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An Assassin (2011)
"Asashin" (original title)

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Human drama that arises between a 'Pitiless assassin' and 'One high school girl'. A fierce friendship with the one who risked his life.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Ryôma Baba ...
Ryo Hanaki
Yûki Kubota ...
Shunichi Misaki
Sayuri Iwata ...
Rio Kasuga
Hiroshi Watari ...
Kaoru Bito
Hassei Takano ...
Raper Satô ...
Takeshi Yoshioka ...
Akira Nagata ...
Satoshi Hakuzen ...
Takayuki Ohishi ...
Isamu Sugihara ...
Yohei Hoshina ...
Kazuki Namioka ...
Sergeant Takada
Aya Kuwata ...
Kyoko Umezawa
Rin Sakuragi ...
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Human drama that arises between a 'Pitiless assassin' and 'One high school girl'. A fierce friendship with the one who risked his life.

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Performed by Sindy
Words & Music by Minako Kawae
Production & Arrangement by Satoshi Takebe
Teichiku Entertainment/Takumi Note
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Not what I was expecting
6 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I gave this movie the high rating I did because of how much it surprised me. I just randomly picked it to watch because I was in the mood for a mindless action film. This was not that movie. There are a lot of "mindless" action elements in this film, but they all serve a purpose. The character development relies both on exposition and camera work. I'm not sure how I'd rank the acting, but I would definitely say it was sufficient for the story. This does not contain anything resembling conventional Hollywood relationships. It is not a happy go lucky movie. It is a movie that creates a dynamic relationship on screen. I do recommend it, but only if you're someone who can enjoy a movie that lacks a Hollywood ending.

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