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20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (2009)

20-seiki shônen: Dai 2 shô - Saigo no kibô (original title)
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Childhood friends continue their battle against a dangerous cult.

Director:

Yukihiko Tsutsumi

Writers:

Naoki Urasawa (manga), Yasushi Fukuda (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Toshiaki Karasawa Toshiaki Karasawa ... Kenji 'Kenji' Endo
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Choji 'Occho' Ochiai
Takako Tokiwa Takako Tokiwa ... Yukiji 'Yukiji' Setoguchi
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Muneyoshi Abiko Muneyoshi Abiko ... Young Yamane
Hirofumi Araki ... Britney
Cynthia Cheston ... Ambassador's wife
Niclas Ericsson ... VIP
Naohito Fujiki ... Detective Chono
Kaoru Fujiwara Kaoru Fujiwara ... Young Sadakiyo
Arata Furuta ... Haruo Nami
Hanawa Hanawa ... Man on Screen
Rina Hatakeyama Rina Hatakeyama ... Young Kanna
Shin'ichi Hatori Shin'ichi Hatori ... Anchorman
Yûki Himura Yûki Himura ... Friendship Party Member
Renji Ishibashi ... Manjome
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Storyline

Childhood friends continue their battle against a dangerous cult.

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Drama | Fantasy

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

31 January 2009 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope See more »

Filming Locations:

Tokyo, Japan

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$29,502,213
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Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Connections

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

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20th Century Boy
Written by Marc Bolan
Performed by T. Rex'
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Not as good as the first part
15 April 2009 | by js-strangeSee all my reviews

Whereas the first movie was very faithful to the Manga series, the plot in this part is quite different. This is not a bad thing per se, but I was a bit disappointed that Manjome and dream navigator Tagasuki were represented as 1-dimensional characters who are aware of all of friend's plans. Also, there a scene where Maniome basically says what is going to happen next that totally spoils the movie's climax. I believe a lot of people who are not familiar with the Manga series will either not fully understand what is going on or find the movie boring.

My friends and I agree that three movies are simply not enough to retell the complex story of the Manga series. A TV show would probably have been a better approach.

Overall, I still give this movie 5 stars, because it is entertaining and the few more exciting scenes are well executed.


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