Ichi the Killer: Episode Zero (OAV)

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©2000 Hideo Yamamoto/Shogakukan/Media Suits

Alternative title:
Koroshiya Ichi the Animation: Episode 0 (Japanese)
Objectionable content: Intense
Plot Summary: A masochistic mobster meets his match in the dark streets of Tokyo. His nemesis, Ichi, is a psychopathic killer with an unrelenting thirst for bloodshed. A horrifying secret burns in his mind, and his hands deal death without mercy. At last, the shrouds of mystery are parted to reveal the origin of the monster. The city will know its greatest fear at the unveiling of Ichi the Killer
User Ratings: 155 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 5 votes (sub:3, ?:1, dub:1)
 Excellent: 8 votes (sub:5, dub:3)
 Very good: 22 votes (sub:14, dub:6, others:2
1 Russian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Good: 35 votes (sub:23, dub:9, raw:1, others:2
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 Decent: 28 votes (sub:22, dub:2, raw:1, others:3
2 Portuguese subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
 So-so: 19 votes (sub:11, dub:6, ?:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Not really good: 10 votes (sub:8, ?:1, others:1
1 Dutch subtitled
 Weak: 7 votes (sub:5, dub:2)
 Bad: 8 votes (sub:7, dub:1)
 Awful: 6 votes (sub:4, dub:2)
 Worst ever: 7 votes (sub:4, dub:3)
Seen in part or in whole by 273 users, rank: #2382 (of 6174)
Median rating: Decent
Arithmetic mean: 5.736 (Decent−), std. dev.: 2.4312, rank: #4951 (of 6167)
Weighted mean: 5.669 (Decent−), rank: #5052 (of 6167) (seen all: 5.76 / seen some: 3.93 / won't finish: 0.39)
Bayesian estimate: 5.813 (Decent−), rank: #4222 (of 4648)
Running time: 50 minutes
Number of episodes: 1
Vintage: 2002-09-27
Release dates: We have 3
Trivia: We have 1
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DVD (Region 1)
    Ichi the Killer: Episode Zero (DVD) 2004-09-21 (from $9.99)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Shinji Ishihira
Script: Sakichi Sato
Music: Yui Takase
Original Manga: Hideo Yamamoto
Character Design: Tsuneo Ninomiya
Animation Director: Matsuri Oohana
Chihiro Suzuki as Ichi

Sayaka Ohara as Midori
Shinpachi Tsuji as Jijii
Takashi Miike as Kakihara
Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Tom Wayland
Translation: David Hair
Executive producer: John O'Donnell
Dubbing Supervision: Ross Lefko
In-House Production: Marc Landers
Mix Engineer: Kip Kaplan
Recording engineer:
Kip Kaplan
Tom Wayland
Script Adaptation: Tom Wayland
Subtitling: Claire Samuels
Video Production Manager: Tim Werenko
Michael Tremain as Hajime/Ichi

Rebecca Miriam as Midori
Tom Wayland as Kaneda
Tristan Goddard as Tanabe

Bruce Aarons as Prison Guard
Buddy Woodward as Teacher
Candi Washington as Mother
David Moo as Hirano
Jean Masters as Father

English companies
ADR Production: TripWire Productions
Siren Visual (Australia & New Zealand)
U.S. Manga Corps
Licensed by: Central Park Media
Recording Studio: Audioworks Producers Group
UK Dvd Distribution: Medusa Communications
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