Koroshiya 1: The Animation Episode 0 (2002) - Rotten Tomatoes

Koroshiya 1: The Animation Episode 0 (2002)





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Action & Adventure , Anime & Manga , Drama
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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 --- 80% Great --- 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.

Jordan Wippell
Jordan Wippell

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.

Richard Cranium
Richard Cranium

Evidently made by someone who watched the first one and understood/liked nothing more than the violence as that is all this is, an excuse to show endless and bloody scenes of torture and beating. Even the animation itself is sloppy and basic. Considering the original there was a chance to make a decent psychological movie (even though Kakihara was the more interesting character). A cheap, worthless cash-in and nothing more.

Marcus Woolcott
Marcus Woolcott

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