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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: 7.231 (scored by 7,936 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #25432
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #2317
Members: 16,648
Favorites: 50
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

Asura is an unrelentingly dark drama that follows the struggles of a young boy who did whatever it took to survive during a time of war and famine in medieval Japan.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Asura
Asura
Main
Nozawa, Masako
Japanese
Nozawa, Masako
Wakasa
Wakasa
Supporting
Hayashibara, Megumi
Japanese
Hayashibara, Megumi
Shichirou
Shichirou
Supporting
Hirata, Hiroaki
Japanese
Hirata, Hiroaki
Houshi
Houshi
Supporting
Kitaooji, Kinya
Japanese
Kitaooji, Kinya

Staff

Satou, Keiichi
Satou, Keiichi
Director
Nagasaki, Yukio
Nagasaki, Yukio
Sound Director
Kominami, Yasuha
Kominami, Yasuha
Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Composition, Theme Song Performance
Ike, Yoshihiro
Ike, Yoshihiro
Music


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#1: "Kibou" (希望; Hope)" by Yasuha Kominami
#2: "Trash" by Yasuha Kominami




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SquirrelLuvsPnut
Mar 25, 2013
What makes a monster? Are some men born monstrous or are they simply a product of their time? This film forces the viewer to struggle with these kinds of questions. What would we be willing to do in order to survive? Can we even fathom what people had to do so long ago and how can we possibly judge them? Asura has shocked and touched me in a way an anime film has not since Grave of the Fireflies. The title character is designed to look very much like an oni of folklore, but the viewer is reminded very quickly first and foremost he is read more
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5camp
Nov 12, 2012
Asura kicks off with a pregnant woman giving a quite graphic birth to a boy, before she beats a wild dog to death with a nearby axe. As we can see, things are looking pretty grim in this world. Everyone is dying and the only way to survive sometimes is to resort to cannibalism. This baby eventually leaves his mother (after she throws him onto a fire with the intent of eating him) and becomes a wild child who runs across the countryside, eating other dying people.

To be fair to the producers of Asura, there probably was a time in history when the outlook for read more
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gaaldinodesu
May 14, 2015
The film addresses a theme hunger, drought and scene of devastation
In times of conflict and war always think in the conditions of life. What happened to get us the right situation? What could happen to a child in a horror scenario? .
With a well tied script and a production well made, it is in this scenario of pain, hunger and misery that we are surprised by the plot which holds us from beginning to end. The graphic quality of the film is also excellent and can create some exciting, dramatic and fun times. Despite being a film with a strong theme and using a child read more
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Fintan
Mar 31, 2013
Asura starts off with a very graphic backstory as to how the main character came to be, showing his gruesome birth and exactly what he had to go through pretty much immediately after being born. Lets just say Asura didn't have a great start in life, and because of that he basically became a wild animal who can't speak. The movie is fairly short so I'm going to do my best not to spoil anything, that is why I'm not going to go into too much detail about specific events.

Story(6): While this is probably the movies saving grace, it doesn't exactly "save" it. The read more
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