In war-torn Japan, the Tokugawa Shogun, desperate to restore peace to his people, orders the assassination of the hostile warlords. A beautiful young woman is raised from birth with nine other orphans, to become an assassin. Her name is AZUMI, the ultimate assassin.
From the ravages of war rises the ultimate assassin.
Did You Know?
All of Azumi's dialog is written in masculine speech, that is, speech forms that normally would not be spoken by women. This reflects the fact that she was brought up with no other women around her. Yae's remark "Girls don't speak like that!" is in response to Azumi's speech pattern. "Girls don't speak like that!" refers to Azumi saying 'Bokuwa' (the predominantly male word for referring to yourself) instead of 'Watashiwa' (the female or unisex form) when pointing out that she could hide her swords in her cloak. See more
When Nagato visits the assassins in the abandoned shrine, the cameraman's shadow is visible as the camera moves. See more
Where do the stars go during the day?
Japanese Director's Cut Runs 143 minutes. See more
Followed by Azumi 2: Death or Love
Lyrics by Mina Ganaha and Hideaki Yamano
Composed by Caoli Cano
and Tarô Iwashiro
Arranged by Akira Inoue
Performed by Mina Ganaha See more