'Tokyo Fist' is (as far as I know) the third film by director Tsukamoto Shin'ya, who also directed 'Tetsuo - The Iron Man' and 'Tetsuo II - Body Hammer', both of which are excellent. This film is far more down-to-earth that these two, but that does not mean that the director has made any compromises. From the outset, 'Tokyo Fist' sets of at a helluva pace, with serious visual intensity oozing from the clips of boxers training. Before long, the film has encompassed failing relationships, physical fitness, piercing addictions, jealousy, and much blood-letting, all with an intense industrial soundrack driving it along!! If you like your films brutal, this is yer man!!!