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Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005)

Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yûma Ishigaki ...
Shun Oguri ...
Ginkaku / Nachi
Kanbê Inoue
Ken'ichi Endô ...
Tsuchigumo (as Taku Sakaguchi)
Kengo ...
Shôichirô Masumoto ...
Shun Itô ...
Kenji Takechi ...
Shunta Fuchino ...
Samurai Z (as Yûjin Nomura)
Ai Maeda ...


Young assassins Azumi and Nagara continue their mission to prevent a civil war. In their hunt for Masayuki Sanada, who is protected by both an army and a dangerous clan, they meet Ginkaku, a person who shows a remarking resemblance with former friend Nachi. Written by Roberto

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Love or duty... An assassin must choose.




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12 March 2005 (Japan)  »

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$216,480 (Japan) (11 March 2005)

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1.85 : 1
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Swords Are Not Enough!
19 September 2005 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

Some people might say that the first Azumi is a straight action flick which can and should be seen for its dazzling displays of sword play, but, and that's a big but, what glued the visuals together in the first installment was the characters: The little group of young assassins who went out on their mission. Azumi 2 really, really miss this little group. Our doe eyed heroine is even missing her famous smile and the reason for this - a seemingly ghost from the past - unfortunately leaves her with a facial expression, not unlike those who c's her draw her sword, but ain't quite sure if they're to die or not. That apart, Azumi 2 is worth watching: Especially if you dig the action scenes in the first one, and this time, a trio of really cool opponents has been thrown in, which kind of reminded me of the trio of deadly assassins in sword of vengeance, so if you liked them, check out Azumi 2! But, the bottom line is that Azumi 2 is missing something in order to be as good as the first one: Maybe it has been cut, and maybe some day a directors cut version will surface to set the record straight, but until then: you will love it if you're in it for the action, but if you're like me, you will only like it, cause swords are not enough!

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