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Hiroshi Takahashi (comic) and
Shôgo Mutô (screenplay)
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Release Date:
27 October 2007 (Japan) See more »
There's no such thing as a fair fight.
A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
1 win & 2 nominations See more »
Crows Episode 0
 (From The Hollywood Reporter. 7 October 2007)

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  (in credits order)
Shun Oguri ... Genji Takaya
Kyôsuke Yabe ... Ken Katagiri
Meisa Kuroki ... Luca Aizawa

Takayuki Yamada ... Tamao Serizawa
Sansei Shiomi ... Yoshinobu Kuroiwa
Ken'ichi Endô ... Joji Yazaki
Gorô Kishitani ... Hideo Takitani
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shunsuke Daitô ... Hiromi Kirishima
Kaname Endô ... Yuji Tokaji
Erina ...
Motoki Fukami ... Megumi Hayashida
Hisato Izaki ... Go Mikami
Yûsuke Izaki ... Manabu Mikami
Yûsuke Kamiji ... Shoji Tsutsumoto
Kenta Kiritani ... Tokio Tatsukawa
Yû Koyanagi ... Makoto Sugihara

Camille LaBry West ... Ruka (voice) (as Camille A. LaBry)
Yutaka Matsushige ... Ushiyama
Kazuki Namioka ... Gota Washio
Ayumu Saitô
Suzunosuke ... Chuta Tamura
Tsutomu Takahashi ... Takashi Makise
Sôsuke Takaoka ... Shun Izaki
Hiroshi Watanabe ... Hideto Bando

Directed by
Takashi Miike 
Writing credits
Hiroshi Takahashi (comic)

Shôgo Mutô  screenplay

Produced by
Koji Harada .... line producer (as Kôji Harada)
Mataichirô Yamamoto .... producer
Original Music by
Naoki Ohtsubo  (as Naoki Otsubo)
Cinematography by
Takumi Furuya 
Film Editing by
Shûichi Kakesu 
Tomoki Nagasaka 
Production Design by
Yuji Hayashida 
Art Direction by
Yuji Hayashida 
Production Management
Christian Alexander Moran .... post-production manager (english version)
Sound Department
Peter 'Duck' McDonald .... sound editor
Hidetaka Ichiyama .... stunts

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Kurôzu zero" - Japan (original title)
"Crows: Episode 0" - International (English title)
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Japan:130 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

The band that perform this movie's theme song is The Street Beats. Hiroshi Takahashi, the author of the manga Crows where this movie is based on is actually The Street Beat's fan.See more »
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Followed by Crows Zero II (2009)See more »


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Fights for fights sake..., 28 June 2014
Author: Bene Cumb from Estonia

Japanese values and approaches are rather different from the Western ones, and as regards scripts, they often focus on a single thing rather than create a varied story. Here, the events take place in and around a school of male delinquents, but the only topic is achieving power through battling, no references to teaching and learning, youngsters' hobbies, their parents, etc. Inclusion of a female seems odd and provides no additional value, yakuza themes could have been avoided as well.

Characters' names are often confusing, types are similar, often was the clothing that helped to determine the different gang leaders... Shun Oguri as Takiya Genji was distinguishable, but still - high school boys were played by actors almost 25 years old, so their looks was in contrast with immature behaviour and plain intentions. Fights are visually catchy, but rather unrealistic as they resulted in a visible blood only, no broken bones or teeth.

An okay film if you are a guy and like intense fights and constant struggling for imaginary power. Otherwise, skip to Desu Nōto and Batoru Rowaiaru.

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