RUN TIME: 90 MIN
ASURA GIRL: A BLOOD-C TALE SYNOPSIS:
“Asura Girl: A Blood-C Tale” is a live-action movie based on the popular animation series “Blood C” by Production I.G and CLAMP. Set in Japan before World War II, a captain of the fascist Special Political Police (the “SPP”) was murdered in a small village. During a brutal investigation conducted by the SPP, tensions between the SPP and villagers grow, and soon the conflict leads to violence – and the sudden appearance of the mysterious, sword-wielding “Asura Girl”!
ASURA GIRL: A BLOOD-C TALE: REVIEW
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“Asura Girl: A Blood-C Tale” is an exciting action film from director Shûtarô Oku. The film is a live action telling of the animated series “Blood-C” that ran on Japanese television from July-September of 2011. There is a lot of media based off this series. There is an anime film called “Blood-C: The Last Dark”, a Manga titled “Blood-C: Demonic Moonlight, and even a stage play called “Blood-C: The Last Mind”. “Asura Girl: A Blood-C Tale” is one of 3 live-action titles in the franchise all of which were directed by Shûtarô Oku.
In “Asura Girl: A Blood-C Tale” we are dropped into pre-WW2 Japan during the time of the Special Higher Police forces. If it wasn’t for this movie, I would have never learned about this fascist police force. Which is one of the reasons I love art from countries outside of the American bubble. There is a lot one can learn about other cultures through their art and I believe that is especially true for film.
Rent this movie if you like:
ANIME – JAPANESE ACTION FILMS – FANTASY