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Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer 

Kuraingu furiman (original title)
Emu Hino, a 29-year-old virgin, witnesses a mob hit and fears that the killer will now find her and kill her. Indeed, he sets out to do so; he's Yo Hinomura, a talented potter and artist ... See full summary »
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Steve Bulen ...
 Yô (US 1994) (2 episodes, 1988)
Chiharu Kataishi ...
 Emu (2 episodes, 1988)
Edie Mirman ...
 Emu (US 1994) (2 episodes, 1988)
Ryûsei Nakao ...
 Kô (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Kô / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
Yûsaku Yara ...
 Nitta (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Nitta (US 1994) (2 episodes, 1988)
Takaya Hashi ...
 Ryûji (2 episodes, 1988)
Kerrigan Mahan ...
 Ryûji / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
Masako Katsuki ...
 Kimie (2 episodes, 1988)
Catherine Battistone ...
 Fu / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
Kôhei Miyauchi ...
 Lèi (2 episodes, 1988)
Nobuyo Tsuda ...
  (2 episodes, 1988)
Yumi Tôma ...
 Mitsuko (2 episodes, 1988)
Yasurô Tanaka ...
 Sergeant (2 episodes, 1988)
Masaharu Satô ...
 Cop (2 episodes, 1988)
...
 Cop / ... (2 episodes, 1988)
Ken Yamaguchi ...
 Cop (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Cop (US 1994) (2 episodes, 1988)
Masato Hirano ...
 Cop (2 episodes, 1988)
Dean Wein ...
 Cop (US 1994) (2 episodes, 1988)
Kôji Totani ...
 Thug (2 episodes, 1988)
Yukitoshi Hori ...
 Thug (2 episodes, 1988)
Daisuke Gôri ...
 Thug (2 episodes, 1988)
Kazumi Tanaka ...
 Thug (2 episodes, 1988)
Simon Prescott ...
 Mark (US 1994) (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Elder (US 1994) (2 episodes, 1988)
Nobuo Yana ...
 Shûdô (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Shûdô (US 1994) (2 episodes, 1988)
John Baddeley ...
 Rón (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Emu (2 episodes, 1988)
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 Shûdô (2 episodes, 1988)
Vincent Marzello ...
 Kô (2 episodes, 1988)
Rosemary Miller ...
 Fu (2 episodes, 1988)
Liza Ross ...
 Kimie (2 episodes, 1988)
Bob Sessions ...
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Emu Hino, a 29-year-old virgin, witnesses a mob hit and fears that the killer will now find her and kill her. Indeed, he sets out to do so; he's Yo Hinomura, a talented potter and artist who's been conscripted against his will to be the prime hitman for the 108 Dragons, a gang within the Chinese Mafia, who are determined to push aside Tokyo's local crime lords. He breaks into her house, and she asks that he make love to her before he kills her; she connects to his inner self, and he becomes her protector. Now he must defend her against the local crime gang, who have connections with corrupt Tokyo police. Will Yo and Emu make it out alive, and will the 108 Dragons triumph? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Lust, Larceny and Loyalty... See more »


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The old woman yells at Freeman that he broke the 101 Dragon's law, but the name of the organization is the 108 Dragons, not 101. See more »

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Followed by Crying Freeman 2: Shades of Death, Part 1 (1989) See more »

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The best anime movie ever.
11 May 2000 | by (Göteborg, Sweden) – See all my reviews

The action and brutality found in this movie is hard to find anywhere else. I love this movie but watch out for the sequels, they only become worse and worse. And the "real" movie version of the movie is a shame. This is the original and it is the best.


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