Ryuhei Kitamura's hyper violent girl with a sword movie Azumi is to get a limited theatrical release in North America on 21st of July 2006.
Orphaned in 19th century war-torn Tokugawa Shogun period of Japan, Azumi is found and raised along with nine other orphans by Ji, the mentor. The Shogun, sickened by innocent lives lost in senseless warfare, had commissioned Ji to cultivate assassins that could eliminate warlords before they could strike.
... Even if you have seen Azumi, which I expect many of you will have, it should be great fun to catch on the big screen. If you have not seen it yet there are plenty of versions available on DVD including the UK disc which you can pick up from amazon.co.uk