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Program Title: Ashura
EASC Code: JA-60
Series Title:
Region/Country: Japan
Language: Japanese, English
Subtitles: English
Subject: Movie & TV Drama
Program Type: Feature
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Director: Yojiro Takita
Producer:
Release Date: 2005
Running Time: 119 min
Color or BW: Color
Program Abstract: Demons hunger to walk the streets of Edo, and all that stands in their way are the fearsome warriors known as Demon Wardens. But when Izumo, their greatest swordsman, accidentally slays an innocent child, he vows never to spill blood again. Years pass, and Izumo has made a new life for himself as a Kabuki theatre matinee idol. A chance encounter with Tsubaki, a beautiful theif with a mysterious past, brings romance back into his life ---and deadly danger!

For signs and portents hearld the rebirth of Ashura, Queen of the Demons. When she manifests, all Edo shall burn, and the demons shall have dominion over the Earth. And Izumo's old rival from his Demo Warden days, Kau, is for some reason helping them! Izumo is about to learn that Love can be Hell--literally!

Data Entry Date: 8/13/2007