I scrolled trough upcoming animes when i noted a movie called Asura, as i read the short synopsis i got really interested. “The unrelentingly dark drama follows the struggles of a child during a famine in medieval Japan. His mother was so impoverished and starved that she tried to eat Asura at the beginning of the story.”
Parents trying to eat their kids? Count me in!
All i can say is that this movie is going to get bloody as we have starvation, cannibalism and murdering going into the mix, so any little kid should stay away from this one i believe. There are a lot of gruesome scenes that has been shown in this movie and an example of what to expect is where Asura falls into a ravine and lands on a big pile of decaying bodies, he then drags himself over to a river and there passes out, there are also moments where Asura chews out the throats of his victims.
The movies is based on a Manga by George Akiyama that was banned in the 1970′s because it had the depiction of violence as the Mangas story is about a child cannibal that is living in the feudal Japan. when i found this out i was wondering if this really could be any good but as i watch the trailer and think about it the movie looks really promising just because of it’s dark nature, a bit like Higurashi no Naku Koro ni.
When i take a look at the voice actors that are going to be in the movie i believe that will be it’s strong point as we se some great names like Masako Nozawa (Goku from Dragon Ball) who will be voicing Asura, the we have Megumi Hayashibara (Rei Ayanami in Evangelion) as Wakasa, Hiroaki Hirata (Sanji from One Piece).
Watch the movie trailer above and say what you think about this and if you will watch it or not, the movie will be released in Japan September 29, 2012.