Based on the manga of the same name by writer Kazuo Koike and artist Kazuo Kamimura it follows the story of the titular assassin seeking vengeance upon the bandits who raped her mother and murdered her father. —Wikipedia
"Shurayukihime" is a play on words: "Shirayukihime" is the Japanese name for Grimm's "Snow White". "Shura" means pandemonium or carnage; it's also a reference to Asura, the anti-gods in Buddhism who are born trapped in violence and harmful passions. I was expecting kitsch but discovered unexpected complexities. Children bear the burdens of their parents' sins and hatred, unable to find peace without bloodshed.
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