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Multiple Personality Detective Psycho - Kazuhiko Amamiya Returns 

Tajuu jinkaku tantei saiko - Amamiya Kazuhiko no kikan (original title)
After his wife is murdered, a homicide detective develops multiple personalities and takes revenge on her killer. Years later the killer seems to reappear from the dead.
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Series cast summary:
Ren Osugi ...  Tooru Sasayama / ... 6 episodes, 2000
Naoki Hosaka Naoki Hosaka ...  Kazuhiko Amamiya / ... 5 episodes, 2000
Tomoko Nakajima Tomoko Nakajima ...  Machi Isono 5 episodes, 2000
Sadaharu Shiota Sadaharu Shiota ...  Masaki Manabe 5 episodes, 2000
Yoshinari Anan Yoshinari Anan ...  Kikuo Toguchi 5 episodes, 2000
Rieko Miura Rieko Miura ...  Chizuko Honda / ... 5 episodes, 2000
Lily Lily ...  Yôko Yamamoto 5 episodes, 2000
Nae ...  Tomoyo Tanabe 5 episodes, 2000
Satoshi Matsuda Satoshi Matsuda ...  Tatsuya Ueno 5 episodes, 2000
Fujiko Fujiko ...  Mami Sasayama / ... 5 episodes, 2000
Saki Ohara Saki Ohara 5 episodes, 2000
Hiroto Horibe Hiroto Horibe 5 episodes, 2000
Chiaki Kuriyama 5 episodes, 2000
Shun Satô Shun Satô ...  Saku Ooe 5 episodes, 2000
Shun Ichijô Shun Ichijô ...  Hisashi Shimazu 5 episodes, 2000
Takeshi Nakajima Takeshi Nakajima 5 episodes, 2000
Shirô Namiki Shirô Namiki 5 episodes, 2000
Naoko Tsuchiya Naoko Tsuchiya 5 episodes, 2000
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Yosuke Kobayashi, a detective assigned on a homicide unit, saw his wife killed by a serial killer, Shinji Nishizono. From a shock he suffered MPD (multiple personality disorder) and became Kazuhiko Amamiya. Soon after he managed to hunt down and killed the murderer of his wife, new series of murders have occurred and the suspects claimed to be Shinji Nishizono himself. Is it really him? Or a copycat? And who is Kazuhiko Amamiya? Written by MPD Psycho

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a disappointing, confusing, censored mess from Miike
5 June 2005 | by FieCrierSee all my reviews

I'd liked the Takashi Miike films I'd seen so far, but I found this pretty disappointing. I'd bought it, but I won't be keeping it.

I saw it on the Adness DVD, which has just two episodes. In the first, a killer abducts women, cuts the top of their skull off to expose the brain, plants them in the ground up to their chin, and plants a flower in the brain. You can tell that from the DVD box. In the movie, the top of the head is digitally blurred out by TV static. Had you not seen the DVD box, the viewer wouldn't know what people were looking at until later a young cop produced a small model of the body. Oddly, there is also a flash frame later on of the woman's head and it is not censored. Apart from this, I'm not really sure what was going on. Some women get phone calls, and a sketchy animated character cavorts around when that happens. An animated character also appears on TV screens sometimes. It's unclear if anybody sees it.

In the second episode, pregnant women are being found cut open and their babies are missing. Again, a cop produces a model of what the corpses are like, which is helpful since again the actual body is censored. There is also a natural birth in the movie, but oddly even that baby and the umbilical cord are censored! According the the DVD box, uncensored versions were not kept when this was originally made. Perhaps even if they had, if they knew they were going to be censored, maybe they didn't bother actually showing anything...? Not sure.

If I hear the later episodes are better, maybe I'll look for them. As it is, I won't bother.


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Japanese

Release Date:

2 May 2000 (Japan) See more »

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MPD - Psycho (Multiple Personality Detective): The Complete Miniseries See more »

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(6 episodes)

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1.78 : 1
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