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Crows Zero (2007)

Kurôzu zero (original title)
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 (manga), Shôgo Mutô (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shun Oguri ... Genji Takiya
Kyôsuke Yabe Kyôsuke Yabe ... Ken Katagiri
Meisa Kuroki ... Ruka Aizawa
Kenta Kiritani ... Tokio Tatsukawa
Tsutomu Takahashi Tsutomu Takahashi ... Takashi Makise
Suzunosuke Tanaka Suzunosuke Tanaka ... Chûta Tamura (as Suzunosuke)
Kaname Endô Kaname Endô ... Yûji Tokaji
Yusuke Kamiji Yusuke Kamiji ... Shôji Tsutsumoto (as Kamiji Yûsuke)
Yûsuke Izaki Yûsuke Izaki ... Manabu Mikami (as Izaki Yûzuke [FLAME])
Hisato Izaki Hisato Izaki ... Takeshi Mikami (as Izaki Hisato [FLAME])
Kazuki Namioka Kazuki Namioka ... Gôta Washio
Issei Okihara Issei Okihara ... Futoshi Akutsu
Kôhei Takeda Kôhei Takeda ... Naoki Senda
Shinji Suzuki Shinji Suzuki ... Tatsuya Yamazaki
Shunsuke Daitô ... Hiromi Kirishima
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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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There's no such thing as a fair fight.

Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

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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 »

Connections

Spun-off from Koukou Butouden Crows (1994) 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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Official Sites:

Official site [Japan]

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 October 2007 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$22,036,607
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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