First Love

First Love (Hatsukoi) (2019)

First Love (Hatsukoi) first published by Little White Lies “Things are getting complicated,” young low-ranking yakuza Kase (Shōta Sometano) tells corruptible police detective Otomo (Nao Ômori, Ichi from Takashi Miike‘s 2003 Ichi the Killer) near the beginning of Miike’s latest, First Love (Hatsukoi). As Gondo (Seiyô Uchino), the boss of Kase’s syndicate, returns from a…

Ichi

Ichi the Killer (2001)

Ichi the Killer first published by Movie Gazette Based on a popular Japanese comicbook by Hideo Yamamoto, Takashi Miike’s controversial Ichi the Killer (Koroshiya 1, or Killer 1) translates perfectly all the manga’s energy, anarchy and illogic into the kinetic language of film. When yakuza boss Anjo goes missing with 300 million yen, his loyal lieutenant Kakihara (Tadanobu…