YMMV / Battles Without Honor and Humanity

  • Applicability: The film's themes of the poor eating their own under unfair economic conditions are seen as case study in "trickle-down" economics by film academics.
  • Designated Hero: Shozo Hirono is this in nearly every film except the second one, where Shoji Yamanaka takes this position.
  • Do Not Do This Cool Thing: Pretty much averted, as the yakuza lifestyle is shown to be essentially a fairytale.
  • Sequelitis: The first New Battles Without Honor Or Humanity trilogy is widely considered to be inferior rehashes of the originals, and the Region 1 Bluray doesn't bother mentioning them in the retrospective on the series.