Asura

Movie (1 ep x 75 min)
3.258 out of 5 from 648 votes
Rank #2,446
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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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Milved's avatar by Milved on Sep 21, 2013
Score: 8.5/10

Don't watch this if you don't like sad stories with lots of blood and gore. This movie had like 10mins max of happiness. Apart from that, it was quite good with a very different story from all the others. I enjoyed this movie but it's not for younger chidren because of all the blood and sadness. read more

godcheese's avatar by godcheese on 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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