Ninja Scroll: The Series (獣兵衛忍風帖<龍宝玉篇> Jūbē Ninpūchō Ryūhōgyoku Hen ) is a 2003 Japanese animated television series based on Yoshiaki Kawajiri's Ninja Scroll. The series is directed by Tatsuo Sato and animated by Madhouse Studios.
Fourteen years after defeating the immortal warrior Genma Himuro and thwarting the Shogun of the Dark's evil plans, Jubei Kibigami continues to roam all over Japan as a masterless swordsman. During his journey, he meets Shigure, a priestess who has never seen the world outside her village. But when a group of demons destroys the village and kills everyone, Jubei becomes a prime target after acquiring the Dragon Jewel - a stone with an unknown origin. Meanwhile, Shigure - along with the monk Dakuan and a young thief named Tsubute - travels to the village of Yagyu. And with two demon clans now hunting down Shigure, Dakuan must once again acquire the services of Jubei to protect the Priestess of Light.