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20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)
"20-seiki shônen: Honkaku kagaku bôken eiga" (original title)

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Based on the hugely successful, award winning manga series created by Naoki Urasawa (Yawara; Monster)... See full synopsis »

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Toshiaki Karasawa ...
Kenji Endô
Etsushi Toyokawa ...
Otcho
Takako Tokiwa ...
Yukiji
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Yoshitsune
Hidehiko Ishizuka ...
Maruo
Takashi Ukaji ...
Mon-chan
Hiroyuki Miyasako ...
Keroyon
Katsuhisa Namase ...
Donkey
Fumiyo Kohinata ...
Yamane
Kuranosuke Sasaki ...
Fukubê
Shirô Sano ...
Yan-bô / Mâ-bô
Mirai Moriyama ...
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Kanji Tsuda ...
Moroboshi
Takashi Fujii ...
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Hanako Yamada ...
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Based on the hugely successful, award winning manga series created by Naoki Urasawa (Yawara; Monster)... See full synopsis »

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Followed by 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009) See more »

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Brothers
Written by Naoki Urasawa
Performed by Naoki Urasawa
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strange... but pleased there's more to come!
11 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Good, strange film this.

it's tongue in cheek, live action straight out of the manga comics. You don't need to have seen any of the Manga series to tell where to origins of this film come from.

the flashbacks are done well, the story is strange but flows nicely, and there is a great soundtrack.

Looking forward to the next two films, as anyone who has seen this will confirm, it would have been a very annoying ending had this not already been planned to be a trilogy.

This film seems to have had a relatively big budget, according to IMDb and wiki, for the type of film it is, which is good to see.


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