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Kenichi Ryuu
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Natsumi Sato
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Wu Fu-chun
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Yang Weimin
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Yuan Chenggui
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Xiu Hong
Seijun Suzuki
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Seishu Hase
Hiroko Hori
Akira Inoue
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Yoshimitsu Morita
Hidekazu Nagae
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Kabukicho is a forgotten world. A place where people of different tongues and races meet, where they fight against each other to gain money, power and territory. The struggle which never ends. Based on a dangerous love story which unfolds a dangerous town. Written by L.H. Wong <lhw@sfs.org.sg>

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A deadline, a girl, a brother, ties, money, sex, changing roles.
6 November 2001 | by (japan) – See all my reviews

I forgot how much I liked this movie. Excellent cinematography seldom satisfies without a cohesive plot e.g. Lost Souls. In addition to both, this beauty has a teen-idol popular in Eastern Asia, a gorgeous lead actress (Mirai Yamamoto--you may have seen her spinning a car laying flat on its side in Jackie Chan's "Who Am I?"), a strong supporting cast, twists and more twists, the ever great lyrics of B'Z, captivating story-telling methods, intricate character relationships, and realistic bilingualism. And I cannot emphasize how gorgeous the lead actress is.


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