Ashura, Ashura jo no Hitomi (Eyes of Castle Ashura), Blood Gets in Your Eyes, La reine des d?mons Ashura

Genre: Fantasy, Romance, Swordplay.
Date: 2005
Parts: 3
Language: Japanese
Subtitle: English

Synopsis: “”Prepare to gaze into Hell.”” Set in 19th Century Edo, the story begins with demons, led by the beautiful and nefarious Bizan, plotting to wreck havoc in old Edo with the ultimate aim of bringing their queen, Ashura, back to life and taking over the world. Who can stop them? The government forms the Oni Mikado, an elite government force dedicated to defending the capital from demons. An original – and most talented – member of the elite, Izumo “”Demon Slayer”” Wakuraba, has since resigned and become a kabuki actor with a travelling troupe. Meanwhile the Oni Mikado leader, Nobuyuki Kuninari, and his fierce, canny lieutenant Jaku Abe carry on, slaying demons along their way. However, a troupe of female acrobats is wreaking havoc of another kind by turning thief at night and fighting running battles with the authorities. One of their number, Tsubaki, stays free with Izumo’s help, but as their acquaintance blossoms into love, a painful red scar appears on her shoulder: the mark of Ashura. She struggles to remember an incident five years earlier that holds the key to her current dilemma and eventual fate. Then Jaku falls under Bizan’s erotic spell and goes over to the dark side. She sends him after Tsubaki to bring about the horrific transformation of Tsubaki. Based on Kazuki Nakashima’s famous kabuki play. Cast Somegoro Ichikawa – Izumo Wakuraba Rie Miyazawa – Tsubaki Kanako Higuchi – Bizan Atsuro Watabe – Jaku Abe Fumiyo Kohinata – Nanboku Tsuruya IV Takashi Nait? – Nobuyuki Kuninari Yukijiro Hotaru – Magotaro Hanae Kan – Emishi Kazuo Kuwabara Sarutoki Minagawa – Takiji Koji Ookura – Hyozo Erika Sawajiri – Yachi Kumiko Tsuchiya – Oiran

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