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Battle Royale II (2003)

Batoru rowaiaru II: Chinkonka (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, Thriller | 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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Cast

Credited cast:
Tatsuya Fujiwara ... Shuya Nanahara
Ai Maeda Ai Maeda ... Shiori Kitano (Transfer Student)
Shûgo Oshinari Shûgo Oshinari ... Takuma Aoi
Ayana Sakai Ayana Sakai ... Nao Asakura
Haruka Suenaga Haruka Suenaga ... Haruka Kuze
Yûma Ishigaki Yûma Ishigaki ... Mitsugu Sakai
Miyuki Kanbe Miyuki Kanbe ... Kyoko Kakei
Masaya Kikawada Masaya Kikawada ... Shintaro Makimura
Yôko Maki Yôko Maki ... Maki Souda
Yuki Ito Yuki Ito ... Ryo Kurosawa
Natsuki Katô Natsuki Katô ... Saki Sakurai
Aki Maeda ... Noriko Nakagawa
Riki Takeuchi ... Riki Takeuchi (Sensei)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Aja Aja ... Kazumi Fukuda
Munetaka Aoki 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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This time it's war. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

5 July 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Battle Royale II See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$9,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$714,697 (Japan), 4 July 2003, Limited Release
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(director's cut)

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Shuya impales a commando with a pipe, the strap holding the pipe in place is visible, when he turns towards the camera 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 »

Connections

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

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Battle Royale 1 was quite violent and controversial, but the sequel sure ups the ante on both accounts.
17 January 2004 | by Xanth1See all my reviews

Definitely was an interesting movie experience.

Battle Royale 1 was quite violent and controversial, but the sequel sure ups the ante on both accounts. Also,whatever comedy BR1 occasionally had, is nowhere to be seen here.

It's also very easy to see why this movie is, mildly put, disliked in the US... it definitely points several middle fingers in their general direction. While a lot of it might be there just for provocation, there are moments where the semi-philosophical parts actually hit home quite well. Besides being a continuation to BR1, it is actually a movie about freedom... how well it succeeds in that, depends pretty much on the viewer.

I guess my own favourite quote would be : "Blowing a couple of guys away won't change a thing in this country... But I don't know any other way. " ... which is more or less a definition of terrorism these days.


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