Azumi (live-action movie)

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[ adapted from Azumi (manga) ]

Related anime:
    Azumi 2: Death or Love (live-action movie) (sequel)

Alternative title:
あずみ (Japanese)
아즈미 (Korean)
Genres: action, drama
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: Azumi is a young girl in feudal Japan. Her mother has died due to some circumstances (of which the viewer is unaware) and she is taken care of by a man passing with a bunch of boys her age. A few years later, Azumi and her 'brothers' are welltrained, very skilled assasins. As a final test, before they are allowed to take on clients, they are told to pair up with their favourite friend.... and kill him. Follow Azumi and her friends on their quest for justice, love and freedom.
Vintage: 2003-05-10
Premiere date:
2003-05-10 (Japan)
2004-01-23 (USA - Sundance Film Festival)
2004-03-16 (USA - South by Southwest Film Festival)
2004-03-19 (Belgium - Fantasy Film Festival)
2004-04-15 (USA - Philadelphia International Film Festival)
2004-04-30 (USA - Independent Film Festival of Boston)
2004-05-25 (South Korea)
2004-08-11 (Germany - Hamburg Fantasy Filmfest)
2004-09-16 (Australia)
2004-09-16 (Thailand)
2004-09-18 (Finland - Helsinki International Film Festival)
Release dates: We have 3
Ending Theme:
"Negai (ねがい)" by Mina Nagaha
News: Show:
Piano no Mori Trailer (May 26, 2007)
Azumi Date Change (Sep 13, 2006)
Azumi Screening at PMX (Sep 1, 2005)
Japanese Box Office (Mar 16, 2005)
Fantasia Anime (Jul 6, 2004)
Manga Based Films in NYC (Jun 8, 2004)
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DVD (Region 1)
    Azumi (DVD) 2006-11-21 (from $29.95)
    Azumi - Collector's Editon (DVD) 2006-11-21 (from $29.95)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Ryuhei Kitamura
Screenplay: Isao Kiriyama
Music: Taro Iwashiro
Original Manga: Yu Koyama
Cinematography: Takumi Furuya
Theme Song Performance: Mina Ganaha (ED)
Aya Ueto as Azumi

Aya Okamoto as Yae
Naoto Takenaka as Kiyomasa Kato
Yoshio Harada as Gessai
Yuuma Ishigaki as Nagara

Eita as Hiei
Hideo Sakaki as Nagato
Hiroki Narimiya as Ukiha
Jo Odagiri as Bijomaru Mogami
Kazuki Kitamura as Inoue, Kanbe'e
Kazuya Shimizu as Sajiki Nisai
Kenichi Endo as Sajiki Isshin
Kenji Kohashi as Hyuga
Masatô Ibu as Nagamasa Asano
Ryo as Osowareru Haha-Oya
Shinji Suzuki as Awa
Shogo Yamaguchi as Komoru
Shun Oguri as Nachi
Takatoshi Kaneko as Amagi
Taku Sakaguchi as Sajiki Brother #2
Yasuomi Sano as Yura

Japanese companies
English staff
English companies
ADR Director: Richard Epcar
Distributor:
AsiaVision
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Licensed by:
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Urban Vision
English cast
Kyle Hebert as Kanbei Inoue
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Dubbing Director: Xavier De LLorens (Spain dub)

Adaptation: Xavier De LLorens (Spain dub)
Núria Trifol as Azumi(Spain dub)

Claudi García as Gessai(Spain dub)
Isabel Valls as Yae(Spain dub)
Jordi Boixaderas as Kiyomasa Kato(Spain dub)
Jordi Pons as Nagara(Spain dub)

Alfonso Vallés as Sajiki Isshin(Spain dub)
Angel de Gracia as Kanbei Inoue(Spain dub)
Claudi Domingo as Amagi(Spain dub)
David Jenner as Yura(Spain dub)
Eduard Itchart as Bijomaru Mogami(Spain dub)
Hernán Fernández as Ukiha(Spain dub)
José Luis Mediavilla as Saru(Spain dub)
Manuel Osto as Sajiki Nisai(Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Dubbing Studio: International Soundstudio
Italian staff
Italian cast
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo
(none)
Italian companies
Distributor: Shin Vision
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Broadcaster: MTV Netherlands
Distributor: Asiamania
Dutch cast
(none)
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Polish cast
(none)
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