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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.

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Yukihiko Tsutsumi

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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 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 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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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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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)
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Dolby Digital

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1.85 : 1
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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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20th Century Boys 2!
11 July 2009 | by helmuttySee all my reviews

It is a sequel to the first one and this is not a sequel that stands alone, you need to watch part one in order to understand the characters. It is quite a good sequel following up. The pace is fast and intense. With the third movie as a conclusion, the characters race against time to stop Friend's plot to destroy mankind and unravel his identity. I can't say which one I like best as both of the movies have their own plot. I enjoyed both of them and cannot wait for part 3.

The story: It starts off where part one ends. Kanna is a grown-up teenager in 2015. Friend is still planning on destroying mankind and has made almost everyone respect him as god. Kanna races to fight off Friend' evil plot and finds dark secrets. I can't spoil much as there are quite a lot of twists. With an expensive budget, you can see some huge realistic sets never feature in Japanese movies. Part one has the expensive sets. Part two, the sets are not as big as part one, is more about the drama and dark secrets. So those expecting bigger sets may be disappointed

Overall: It is still good. Those who watch part one and enjoy it, you are suggested to watch this too. Those who want to know about friend's identity, you will have to wait for part three. It has thrill, suspense and maybe drama. But there is no action, and there is no action. This is only for thrills and suspense.


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