The Godfather of Yakuza Movies

Battles Without Honor and Humanity also known in the West as The Yakuza Papers, is a Japanese yakuza film series produced by Toei Company. Its Inspired by a series of magazine articles by the journalist Kōichi Iiboshi. that are in turn based on memoirs originally written by real life Yakuza members.

The films detail a kick ass trip through the rise of the yakuza in post war Japan. Beginning in 1945 and traveling through the next 12 or so years this is the tale of a group of friends who come together in order to survive the cruelties of post-war, and post-bomb Japan and then spend the next decade killing each other as they change sides in an ongoing gang war.

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