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Alex Von David (english adaptation)
Richard S. Chung (english adaptation)
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Jûzô Murasaki is a boy miscast in his classroom, being frequently abused, tortured, beaten and humiliated... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Shidô Nakamura ... 13-gô / No. 13
Shun Oguri ... Jûzô Murasaki
Hirofumi Arai ... Tôru Akai
Yumi Yoshimura ... Nozomi Akai
Tomoya Ishii ... Hajime Seki
Minoru Matsumoto ... Shinigami / God of Death
Yui Nakajô ... Yuki Akai
Jun Ogasawara ... Teenaged Jûzô
Masashi Tanaka ... Teenaged Akai
Hiroshi Okawa ... Construction Foreman
Gekidan Hitori ... Comedian on TV
Mitsu Murata ... Golf Shop Employee

Takashi Miike ... Kaneda
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Richard Cansino ... God of Death (voice: English version) (as Phil Meyers)
Doug Erholtz ... No. 12 (voice: English version)

Megan Hollingshead ... Nozomi (voice: English version) (as Karen Thompson)

Yumi Kato ... Amusement Park Attendant
Wendee Lee ... Young Murasaki (voice: English version)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Young Akai (voice: English version)
Mona Marshall ... Yuki (voice: English version)

Liam O'Brien ... Toru Akai (voice: English version)

Sam Riegel ... Hajime Seki (voice: English version) (as Sam Regal)
Keith Silverstein ... Friend (voice: English version) (as David Keefir)
Christopher Corey Smith ... Landlord (voice: English version)
Steve Staley ... Juzo Murasaki (voice: English version) (as Steve Cannon)
Julie Ann Taylor ... Kid (voice: English version)
Kirk Thornton ... TV Detective (voice: English version)

Directed by
Yasuo Inoue 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Richard S. Chung  english adaptation
Santa Inoue  manga Rinjin 13-gô
Hajime Kado  screenplay
Alex Von David  english adaptation

Produced by
Yoshinori Chiba .... producer: Media Suits
William Hellfire .... production supervisor (english version)
Yûji Ishida .... associate producer
Kumi Kobata .... executive producer: Media Suits
Hajime Kohama .... producer: PICS
Masayuki Miyashita .... executive producer: Amuse Soft Entertainment
Kaeko Sakamoto .... producer (english version)
Eric P. Sherman .... producer (english version)
John Sirabella .... executive producer (english version)
 
Original Music by
Reiji Kitazato 
 
Cinematography by
Taro Kawazu  (as Tarô Kawadu)
 
Film Editing by
Urahama Taro 
Shôjirô Urahama 
 
Production Design by
Tsutomu Imamura 
 
Makeup Department
Etsuko Egawa .... special makeup effects artist
 
Production Management
Megumi Kunisada .... production manager (english version)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mizuo Wakai .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Sean Thomas Foye .... recording engineer: english version
Koji Kasamatsu .... sound effects (as Kôji Kasamatsu)
Mineharu Kitamura .... sound
Yoshiki Matsunaga .... sound designer: Digital Circus
Kevin Patzelt .... adr mixer
Kevin Patzelt .... dialogue editor
Pat Rodman .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Visual Effects by
Taku Inoue .... animation director: PICS
 
Music Department
Naojirô Hayashi .... composer: closing theme "Hagareta yoru" (as Hirakawachi Icchôme)
Ryuunosuke Hayashi .... composer: closing theme "Hagareta yoru" (as Hirakawachi Icchôme)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Rinjin 13-gô" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for violence, language, some sexual content and nudity
Runtime:
Japan:115 min | Argentina:115 min
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Revenge is sweet, 22 July 2011
Author: Ben Larson from Leesburg, FL

They say, "What goes around comes around," or "Karma is a bitch." In the case of bullies, I really hope that is true. Maybe they should show this film in schools to let them know that bullies sometimes get their just desserts, even if it is many years later.

Jûzô (Shun Oguri) was constantly bullied by Akai (Hirofumi Arai) and his friends in school. Now, they work for the same company, and even live in the same apartment building. Akai doesn't recognize Juzo, and that is good because he continues his bullying ways, and is going to get a taste of revenge.

But, before that we are witness to some real struggles between Juzo and his alter ego (Shidô Nakamura). This is presented in the form of an imaginary house, and again in cartoon form. Juzo doesn't want violence, but his alter ego is insistent. Apparently, the bullying drove him crazy.

The only think that prevent a higher score is the ending, which is very confusing. I have to chalk that up to the fact that this was a first attempt for both the director and the writers. Other than that, it was captivating -- with blood and gore, I have to add.

Takashi Miike makes a brief appearance as the first victim.

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