- Complete Monster: Funekei Yoshida is a ruthless Yakuza boss who takes control of the Los Angeles drug trade by dismembering his opposition and proceeds to shake down the inhabitants of the Little Tokyo district. When he was still a lowly assassin in Japan, he murdered the parents of the young Chris Kenner and tried to kill the boy next. In the present he has a man crushed inside a car to take over his business, then, mid-coitus, decapitates a girl who tried to warn the previous victim about Yoshida. He kidnaps and rapes Minako, a singer who works in his new club, after forcing her to watch the tape he shot of himself beheading her friend Angel. He's merciless towards any failure from his own men, and arranges for the two heroes, Johnny Murata and Sgt. Chris Kenner, to be painfully tortured to death through electrocution. When they inevitably escape and come back for him, he tries to burn Minako alive out of spite.
- Ho Yay: Between buddy cops Kenner and Murata. The most outrageous example is right before a fight scene: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.
YMMV / Showdown in Little Tokyo