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Asura (2012)

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Abandoned in the barren wasteland of Kyoto, a savage, enraged orphan does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to tame the beast within.

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Tesshô Genda
Megumi Hayashibara ...
Wakasa (voice)
Hiroaki Hirata ...
Shichirou (voice)
Yoshihiro Ike ...
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Kinya Kitaohgi ...
Houshi (voice)
Kin'ya Kitaôji
Yû Mizushima
Masako Nozawa ...
Asura (voice)
Bin Shimada
Kaori Yamagata
Kappei Yamaguchi
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Abandoned in the barren wasteland of Kyoto, a savage, enraged orphan does whatever it takes to survive in the wild. When he crosses paths with civilization, he must learn to tame the beast within.

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Very well told story of human nature.
2 April 2013 | by (Finland) – See all my reviews

The story and animation were both well made and told. The story deals with themes such as starvation and how the environment we are at shapes us to what we become, or changes who we are. They succeeded putting a lot of emotion in only just 70 minutes, going through themes of love, friendship and hatred in a way that made me feel sorry for all of the characters, even if they did horrible things to each other, but mostly out of necessity.

One of the best animated films i've seen in a long time, and a lot better story than you get in most live action movies out there.

Warmly recommended.


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