History Manga / IchiTheKiller

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* DisneyVillainDeath: [[spoiler: Kakihara's final fate, caused by a bird coming along and crapping on his hand. No, seriously.]]
29th Sep '15 9:19:52 AM Morgenthaler
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29th Sep '15 8:03:59 AM Willbyr
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** When Jijii smiles, his lips don't open right and his eyes widen. The effect is more like a chimp baring its teeth and makes him look very creepy and inhuman.

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** When Jijii smiles, his lips don't open right and right. Combined with his eyes widen. The big wide eyes, the effect is more like a chimp baring its teeth and makes him look very creepy and inhuman.
29th Sep '15 7:58:53 AM Willbyr
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* DisposableSexWorker: Two of them. One is befriended by Ichi who later kills her along with her pimp. The second is raped and tortured to death by the Jiro and Saburo during the search for Ichi.

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* DisposableSexWorker: Two of them. One is befriended by Ichi who later kills her along with her pimp. The second is raped and tortured to death by the Jiro and Saburo during the search for Ichi.
25th Sep '15 7:29:06 AM Willbyr
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** Jiro and Saburo, the twin brothers who ran with Kakihara in their old gang.

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** Jiro and Saburo, the twin brothers who ran with Kakihara in their old gang. They resort to incredibly brutal violence at the drop of a hat, and think nothing of it.



* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: Kakihara likes to dole these out to his {{mook}}s, in the form of body piercings in...sensitive areas.

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* CoolAndUnusualPunishment: CoolAndUnusualPunishment:
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Kakihara likes to dole these out to his {{mook}}s, in the form of body piercings in...sensitive areas. He's also fond of sticking needles through people's palms.
** Kakihara inflicts one on himself by [[spoiler:cutting off the end of his tongue, removing his ability to taste sweetness]].



* DisposableSexWorker: Two of them. One is befriended by Ichi who later kills her along with her pimp. The second is raped and tortured to death by the twins during the search for Ichi.

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* DisposableSexWorker: Two of them. One is befriended by Ichi who later kills her along with her pimp. The second is raped and tortured to death by the twins Jiro and Saburo during the search for Ichi.



* GroinAttack: Several; also, see CoolAndUnusualPunishment above. Kakihara loves genital torture; he even shows pictures of all the ways to split a penis to the victim, before doing these things to him. Jiro and Saburo are more straightforward; they repeatedly GroinAttack a guy with knives until he bleeds to death.

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* GroinAttack: Several; also, see CoolAndUnusualPunishment above. Kakihara loves genital torture; he even shows pictures of all the ways to split a penis to the victim, before doing these things to him. Jiro and Saburo are more straightforward; they repeatedly GroinAttack one punches a guy with knives until he bleeds man in the groin hard enough to death.crush his genitals, then the other stabs him in the groin, which actually kills him.



* ImpaledPalm: Kakihara uses his needles for this a few times, including to Jiro and Saburo at the same time through their clasped hands to show his anger at them for killing someone he wanted kept alive.



* TheUnsmile: Ichi tends to do this when he's trying to look harmless.

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* TheUnsmile: TheUnsmile:
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Ichi tends to do this when he's trying to look harmless.harmless. The expression is rather goofy-looking.
** When Jijii smiles, his lips don't open right and his eyes widen. The effect is more like a chimp baring its teeth and makes him look very creepy and inhuman.
16th Sep '15 7:20:41 AM Willbyr
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A notably gory manga by Hideo Yamamoto. It was later adapted into a film by TakashiMiike (that spawned a sequel in the form of another movie and a prequel in the form of an anime). ''Ichi the Killer'' is set in the city of Shinjuku, specifically the red-light district Kabuki-cho, where {{Yakuza}} rule the streets. A band of hoodlums lead by an enigmatic old man referred to only as Jijii ("Old guy") hopes to change that.

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A notably gory manga by Hideo Yamamoto. It was later adapted into a film by TakashiMiike Creator/TakashiMiike (that spawned a sequel in the form of another movie and a prequel in the form of an anime). ''Ichi the Killer'' is set in the city of Shinjuku, specifically the red-light district Kabuki-cho, where {{Yakuza}} rule the streets. A band of hoodlums lead by an enigmatic old man referred to only as Jijii ("Old guy") hopes to change that.



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** Ichi's doesn't have a lot of upper body strength, but his kills are so effective because his legs are ''really'' strong (since PrisonsAreGymnasiums), so much so that, after a miserable showing with a punching game in an arcade, he returns to the arcade after hours and destroys the machine with one kick.

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** Ichi's Ichi doesn't have a lot of upper body strength, but his kills are so effective because his legs are ''really'' strong (since PrisonsAreGymnasiums), so much so that, after a miserable showing with a punching game in an arcade, he returns to the arcade after hours and destroys the machine with one kick.



* ClarkKentOutfit: Jijii, who is a ''beast''.

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* ClarkKentOutfit: Jijii, who ClarkKentOutfit[=/=]HiddenBadass: Under that tracksuit? Jijii is a ''beast''. ''ripped''.



* CombatSadomasochist: Kakihara may be the definitive example.
** [[spoiler:Subverted at the end. Kakihara gets ''really'' messed up during his fight with Ichi, to the point where he can no longer ignore his body's danger signals and begins experiencing pain like a normal person does.]]

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* CombatSadomasochist: Kakihara may be the definitive example.
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example. Injuries ''exhilarate'' him. [[spoiler:Subverted at the end. Kakihara gets ''really'' messed up during his fight with Ichi, to the point where he can no longer ignore his body's danger signals and begins experiencing pain like a normal person does.]]



* [[spoiler:EnfantTerrible]]: Takeshi.

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* [[spoiler:EnfantTerrible]]: EnfantTerrible: Takeshi.



* {{Gayngster}}: Kakihara appears to be this for Boss Anjo, but he explains that he's rather just InLoveWithYourCarnage (the punishments Anjo gave him).

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* {{Gayngster}}: Kakihara [[SubvertedTrope appears to be this this]] for Boss Anjo, but he explains that he's rather just InLoveWithYourCarnage (the punishments Anjo gave him).



* HiddenBadass: Under that tracksuit? Jijii is ''ripped''.



* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: Being CreepyTwins aren't enough for Jiro and Saburo. Their manga background shows that there was originally triplets, all of them monsters who wondered who was the one their father's sperm (no, really, THE SPERM) has blessed the most, so they have been trying to top each other in the "most heinous actions" scale, where the winner apparently kills the others. The third brother never made it to the main storyline...because his younger brothers murdered him. And Ichi didn't give the remaining two siblings the time to finish their competition.

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* ThereCanBeOnlyOne: Being CreepyTwins aren't enough for Jiro and Saburo. Their manga background shows that there was originally triplets, all of them monsters who wondered who was the one their father's sperm (no, really, THE SPERM) has blessed the most, so they have been trying to top each other in the "most heinous actions" scale, where the winner apparently kills the others. The third brother never made it to the main storyline...because his younger brothers murdered him. And Ichi didn't give the remaining two siblings the time to finish their competition.



* {{Yakuza}}: Kakihara and all his associates. Jijii's gang are thugs who've been excommunicated from yakuza clans.

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* {{Yakuza}}: {{Yakuza}}:
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Kakihara and all his associates. associates.
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Jijii's gang are thugs who've been excommunicated from yakuza clans.


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29th Aug '15 2:01:47 AM Solle
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A notably gory manga by Hideo Yamamoto that was later adapted into a film by TakashiMiike (that spawned a sequel in the form of another movie and a prequel in the form of an anime). ''Ichi the Killer'' is set in the city of Shinjuku, specifically the red-light district Kabuki-cho, where {{Yakuza}} rule the streets. A band of hoodlums lead by an enigmatic old man referred to only as Jijii ("Old guy") hopes to change that.

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A notably gory manga by Hideo Yamamoto that Yamamoto. It was later adapted into a film by TakashiMiike (that spawned a sequel in the form of another movie and a prequel in the form of an anime). ''Ichi the Killer'' is set in the city of Shinjuku, specifically the red-light district Kabuki-cho, where {{Yakuza}} rule the streets. A band of hoodlums lead by an enigmatic old man referred to only as Jijii ("Old guy") hopes to change that.
19th Aug '15 6:55:30 AM Quietomega
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* {{Darkness Induced Audience Apathy}}: ''Ichi'' treads perilously close to this trope. Everyone of plot significance is a depraved pervert, murderer, psychopath or manipulative bastard (and that's an INCLUSIVE "or," people!). There's really no character you can feel good about rooting for. Even Jiji, the puppet master whose scheme to destroy Kakihara's Yakuza clan could be seen as dolling out justice in a round about way [[spoiler:is, by the end, unmasked as a nihilistic maniac whose only real motivation for taking on the Yakuza was the pure amusement of the challenge]]. ''Ichi's'' cocktail of black versus black morality, horrific violence and buckets of squick can definitely be hard to stomach at times. Arguably averted (opinions are apt to differ considerably here) due to the extremely tense, coiled plot, and ''Ichi the Killer's'' surprisingly incisive philosophical musings.
4th May '15 5:17:58 PM mobius1
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* {{Darkness Induced Audience Apathy}}: ''Ichi'' treads perilously close to this trope. Everyone of plot significance is a depraved pervert, murderer, psychopath or manipulative bastard (and that's an INCLUSIVE "or," people!). There's really no character you can feel good about rooting for. Even Jiji, the puppet master whose scheme to destroy Kakihara's Yakuza clan could be seen as dolling out justice in a round about way [[spoiler:is, by the end, unmasked as a nihilistic maniac whose only real motivation for taking on the Yakuza was the pure amusement of the challenge]]. 'Ichi's' cocktail of black versus black morality, horrific violence and buckets of squick can definitely be hard to stomach at times. Arguably averted (opinions are apt to differ considerably here) due to the extremely tense, coiled plot, and ''Ichi the Killer's'' surprisingly incisive philosophical musings.

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* {{Darkness Induced Audience Apathy}}: ''Ichi'' treads perilously close to this trope. Everyone of plot significance is a depraved pervert, murderer, psychopath or manipulative bastard (and that's an INCLUSIVE "or," people!). There's really no character you can feel good about rooting for. Even Jiji, the puppet master whose scheme to destroy Kakihara's Yakuza clan could be seen as dolling out justice in a round about way [[spoiler:is, by the end, unmasked as a nihilistic maniac whose only real motivation for taking on the Yakuza was the pure amusement of the challenge]]. 'Ichi's' ''Ichi's'' cocktail of black versus black morality, horrific violence and buckets of squick can definitely be hard to stomach at times. Arguably averted (opinions are apt to differ considerably here) due to the extremely tense, coiled plot, and ''Ichi the Killer's'' surprisingly incisive philosophical musings.
4th May '15 5:17:25 PM mobius1
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* {{Darkness Induced Audience Apathy}}: ''Ichi'' treads perilously close to this trope. Everyone of plot significance is a depraved pervert, murderer, psychopath or manipulative bastard (and that's an INCLUSIVE "or," people!). There's really no character you can feel good about rooting for. Even Jiji, the puppet master whose scheme to destroy Kakihara's Yakuza clan could be seen as dolling out justice in a round about way [[spoiler:is, by the end, unmasked as a nihilistic maniac whose only real motivation for taking on the Yakuza was the pure amusement of the challenge]]. Ichi's cocktail of black versus black morality, horrific violence and buckets of squick can definitely be hard to stomach at times. Arguably averted (opinions are apt to differ considerably here) due to the extremely tense, coiled plot, and ''Ichi's'' surprisingly incisive philosophical musings.

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* {{Darkness Induced Audience Apathy}}: ''Ichi'' treads perilously close to this trope. Everyone of plot significance is a depraved pervert, murderer, psychopath or manipulative bastard (and that's an INCLUSIVE "or," people!). There's really no character you can feel good about rooting for. Even Jiji, the puppet master whose scheme to destroy Kakihara's Yakuza clan could be seen as dolling out justice in a round about way [[spoiler:is, by the end, unmasked as a nihilistic maniac whose only real motivation for taking on the Yakuza was the pure amusement of the challenge]]. Ichi's 'Ichi's' cocktail of black versus black morality, horrific violence and buckets of squick can definitely be hard to stomach at times. Arguably averted (opinions are apt to differ considerably here) due to the extremely tense, coiled plot, and ''Ichi's'' ''Ichi the Killer's'' surprisingly incisive philosophical musings.
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