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Ichi: The Killer (2002)
"Koroshiya 1: The Animation Episode 0" (original title)

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Credited cast:
Bruce Aarons ...
Prison Guard (voice)
Holly Bobbit ...
Mother (voice)
Tristan Goddard ...
Tanabe (voice)
Margeaux Heartman ...
Midori (voice)
Jean Masters ...
Mr. Shiroishi (voice)
Kakihara (voice)
David Moo ...
Hirano (voice)
Sayaka Ohara ...
Midori (voice)
Michael Sinterniklaas ...
Chihiro Suzuki ...
Shinpachi Tsuji ...
Jijii (voice)
Tom Wayland ...
Kaneda (voice)
Buddy Woodward ...
Teacher (voice)


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Anime at its most extreme.


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27 September 2002 (Japan)  »

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Koroshiya 1: The Animation Episode 0  »

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Director of the live-action adaptation, Takashi Miike, stars as the pivotal character Kakihara. See more »


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Only watch it if you've read the manga
19 February 2007 | by See all my reviews

Do not be confused because ICHI THE KILLER: THE ANIMATION EPISODE 0 is not the prequel to Takashi Miike's 'live-action' version of Hideo Yamamoto's infamous manga, it is the prequel to Hideo Yamamoto's infamous manga.

It's about Ichi when he was a student in high school and how he was bullied, what he was like when he was with his family and friends and how he became a twisted and sadistic assassin.

This prequel is really cool: good animation, a well-written script and a hardcore soundtrack make this film worth a watch. Although some people may find this film too short or too much like a big music video. Other than that, it's worth watching, but read the comic book before watching it.

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