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1-Ichi (2003)

Not Rated | | Drama, Mystery, Thriller | Video 24 January 2003
How Ichi becomes the Killer. The movie is a pre-quel to Takashi Miike's Koroshiya 1 (Ichi - The Killer).

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Ichi / Shiroishi (as Nao Ômori)
Teah ...
Dai
Chihara Junia ...
Onizame (as Kôji Chihara)
Chisato Amate ...
Satomi
Yuki Oikawa ...
Nao
Eiki Kitamura ...
Hiromi
Kazuhiro Mashiko ...
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We follow Ichi during his high school years. Mr. Dai is the best fighter in school... whenever he fights Ichi is there and has a huge smile on his face. Mr. Dai thinks that Ichi is laughing at him but in fact he enjoys watching the violence that goes through the fights. Everyone is bullying, taunting and making fun of Ichi... even little kids from his karate class. Yet Ichi refuses to let go of his anger and fight others. Just when Mr. Dai is about to get Ichi, a new transfer student starts to make his own laws... by beating up everyone and breaking their bones! In a fight with the new student, Mr. Dai ends up on the ground, beaten and broken up from almost everywhere. It seems like this new guy wants to fight Ichi because supposedly he is the only one that could give him some challenge. Written by ARCVILE

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Great Story and great Fight Action
4 December 2003 | by (Rancho Belago, california) – See all my reviews

1-Ichi origin is from the Japanese comic. A great prequel to the story of "Ichi the killer". It is a stand alone so even if you have not seen "Ichi the killer", you won't have a problem understanding this one. The fight scenes are great with lots of violence and blood. A short summary of the movie: It is about a Japanese high school student wanting the title of being the best fighter. Ichi is the best fighter because he can fight with quick speed. A great plus is that the actor who played Ichi is the same actor of the movie "Ichi the Killer". This movie is not quite as violence and graphic as "Ichi the Killer" but the story and the fight scene are great.


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