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 49454,945 users)
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Ranked: #109612
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Popularity: #6040
Members: 10,768
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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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Nakayama, Katsuichi
Yamamoto, Hideo
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Aug 8, 2022
Wagwan! Alexandre desu.

The Plot
It is the story on how Hajime became a killing machine. It depicts how years of bullying, treason, sex and violence can turn a ordinary boy into someone who gets off with the sight of blood.

The Cons
I'll try to explain what was the worst part. I think, when you are watching this OVA, you need to have some knowledge of whom Hajime is and does in the manga and what he becomes to understand how hard the other people actions did on Hajime on a psychologically level. It leads to nowhere to know the trauma if you do not have an idea ...
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 ...
Feb 13, 2018
I was expecting some good dark humor. And in a sense, because of the atrocious animation, disgusting dubbing, and unrealistic-absurdist type violence, it was so terrible it was a little bit funny. But the subject matter itself isn't funny at all. There are people who are turned on by violence and that's something it's about time we as a culture had a talk about. It's a part of human nature that most people are too afraid to talk about. But even worse than being afraid of it is pointing it out and mocking it. Making it into a joke. I can't appreciate it. That's really ...

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