Azumi (2006)

Azumi
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 55mins.
Genres Drama, Adaptation, Action, Foreign
Keywords martial arts
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Yu Koyama Source Material (from comic book) 120786 4000003
Mataichiro Yamamoto Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Isao Kiriyama Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
Toshiaki Nakazawa Producer n/a 3 3000002
Takumi Furuya Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Shuichi Kakesu Editor n/a 172 7000001
Yoshinobu Nishioka Art Director n/a 183 9000002
Yuji Hayashida Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Taro Iwashiro Music n/a 120781 8000001
Mataichiro Yamamoto Producer n/a 3 3000001
Ryuhei Kitamura Director n/a 2 2000001
Shun Oguri Actor Nachi 1 1000004
Hiroki Narimiya Actor Ukiha 1 1000003
Kenji Kohashi Actor Hyuga 1 1000002
Takatoshi Kaneko Actor Amagi 1 1000005
Yuma Ishigaki Actor Nagara 1 1000006
Ryo Actor n/a 1 1000009
Joe Odagiri Actor Bijomaru Mogami 1 1000008
Yoshio Harada Actor Master Gessai 1 1000007
Aya Ueto Actor Azumi 1 1000001
Synopsis
Orphaned in 19th century war-torn Tokugawa Shogun period of Japan, Azumi is found and raised along with nine other orphans by Ji, the mentor. The Shogun, sickened by innocent lives lost in senseless warfare, had commissioned Ji to cultivate assassins that could eliminate warlords before they could strike. After 10 years of inconceivably harsh training and discipline, Azumi and her comrades, who have been molded into invincible warriors, excitedly await instructions from Ji. "An assassin has no choice but to fulfill his mission, however cruel or extreme," says their mentor. "This is your ultimate test. You must kill your partner, or be killed." Azumi is stupefied. She and her partner, Nachi, who have developed a special relationship, have no choice but accept their terrible fate - only one of them can survive. With heavy hearts, Azumi, along with the four other survivors of the "test," Ukiha, Hyuga, Amagi, aand Nagara, venture into the vast world outside of their secluded valley.