Koroshiya 1 The Animation: Episode 0

Ichi The Killer: Episode 0

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Synonyms: Koroshiya Ichi The Animation: Episode 0
English: Ichi The Killer: Episode 0
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Type: OVA
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Sep 27, 2002
Licensors: Central Park Media
Studios: AIC
Source: Manga
Genres: ActionAction, Avant GardeAvant Garde, DramaDrama, HorrorHorror
Themes: Martial ArtsMartial Arts, PsychologicalPsychological
Demographic: SeinenSeinen
Duration: 45 min.
Rating: R+ - Mild Nudity


Score: 5.621 (scored by 49404,940 users)
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Ranked: #109432
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Popularity: #6036
Members: 10,752
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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.

(Source: ANN)


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Mizuno, Kazunori
Yamamoto, Hideo
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Jan 15, 2009
Man oh man. If you like twisted, violent, psychopathic and demented killers, YOU WILL LOVE this OVA. I laughed alot during this insanely twisted mindfuck of an anime. I watched it twice in a row, the second was to show my wife cause she got home about 10 minutes after I finished the first viewing. She thought it was stupid and sick. But she likes the anime Red Garden, so she don't know nothing. Animation was excellent and sound was great. The opening theme is a psychotic, energy filled kill song that may give you a siezure or at least the urge to laugh or ...
May 12, 2011
Mixed Feelings
I found this animated adaption of the manga hard to watch at times. Not because of the blood and violence, which I enjoyed, but because, in comparison to the manga, it lacked many of the qualities that made it so wonderful in the first place. Much of the story was lost as well as the development of the characters such as most of the main lead's past and why he behaves the way he does. Another flaw in this adaption is the animation. It could've been smother and faster to match the fight scenes but I digress. It hurts to ...
Oct 27, 2008
This is NOT worthy of the Takaashi Miike film that everyone loves. Avoid this anime for bad art, reused cells, boring plot development and confusing situations that are supposedly revealing details about Ichi's backstory. The shock level of the film is rather tame, despite the overtones of marital sexual abuse and of course violent sexual frustration. Watching this leaves you feeling dirty, and not the refreshing enjoyable dirty like watching the real movie. Go see a Miike film instead.

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