20th Century Boys: Chapter Two - The Last Hope
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20th Century Boys: Chapter Two - The Last Hope

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Original title: 20-Seiki Shonen: Dai 2 Sho - Saigo No Kibo (20世紀少年 第二章 / 20世紀少年<第2章> 最後の希望)
Country: Japan
Year: 2009
IMDB Rating: 6.4 423 votes
Plot: The chapter 2 of the 20th Century Boys trilogy starts in 2015, 15 years after the world is nearly destroyed. People now believe that Kenji and his friends were satanic terrorists and Friend, the mysterious cult leader, is worshipped as the savior of the world.

Kanna, Kenji's niece, is now in high school and she resents that the history textbooks tell a fabricated account of the fateful day. She is forced to participate in the Friend Land program to be re-educated when she is deemed to be anti-social. While in the program, Kanna uncovers clues to Friend's real identity, and the shocking discovery of The New Book of Prophecies!

Kanna tries to find out who wrote The New Book of Prophecies and unravels the true identity of Friend!

The third movie (the last in the trilogy) was released in Japan on August 29, 2009.
Movie info
Language: Japanese
Colormode: Color
Running time: 127

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20th Century Boys: Chapter Two - The Last Hope
(overall rating: 3.4 out of 5 based on 3 reviews)
Variety, by RUSSELL EDWARDS source: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117940066.html?categoryid=31&cs=1
«Tsutsumi's direction is solid, admirably juggling the myriad strands even as it tries to compensate for a pace that's less frenetic than that of its predecessor, as well as the sense that the series is biding its time before the final installment. But in the helmer's steady hand, the pic still manages to entertain and intrigue.»
Swifty Writing, by Edmund Yeo source: http://swiftywriting.blogspot.com/2009/03/swifty-reviews-20th-century-boys.html
«In many ways, the adaptation of the manga is quite ambitious, reminds me of the WATCHMEN adaptation. ... the weaker parts of the film are where the filmmakers try to be faithful to the source material. The tone of the film is a mixture of realism and cartoonish, realism in a sense that it's meant to be a satire of pop culture, cult worship etc.»
eFilmCritic, by Jay Seaver - 4/5 source: http://efilmcritic.com/review.php?movie=18865
«As with the first film, this one ends with a jump in time and a countdown to the next film's trailer. And as with the first film, while this one may not be perfect, it's a very good telling of an excellent story, one whose conclusion I can't wait to see.»
LoveHKfilm, by Kozo source: http://www.lovehkfilm.com/panasia/20th_century_boys_2.html
«Japanese cinema enthusiasts may find the film enjoyable thanks to the sprawling cast of stars and the pop-culture infused vision of a past-and-future Japan. For fans of the manga, this is a slam dunk because, well, the movie is the manga! For everyone else, this is just tough going - not coherent enough to be enthralling sci-fi and too convoluted and sprawling to make that much sense.»
movieXclusive.com, by Richard Lim Jr - 3/5 source: http://www.moviexclusive.com/review/20thcenturyboys2/20thcenturyboys2.html
«The problem in the second movie (of the planned trilogy) was that it does not actually progress the story to a whole new level. The whole doomsday scenario and a couple normal folks going against the powerful had become rather tedious and repetitive. »

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Filmmakers

Tsutsumi, YukihikoTSUTSUMI Yukihiko
director
Watanabe, YusukeWATANABE Yusuke
writer
Nagasaki, TakashiNAGASAKI Takashi
writer
Fukuda, YasushiFUKUDA Yasushi
writer
Urasawa, NaokiURASAWA Naoki
writer
SHIRAI Ryomei
composer
Persons

Cast

Taira, AiriTAIRA Airi
as Kanna Endo
Toyokawa, EtsushiTOYOKAWA Etsushi
as Choji 'Occho' Ochiai
Tokiwa, TakakoTOKIWA Takako
as Yukiji 'Yukiji' Setoguchi
Santamaria, YusukeSANTAMARIA Yusuke
as Kiyoshi 'Sadakiyo' Sada
Fujiki, NaohitoFUJIKI Naohito
as Detective Chono
Kinami, HarukaKINAMI Haruka
as Kyoko Koizumi
Moriyama, MiraiMORIYAMA Mirai
as Kakuta
Kagawa, TeruyukiKAGAWA Teruyuki
as Tsuyoshi 'Yoshitsune' Minamoto
Ishizuka, HidehikoISHIZUKA Hidehiko
as Michihiro 'Maruo' Maruo
Kohinata, FumiyoKOHINATA Fumiyo
as Akio Yamane
Ukaji, TakashiUKAJI Takashi
as Masaaki 'Mon-chan' Shimon
Sasaki, KuranosukeSASAKI Kuranosuke
as Tetsuya 'Fukubee' Hattori
ArataARATA
as The Thirteenth
Koike, EikoKOIKE Eiko
as Takasu
Furuta, ArataFURUTA Arata
as Haruo Nami
Musaka, NaomasaMUSAKA Naomasa
as Father Nitani
Maeda, KenMAEDA Ken
as Mariah
Araki, HirofumiARAKI Hirofumi
as Britney
Sato, JiroSATO Jiro
as Officer with a spot
Katase, NanaKATASE Nana
as Mika Shikishima
Mitsuishi, KenMITSUISHI Ken
as Yama-san
Nishimura, MasahikoNISHIMURA Masahiko
as Chinese Restaurant Master
Tanabe, KenichirôTANABE Kenichirô
as Ujiki
Tezuka, ToruTEZUKA Toru
as Kaneko
Tanaka, YojiTANAKA Yoji
as Detective Higashino
Nishimura, KazuhikoNISHIMURA Kazuhiko
as Detective Saiki
Komoto, MasahiroKOMOTO Masahiro
as Kanna's Teacher
Ishibashi, RenjiISHIBASHI Renji
as Manjome
Kuroki, HitomiKUROKI Hitomi
as Kiriko Endo
Karasawa, ToshiakiKARASAWA Toshiaki
as Kenji 'Kenji' Endo
Nakamura, KatsuoNAKAMURA Katsuo
as God
Ishimaru, KenjiroISHIMARU Kenjiro
as Police Superintendent
Ryu, RaitaRYU Raita
as Cho-san
Himura, YûkiHIMURA Yûki
as Friendship Party Member
Shitara, OsamuSHITARA Osamu
as Friendship Party Member
KEN Naoko
as Jiji-Baba
Komatsu, MasaoKOMATSU Masao
as Chinese Restaurant Master
Nishiyama, JunNISHIYAMA Jun
as Young Kenji
Hatakeyama, RinaHATAKEYAMA Rina
as Young Kanna
Fujiwara, KaoruFUJIWARA Kaoru
as Young Sadakiyo
ABIKO Muneyoshi
as Young Yamane
Matsumoto, TamakiMATSUMOTO Tamaki
as Young Yukiji
ERICSSON Niclas
as VIP
HATORI Shinichi
as Anchorman
HanawaHANAWA
as Man on Screen
Cheston, CynthiaCHESTON Cynthia
as Ambassador's wife
McQueen, FredMCQUEEN Fred
as Secretary General Bracharz
Nozoe, YoshihiroNOZOE Yoshihiro
Sasaki, SumieSASAKI Sumie
as Neighbor of Yamane
Tanaka, KenTANAKA Ken
TOKUMITSU Kazuo
as Chairman of the ceremony
UMEZU Sakae
as Theater Orner
Yamazaki, ShigenoriYAMAZAKI Shigenori



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