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MW is a 2009 Japanese live-action film based on the manga by Osamu Tezuka.


  • Hiroshi Tamaki as Michio Yuki

No relation to a fictional company called '''MW Industries'''.

This film provides examples of:

  • Age Lift: Garai's backstory is changed from being a former gang member to a child survivor alongside Michio, making them around the same age.
  • 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 gets into this when Michio ties him up in a tower to make him watch the news of being framed for pilfering 100 million yen into his accounts.
  • Karma Houdini: Subverted in the end when the last politician thought he'll get away, but with Michio's return, he won't.
  • 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.