Sheild of Straw
Based on the novel by Kazuhiro Kiuchi, Shield of Straw follows police lieutenant Mekari as he tries to protect and transport psychopathic child killer Kunihide Kyomaru, but there’s a catch: the terminally ill grandfather of Kyomaru’s latest victim has promised a billion-yen bounty to whoever manages to kill him. With gratifying, nail-biting plot twists, Miike (Ichi the Killer) has created a fast-paced action drama destined to thrill fans of the cult director.
Shield of Straw | Directed by Takashi Miike (Japan 2013) with Nanako Matsushima, Tatsuya Fujiwara, Takaro Osawa. Starts July 10
Originally published in issue #129, July/August 2014.