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Kuro no tenshi Vol. 1 (1998)

 |  Action, Crime, Drama  |  30 May 1998 (Japan)
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Ikko, the six year old daughter of a yakuza gang boss witnesses the brutal slaying of her parents and is only saved from sharing their fate by an underground hitwoman who goes by the ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Riona Hazuki ...
Ikko Amaoka
Reiko Takashima ...
Mayo
Jinpachi Nezu ...
Goro Nogi
Kippei Shîna ...
Shinichi Onda
Miyuki Ono ...
Chiaki Amaoka
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi ...
Zill
Hideo Murota ...
Mitsuru Amaoka
Shingo Tsurumi ...
Narusawa
Ren Ôsugi ...
Kusakabe
Daisuke Iijima ...
Noburo Yasuda
Noriko Hayami ...
Asami
Reiko Kataoka ...
Kotani
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Ruben Arvizu ...
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Bob Buchholz ...
Nogi (voice) (as Robert Buchholz)
Peter Doyle ...
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Ikko, the six year old daughter of a yakuza gang boss witnesses the brutal slaying of her parents and is only saved from sharing their fate by an underground hitwoman who goes by the nom-de-guerre of "Black Angel." Years after escaping to America, Ikko returns to Tokyo as a young woman. She adopts the name "Black Angel" and is out for revenge. Written by Axel Bellemonte <rev_cochese@fanboy.org>

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I don't wanna' live anymore... ...How 'bout you?


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Black Angel
31 January 2007 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Indeed a nice vengeance flick, the director made it possible to make it interesting, stylish and very cold. The story is quite simple and not very fresh, but the style and strong violence (strong in my eyes cause it's against a woman) plus good camera work and very cold pictures make it a bit more special than a lot of the other Japanese movies. It reminds me of the earlier movie GONIN, witch is at any rate commendable if you liked the BLACK ANGEL and of course takeshi kitano). I've now seen a few of his films (ishii) and have to say that he's a good director in my eyes, but don't match to make every film interesting. I like his cold depressing style, but he's not a very good story teller. If you like the vengeance theme and the described style than you've got to check it out.


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