Azumi


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Release Date: July 21, 2006Running Time: 115 mins.
MPAA Rating: None
Genre: Action, Adaptation, Drama, Foreign

Cast:
Aya Ueto
Kenji Kohashi
Hiroki Narimiya
Shun Oguri

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Summary:
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, ... Full Summary >>