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Ichi the Killer, Complete Series, Vols 1-10, Hideo Yamamoto +English

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* Ichi The Killer (Koroshiya Ichi) * Complete Set of Volumes #1-10 by Hideo Yamamoto English Translation Included Upon Request! Love Really Hurts! . . . When yakuza boss Anjo goes missing with 300 million yen, his loyal lieutenant Kakihara - a grinning fetishist who blows cigarette smoke out of the scars in his cheeks - will stop at nothing to find him, not least because Anjo has been the only one capable of satisfying Kakihara's penchant for masochism. Kakihara's brutal inquiry into the circumstances of Anjo's disappearance puts him on the bloody scent of Ichi, a shy, mixed-up cry-baby who is being manipulated by the mysterious mesmerist Jiji into slicing and dicing his way through Anjo's gang in the belief that he is taking vengeance on bullies who tormented him as a child. As the corpses pile up, Kakihara and Ichi circle ever closer to one another, little realizing that their insatiable drives are destined to be tragically frustrated. 'Ichi the Killer' is not for the faint-hearted, with its frequent scenes of torture, dismemberment, and other body horror. The story dramatizes how easily violent acts are learned, imitated, and misdirected, engendering endless cycles of vengeance where real satisfaction becomes impossible and disappointment inevitable. Ultimately 'Ichi the Killer' lays bare the contradictions in Japanese society's rigid hierarchies of power, where it is necessary for the bullied and the humiliated to humiliate and bully others in order to become number one, and once you have reached the top, the only way is down. 'Ichi the Killer' is a bizarre sado-masochistic love story, an unnerving excursion into criminal and deviant extremes, and an explosion of lurid colours and freakish characters - but most of all, it is a furious, frenetic and at times very funny piece of art, spectacular settings, dizzying mood swings, and a mind-bending conclusion. Guaranteed to amaze, shock, disgust and intrigue in equal measure, 'Ichi the Killer' is one of the most striking manga ever made. Unforgettable. A definite favorite! Very Nice, Near Mint, 6x8"inch (B6 Size Tankobon), 180 page black and white Japanese Manga Comics. These medium quality photos really don't display the fantastic pictures in this book! More pictures available upon request. We also have thousands more unique book titles available, and we'll be posting the most popular here on Bonanza! Please feel free to ask for the complete listing, and I will list your favorites right away! We can offer single books or complete series at a discount! Less than 5-10% of all Japanese manga comics have been licensed to be printed in English, so our listings are often the only way to enjoy these fantastic stories! Even the few series that have been licensed for English printing, lack the quality of these originals! Unless specifically stated as English-only or Bilingual, all of our books are the original Japanese versions. Many are fine, first edition prints! Most of our books have English translations available. A few of these translations are text files, formatted to follow the books, page-by-page. However, Most of our translations are high quality scans of the original books, with English text over-writing the original Japanese Kanji. For each listing with "English" in the title, you will receive BOTH, the original Japanese language book sealed in plastic, AND you will also receive the English translation provided Free on a CD-ROM (Your actual book will not be altered in any way). Some really great graphics here! These comics are fantastic stories and perfect sources of unique anime artwork! Unless stated as new, most are used, but in Excellent condition, Near Mint!. I see NO signs of rips, tears, dog-ears, or water damage at all! If you are not satisfied, I will always work out a prompt refund or exchange (Your Choice!). Most books appear to be read only once. If I can't find a quality used book, I may substitute a New copy, so please let me know if you only collect used or first editions so I can find your preferred book. We provide careful packaging, and prompt shipping direct from Japan. Postage fees are based on exact size and weight of your order.

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