Best friends Masaru and Shinji are two high school slackers with no direction. They spend their time humiliating teachers and bullying classmates until an encounter with a tough local boxer provokes the pair into joining the local gym. While one begins to show promise and the prospect of a future in the sport the other takes another path falling in with the local yakuza gang. The friends drift apart, each going his own way and each struggling to succeed in the adult world.
Average Japanese drama.
- Kids Return review by Shatner's Bassoon
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I'm a big fan of Takeshi Kitano's work and had high hopes for 'Kids Return' especially as it's taken 14 years to come to region 2 DVD. While it's great to see a previously unreleased Kitano film it is in reality a fairly average Japanese drama about two high school drop outs who join a boxing club which leads them taking two very different paths in life. If you're a fan to Takeshi Kitano then you'll want to see it, though if your not a Kitano fan then it's probably worth giving a miss.