By the age of twenty, O-Ren Ishii was one of the world's top female assassins. Her first taste of death was bearing witness to her parent's murder by a ruthless Yakuza boss, Matsumoto. Using her childish innocence and feminine wiles, O-Ren pursues Matsumoto, intending to escort him to his bloody end.
This is a tricky one to opinionate on since it's just a part of the movie Kill Bill, no longer than 10 minutes probably. I was so stoked to see this part of the film, it's so awesome. I absolutely adore the anime style. The story and characters are hard to rate though because we don't really get too much detail. I wish it was longer! Though I truly wish that they would come up with something like this more, and... read more
Note: This review contains minor spoilers.
It must be clarified that Kill Bill Chapter 3: The Origin of O-Ren was never released as a standalone OVA. In truth, its function was pieced into the film, primarily summarising the character of Kill Bill: Volume 1's central villain, O-Ren Ishii. Just to make a quick digression, Quentin Tarantino's movie structure has always followed a novel formula. On... read more