Ashura-jô no hitomi Reviews
So taking into account the above, Ashura does not disappoint. The film had martial arts action, imagery, a love story, magic, and comedy all rolled into one. However, the rhythm of the film was uneven at times and occasionally felt somewhat long and drawn out. Still, the actors performed well and helped carry the film till the end. I continue to find myself liking Rie Miyazawa (since Twilight Samurai) and consider her a pretty decent actress. As for the other actors, I did not recognize any of them but still found them adequate.
In all, Ashura was an entertaining supernatural action movie. While I still found some of the special effects "cheesy" or low budget, the overall movie was decently made. Recommended for rental if you like this genre of film or just enjoy watching artistic looking costumes and scenes.