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Asura


Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Ashura
Japanese: アシュラ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 29, 2012
Producers: Sotsu
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Historical
Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity

Statistics

Score: 7.251 (scored by 7,410 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #24542
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2273
Members: 15,492
Favorites: 41

Recommendations

First of, if you're looking for an anime with a similar story, then skip this recommendation.


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Corpse Party : Tortured Souls makes me think to Asura before the end of the first episode and this, in several ways :

First ; the bloody ambiance. It's hard to say much than that without spoiling. Both are clearly gore with an intense amount of violence.

Second ; Asura is a child too. When you decide to drop the innocence of a child to turn him into an adult -or in Asura's case, a  read more 
report Recommended by ThanaanDaPagan
Similar atmospheres. Contiguous eras.
These 2 anime show vagrant warriors (a monk in Asura, a ronin in Sword of the Stranger), who, one way or another, save and form a bond with a young neglected boy. 
report Recommended by yolerMit
Violent and gore-filled films that feature heavy uses of 3D CG.

Both are dark stories about people being driven to extremes by revenge. 
report Recommended by Lemon
even thought Hotaru no Haka not an action or horror movie , but these two movies share an idealistic story on how can people survive when crisis fall upon them or how they will react, will they change?  
report Recommended by Blabblab
Both anime are very dark and mature, set during the Dark Ages, and deal with the harsh reality of life and death in a feudal society, with Asura set in feudal Japan and Berserk set in a feudal England-like setting.
 
report Recommended by Jagged_85
When is it okay to kill? These series focus on this aspect of life. While Shiki is more mysterious Asura is based solely on that. However the moral is the same. Killing others can have serious consequences. Also the reasons people kill each other are very similar in both shows. 
report Recommended by Faylicia