I must say I rather enjoyed this prequel Anime to Takashi Miike's masterpiece Ichi The Killer. I didn't really want to see it at first, as I was expecting it to stuff the story up for me. But I was very wrong. The Anime really gave a good depth into Ichi's background and childhood. I really felt for Ichi and could see how all the terrible things happening in his life effected his mind. He got the wrong idea of volience, love, sex and trust. Which ended up making Ichi the disurbed, sick chracter that his is. But now seeing the back story I actually feel sympahty for him and makes me look at the original film in a different light.
The soundtrack was very good. It was much like the original and suited the frantic and fast pace of the Anime.
Through the Anime its self did not look the best and was a bit jumpy I really enjoyed the vivid colours. I think more deatail could have been used in backgrounds.
--- 80% Great ---
70% Very Good
30% Very Bad
So if your a fan of Ichi The Killer I actaully highly reccomend Ichi The Killer - Ep 0. It really adds more depth to the story.