Ashura

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Ashura

based on play or musical

Ashura

Release Date: April 16, 2005

Year    :   2005
Slogan    :   «»
Genres    :   Fantasy, Action, Horror
Production Companies    :   Eisei Gekijo, Nippon Television Network Corporation, Shochiku Co., Ltd.
Director    :   Yojiro Takita
Producers    :   Hideshi Miyajima
Writers    :   Masashi Todayama, Kazuki Nakashima, Hare Kawaguchi
RunTime    :   119 mins.

Adapted from the successful play, the film takes place in 19th-century Japan, where a war between demons and their slayers is fought. Izumo, a kabuki actor with a demon-slaying past, meets and falls in love with Tsubaki. However, something is not right, as mysterious marks appear on her body as time progresses. At the same time, it is announced that Ashura, the queen of all demons, will be resurrected and bring destruction to the universe.




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