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Black Angel Vol. 1 (1998)

Kuro no tenshi Vol. 1 (original title)
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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Ikko Amaoka
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Goro Nogi
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Shinichi Onda
Miyuki Ono ...
Chiaki Amaoka
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi ...
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Hideo Murota ...
Mitsuru Amaoka
Shingo Tsurumi ...
Narusawa
Ren Ôsugi ...
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Daisuke Iijima ...
Noburo Yasuda
Noriko Hayami ...
Asami
Reiko Kataoka ...
Kotani
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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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If only I could find a copy of this for purchase.
25 December 2001 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie at the 1998 Seattle Film Festival (like another IMDB user, apparently) and fell in love with it. I had already been charmed by Riona Hazuki in Parasite Eve, and was delighted to see her in this role. The characters of Zill (Dye-blonde blonde breakdance fighting companion) and Mayo (big time femme fatale with experience, guess what her name stands for) remind me of quirky one shot characters in a detective manga, something that translates surprizingly well to the big screen.

This is an action filled story about a girl seeking revenge for her family, but in parts comes off as more of a dark comedy. Takashi toys around with many old cliches, combining them with his original ideas to create a memorable mix of drama and humor. If you can find this movie, by all means see it... and send a copy my way.


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