20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope

20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope

Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi

Cast: Etsushi Toyokawa, Takako Tokiwa, Airi Taira

     
 

A successor to the Japanese sci-fi blockbuster Twentieth Century Boys (2008) this adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's manga begins where its predecessor left off. The initial installment concerned a group of friends who shared tight bonds as children, but grew into adults with a more tenuousSee more details below

Overview

A successor to the Japanese sci-fi blockbuster Twentieth Century Boys (2008) this adaptation of Naoki Urasawa's manga begins where its predecessor left off. The initial installment concerned a group of friends who shared tight bonds as children, but grew into adults with a more tenuous connection to one another, all vaguely dissatisfied and bored with life -- particularly convenience store worker Kenji (Toshiaki Karasawa). As kids, they penned a book of dire prophecies, an imaginative work describing the need to save the world from an elusive cadre of villains; when the individuals grew up, the global disasters actually started to happen, and it seemed incredibly bizarre, bordering on inexplicable. A mysterious fellow named Friend turned up, claiming that a terrorist named Kenji was responsible for the cataclysms, but the friends all pondered Friend's real identity and his motivation for unveiling Kenji as the culprit. This time around, the year is 2015. Kenji has apparently died in a bomb explosion set by Friend in the first installment, and as a result, everyone around the world regards Friend as their savior. Unfortunately, Kenji's evil legacy lives on in the form of his niece, Kanna (Airi Taira), who continues the struggle against Friend, almost completely unaccompanied by Kenji's old allies. At about the same time, Otcho, who had been thrown into prison as one of Kenji's collaborators, breaks out of prison and treks off to find Kanna when he learns that she is about to fall prey to assassination. Then a new Book of Prophecy turns up as a sequel to the original, with the direst of predictions in it.

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Product Details

Release Date:
02/16/2010
UPC:
0896911001218
Original Release:
2009
Rating:
NR
Source:
Viz Media
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Sound:
[Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time:
2:20:00
Sales rank:
83,955

Special Features

20th century boys original and english trailers; Viz pictures presents

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Etsushi Toyokawa Actor
Takako Tokiwa Actor
Airi Taira Actor
Teruyuki Kagawa Actor
Yusuke Santamaria Actor
Naohito Fujiki Actor
Hidehiko Ishiduka Actor
Takashi Ukaji Actor
Fumiyo Kohinata Actor
Kuranosuke Sasaki Actor
Mirai Moriyama Actor
Arata Furuta Actor
Eiko Koike Actor
Haruka Kinami Actor
Arata Actor
Ken Maeda Actor
Hirofumi Araki Actor
Naomasa Musaka Actor
Jiro Sato Actor
Nana Katase Actor
Ken Mitsuishi Actor
Renji Ishibashi Actor
Katsuo Nakamura Actor
Hitomi Kuroni Actor
Toshiaki Karasawa Actor

Technical Credits
Yukihiko Tsutsumi Director
Morio Amagi Producer
Ryuji Ichiyama Producer
Nobuyuki Iinuma Producer
Nobuyuki Ito Editor
Satoru Karasawa Cinematographer
Takashi Nagasaki Screenwriter
Seiji Okuda Executive Producer
Ryomei Shirai Score Composer
Naoki Soma Production Designer
Mitsuo Tokita Sound/Sound Designer
Yusuke Watanabe Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope
1. Opening [2:19]
2. Kanina in 2015 [6:42]
3. "Where Did You Go?" [5:07]
4. Kabuki-Cho [5:17]
5. "You're the One Who Killed Him" [7:07]
6. The Murderer [6:56]
7. Chono is Targeted [6:42]
8. Prison Break [6:31]
9. Friend Land [6:32]
10. Yoshitsune [4:46]
11. To the Bonus Stage [8:37]
12. In the Science Lab [3:38]
13. The New Book of Prophecy [7:13]
14. Sadakiyo [3:46]
15. Confession [8:52]
16. The Search For Her Mother [:00]
17. The Message [:03]
18. Yamane is Calling Me [3:36]
19. The Assassination Prophecy [2:35]
20. The Last Hope [4:22]
21. "Who Are You?" [4:43]
22. A Wave of Deaths [4:29]
23. Friend Became God [6:07]
24. And Then, the World... [5:55]
25. Ending [6:55]
26. The Final Chaper Redemption Preview [3:48]

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