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Black Angel Vol. 1 (1998)

Kuro no tenshi Vol. 1 (original title)
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Ikko, the six year old daughter of a yakuza gang boss witnesses the brutal slaying of her parents and is only saved from sharing their fate by an underground hitwoman who goes by the ... See full summary »

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Takashi Ishii

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Takashi Ishii
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Cast

Credited cast:
Riona Hazuki Riona Hazuki ... Ikko Amaoka
Reiko Takashima Reiko Takashima ... Mayo
Jinpachi Nezu ... Goro Nogi
Kippei Shîna ... Shinichi Onda
Miyuki Ono Miyuki Ono ... Chiaki Amaoka
Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi Yoshiyuki Yamaguchi ... Zill
Hideo Murota Hideo Murota ... Mitsuru Amaoka
Shingo Tsurumi Shingo Tsurumi ... Narusawa
Ren Osugi ... Kusakabe (as Ren Ôsugi)
Daisuke Iijima Daisuke Iijima ... Noburo Yasuda
Noriko Hayami Noriko Hayami ... Asami
Reiko Kataoka Reiko Kataoka ... Kotani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ruben Arvizu Ruben Arvizu ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bob Buchholz ... Nogi (voice) (as Robert Buchholz)
Peter Doyle Peter Doyle ... Onda (voice)
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Ikko, the six year old daughter of a yakuza gang boss witnesses the brutal slaying of her parents and is only saved from sharing their fate by an underground hitwoman who goes by the nom-de-guerre of "Black Angel." Years after escaping to America, Ikko returns to Tokyo as a young woman. She adopts the name "Black Angel" and is out for revenge. Written by Axel Bellemonte <rev_cochese@fanboy.org>

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I don't wanna' live anymore... ...How 'bout you?


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Release Date:

30 May 1998 (Japan) See more »

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Followed by Black Angel Vol. 2 (1999) See more »

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Black Angel
31 January 2007 | by jesko-malikSee all my reviews

Indeed a nice vengeance flick, the director made it possible to make it interesting, stylish and very cold. The story is quite simple and not very fresh, but the style and strong violence (strong in my eyes cause it's against a woman) plus good camera work and very cold pictures make it a bit more special than a lot of the other Japanese movies. It reminds me of the earlier movie GONIN, witch is at any rate commendable if you liked the BLACK ANGEL and of course takeshi kitano). I've now seen a few of his films (ishii) and have to say that he's a good director in my eyes, but don't match to make every film interesting. I like his cold depressing style, but he's not a very good story teller. If you like the vengeance theme and the described style than you've got to check it out.


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