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"I was waiting for a pervert like you"


Masao Kakihara is the sadistic and masochistic Yakuza enforcer from the manga series Koroshiya 1 - Ichi the Killer and the subsequent movie based on it. He begins a spree of murder and torture when his boss and lover is killed by a mysterious assassin, known only to him as Ichi the Killer who has been ordered to assassinate Kakihara.

Kakihara is a sadomasochist. He enjoys piercing himself and others with needles, as well as anything else that involves pain.

Kakihara has several distinguishing marks such as what appears to be a Glasgow-smile which is actually a slit mouth that allows him to open his jaws to ridiculously wide lengths like a serpent. He also has slashes on his faces that resemble a number sign. Kakihara has onyx hair and a contemporary Yakuza uniform in both the manga and anime. Alternatley, he has dyed-gold hair and custom-made suits in the live-action movie.