Jubei-chan: The Ninja Girl
?) is a Japanese animated action comedy created by Akitaro Daichi (Fruits Basket
, Tsukikage Ran
follows Jiyu Nanohana, a modern highschool girl and unwilling heir to the Yagyu Jubei school of swordsmanship. The series is recognized for its magical girl stylings, including a mystical artifact, the Lovely Eyepatch, that serves as the source of the heroine's power.
comprises two television series. The Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch
premiered April 5, 1999 and revolves around Jiyu's coping with her newly entrusted powers and responsibilities and the centuries old feud between the Yagyu and Ryujoji schools. The Counter Attack of Siberia Yagyu
premiered January 7, 2004. The second series introduces Freesia Yagyu, daughter of Yagui Jubei and self-proclaimed heir to the Lovely Eyepatch. The Counter Attack of Siberian Yagyu
focuses on Jiyu and Freesia's developing friendship and subsequent rivalry.
The series was broadcast worldwide through Animax. The Secret of the Lovely Eyepatch
is licensed in North America by Bandai Entertainment. The rights to The Counter Attack of Siberian Yagyu
are held by Geneon Entertainment.