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

Not Rated  |  Video  |   |  Animation, Drama, Thriller  |  27 September 2002 (Japan)
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A masochistic mobster meets his match in the dark streets of Tokyo. His nemesis, Ichi, is a psychopathic killer with an unrelenting thirst for bloodshed. A horrifying secret burns in his ... See full summary »

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Chihiro Suzuki ...
Shinpachi Tsuji ...
Jijii (voice)
Sayaka Ohara ...
Midori (voice)
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Kakihara (voice)
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Tanabe (voice)
Dan Green ...
Mr. Shiroishi (voice) (as Jean Masters)
Margeaux Heartman ...
Midori (voice) (as Rebecca Miriam)
David Moo ...
Hirano (voice)
Michael Sinterniklaas ...
Hajime Shiroishi (voice) (as Michael Tremain)
Tom Wayland ...
Kaneda (voice)
Buddy Woodward ...
Teacher (voice)
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A masochistic mobster meets his match in the dark streets of Tokyo. His nemesis, Ichi, is a psychopathic killer with an unrelenting thirst for bloodshed. A horrifying secret burns in his mind, and his hands deal death without mercy. At last, the shrouds of mystery are parted to reveal the origin of the monster. The city will know its greatest fear at the unveiling of Ichi the Killer.

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Anime at its most extreme.


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Very cool backstory
10 May 2003 | by (Tromaville, NJ) – See all my reviews

This animation is actually based on the manga origins of Ichi the Killer but could still plausibly coincide with the movie. It's well made and VERY GORY. Even worse than the live action because it's animated. Currently this is the only Ichi animation made but more should be coming soon. If you liked the live action movie diffenetly pick this up.


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