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Ikigami (2008)

Ikigami takes place in a dystopian society where the government has implemented the "Prosperity Law". This law dictates 1 in 1000 random citizens ages 18~24 will die for the state in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Tomoyuki Takimoto

Writers:

Motorô Mase (comic), Motorô Mase (manga) | 4 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shôta Matsuda Shôta Matsuda ... Kengo Fujimoto
Takashi Tsukamoto ... Hidekazu Morio
Riko Narumi ... Sakura Iizuka
Takayuki Yamada ... Satoshi Iizuka
Akira Emoto Akira Emoto ... Counselor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ryôhei Abe Ryôhei Abe
Iseki Chin Iseki Chin
Denden
Noriko Eguchi Noriko Eguchi
Jun Fubuki Jun Fubuki ... Kazuko Takazawa
Yûko Genkaku Yûko Genkaku
Miyako Hamami Miyako Hamami
Gekidan Hitori Gekidan Hitori ... Shimada
Haruka Igawa ... Dr. Kondo
Jyubei Ikeguchi Jyubei Ikeguchi
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Storyline

Ikigami takes place in a dystopian society where the government has implemented the "Prosperity Law". This law dictates 1 in 1000 random citizens ages 18~24 will die for the state in a mandatory lottery. Death occurs at a preset date and time, which is when an injected nano-capsule, received at an early age, explodes. The law is meant to create appreciation for life by instilling fear in order to make people live the best possible lives. Written by expendaworzt

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Drama

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

27 September 2008 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Death Notice: Ikigami See more »

Filming Locations:

Chiba, Chiba, Japan See more »

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,133,161
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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One of the best dramas ever made. Underrated!
5 January 2013 | by killahdelfinSee all my reviews

I don't want to waste words on this masterpiece. I can say you only one thing: I watched a lot of dramas. Some managed to invoke an urge to cry. Just an urge. Some tried hard and failed. One drama made me shed tears. This one. A touching tale about life , death , friendship , love and rebellion. Superbely acted , well written , entertaining and emotionally gripping. Japan , being infamous for its disturbing and morally degenerated productions , genuinely surprised me. If you like the life and death theme and are ready to cry rivers of tears : DO NOT MISS IT!

Bravo! Bravo! BRAVO!


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