A detective with multiple personalities and a dark past struggles to find out who he is while solving cases and unravelling threads of his past.
Episode 1: Memories of Sin ~ Drifting Petals
A sadistic criminal is turning his victims into human flower pots. Detective Amamiya Kazuhiko is called out of early retirement to work on the case, which is tied to horrific events in his past. His new wife goes missing and a mysterious cult with barcodes tattooed on their eyeballs surfaces to wreak havoc on the city.
Episode 2: How to Create a World
A brutal serial murderer cuts babies from their mothers' womb in what appears to be a copycat crime from five years earlier. All of the women have barcodes tattooed on their eyeballs. The victims, under some sort of hypnosis, purchase the surgical quality knives used to kill them the day before their murders! As Detective Amamiya's wife wanders the city in a trance, he discovers someone from his past is involved in the crime wave...
Episode 3: Life is a Constant Double Helix
Chiaki Kuriyama (KILL BILL) guest stars in this episode, which finds Detective Amamiya and the police team investigating the mass suicide of the forty girls from a posh high school. Amamiya goes undercover as a high school teacher to find out why and learn more about a new generation of barcoders, many of whom are students at this militaristic school.
Episode 4: The Crushed Ant
Perfectly severed body parts with numbers cut into them are discovered in a field. In a nearby arcade, two rival youth gangs battle each other and Amamiya's wife is taken prisoner by a gang leader. The police Chief tries to put together more of Amamiya's hidden past with the assistance of a one-eyed snuff filmmaker.
Episode 5: Coronation of the Cursed King
Cult members spontaneously combust when the barcoder network is infected. The burn victims are taken to the local hospital where a lonely employee's cyber girlfriend tells him to kill people. Detective Amamiya and his team lock down the hospital, while strange things happen on the secret 13th floor.
Episode 6: Soaring Souls and Human Bondage
The Police Department denies that the barcode case ever existed in a massive cover-up attempt. Three remaining members of the investigation team decide to continue working on the case on their own. The Police Chief's entire family dies under mysterious circumstances. Amamiya tracks the baby stealer to a remote cabin in a snowstorm for a final showdown to recover his own missing child.
(c) 2000 Eiji Ohtsuka Office/MPD Psycho Project
Based on Sho-u Tajima and Eiji Otsuka's cult manga series.
Contains scenes of disturbing nature and nudity (usually with director Takashi Miike's intentional insertions of an pixelled box); Not for children