Azumi (2003)

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Raised to deal in cold blooded death, the teenage assassin girl Azumi must defeat three evil warlords while also battling her own heart.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Kenji Kohashi ...
Hiroki Narimiya ...
Takatoshi Kaneko ...
Yûma Ishigaki ...
Yasuomi Sano ...
Shinji Suzuki ...
Shôgo Yamaguchi ...
Shun Oguri ...
Joe Odagiri ...
Bijomaru Mogami
Aya Okamoto ...
Minoru Matsumoto ...
Hideo Sakaki ...
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Isshin Sajiki


In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is AZUMI, the ultimate assassin. Written by Anonymous

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From the ravages of war rises the ultimate assassin.


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10 May 2003 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Azumi - A Assassina  »

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All of Azumi's dialog is written in masculine speech, that is, speech forms that normally would not be spoken by women. This reflects the fact that she was brought up with no other women around her. Yae's remark "Girls don't speak like that!" is in response to Azumi's speech pattern. "Girls don't speak like that!" refers to Azumi saying 'Bokuwa' (the predominantly male word for referring to yourself) instead of 'Watashiwa' (the female or unisex form) when pointing out that she could hide her swords in her cloak. See more »


When Nagato visits the assassins in the abandoned shrine, the cameraman's shadow is visible as the camera moves. See more »


Azumi: Where do the stars go during the day?
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References Versus (2000) See more »


Lyrics by Mina Ganaha and Hideaki Yamano
Composed by Caoli Cano and Tarô Iwashiro
Arranged by Akira Inoue
Performed by Mina Ganaha
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A well-executed romp
2 January 2005 | by (South Africa) – See all my reviews

Not intended to be an accurate reference to feudal Japan, this flick is great fun and worth a watch. The characters have been modeled after some modern-day Anime characters and video game heroes, and the film itself felt like a paradoxic mix between the styles of "Kinji Fukasaku" and "Akira Korosawa" to me. A mix of Japanese pop-culture set in old Japan.

The camera-work was pretty good and the soundtrack fitting. The characters were sufficiently surreal to be unbelievable, but well suited to the genre.

The is a must see!

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