This article is about the film. For other uses, see Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword (disambiguation).

Scooby-Doo! and the Samurai Sword is the thirteenth in a series of direct-to-video films based upon Hanna-Barbera's Scooby-Doo Saturday morning cartoons. It, along with Scooby-Doo! and the Goblin King, was produced and completed in 2008, but the Goblin King was released first for the Halloween season. It was originally set to be released on March 31, 2009, but it was pushed back to April 7, 2009.[citation needed]


Mystery Inc. travel to Tokyo, Japan, where they have to stop the Black Samurai from conquering the world.


At a Tokyo museum of ancient history, Mr. Takagawa, the curator, and Kenji, a janitor, witness the resurrection of the Ghost of the Black Samurai, an ancient Japanese warrior whose armor was to be the newest exhibit at the museum. The next day, the Mystery Inc. gang arrives at Tokyo, where Daphne is to participate in a martial arts tournament at a prestigious school. The gang meet Daphne’s friend Miyumi, who explains the difficulty of winning the tournament and entering the school as a student. The gang and Miyumi take a fully functioning robotic plane to the school, which is run by Miss Mirimoto. After Daphne defeats Miss Mirimoto’s bodyguard, Sojo, and loses to Miyumi, Mirimoto tells her she shows promise as a fighter.

Also at the tournament is Mr. Takagawa, who explains to Mirimoto that the Black Samurai has risen and will be after the Destiny Scroll, which is at the school. That night, during a feast, the Black Samurai and his Ninja warriors attack the school and steal the scroll. But Mirimoto explains the scroll was only a copy, and shows the gang the real one. Mr. Takagawa explains to the gang the legend of the Black Samurai: the Black Samurai was originally a ronin who asked the great swordsmith Masamune to craft a powerful sword. The sword maker agreed, but told the Samurai it would take a year to make.

Masamune's evil apprentice Muramasa offered to make a sword for the Samurai in only half the time, which the Samurai accepted. But when the Samurai took the sword, the evil of Muramasa was transferred to him, and he became the Black Samurai, wielding the Sword of Doom. When Masamune finished crafting his sword, the Sword of Fate, he presented it to the Green Dragon, who used it to defeat the Black Samurai and imprisoned him in the Sword of Doom. The Dragon then hid the sword, and put its whereabouts in a riddle on the Destiny Scroll.

Velma is able to solve the riddle, and Miss Mirimoto instructs the gang, Miyumi, and Mr. Takagawa to find the Sword of Doom before the spirit can. The gang finds the sword in a cave on an island in the Pacific Ocean, where they are attacked by the Black Samurai. During the fight the Black Samurai is revealed to be Sojo. But once the gang brings Sojo back to Miss Mirimoto, she and Miyumi capture them. Miss Mirimoto explains that she staged the tournament to bring the Mystery Inc to Japan so that they would find the Sword of Doom for her. The ninja army is revealed to be robots in which Miss Mirimoto planted the various fighting techniques of her students. She then locks Fred, Velma, Daphne, and Mr. Takagawa in the museum. Scooby and Shaggy manage to escape Miss Mirimoto with the Sword of Doom but are chased by the ninja warriors who stole it. They are saved by Matsuhiro, a samurai, who then trains them.

Matsuhiro instructs Scooby and Shaggy to pass through the gates of earth, air, fire, and water in order to find the Green Dragon and the Sword of Fate. When they do so, the Green Dragon enters the sword and takes them back to the museum to combat the Black Samurai. Kenji frees Fred, Daphne, Velma, and Mr. Takagawa, and they, plus Miyumi, who decides to fight with them, attempt to stop Sojo and Miss Mirimoto from resurrecting the Black Samurai, but are unsuccessful. After being revived Miss Mirimoto tries to make the Samurai her servant, but she is quickly entrapped and rendered unconscious. Scooby and Shaggy arrive riding the Green Dragon (who's spirit entered the Sword of Fate) and, along with a little encouragement from Matsuhiro, defeat the Black Samurai by using the Sword of Fate to destroy the Sword of Doom, breaking the curse on the Samurai, who finally passes on to the afterlife. Later, the gang attends the newly renovated museum, where a statue of Scooby is erected in his honor.


Main characters:

Supporting characters:


  • Ghost of the Black Samurai (single appearance)(Sojo's disguise)
  • Miyumi (single appearance)(main story and flashback)(redeemed)
  • Miss Mirimoto (single appearance)
  • Sojo (single appearance)(main story and flashback)
  • Robot ninjas (single appearance)(no lines)(main story and flashback)
  • Ronin (only appearance; dies)(main story and flashback)(possessed)(redeemed)
  • Muramasa (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)
  • Black Samurai (single appearance)(ghost)(ronin's transformation)

Other characters:

  • Miscellaneous Japanese citizens (single appearance)(no lines)
  • Hachikō (single appearance)(statue)
  • Miss Mirimoto's students (single appearance)
  • Masamune (single appearance)(no lines)(flashback only)





Suspect Motive/reason
Sojo He has the same size as the Black Samurai.


Suspect Motive/reason
Miss Mirimoto To bring the real Black Samurai back to life and make it serve them.
Sojo as the Ghost of the Black Samurai To get the Sword of Doom.
Ronin as the Black Samurai The new sword Muramasa gave to a ronin was possessed by the former's evil, that transformed the latter into a tyrant bent on ruling the world.


Frank Welker Scooby-Doo
Fred Jones
Casey Kasem Shaggy Rogers
Mindy Cohn Velma Dinkley
Grey DeLisle Daphne Blake
Kelly Hu Miyumi
Miss Mirimoto
Sab Shimono Mr. Takagawa
Keoni Young Matsuhiro
Kevin Michael Richardson Sojo
Ghost of the Black Samurai
The Black Samurai
Gedde Watanabe Kenji
George Takei Old Man Samurai
Brian Cox The Green Dragon


Song Credits Performed by Character performance by
"Do You Do the Samurai?" Music by Thomas Chase Jones
Lyrics by Joe Sichta and Thomas Chase Jones
Produced by Thomas Chase Jones
Molly Pasutti N/A
"Domo Arigato Sayonara"
"Surf the Molt" Music and orchestrations by Thomas Chase Jones N/A
"Cave Voices"


Cultural references

Animation mistakes and/or technical glitches

  • None known.

Inconsistencies/continuity errors and/or goofs/oddities

  • None known.

In other languages

Language Name Meaning
Greek Ο Scooby-Doo! και το Ξίφος του Σαμουράι Scoooby-Doo! and the Sword of the Samurai

Home media


Shaggy: Zoinks!
Scooby: Yikes!
Daphne: Jeepers!
Velma: Jinkies!
Fred: Dang! I still don't have a catchphrase!





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