YMMV: Showdown in Little Tokyo

  • Complete Monster: Yoshida is a Yakuza boss who is asserting his undisputed rule over the drug trade in Los Angeles by terrifying all criminal opposition with casual dismemberment and over the Little Tokyo district by threatening the local business owners to accept his "protection". When he was still a lowly assassin in Japan two decades ago, he hacked up the young hero's parents in front of the boy and tried to kill him next before the kid stopped him with his own katana. In the present, he crushes a man inside his car to take over his business and decapitates a girl named Angel in mid-coitus for trying to warn the victim. The coroner later points out that the girl was actually already fed so much drugs by Yoshida that she'd be dead in minutes anyway, cutting off her head as well served no purpose beyond cruelty. He kidnaps and rapes Minako, a singer who works for him, after forcing her to watch the tape he shot of himself beheading her friend Angel. He murders one of his own men for failing to stop the heroes from rescuing her because he found the traditional offer of a finger to be lacking. After he captures the two heroes he first tries to torture them to death by electrocution while forcing the singer to watch, and when that fails mash them to bits in a car grinder. When they come back to finish him off after faking their deaths he tries to burn Minako alive out of spite.
  • Ho Yay
    Murata: Kenner, just in case we get killed, I wanted to tell you, you have the biggest dick I've ever seen on a man.
    Kenner: [nods] Thanks, I don't know what to say.
  • Spiritual Licensee: Showdown in Little Tokyo is as close one can get to a movie version of SNK's Burning Fight. What with fighting a Yakuza gang, but taking place in Little Tokyo, instead of Osaka, Japan in the arcade game.