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Writers:
Kenta Fukasaku (writer)
Koushun Takami (characters)
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Release Date:
5 July 2003 (Japan) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
This time it's war. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
2 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Shuya Nanahara
Ai Maeda ... Shiori Kitano (Transfer Student)
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

Aki Maeda ... Noriko Nakagawa
Riki Takeuchi ... Riki Takeuchi (Sensei)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aja ... Kazumi Fukuda
Munetaka Aoki ... Jun Nanami
Riasu Arama ... Rena Niimi

Shin'ichi Chiba ... Makio Mimura (Shinji's revolutionary uncle) (as Sonny Chiba)
Seiichi Ebina ... Tatsuro Morishima
Ryoji Fujihira ... Masami Shibaki
Maki Hamada ... Chizuru
Ayumi Hanada ... Ryoko Hata
Kenji Harada ... Naoki Jo
Hitomi Hasebe ... Asuka Motomura
Takaaki Ikeyama ... Yasuaki Hosaka
Asuka Ishii ... Maho Nosaka
Hiroaki Ito ... Soldier
Ai Iwamura ... Mai (Smiling Winner from BR1)
Kotaru Kamijou ... Kenji Maezono
Minami Kanazawa ... Yuko Natsukawa
Ryô Katsuji ... Haruya Sakurai
Asami Katsura ... Risa Shindo
Mika Kikuchi ... Ayane Yagi

Takeshi Kitano ... Kitano (as Beat Takeshi)
Musashi Kubota ... Wataru Mukai
Miku Kuga ... Kengo Yonai
Maika Matsumoto ... Shiho Matsuki
Michiho Matsumoto ... Sanae Shioda
Yoshiko Mita ... Takuma's mother
Chisato Miyao ... Hibiki Yano
Akane Mizuno ... Sayaka
Yuuko Morimoto ... Kana Yûki
Aiko Moriuchi ... Miki Ikeda
Mitsu Murata ... Soji Kazama
Ami Nakagawa ... Honami Totsuka
Kayo Nayuki ... Eri Yoshiyama
Yûya Nishikawa ... Nishi
Takashi Nishina
Kenji Ohba ... Mimura's Comrade
Nanami Ohta ... Hitoe Takeuchi
Yuka Ozawa ... Shinobu
Reina ... Mayu Hasuda (as Nana Yanagisawa)
Gou Ryugawa ... Lieutenant Anjo
Rika Sakagushi ... Yuka Mifune
Mai Sakamoto ... Shoko
Makoto Sakamoto ... Osamu Kasai
Mikiya Sanada ... ATAT soldier
Shoko Sato ... Nozomi Sagisawa
Takeru Shibaki ... Shugo Urabe
Mitsuki Shimada ... 'Wild Seven' Member
Sae Shimizu ... Ai Yazawa
Kôtarô Sugie
Hikaru Takahashi ... ATAT soldier
Kei Tamura ... Tatsuhiko Hasegawa
Takeshi Tanaka ... Masakatsu Taguchi
Takashi Taniguchi ... Leader of the Anti-Terrorist Attack Team
Masumi Tooyoka ... Yukari
Toshiyuki Toyonaga ... Shota Hikasa
Masahiko Tsugawa ... The Prime Minister
Haruka Umeda ... Aya
Sôkô Wada ... Satoshi Imakire
Kouta Yamada ... Tetsuya Shimura
Kazuki Yamamoto ... Yosuke Miyadai
Michi Yamamura ... Reporter
Takahiko Yanagisawa ... Shiro
Kazutoshi Yokoyama ... ATAT soldier
Yasutake Yuboku ... Kiyoshi Minamoto
Takashi Yukawa ... 'Wild Seven' Member
Yuuma ... Yuuma
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Directed by
Kenta Fukasaku 
Kinji Fukasaku 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kenta Fukasaku  writer
Norio Kida  writer
Koushun Takami  characters

Produced by
Shigeyuki Endô .... planner
Kenta Fukasaku .... producer
Kimio Kataoka .... producer
Hikaru Kawase .... producer
Masumi Okada .... producer
 
Original Music by
Masamichi Amano 
 
Production Design by
Emiko Tsuyuki 
 
Art Direction by
Toshihiro Isomi 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Koji Yamaguchi .... first assistant director
 
Special Effects by
Kikuo Nôtomi .... armourer
Kikuo Nôtomi .... pyrotechnician
 
Visual Effects by
Megumi Kanazawa .... digital artist
 
Other crew
Yuta Morokaji .... action director
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka" - Japan (original title)
"Battle Royale II: Requiem" - International (English title) (literal English title)
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Runtime:
Japan:134 min | Japan:155 min (director's cut)
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Trivia:
Quentin Tarantino was offered a role but couldn't do it because of scheduling. He said, "They wanted me to play the President of the United States."See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: The cameraman's shadow can be seen in one of the flashback shots of the children.See more »
Quotes:
Nao Asakura:One day, they'll all disappear. Family, friends... But I'll always be by your side. I can't do anything for you, but I'll be there. I promise...See more »
Movie Connections:
References The Terminator (1984)See more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the Theatrical version and the Revenge Special Edition?
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72 out of 103 people found the following review useful.
Watch the Director's Cut!, 3 January 2004
Author: HarryWarden from United States

'Battle Royale II' is an uneven, but worthy follow-up. It's one of those sequels that tries something different, but is generally hated due to high expectations and the reputation of the mammoth original.

Here, the two Fukasakus take the story in the exact direction it needs to go. The survival game setting has been ditched...this time, it's about all-out war between the children and the adults. Naturally, there's less intimate moments here and only a few characters are well-defined...but seeing the world of 'Battle Royale' explode in your face (literally) is completely involving.

The few good character moments we get here are nice and match up with the poetry of the original. Shuya Nanahara is a much more interesting and complex person this time. Shiori Kitano is one of the best characters in either film. And the over-the-top Riki Takeuchi almost steals the film.

There are flaws, though... The children feel less like individuals and more like a collective, so there's less emotional involvement this time out...but that is perhaps inevitable, given the war setting. Plus, the resolution to the battle seems a tad anti-climactic.

Problems aside, this is a film well worth watching. The story is more complex, the battles are blistering, and the performances are great. It may not match the greatness of the original, but it's certainly one of the better directions a sequel has taken.

Note: Fans should avoid the theatrical version "Requiem" and seek out the newly re-edited Director's Cut - "Revenge." It restores a lot of missing character development and thematic elements and is a much better film overall.

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