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Okay so Zebraman became a zero to a hero in the first movie and in this one it's about watching the developed hero in action. This time there is more action and much better special effects, probably because this movie had a bigger budget than the previous Zebraman movie. As silly as the first one was, the plot takes place in the year 2025 and takes place in a area called Zebra City. The main conflict is a reform called "Zebra Time" where police are allowed to commit any crimes they want for 10 min a day on a specified time, mainly shooting random people. But this just doesn't apply to the police but other people as well, so they can commit any crimes and get away with it. This time the antagonists actually sort of stands out, especially Zebraqueen(Riisa Naka) who is a idol singer in this story and also the evil governor's daughter. Also seemed to be influenced by the style of Lady Gaga, except Zebraqueen is more real. Riisa Naka played this psycho girl character pretty well in this and actually made the character believable for the most part. Even if the villain's so called master plan is just plain stupid, especially when it comes to the motive behind it. Takashi Miike is known for using pop culture references in some of his movies and that applies to this movie as well, but it's done in a way where it doesn't feel forced. The plot isn't better this time around but it's a bit more entertaining than the first movie. The action sequences actually gets pretty good after a hour into the movie although the build up is kinda slow and boring in some aspects. Everything is more ridiculous this time around and it really isn't a great sequel, but it's still much better than the first Zebraman movie. This sequel fixes some of the flaws from the previous movie, but it isn't a amazing sequel or anything like that.
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