Full Metal Yakuza

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Full Metal Yakuza
Directed by Takashi Miike
Produced by Fujio Matsushima
Written by Story:
Hiroki Yamaguchi
Itaru Era
Starring Tsuyoshi Ujiki
Tomorowo Taguchi
Takeshi Caesar
Ren Osugi
Cinematography Shohei Ando
Release dates
December 7, 1997 (Japan)
Running time
102 min.
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Full Metal Yakuza is a 1997 Japanese action and satire[1] film directed by Takashi Miike. It was written by Itaru Era and based on a story by Hiroki Yamaguchi.

Originally released in Japan's direct-to-video market (V-Cinema), the film has gained more popularity because of the reputation of its controversial director.[2]


Aspiring yakuza Kensuke Hagane (Tsuyoshi Ujiki) is killed by gang violence along his idol and Yakuza boss Tosa (Takeshi Caesar). Their corpses wind up in the hands of a scientist, who manages to keep Kensuke alive by replacing much of his body with cyborg pieces and some parts of Tosa, making him bulletproof and super strong. Kensuke then escapes from the scientist and searches for those responsible to get revenge.



  1. ^ Interview on Masters of Horror: Imprint DVD
  2. ^ allmovie ((( Full Metal Yakuza > Overview )))

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