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Tokyo Fist (1995)

Suspecting that his childhood friend, a professional boxer, is having an affair with his fiancee, a businessman starts training rigorously himself in order to take him down.

Director:

Shin'ya Tsukamoto

Writers:

Hisashi Saito (story), Shin'ya Tsukamoto (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Kaori Fujii Kaori Fujii ... Hizuru
Shin'ya Tsukamoto ... Tsuda Yoshiharu
Kôji Tsukamoto Kôji Tsukamoto ... Kojima Takuji
Naomasa Musaka Naomasa Musaka ... Haze
Naoto Takenaka ... Ohizumi
Koichi Wajima Koichi Wajima ... Shirota
Tomorô Taguchi ... Tattoo master
Nobu Kanaoka ... Nurse
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Akiko Hioki Akiko Hioki
Kiichi Mutô Kiichi Mutô
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Storyline

A businessman, Tsuda, runs into a childhood friend, Tajuki, on the subway. Tajuki is working as a semiprofessional boxer. Tsuda soon begins to suspect that Tajuki might be having an affair with his fiancée Hizuru. After an altercation, Tsuda begins training rigorously himself, leading to an extremely bloody, violent confrontation. Written by Todd K. Bowman <tkbowman@aol.com>

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Action | Drama | Thriller

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

22 May 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I grothia tou Tokyo See more »

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Production Co:

Kaijyu Theater See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (inserts only)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Quotes

[Tsuda has just been beaten nearly to death]
Tsuda: At least I don't have any problems staying awake anymore.
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Ambitious and bizarre. Could have been great.
12 February 2015 | by guisreisSee all my reviews

The first ten minutes are awesome. The movie is very strong, but the quality varies a lot along its development until its bad end. Both the fast paced training scenes and the oppressive Tokyo city footage are very nice. Though, the bizarreness of the story bores. This is a live action film with an anime aesthetics (for anime fans perhaps the movie pleases more). It could be a great movie if it had developed better the main character's ordinary life as a white collar, the chaos of the city (the story does not explore the interesting way the town is shown), the dangerous boxer who tattooes the number of defeated challengers on his shoulder. Less emphasis in body horror and sneezing blood would also contribute to a more satisfactory outcome. The director's brother should be substituted by a better actor. A different and better story for the love triangle would be necessary too. To conclude, the director/writer/actor Shin'ya Tsukamoto has the skills, but lacks good taste and makes bad decisions.


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