Followed by Azumi 2: Death or Love (2005). In Japan in times of war among clans, the master samurai Gessai raises ten orphans in the mountains, one of them the girl Azumi, and they become experts in martial arts. When they are teenagers, the master assigns them to a mortal test, and then the five survivors travel with him with the mission of killing three evil warlords of clans and keeping their nation united without plunging again into a bloody war.
Director: Ryûhei Kitamura
Writers: Yu Koyama (comic) and Mataichirô Yamamoto (screenplay)
Stars: Aya Ueto, Kenji Kohashi and Hiroki Narimiya
More info: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0384819/