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Jiyu Nanohana is a teenage girl who unwillingly inherits the name and the skills of Yagyu Jubei, a legendary Japanese swordsman who lived in Japan over 300 years ago. When she puts on the so-called "Lovely Eye Patch," she turns into mighty Jubei-Chan, drawing her sword to fend off assassins who want to defeat the Legendary Yagyu Jubei more than anything else.
The 2004 broadcast series Jubei Chan 2: Resurrection picks up shortly after Jubei-Chan the Ninja Girl (1999) ended. When perky junior high student Jiyu "Jubei" Nanohana ended an ancient vendetta, she thought she'd finished with the "lovely eyepatch" that transformed her into the reincarnation of legendary samurai Yagyu Jubei. But the Rettsai Kita clan, who were defeated and exiled to Siberia by the original Jubei 300 years ago, also have a score to settle. Global warming thaws Freesia, Rettsai's frozen daughter: she comes to Japan seeking revenge. So does the rest of the Kita clan under the addled leadership of samurai Furo Kita. Freesia transforms into Yagyu's reincarnation when she dons a spade-shaped eye patch; the runny-nosed child of Koinusuke brings the heart-shaped eye patch back to Jiyu, who also tranforms.
The three-way sword fights are complicated by the presence of kendo champion Shiro, Mikage the ninja, Jiyu's writer-father, and "unrefined" Bantaro, all of whom remember "the first series." The visual style varies from broad cartoon action to photographs to computer graphics to live action. Resurrection is entertaining, but it doesn't make much sense. (Rated 13 and older: violence, risqué humor, alcohol use)--Charles Solomon