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Ichi the Killer ..Prequel ..Anime???
Topic by: sc4rf4ce
Posted: October 5, 2003 - 11:33 PM PDT
Last Reply: August 9, 2004 - 9:58 PM PDT

author topic: Ichi the Killer ..Prequel ..Anime???
sc4rf4ce
post #1  on October 5, 2003 - 11:33 PM PDT  
Anybody know of any info regarding a Ichi The Killer prequel anime..i found someone selling the DVD of it on ebay ...

New And Sealed
The Animated Prequel to Takashi Miike's Smash Hit Movie!


KOROSHIYA ICHI THE ANIMATION
Ichi the Killer, the Animation

All region NTSC DVD
Full Screen
Dolby Digital
Japanese language with removable ENGLISH subtitles<
Interactive Menus Trailers

This anime is the prequel to Takashi Miike's hit movie, "Ichi the Killer" and takes place a few years before Ichi's deathmatch with Kakihara.

Hajime is a boy is who picked on and tormented by everyday of his high school life, only to come home and forced to listen to his parent's S&M sexplay. He soon discovers the only way to unleash his anger and sexual frustrations is to inflict pain on other living creatures. It is only a matter of time when he snaps and becomes easily molded into the psychotic killer only known as Ichi.

This short but violent anime is every bit as disturbing as it's live action counterpart. Takashi Miike even lends his vocal talents as the voice of Kakihara.

Here is the link which shows a pic of the DVD cover
>>http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=2302&item=3352467575#ebayphotohosting<<

If anybody has anymore information on this..if this is indeed true that this anime is the story PRE-Ichi The Killer movie..please share what you know..i am very interested if so..and if there is a legit version DVD available..maybe GC can pick it up and add to the library.

**i noticed on the cover it says Episode 0 ..are there more episodes??

**Plus there is a site name listed on the cover to "www.fareastdvd.com" .. http://www.fareastdvd.com/cgi-bin/fedstore.cgi?user_action=detail&catalogno=0101
it has some more info but different cover.According the info giving there..it doesnt sound like a prequel sounds more like a "alternative view" of the same story ..

"Based on the original manga, and taking place in an alternate world separate from the feature film and the anime, 1-Ichi is much more true to the original manga. Tanno decided to ignore Miike's Ichi and concentrate on creating his own. This film was created by many of the same crew that worked on the theatrical Ichi.


kamapuaa
post #2  on October 6, 2003 - 3:22 AM PDT  
Crazy - I'd love to see that someday, has anybody here seen it?

This isn't quite as cool a find, but the Borders in Honolulu sells an English-translated Manga of "Dead or Alive 2." I don't see it on Amazon, though...
msilenus
post #3  on October 6, 2003 - 8:06 AM PDT  
I bought the prequel anime off Ebay back in May I think. Its decent....very very sick and twisted...the anime isnt of the highest quality though but it is worth owning.I think it bothered me more than the movie itself. And also Miike does one of the voices on it!-MS
kamapuaa
post #4  on October 8, 2003 - 11:38 PM PDT  

> This isn't quite as cool a find, but the Borders in Honolulu sells an English-translated Manga of "Dead or Alive 2." I don't see it on Amazon, though...

Eck. I meant a manga for "Battle Royale 2", not "Dead or Alive 2".

More sick and twisted than the movie? That's a tough one to believe!
aacevedo
post #5  on June 21, 2004 - 1:29 PM PDT  
just dug this up to let people know the anime prequel will be out in aug. ICHI
llibby
post #6  on July 31, 2004 - 5:41 PM PDT  
> On June 21, 2004 - 1:29 PM PDT aacevedo wrote:
> ---------------------------------
> just dug this up to let people know the anime prequel will be out in aug. ICHI
> ---------------------------------

anyone know if there are plans to release the ichi manga in the states? i downloaded it ages ago. it's on a disc somewhere, but i am not sure where. so it would be lovely (a very gorey lovely) if i could get an actual manga and not scanalations.
villain
post #7  on August 9, 2004 - 9:58 PM PDT  
i bought this a while ago. it's pretty good. one warning: the subtitles really suck. there's entire monologues missed. very frustrating. still a must see for any miike fans.

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