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Battle Royale II (2003)
"Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  5 July 2003 (Japan)
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Three years after the failure of the last BR program, a second act is forged and a class of students are sent to an island with one objective: kill international terrorist Shuya Nanahara.

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Credited cast:
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Ai Maeda ...
Shûgo Oshinari ...
Takuma Aoi
Ayana Sakai ...
Nao Asakura
Haruka Suenaga ...
Haruka Kuze
Yûma Ishigaki ...
Mitsugu Sakai
Miyuki Kanbe ...
Kyoko Kakei
Masaya Kikawada ...
Shintaro Makimura
Yôko Maki ...
Maki Souda
Yuki Ito ...
Ryo Kurosawa
Natsuki Katô ...
Saki Sakurai
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Riki Takeuchi ...
Riki Takeuchi (Sensei)
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Aja ...
Kazumi Fukuda
Munetaka Aoki ...
Jun Nanami
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Storyline

Three years after the events in "Battle Royale," Shuya Nanahara (Tatsuya Fujiwara)is a well-known terrorist bent on bringing down the government. In response, they order the creation of the "Battle Royale 2" program, and send a class of junior-high students to catch and kill him. Written by Jacquie Allen <madameoneesanbr@darksites.com>

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5 July 2003 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$255,504 (Hong Kong) (15 August 2003)

Gross:

$404,862 (Hong Kong) (22 August 2003)
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Trivia

The name of the terrorist group, "Wild Seven", is Nanaharras nickname in the original novel. It is also the name of the brand of cigarettes that Kawada smokes in the novel, a nameplay of "Mild Seven". See more »

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During the gunfight between the terrorists and the students, in the rundown building, a cable can be seen supporting Kurosawa. See more »

Quotes

Shuya Nanahara: How much blood has been shed? How many tars spilled? All of our friends who fought beside us are dead, killed in the last three years. But even as justice can never be vanquished, we terrorists will never vanish, however evil they deem us. Because we know, that a handful of adults, a handful of 'nature' selfishly define the nature of peace as freedom in this world. But our world is so much more complex that. This world has 63 Billion people living their own lives, living 63 billion different ...
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Crazy Credits

Towards the end of the credits a flag is shown, followed by black and white stills from the action sequences in the movie and then a black and white photo of the whole class that participated in the BR2 act, then another BW still of Nanahara and his comrades, and lastly a BW shot of director Kinji Fukasaku. See more »

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Follows Battle Royale (2000) See more »

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Nutty, over the top and quite entertaining
1 November 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

This does build up well from the first film, even if it borrows heavily from Saving Private Ryan to start with. The initial set of unlucky volunteers are decimated in their first mission in the new game, leaving the old heroes, who are now terrorists, with a problem.

The whole thing is overblown, and could have done with tighter editing. As usual, there are some interesting characters, strange humour and stuff that just doesn't work.

There is a little too much sentimentality and not enough Beat Takashi.


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