This critically scorned two-episode OVA touches on a number of sensitive issues, the most volatile of which is religion. It bases its plot around the historical premise of Christian converts being persecuted in feudal Japan. It then tells the tale of a young man who acts as a charismatic leader for Japanese Christians. After being assassinated by a group of ninjas, his spirit returns in the form of a demon, who calls upon magical Christian forces in order to gain vengeance. While criticized for more than just its script, many have pointed out that the possible misrepresentations of Christianity in Ninja Resurrection are simple reflections of its being native to a non-Christian country. Other critics argue that American misinterpretations of Buddhism or Shinto would be no better received in Japan. Overall, Ninja Resurrection has gained a controversial, if unpopular, reputation.