Ichi the Killer (殺し屋1, Koroshiya Ichi) is a 2001 Japanese film directed by Takashi Miike, based on Hideo Yamamoto's manga series of the same name. After his boss is brutally murdered, a masochistic gangster named Kakihara embarks on a blood hunt for a mysterious killer known only as "Ichi". After sifting through piles of mutilated bodies, the trail ends on a tormented youngster whose shy demeanor hides a disturbed passion.

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  • The original Japanese title for this film is Koroshiya 1.
  • A documentary about the film called The Cult of Ichi was made in 2007.

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