Asura (Blu-ray release 2013-3-22) is an unconventional animation. Whereas The Garden of The Words gives the most beautiful view of modern Japan, Asura portrays a very dark time in the past. The child Asura is born into a world where famine causes people to eat or sell their children for survival. This movie brings up philosophical and moral questions about survival. Naturally, in a movie like this, it also shows the dark side of humanity. Whether I think this is good or not does not really matter. If one finds this subject interesting, this would be a worthwhile movie to watch. If one finds this subject sickening or awful, it would be wise to stay away. Note: after the credits there is a short scene.