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A transfer student attempts to take over the most violent high school in the country, whose students form factions and battle each other for power.

Director:

Takashi Miike

Writers:

Hiroshi Takahashi (comic), Shôgo Mutô (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shun Oguri ... Genji Takaya
Kyôsuke Yabe Kyôsuke Yabe ... Ken Katagiri
Meisa Kuroki ... Luca Aizawa
Takayuki Yamada ... Tamao Serizawa
Sansei Shiomi Sansei Shiomi ... Yoshinobu Kuroiwa
Ken'ichi Endô Ken'ichi Endô ... Joji Yazaki
Gorô Kishitani ... Hideo Takitani
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shunsuke Daitô Shunsuke Daitô ... Hiromi Kirishima
Kaname Endô Kaname Endô ... Yuji Tokaji
Erina Erina ...
Motoki Fukami Motoki Fukami ... Megumi Hayashida
Hisato Izaki Hisato Izaki ... Go Mikami
Yûsuke Izaki Yûsuke Izaki ... Manabu Mikami
Yûsuke Kamiji Yûsuke Kamiji ... Shoji Tsutsumoto
Kenta Kiritani ... Tokio Tatsukawa
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Storyline

The Suzuran Senior High School for Boys, nicknamed "The School of Crows", is the poorest achieving, most violent school in the country. The students are called "crows" and they band together in factions, battling each other for influence and power. But they all share a common goal, one that has never been reached in the school's history: unification. No one faction has ever reigned supreme. Genji Takiya, a transfer student who attempts to take over Suzuran Boys High School and is mentored by old boy yakuza Katagiri as he faces off against rival Serizawa. Written by Anon

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Taglines:

There's no such thing as a fair fight.

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Action | Thriller

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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 October 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Crows Zero See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

JPY 397,319,418 (Japan), 28 October 2007, Limited Release

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$21,883,315
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

In most fight scenes having Ogura shun, has the actors in the same scene as him getting punched See more »

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Followed by Kurôzu zero II (2009) See more »

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No reason to complain
23 March 2015 | by davidgrafSee all my reviews

Being an adaptation of a Japanese comic book, Crows Zero offers some of the most entertaining fight scenes I've seen in awhile and the soundtrack is awesome. However, just because this film begs not to be taken seriously, doesn't mean I can ignore the shortcomings. There is a Yakuza angle that is never really explored or tied in coherently. The number of loose, underdeveloped subplots is astonishing. Last but not least, the English voice-overs are atrocious; I'd much rather just have subtitles. Everythign else sums up a fun time at the movies. You'll be dropped dead center in one of the toughest schools in the country, Suzuran, which is over run with gangs and violence.

The film is reason enough for Western fans of the Japanese medium, such as anime, manga, and video games to rejoice and I am pretty sure fans of the comic won't have reason to complain either. For its male target audience, it is sure to be a hit. Also, if you watch this film and enjoy it there is also a sequel out in the works which I will cover in the coming weeks


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