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Koroshiya 1: The Animation Episode 0 Reviews

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February 21, 2014
Have not had a chance to watch this yet. If the film is anything to go by it should be good.
March 3, 2011
Crappy animation and far from being as original as the movie
December 26, 2010
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.

100% Masterpiece
90% Classic
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70% Very Good
60% Good
50% Average
40% Bad
30% Very Bad
20% Terrible
10% Unbearable

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.
½ November 21, 2010
Inevitably compared to the Miike version, Episode 0 is a curiously incomplete project filmed in a different style to Ichi the Killer. It builds up its sexual and violent themes through a psychotic tempo, and leaves a lot of its story to a weak explanatory ending. Unless the animators didn't have the budget left to finish with their animation, I don't see why something like this would be cut so short and stapled with an anti climax. The sexual sadism and violence is explicit even by anime standards, but the surrounding narrative is too scrunched to be of value.
½ November 16, 2010
Ichi The Killer Episode Zero is an anime that acts as the short prequel to the bloody, cult classic movie of the same title (Ichi The Killer). The anime is pretty lame to sum it up. It is basically a 45min excuse to show blood, tits and more blood. It actually attempts to describe the madness behind Ichi's psycho-sexual mind state and lust for violence. I wasn't that impressed with the plot, animation or anything. It's just one of those lame anime's that was probably better off never being created! what a waste of animation cell's. Anything for a buck i guess. If you are even remotely curious about the story of Ichi the Killer, just watch the live action movie itself and don't even bother with this trash. 1.5 starz yeeccchhh! terrible.
November 16, 2010
this movie is awesome!!!
November 16, 2010
better than movie, and really funny too even though it's not meant to be a joke
November 16, 2010
This movie is disturbing. It makes you understand how Ichi became a sadist and you kind of feel sorry him. It leaves you feeling very uncomfortable.
November 16, 2010
I have seen the live action movie so anime can only make it better
November 16, 2010
very very disturbing
November 16, 2010
i won't ts see this movie
November 16, 2010
Du Miike déjanté, saignant ...
November 16, 2010
this film is shit the real action is better
½ November 16, 2010
I love this movie. Its concepts of brainwashing, depression, passive-aggresive behavior, sado-masochism and the reality of the Japanese yakuza are all well represented.
November 16, 2010
I just wish to see what its more true to, the manga or live-action film.
November 16, 2010
hey it looks kinda sweet
½ November 16, 2010
Good Anime alone (havent seen the film it is a prequel to.
½ November 16, 2010
its scary ,its bloody,its sick,its..its..SO FREAKING AWESOME!
November 16, 2010
If you think the live action is crazy, watch this!
November 16, 2010
muito fixe!!!!!!!!!!!!! aleluia anime!!!!!!!!!
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