Azumi 2 - Death or Love Short Review

Azumi 2: Death or Love is a pretty standard Japanese sword fighting film with impressive wirework, well choreographed action scenes, very little plot and a pretty lead, in this case Aya Ueto.

It follows on directly from the first film, between the continuation of the plot, a number of the same characters and, aside from a few small flashbacks, it makes no attempt to welcome new viewers. Although as a sequel why should it? While it ticks all the same feature boxes as the first film this one seemed to have more (at least more noticeable) bluescreen backgrounds and the pacing didn’t seem as well thought out as the first film.

It’s watchable and has a couple of great katana fights but it’s not as good as its own prequel. 610.