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Ichi the Killer: Episode 0 (2002)

Koroshiya 1: The Animation Episode 0 (original title)
Animated prequel to Ichi the Killer (2001), focusing on the origin story of the psychopathic killer Ichi.

Director:

Shinji Ishihira

Writers:

Sakichi Sato (script), Hideo Yamamoto (manga)
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Credited cast:
Chihiro Suzuki Chihiro Suzuki ... Hajime Shiroishi (voice)
Shinpachi Tsuji Shinpachi Tsuji ... Jijii (voice)
Sayaka Ôhara Sayaka Ôhara ... Midori (voice)
Takashi Miike ... Kakihara (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bruce Aarons Bruce Aarons ... Prison Guard (voice)
Shannon Conley ... Mother (voice) (as Holly Bobbit)
Dan Green ... Mr. Shiroishi (voice) (as Jean Masters)
Rebecca Honig ... Midori (voice) (as Rebecca Miriam)
David Moo David Moo ... Hirano (voice)
David Logan Rankin David Logan Rankin ... Tanabe (voice) (as Tristan Goddard)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Hajime Shiroishi (voice) (as Michael Tremain)
Tom Wayland ... Kaneda (voice)
Buddy Woodward ... Teacher (voice)
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A masochistic mobster meets his match in the dark streets of Tokyo. His nemesis, Ichi, is a psychopathic killer with an unrelenting thirst for bloodshed. A horrifying secret burns in his mind, and his hands deal death without mercy. At last, the shrouds of mystery are parted to reveal the origin of the monster. The city will know its greatest fear at the unveiling of Ichi the Killer.

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Anime at its most extreme.


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Trivia

Director of the live-action adaptation, Takashi Miike, stars as the pivotal character Kakihara. See more »

Connections

References Ichi the Killer (2001) See more »

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Lives up to its sordid reputation.
18 December 2019 | by RatedVforVinnySee all my reviews

The original comic comes to life, in this bloody/brutal manga. Nicely animated in the most clean and uncluttered way. Contains some action (sex and violence) that might even be considered too strong, for the real film production. The story is both excellent and thought provoking; in a 'Crying Freeman', type style.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 September 2002 (Japan) See more »

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