Giri/Haji: Season 1 - Rotten Tomatoes

Giri/Haji: Season 1 (2019-2020)



Critic Consensus: Smart, suspenseful, and superbly shot, Giri/Haji is a near-perfect crime thriller with a surprisingly sharp sense of humor.


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A detective from Tokyo travels to London in search of his missing brother, who had ties to the Yakuza.


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Critic Reviews for Giri/Haji: Season 1

All Critics (22) | Top Critics (9)

The resulting tangle is highly stylised (slipping into black and white, animation and at one point what I can only describe as slow-motion interpretative ballet) and unlike anything else I've watched on the BBC.

February 5, 2020 | Full Review…

Giri/Haji is sharply shot and edited and not afraid of adopting radical devices, like switching into animation for some scenes.

October 17, 2019 | Full Review…

...all of the cast deserves mention, but space does not permit it. Really good stuff here, despite some bits that simply don't work. Give it a shot; I'm so very glad I did.

April 16, 2020 | Full Review…

...there's something fascinating, and to me kind of heartening, about the idea of old-fashioned character studies starting to demand avant-garde formal complexity from shows that might otherwise have been just some more by-the-numbers genre fare...

February 14, 2020 | Full Review…

A series with interesting aesthetics. [Full review in Spanish]

February 10, 2020 | Full Review…

[It] cross-pollinates genres - mixing cop show, yakuza thriller, love story, anime and hokey family melodrama, all spiked with bits of offbeat comedy. Giri/Haji is unlike anything else on TV.

January 31, 2020 | Full Review…

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