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Batoru rowaiaru (2000)
Excellent film, but I still prefer the novel.
It definitely does justice to the novel, but the novel is still better. I prefer it because of the way each character is developed, and they each have their own backstory. However, this film is not to be passed up, so watch it as soon as you can. I loved seeing all the characters I'd read about and imagined put to film. I also actually liked the film's Kitano character over the original book's equivalent, Sakamochi. Kitano just had more personality, and was far more interesting. I didn't like, though, how they made Kiriyama a silent psychopath killing machine in this movie. In the book, Kiriyama actually had a deep, interesting explanation for why he was the way he was.