Thursday, May 7, 2009

Azumi - 百人斬少女

Azumi (百人斬少女) is a 2003 film out of Japan starring Aya Ueto. Azumi is based on a manga of the same name.

Azumi is an orphan and learns the ways of the samurai to assassinate some warlords. Trained in the art of killing from the age of 8 to her teenage years with nine others just like her. The the samurai master finally deems them ready for their missions, he teams them up into pairs. But there is a twist, the pairs must fight each other to the death. A test of loyalty and ruthlessness. Azumi is the survivor of the pair and teams up with the other 4 to kill some warlords. Along the way, violence happens left and right, until Azumi is the only one that can save everyone.

The movie was absurd in its violence. Even with the feminine touch of Aya Ueto as Azumi, the movie is like a video game. With health potions and all (I kid).

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