First Poster for Director Keiichi Sato’s Adaptation of George Akiyama’s Ashura

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If I had more free hours in a day, I would probably devote a lot of attention to some of these mangas I haven’t had the opportunity to read. The premise for George Akiyama’s “Ashura”, which was published from 1970 to 1971 in Weekly Shonen Magazine, certainly sounds intriguing, which has helped spur my interest in director Keiichi Sato’s “Asura”. Same story, except without the “H”. I’m sure that won’t make much of a difference. Right?

I managed to track down this synopsis. Thanks, Asian Wiki:

Set in war torn mid-15th century Japan, a boy named Asura was born a beast. A young girl named Wakasa helps to tame Asura and help foster his human side. Asura grows up to become a high preist and help guide lost souls to heaven.

“Asura”, which features the voice talents of Masako Nozawa, Kinya Kitaoji, and Megumi Hayashibara, battles its way into Japanese theaters on September 29, 2012. When you have a moment, take a look at the latest poster for the flick below.

Via : Film Smash

Author: Todd Rigney

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