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Credited cast:
Shôta Matsuda ...
Kengo Fujimoto
Takashi Tsukamoto ...
Hidekazu Morio
Riko Narumi ...
Sakura Iizuka
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Satoshi Iizuka
Akira Emoto ...
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Ryôhei Abe
Iseki Chin
Denden
Noriko Eguchi
Jun Fubuki ...
Kazuko Takazawa
Yûko Genkaku
Miyako Hamami
Gekidan Hitori ...
Shimada
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Dr. Kondo
Jyubei Ikeguchi
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Ikigami takes place in a dystopian society where the government has implemented the "Prosperity Law". This law dictates 1 in 1000 random citizens ages 18~24 will die for the state in a mandatory lottery. Death occurs at a preset date and time, which is when an injected nano-capsule, received at an early age, explodes. The law is meant to create appreciation for life by instilling fear in order to make people live the best possible lives. Written by expendaworzt

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Death Notice: Ikigami  »

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One of the best dramas ever made. Underrated!
5 January 2013 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

I don't want to waste words on this masterpiece. I can say you only one thing: I watched a lot of dramas. Some managed to invoke an urge to cry. Just an urge. Some tried hard and failed. One drama made me shed tears. This one. A touching tale about life , death , friendship , love and rebellion. Superbely acted , well written , entertaining and emotionally gripping. Japan , being infamous for its disturbing and morally degenerated productions , genuinely surprised me. If you like the life and death theme and are ready to cry rivers of tears : DO NOT MISS IT!

Bravo! Bravo! BRAVO!


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