Azumi (live-action movie)

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Alternative title:
Azumi, la última guerrera (Spanish)
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
Links: We have 1
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
    Azumi - Collector's Editon (DVD) 2006-11-21

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
Masatō 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 cast
ADR Director: Richard Epcar

Adaptation: Richard Epcar
Eden Riegel as Azumi

Michael McConnohie as Gessai
Terrence Stone as Kiyomasa Kato

Bryce Papenbrook as Nachi
Kyle Hebert as Kanbei Inoue
Richard Cansino as Bijomaru Mogami
English companies
Distributor:
AsiaVision
Optimum Releasing (UK)
Licensed by:
Madman Entertainment (Australia)
Urban Vision
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
ADR Director: Xavier De LLorens (Spain dub)
ADR Script: 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
Licensed by: SBP (Argentina)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Patrizia Salmoiraghi
Executive producer: Francesco Di Sanzo

Dubbing Assistant: Gianmarco Ceconi
Debora Magnaghi as Azumi

Alessandro D'Errico as Kiyomasa Katou
Marco Balzarotti as Gessai Obata
Paolo De Santis as Nagara

Alessandro Rigotti as Komoro
Andrea Failla as Nagato
Antonio Paiola as Tenka Nankobo
Daniele Demma as Sanzo Sajiki
Dario Oppido as Isshin Sajiki
Diego Sabre as Nisai Sajiki
Flavio Arras as Hiei
Loretta Di Pisa as Nami
Patrizio Prata as Kanbei Inoue
Renato Novara as Awa
Simone D'Andrea as Hyuga
Italian companies
Distributor: Shin Vision
Dubbing Studio: Sample srl
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Broadcaster: MTV Netherlands
Distributor: Asiamania
Dutch cast
(none)
Polish staff
Polish companies
(none)
Polish cast
(none)
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
(none)
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Europa Filmes
Dubbing Studio: Voice Brazil

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