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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Kenji Kohashi ...
Hiroki Narimiya ...
Ukiha
Takatoshi Kaneko ...
Amagi
Yûma Ishigaki ...
Yasuomi Sano ...
Yura
Shinji Suzuki ...
Awa
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Hiei
Shôgo Yamaguchi ...
Komoro
Shun Oguri ...
Nachi
Joe Odagiri ...
Bijomaru Mogami
Aya Okamoto ...
Yae
Minoru Matsumoto ...
Tobizaru
Hideo Sakaki ...
Nagato
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Isshin Sajiki
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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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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 »

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

Quotes

Azumi: Where do the stars go during the day?
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Connections

Followed by Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005) See more »

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Negai
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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 visually stimulating adventure
23 June 2004 | by (Atlanta, Georgia) – See all my reviews

This movie is a unique movie and appeals to a demographic of cinematically accepting viewers. The fighting style and plot movement is unrealistic, so if you don't dig fantasy, this isn't for you. But, as a comic book fan, i freakin love this movie. Being based on a comic, the characters and costumes are larger than life (the rose man) and the fight scenes are more drama than reality. This is iconoclastic as far as samuri movies go because of the altered focus due to the lead being a young woman. There are issues relating to womanhood and the fighting style is graceful and dancy. I was very impressed with the cinematography, special effects, set, and casting. Apart from the occasional goofy electric guitar riff, this movie rocks.


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