MW (2009)

MW is a live-action Japanese movie directed by Hitoshi Iwamoto and based on a manga by Osamu Tezuka. It was released by Gaga Communications on July 4, 2009.

Movie info

Original title
Release date
July 4, 2009
Directed by
Hitoshi Iwamoto
Written by
Osamu Tezuka (manga)


In the movie, a top secret chemical compound called MW infects an island near Okinawa, and the military is sent in to cover up the incident by killing all of the victims. A survivor named Michio Yuki (Hiroshi Tamaki) grows up to become a highly-successful banker, but he is slowly being driven mad by the effects of MW.

After committing a series of ruthless crimes to get revenge against the people responsible for the cover-up, Michio decides that the only way to truly get revenge is to unleash MW on the world and exterminate the entire human race. Takayuki Yamada plays Father Garai, a priest desperately trying to save Michio’s soul, but not necessarily doing much to stop his crimes.

Featured Cast

Actor Role
Hiroshi Tamaki Hiroshi Tamaki Michio Yuki
Takayuki Yamada Takayuki Yamada Yutaro Garai
yusuke-yamamoto Yusuke Yamamoto Satoshi Mizohata
Yasufumi Hayashi Yasufumi Hayashi Detective Seiji Tachibana
Rio Yamashita Rio Yamashita Mika Watanabe
No photo available Kazuaki Hankai Takashi Yamashita
Toru Shinagawa Toru Shinagawa Minister Yasuo Mochizuki
Shingo Tsurumi Shingo Tsurumi Matsu, Mochizuki's secretary
Kazue Tsunogae Kazue Tsunogae Mrs. Kawamura
Ikuji Nakamura Ikuji Nakamura Shunichi Okazaki, construction firm board member
Ayaka Komatsu Ayaka Komatsu Aiko Ozaki
Yuriko Ishida Yuriko Ishida Kyoko Makino, reporter
Toru Kazama Toru Kazama Mita, rival reporter
Ryo Ishibashi Ryo Ishibashi Kazuyuki Sawaki


  • Teaser (English subtitles)

    Added 8 years ago
  • Trailer (Japanese)

    Added 8 years ago


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Last Updated 08 Aug 2014 at 08:06