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Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer 

Kuraingu furiman (original title)
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Emu Hino, a 29-year-old virgin, witnesses a mob hit and fears that the killer will now find her and kill her. Indeed, he sets out to do so; he's Yo Hinomura, a talented potter and artist ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Toshio Furukawa ...  Yô 2 episodes, 1988
Steve Bulen ...  Yô (US 1994) 2 episodes, 1988
Chiharu Kataishi Chiharu Kataishi ...  Emu 2 episodes, 1988
Edie Mirman ...  Emu (US 1994) 2 episodes, 1988
Ryûsei Nakao ...  Kô 2 episodes, 1988
Jeff Winkless ...  Kô / ... 2 episodes, 1988
Yûsaku Yara ...  Nitta 2 episodes, 1988
Michael McConnohie ...  Nitta (US 1994) 2 episodes, 1988
Takaya Hashi Takaya Hashi ...  Ryûji 2 episodes, 1988
Kerrigan Mahan ...  Ryûji / ... 2 episodes, 1988
Masako Katsuki ...  Kimie 2 episodes, 1988
Catherine Battistone Catherine Battistone ...  Fu / ... 2 episodes, 1988
Kôhei Miyauchi ...  Lèi 2 episodes, 1988
Nobuyo Tsuda Nobuyo Tsuda ...  Hû 2 episodes, 1988
Yumi Tôma Yumi Tôma ...  Mitsuko 2 episodes, 1988
Yasurô Tanaka Yasurô Tanaka ...  Sergeant 2 episodes, 1988
Masaharu Satô Masaharu Satô ...  Cop 2 episodes, 1988
Eddie Frierson ...  Cop / ... 2 episodes, 1988
Ken Yamaguchi Ken Yamaguchi ...  Cop 2 episodes, 1988
Kirk Thornton ...  Cop (US 1994) 2 episodes, 1988
Masato Hirano Masato Hirano ...  Cop 2 episodes, 1988
Dean Wein ...  Cop (US 1994) 2 episodes, 1988
Kôji Totani ...  Thug 2 episodes, 1988
Yukitoshi Hori Yukitoshi Hori ...  Thug 2 episodes, 1988
Daisuke Gôri Daisuke Gôri ...  Thug 2 episodes, 1988
Kazumi Tanaka Kazumi Tanaka ...  Thug 2 episodes, 1988
Simon Prescott ...  Mark (US 1994) 2 episodes, 1988
Mike Reynolds ...  Elder (US 1994) 2 episodes, 1988
Nobuo Yana Nobuo Yana ...  Shûdô 2 episodes, 1988
Michael Forest ...  Shûdô (US 1994) 2 episodes, 1988
John Baddeley John Baddeley ...  Rón 2 episodes, 1988
Edita Brychta ...  Emu 2 episodes, 1988
Burt Kwouk ...  Shûdô 2 episodes, 1988
Vincent Marzello Vincent Marzello ...  Kô 2 episodes, 1988
Rosemary Miller Rosemary Miller ...  Fu 2 episodes, 1988
Liza Ross Liza Ross ...  Kimie 2 episodes, 1988
Bob Sessions Bob Sessions ...  Ryûji 2 episodes, 1988
Bob Sherman Bob Sherman ...  Nitta 2 episodes, 1988
Gregory Snegoff 2 episodes, 1988
Steven Tremblay Steven Tremblay ...  Yô 2 episodes, 1988
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Emu Hino, a 29-year-old virgin, witnesses a mob hit and fears that the killer will now find her and kill her. Indeed, he sets out to do so; he's Yo Hinomura, a talented potter and artist who's been conscripted against his will to be the prime hitman for the 108 Dragons, a gang within the Chinese Mafia, who are determined to push aside Tokyo's local crime lords. He breaks into her house, and she asks that he make love to her before he kills her; she connects to his inner self, and he becomes her protector. Now he must defend her against the local crime gang, who have connections with corrupt Tokyo police. Will Yo and Emu make it out alive, and will the 108 Dragons triumph? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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A honest man is forced to become a heartless killer, and an innocent woman is targeted for death... See more »


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Japanese

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1988 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Crying Freeman 1: Portrait of a Killer See more »

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The old woman yells at Freeman that he broke the 101 Dragon's law, but the name of the organization is the 108 Dragons, not 101. See more »

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Followed by Crying Freeman 2: Shades of Death, Part 1 (1989) See more »

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The best anime movie ever.
11 May 2000 | by mikael.borjessonSee all my reviews

The action and brutality found in this movie is hard to find anywhere else. I love this movie but watch out for the sequels, they only become worse and worse. And the "real" movie version of the movie is a shame. This is the original and it is the best.


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