I loved the 1st Pacchigi and had to see this sequel but it didn't quite live up to my expectations. Takaoka Sosuke added so much to the role of "Oppa" in the 1st one and him not being in this one really left a hole. The plot was all over the place as far as flashbacks to his father escaping from war back to the 1970's. There was no real love story. The thing I loved about the first one was that there was humor, great fight scenes and a great love story as well a great music to back it all up. This one lacked any compelling attempt to fit any of those plots in and seemed like a jumbled mess. It was melodramatic and I didn't feel great sympathy for the characters.
In short, if you like Japanese movies, I would give this one a shot, but not expect too much. It's entertaining enough to watch, but I would recommend Pacchigi (2005) over this one.
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