Fat Shounen Sundays (Weekly Manga Review) : Ichi the Killer (koroshiya Ichi)

April 15, 2012

Boy oh boy… do I have an epic manga in store for you this week!! I initially came across this manga because of the live action film ‘Ichi The Killer’ I watched a while back. The movie was so grotesque and disgusting, not only could I not stop watching it, it left a very deep impression on me (as I’m sure it will do the same for you too). Ichi the Killer actually makes SAW look like Simpsons or Family Guy.

The Story is about Ichi who’s a killing machine with a psychological disorder. What kind of disorder you say? Well he gets a boner and cries when he kills people. He is a cold blooded invincible killer (how can anyone think of this stuff… its so twisted).
The plotter behind his killing spree amongst the Yakuza’s is Jii-Chan (which means old man). He uses Ichi as a killing tool to cause turmoil amongst the Anjougumi’s gang and steal their money. With the Boss of that gang dead, the lead henchman Kakihara goes on a hunt for the man responsible, Ichi. Kakihara is a Sadomasochistic character who is obsessed with giving and receiving pain (yet another great addition to this already twisted story!). The story of this manga reveals Kakihara’s hunt for Ichi and explores gore on another level!

Prepare a plastic bag or something to prevent your carpet or couch from beings spewed on…. Shit is about to go down!

Check out the gallery to see what Ichi and Kakihara looks like. If you guys have the chance… also do check out the live action movie! It’s directed by Takashi Miike (Crows Zero, Crows Zero 2).

Manga by Hideo Yamamoto

Genre: Crime Fiction, Thriller, Seinen

Released Date: 1998~2006

Volumes: 10

Story: 8/10

Art: 8/10

Over all: 8/10

See you all next week  Ciao~

Fat Jenga signing out!



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