foes with little trouble and in spite of having no supernatural abilities is still able to fight on the same level as other, more unnatural foes.
Wind Slash Technique: In spite of Jubei having no supernatural abilities, he has reached a level of skill with the blade that has allowed him to cut the very air with a slash, creating a vacuum. Typically used as an iaijutsu, the technique is extremely fast, difficult to dodge, and has great range. It is certain death to anyone struck by it.
Wire Usage: Jubei's sword has a long, thin metal wire attached to it. This way it's extremely difficult to disarm him.
Tactical Prowess: Jubei, knowing he's at a disadvantage to fighting people like the Eight Devils of Kimon, uses anything he can at his disposal in order to defeat his opponent. He values pragmatism above all, using the terrain, surprise attacks, and unorthodox methods. Furthermore he's a quick thinker able to devise strategies on the fly