|Genres||Drama Mystery Thriller|
Hideo Yamamoto (comic)
|Cast||Nao Ômori Teah Chihara Junia Chisato Amate Yuki Oikawa Eiki Kitamura Kazuhiro Mashiko|
|Plot||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.... see 1-Ichi on IMDb|
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|Based on the original manga, Ichi-1 is the prequel to Takashi Miike s Ichi the Killer. Nao Omori stars as Shiro Ishi (the future Ichi) and Teah is Dai, the best fighter at the local high school. Whenever Dai gets into a fight, Ichi is voyeuristically watching nearby, enjoying the brutality. Dai confronts him but Ichi cannot tear himself away from the bloodshed. It is as though he feeds on the violence. Everywhere Ichi goes he is considered a weakling and is bullied, taunted and made fun of. Even the younger kids from his karate class show him no respect, but Ichi refuses to fight back. However, on a fateful summer s day, Ichi is pushed too far by a group of his fellow students. The rage inside him is finally unleashed and he flies into a violent fury. The maniacal psyche that dwells beneath the surface is revealed in all its horror and his tormentors pay the ultimate price. Back at school, Dai is confronted by Onizame, the new boy in town. Onizame is a Hapkido master and is out to relieve Dai of his best fighter status. In a ferocious display of fighting prowess, Onizame succeeds by severely beating Dai into submission. Word of Ichi s slaughter of his tormentors soon spreads throughout the school and the stage is set. It s time for a showdown. The best fighters in school versus Ichi the Killer. Who will survive the mayhem and become number 1?|
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