Loved Gun is a story about a hitman named Hayamada (Masatoshi Nagase) who carries a distinctive red gun. As the film progresses we discover the reason for his work, and how he came to be alone. His aim right now is to reach a desitination, but he’s late. Along the way, having injured himself in a vehicular accident, he runs into Miyuki (Aoi Miyazaki), who as also become alone due to tragic events within her family. As Hamayada collapses from his injuries Miyuki takes him to a hospital.
At the same time, Maruyama (Ittoku Kishibe) is asked to take on a new apprentice in the form of Taneda (Hirofumi Arai). Tenacious, naive and full of arrogance, Maruyama is not impressed, and positively destroys the young man, turning him into one without fear. Maruyama explains the distinction between the bullets that are fired, different colours representing the emotions and soul of the person firing the gun. He also happens to Hayamada’s uncle, and the man who caused Hayamada’s tragic life to transpire. —Asiamediawiki
Born in 1971, WATANABE Kensaku met director SUZUKI Seijun in 1990 and served as his assistant director in “Yumeji.” In 1998, WATANABE directed his first feature film “The Story of Pu Pu”, a movie which was invited to a dozen film festivals including the International Film Festival Mannheim ﾐ Heidelberg and the Sao Paulo International Film Festival. In 2001, he produced and starred in “Wave”, directed by OKUHARA Hiroshi. “Wave” won the NETPAC Award at International Film Festival Rotterdam the following year. “The Loved Gun” is his third feature-length film. —ponycanyon.co.jp