Based on a novel by Naomi Azuma, the movie puts Susukino region of Hokkaido Japan as the backdrop of the story. From this reason, movie attracted unusually high number of audience from that area. A sequel is already being considered.
Private eye (his name is not known) who uses a bar called Keller Ohata as his hangout gets involved in a complex web of revenge a girl is planning to make on the gangsters. In a way, he is a victim, but also it's his job. A company owner Kirishima gets murdered, then during his investigation he gets involved in some hair raising experience, until the truth and bombastic plot is revealed.
It's hard to categorize this movie. It's a bit like comedy, and bit like a detective story. There's humor, and violence that don't seem to belong in the same scene, but this movie freely mixes humor and violence. Why this private eye gets involved in such dangerous job without knowing much about his client reduces the believability of the story.
But there seems to be audiences for this movie as it was a moderate hit, and maybe the producers knows more about their audience than me. It might not be so entertaining to audiences who are used to serious private eye movies.
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