Movie (1 ep x 75 min)
3.321 of 5 from 871 votes
Rank #2,686

The unrelentingly dark drama follows the struggles of a child during a famine in medieval Japan. His mother was so impoverished and starved that she tried to eat Ashura at the beginning of the story.

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Nicknames Jul 7, 2016
Score 7.5/10

When I started this movie I had little to no expectations since I haven't heard of it at all and the average rating made me expect a mediocre movie at best, but little did I know that what I actually found was a surprisingly good movie.   Asura is a dark tale that takes place in medieval Japan during a severe famine and people is desperate for food. Enter Asura, a child who was almost eaten alive by... read more

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godcheese Sep 26, 2013
Score 8.8/10

Potential spoilers in my review, so please read at your own risk. This anime is utterly gutwrenching in despair, if you like sad sad movies, this is for you. The main character, Asura, a boy who is as feral as the wolves in the woods struggles to learn compassion and humanity, or at least enough to be saved.

The supporting cast, The Monk and Wasaka aide him in learning how to trust people and what... read more

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Asura (George AKIYAMA)
  • Vol: 2
  • 1970 - 1972



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