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Battle Royale II (2003)

Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka (original title)
Not Rated | | Adventure, Drama, Sci-Fi | 5 July 2003 (Japan)
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:
Ai Maeda ...
Shûgo Oshinari ...
Ayana Sakai ...
Haruka Suenaga ...
Haruka Kuze
Yûma Ishigaki ...
Mitsugu Sakai
Miyuki Kanbe ...
Masaya Kikawada ...
Yôko Maki ...
Maki Souda
Yuki Ito ...
Ryo Kurosawa
Natsuki Katô ...
Saki Sakurai
Noriko Nakagawa
Riki Takeuchi ...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aja ...
Munetaka Aoki ...
Jun Nanami


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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We declare war on all adults! See more »


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Release Date:

5 July 2003 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Battle Royale II  »


Box Office


$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$714,697 (Japan), 4 July 2003, Limited Release
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(director's cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


Though it is implied that Ai Maeda's character is younger than her sister, Aki Maeda's character, in real life it is the other way around. See more »


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


Takuma Aoi: We never had anywhere we could go. I knew that all along. Or any place to go home to! This is war right? You're all fighting for your lives! But die and you're just one more candle! Even those poor little kids. You're all the same. You're no better than the adults!
Shuya Nanahara: How I wish this war would end. I keep on asking myself. How can I answer all those who have died? I don't know... But inevitably, we'll all grow up to be adults. The best survivors can do, is to keep remembering the ones who 'died.' ...
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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 »


References Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) See more »

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Politically Dangerous
26 January 2004 | by See all my reviews

BR 2 never finds the errie tone of the first film or novels. I contribute a great deal of this to the "over the top" acting and lack of serious character development.

What Battle Rotaye 2 does manage to do is pack much more violence into it's running time, and slowly build a very politically incorrect message. I don't agree with the political philosophy here, but I must give Fukasaku credit for having some seriously big balls to make this. Then again, he was dying from cancer so he never had to personnaly face any responsibility. There are many pro Al Quida/ Anti U.S. things going on here, and he hits you over the head with it. From destroying 2 twin towers to living in the mountains of Afghanistan! There is a speech given twice about all the countries the U.S. has bombed (and I agree that America has opened it's self up to global hatred), and it's suggested that Japan goes along with the U.S. cause so many other countries do. The later being Japan's downfall. There is also some anti Israel jabs in a scene showing the children of what looks exactly like West Bank. There is mention of victims of terrorism, but even these characters are easily won over to the side of the terrorist.

This is strong stuff, and I commend Fukasaku for giving me pause to think a little harder about how I stand on global issues. No matter how silly I keep telling myself this film is.....it's one of the most subversive films ever directed toward capitalism.

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