MW is a 2009 Japanese live-action film based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka.Starring:
- Hiroshi Tamaki as Michio Yuki
This film provides examples of:
- Creepy Crossdresser: Subverted when Michio only wears the headdress of a nun.
- Cowboy Cop: Lt. Sawaki.
- Damsel in Distress: Subverted when Aiko is collaborating with Michio all this time; therefore, she wasn't kidnapped in the first place. Double subverted when he kills her after her father got his money.
- Death by Adaptation: Subverted. Michio is presumed killed in the explosion of his jet, but in the end, he turns out to be alive.
- Et Tu, Brute?: Unlike in the manga, Garai attempts to betray Michio over to the police. He even joined with Sawaki in the end.
- Forced to Watch: Yamashita get into this when Michio ties him up in a tower to make him watch the new of being framed for pilfer 100 million yen into accounts.
- Hide Your Lesbians: Done in a very egregious manner.
- High-Altitude Interrogation: Done to Yamashita for the location of the MW.
- Karma Houdini: Subverted in the end when the last politician thought he'll get away, but with Michio's return, he won't.
- Kill the Cutie: Okazaki's daughter, Aiko.
- Man in White: Michio, in the beginning of the movie.
- No-Holds-Barred Beatdown: Michio has one with two police officers who want to check his briefcase that has the money.
- In the manga, Michio never attacks Garai, but in the movie, he does.
- No One Could Survive That: In the movie, Michio is "killed" in an explosion of his jet, but is revealed to have survived in the end.
- Playing Against Type: Hiroshi Tamaki, a real Bishōnen, plays Michio Yuki in the movie adaptation.
- Suspiciously Similar Substitute: Sawaki replaces Meguro in the movie.
- Villain Stole My Bike