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13th Feb '17 11:47:33 AM owa
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* ''Film/JohnWick - starring Keanu Reeves, a retired hitman seeks revenge against those who wronged him, while wearing a nice suit, feats of gun fu and jujitsu? Definitely.
7th Jan '17 9:11:41 AM nombretomado
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* ''Film/HardTarget'' - JohnWoo's first American movie, starring the "Muscles from Brussels," Jean Claude Van Damme.
* ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'' - directed by JohnWoo, starring John Travolta and Christian Slater.

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* ''Film/HardTarget'' - JohnWoo's Creator/JohnWoo's first American movie, starring the "Muscles from Brussels," Jean Claude Van Damme.
* ''[[Film/BrokenArrow1996 Broken Arrow]]'' - directed by JohnWoo, Creator/JohnWoo, starring John Travolta and Christian Slater.



* ''Film/FaceOff'' - JohnWoo's best American flick, starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage as both hero and villain.
* ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' - directed by JohnWoo, starring Tom Cruise.

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* ''Film/FaceOff'' - JohnWoo's Creator/JohnWoo's best American flick, starring John Travolta and Nicholas Cage as both hero and villain.
* ''Film/MissionImpossibleII'' - directed by JohnWoo, Creator/JohnWoo, starring Tom Cruise.



* Back in 2007, as part of the promotion for his new game ''{{Stranglehold}}'', JohnWoo held a "True To John Woo" Short Film Contest in which he invited amateur filmmakers to make a short film in the HeroicBloodshed style. [[http://www.myspace.com/strangleholdgame Here's the link.]]

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* Back in 2007, as part of the promotion for his new game ''{{Stranglehold}}'', JohnWoo Creator/JohnWoo held a "True To John Woo" Short Film Contest in which he invited amateur filmmakers to make a short film in the HeroicBloodshed style. [[http://www.myspace.com/strangleholdgame Here's the link.]]
20th Dec '16 1:55:17 AM mrnickname
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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian themes and imagery.]] And don't think it's [[CrystalDragonJesus just fr show]] because of the Asian origins of the genre. Creator/JohnWoo is an actual practicing Lutheran.

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* [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian themes and imagery.]] And don't think it's [[CrystalDragonJesus just fr for show]] because of the Asian origins of the genre. Creator/JohnWoo is an actual practicing Lutheran.
20th Dec '16 1:49:50 AM mrnickname
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* [[UsefulNotes/Christianity Christian themes and imagery.]] And don't think it's [[CrystalDragonJesus just fr show]] because of the Asian origins of the genre. Creator/JohnWoo is an actual practicing Lutheran.

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* [[UsefulNotes/Christianity [[UsefulNotes/{{Christianity}} Christian themes and imagery.]] And don't think it's [[CrystalDragonJesus just fr show]] because of the Asian origins of the genre. Creator/JohnWoo is an actual practicing Lutheran.
20th Dec '16 1:49:20 AM mrnickname
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* [[UsefulNotes/Christianity Christian themes and imagery.]] And don't think it's [[CrystalDragonJesus just fr show]] because of the Asian origins of the genre. Creator/JohnWoo is an actual practicing Lutheran.
16th Dec '16 4:30:50 AM Morgenthaler
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** Downplayed in the English dub, where TheWestern aesthetics are played up instead.
13th Nov '16 5:45:09 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', while not explicitly falling into this category, draws strongly from it, with cool gunfighting and heavy moral ambiguity.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' may ''seem'' to be this genre at first, but on closer observation, it plays the cynical subtropes straight while ''mercilessly'' demolishing the idealistic ones. Unlike true HeroicBloodshed, the series holds absolutely '''no''' faith in honor, hope or fundamental human decency.
* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' and ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' are Creator/BeeTrain studio's loving, if distinctly [[GenderFlip feminine]], tribute to a once distinctly masculine genre.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', specifically storylines involving Spike, Vicious and the [[TheSyndicate Red Dragon]].
* ''Manga/{{Sanctuary}}''
* Although short on gunplay, the extreme balletic violence and perversely honourable moral element of the blood opera was part and parcel of ''Manga/CryingFreeman'' -- for the superpowered leader of a vastly powerful criminal conspiracy, Freeman Yoh spends a lot more time battling criminals and indirectly aiding the downtrodden than actually committing the kind of deeds which keep a crime syndicate afloat -- it's like a mafia film which [[TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily is all 'doing favours' and no 'collecting on debts']].
* ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'', particularly the part that takes place in the past, is a quintessential HeroicBloodshed anime (the present-day part is similar story-wise, but its style changes to account for various hypertech wonders).

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/TheCouriers''

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[[folder: Anime and Manga ]]

* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', while not explicitly falling into this category, draws strongly from it, with cool gunfighting and heavy moral ambiguity.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' may ''seem'' to be this genre at first, but on closer observation, it plays the cynical subtropes straight while ''mercilessly'' demolishing the idealistic ones. Unlike true HeroicBloodshed, the series holds absolutely '''no''' faith in honor, hope or fundamental human decency.
* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' and ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' are Creator/BeeTrain studio's loving, if distinctly [[GenderFlip feminine]], tribute to a once distinctly masculine genre.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', specifically storylines involving Spike, Vicious and the [[TheSyndicate Red Dragon]].
* ''Manga/{{Sanctuary}}''
* Although short on gunplay, the extreme balletic violence and perversely honourable moral element of the blood opera was part and parcel of ''Manga/CryingFreeman'' -- for the superpowered leader of a vastly powerful criminal conspiracy, Freeman Yoh spends a lot more time battling criminals and indirectly aiding the downtrodden than actually committing the kind of deeds which keep a crime syndicate afloat -- it's like a mafia film which [[TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily is all 'doing favours' and no 'collecting on debts']].
* ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'', particularly the part that takes place in the past, is a quintessential HeroicBloodshed anime (the present-day part is similar story-wise, but its style changes to account for various hypertech wonders).

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[[folder: Anime and Manga Tabletop Games ]]

* ''Manga/{{Hellsing}}'', while not explicitly falling into this category, draws strongly from it, with cool gunfighting and heavy moral ambiguity.
* ''Manga/BlackLagoon'' may ''seem'' to be this genre at first, but on closer observation, it plays
If a game in the cynical subtropes straight while ''mercilessly'' demolishing the idealistic ones. Unlike true HeroicBloodshed, the series holds absolutely '''no''' faith in honor, hope or fundamental human decency.
* ''Anime/{{Noir}}'' and ''Anime/{{Madlax}}'' are Creator/BeeTrain studio's loving, if distinctly [[GenderFlip feminine]], tribute to a once distinctly masculine genre.
* ''Anime/CowboyBebop'', specifically storylines involving Spike, Vicious and the [[TheSyndicate Red Dragon]].
* ''Manga/{{Sanctuary}}''
* Although short
modern juncture of ''TabletopGame/FengShui'' doesn't focus on gunplay, the extreme balletic violence and perversely honourable moral element of the blood opera was part and parcel of ''Manga/CryingFreeman'' -- for the superpowered leader of a vastly powerful criminal conspiracy, Freeman Yoh spends a lot more time battling criminals and indirectly aiding the downtrodden than actually committing the kind of deeds which keep a crime syndicate afloat -- Martial Arts, it's like a mafia film which [[TheFamilyForTheWholeFamily is all 'doing favours' and no 'collecting on debts']].
most likely this.
* ''VideoGame/{{Gungrave}}'', particularly The Gunplay genre from ''TabletopGame/HongKongActionTheatre!'' covers both the part that takes place in the past, is a quintessential HeroicBloodshed anime (the present-day part is similar story-wise, but its style changes to account for various hypertech wonders).
genre and other movies that have their characters using guns a lot.



[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* ''ComicBook/TheCouriers''

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[[folder: Tabletop Games ]]

* If a game in the modern juncture of ''TabletopGame/FengShui'' doesn't focus on Martial Arts, it's most likely this.
* The Gunplay genre from ''TabletopGame/HongKongActionTheatre!'' covers both the HeroicBloodshed genre and other movies that have their characters using guns a lot.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Back in 2007, as part of the promotion for his new game ''{{Stranglehold}}'', JohnWoo held a "True To John Woo" Short Film Contest in which he invited amateur filmmakers to make a short film in the HeroicBloodshed style. [[http://www.myspace.com/strangleholdgame Here's the link.]]

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* Back in 2007, as part of the promotion for his new game ''{{Stranglehold}}'', JohnWoo held a "True To John Woo" Short Film Contest in which he invited amateur filmmakers to make a short film in the HeroicBloodshed style. [[http://www.myspace.com/strangleholdgame Here's the link.]]

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