20th Century Boys

20th Century Boys

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Director: Yukihiko Tsutsumi
     
 

A burned-out rocker discovers his doom-struck adolescent fantasies are coming true in this futuristic thriller from Japan. Ever since his career as a musician crashed and burned, Kenji (Toshiaki Karasawa) has been making a living working at a quick-stop store and living with his family. One day, police officers stop by and ask Kenji about a family of regular customers…  See more details below

Overview

A burned-out rocker discovers his doom-struck adolescent fantasies are coming true in this futuristic thriller from Japan. Ever since his career as a musician crashed and burned, Kenji (Toshiaki Karasawa) has been making a living working at a quick-stop store and living with his family. One day, police officers stop by and ask Kenji about a family of regular customers who've gone missing, though Kenji has hardly noticed their absence. When Kenji visits the home of the missing family, he notices a strange piece of graffiti on the wall, and is startled when he remembers it was the symbol of a club of teenage misfits he belonged to years ago. Kenji and his friends in the club created an amateur comic book that imagined an apocalyptic future in which strange illnesses and bands of armed insurgents threatened to destroy the world. As a wave of unexplained murders sweeps through the city, overseas the events of Kenji's old comic are beginning to come true; a fanatical cult known as Friend found the book and under the leadership of Sadakiyo they've made it their business to turn it into a reality, and now Kenji and his old friends have to infiltrate the cult and stop them before it's too late. 20-seiki shonen (aka 20th Century Boys) was adapted from a best selling manga by Naoki Urasawa and became a major box office hit in Japan.

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Product Details

Release Date:
12/15/2009
UPC:
0896911001201
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
Viz Media
Region Code:
1
Time:
2:22:00

Special Features

20th Century Boys original and English trailer; Viz Pictures presents

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Toshiaki Karasawa Actor
Arata Actor
Etsushi Toyokawa Actor
Takako Tokiwa Actor
Teruyuki Kagawa Actor
Airi Taira Actor
Hidehiko Ishiduka Actor
Takashi Ukaji Actor
Hiroyuki Miyasako Actor
Katsuhisa Namase Actor
Fumiyo Kohinata Actor
Kuranosuke Sasaki Actor
Renji Ishibashi Actor
Katsuo Nakamura Actor
Hitomi Kuroki Actor

Technical Credits
Yukihiko Tsutsumi Director
Morio Amagi Producer
Yasushi Fukuda Screenwriter
Ryuji Ichiyama Producer
Nobuyuki Iinuma Producer
Noboyuki Ito Editor
Satoru Karasawa Cinematographer
Takashi Nagasaki Screenwriter
Futoshi Ohira Co-producer
Seiji Okuda Executive Producer
Ryomei Shirai Score Composer
Naoki Soma Production Designer
T. Rex Score Composer
Mitsuo Tokita Sound/Sound Designer
Naoki Urasawa Screenwriter
Yusuke Watanabe Screenwriter

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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End
1. Opening [2:19]
2. Year 2015, Umihotaru Prison [4:37]
3. Year 1997, Kenji [3:27]
4. Disappearances & Contagious Disease [2:34]
5. Class Reunion [5:08]
6. A Mysterious Cult [3:57]
7. Donkey's Death [4:02]
8. What Happened in the Science Lab [3:03]
9. The Broken Seal [3:20]
10. Friend [4:19]
11. A Fake [3:51]
12. Reunited with Yukiji [5:06]
13. The Cop Who Knew Too Much [4:25]
14. The World Domination Plan [4:08]
15. "You Are the One" [6:54]
16. Kiriko [6:26]
17. Airport Bombing [3:43]
18. Kanna is Targeted [3:41]
19. Friend Concert [6:51]
20. "Save Mankind" [2:16]
21. Kenji, the Terrorist [5:47]
22. Nine Heroes [5:33]
23. Parting with Kanna [7:18]
24. "Kenji's Gang" Goes Underground [2:56]
25. The Signal of Destruction [2:51]
26. Beginning of the End [5:18]
27. Protect World Peace [3:31]
28. The End of Fukube [5:03]
29. Inside the Robot [2:58]
30. Kenji, Let's Play! [3:33]
31. Hope [5:38]
32. Chapter 2: The Last Hope Trailer [6:26]

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20th Century Boys 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Based on a Japanese comic book (Manga) series: Young boys growing up in 60's Japan form a secret club and write a fantasy prophecy book about the future. They foresee a dark future with a leader simply named "Friend". As the boys grow up, the prophecies begin to come true, one by one. It's up to the boys, now men, and fugitives, to save the world from the mysterious "Friend". The story will draw you in... It's a trilogy, (and this is only part one) just as well done as Lord of the Rings. a fight between dark forces and good people doing their best against long odds. Can they save the world? You'll have to find out yourself.... Friend