Asura Alternative Titles
Asura Synonyms: Ashura
Asura Japanese: アシュラ
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 29, 2012
Producers: Production I.G, Bandai Visual, Sotsu, Kinoshita Koumuten, Fields
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Toei Animation
Genres: Drama, Historical
Duration: 1 hr. 15 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity
Score: 7.051 (scored by 12,778 users) Ranked: #34522
Asura is a non-stop dark drama about a boy's struggles who did whatever it took to survive during times of war and famine in medieval Japan.
Asura - Main - Nozawa Masako
Shichirou - Supporting - Hirata Hiroaki Houshi - Supporting - Kitaooji Kinya Wakasa - Supporting - Hayashibara Megumi
What makes a monster? Are some men born monstrous or are they simply a product of their time? This film forces the viewer to struggle with these kinds of questions. What would we be willing to do in order to survive? Can we even fathom what people had to do so long ago and how can we possibly judge them? Asura has shocked and touched me in a way an anime film has not since Grave of the Fireflies. The title character is designed to look very much like an oni of folklore, but the viewer is reminded very quickly first