Yosuke Kobayashi, a detective assigned to a homicide unit, saw his wife killed by a serial killer, Shinji Nishizono. From the shock, he suffers MPD (multiple personality disorder) and becomes Kazuhiko Amamiya. Soon after he manages to hunt down and kill the murderer of his wife, a new series of murders occur and the suspect claims to be Shinji Nishizono himself. Is it really him? Or a copycat? And who is Kazuhiko Amamiya? —IMDb
A highly prolific and controversial Japanese filmmaker, Takashi MIIKE was born on August 24, 1960 in Yao, Osaka, Japan. Under the guidance of renowned filmmaker Shohei IMAMURA (a two-time Palme d’Or winner at Cannes), Miike graduated from the Yokohama Vocational School of Broadcast and Film.
Miike’s first films were television productions, but he also began directing several high-quality direct-to-video releases. His theatrical debut came in 1995 with Shinjuku Triad Society, and its success gave him the freedom to work on more ambitious projects. One of the most successful Japanese directors currently working, he has also garnered a strong cult following in the West that is growing rapidly as more of his films become available in translated form on DVD.
Some of Miike’s most popular films include Audition, the Dead or Alive trilogy, Ichi the Killer, Gozu, Izo, and Big Bang Love, Juvenile A.
Miike has achieved international notoriety for depicting shocking scenes… read more
A GREAT series from Miike. I haven't read the manga, but the series itself REEKS of style and is the most psychedelic television series ever made. The story is played out very well, and even though it is confusing, the last episode does a great job of explaining everything. The censoring, effects, and absolutely stunning imagery make this a must see if your a fan of Miike, gore, or psychedelic art in general. So wild
From what I have heard, the censorship was on purpose by Takashi Miike to mess with the viewer's head. It works perfectly if it's true.