Soichi was once a hikikomori, refusing to leave his room due to extreme anxiety. Driven out by his parents, he resorts to living in an Internet cafe, among other shut-ins.
But now he has stepped out, found a new job and is earning plenty. The only problem? The job is to kill whoever his boss instructs him to.
Initially disturbed by gruesome nature of his job, Soichi contemplates why these people have to die at his hands. But he quickly gets over his apprehension when the perks of being rich become clear.
The girl of his dreams after finally starts paying attention to him when he has jewellery to offer. Even his long-estranged mother calls in to express joy at the money he’s sent back home.
Here’s a satirical look at how the world often holds greater reward for people who engage in vice than for those who do good.
Viewer discretion: Contains violence and gore
Takashi’s film was an official selection at the 2013 Japan Filmfest Hamburg and at the 2014 Bram Stoker International Film Festival.