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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
Yusuke Kamiji Yusuke 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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There's no such thing as a fair fight.

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Action | Thriller

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Official Sites:

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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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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The band that perform this movie's theme song is The Street Beats. Hiroshi Takahashi, the author of the manga Crows where this movie is based on is actually The Street Beat's fan. See more »

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Fights for fights sake...
28 June 2014 | by BeneCumbSee all my reviews

Japanese values and approaches are rather different from the Western ones, and as regards scripts, they often focus on a single thing rather than create a varied story. Here, the events take place in and around a school of male delinquents, but the only topic is achieving power through battling, no references to teaching and learning, youngsters' hobbies, their parents, etc. Inclusion of a female seems odd and provides no additional value, yakuza themes could have been avoided as well.

Characters' names are often confusing, types are similar, often was the clothing that helped to determine the different gang leaders... Shun Oguri as Takiya Genji was distinguishable, but still - high school boys were played by actors almost 25 years old, so their looks was in contrast with immature behaviour and plain intentions. Fights are visually catchy, but rather unrealistic as they resulted in a visible blood only, no broken bones or teeth.

An okay film if you are a guy and like intense fights and constant struggling for imaginary power. Otherwise, skip to Desu Nōto and Batoru Rowaiaru.


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