20th Century Boys 1-Beginning of the End

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Studio Warner
SKU 212325796
UPC 896911001201
UPC 14 00896911001201
Format DVD
Release Date 12/15/2009
Rating NR
Editors Note
Note 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. 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 bestselling manga by Naoki Urasawa and became a major box-office hit in Japan.
Cast & Crew
Kagawa Teruyuki - Star
Etsushi Toyokawa - Star
Toshiakai Karasawa - Star
Arata - Star
Takako Tokiwa - Star
Kuranosuke Sasaki - Co-Star
Airi Taira - Co-Star
Hidehiko Ishiduka - Co-Star
Takashi Ukaji - Co-Star
Hiroyuki Miyasako - Co-Star
Katsuhisa Namase - Co-Star
Fumiyo Kohinata - Co-Star
Hitomi Kuroki - Co-Star
T-Rex - Composer
Yusuke Watanabe - Screenwriter
Yasushi Fukuda - Screenwriter
Satoru Karasawa - Director of Photography
Ryomei Shirai - Composer
Mitsuo Tokita - Sound
Takashi Nagasaki - Screenwriter
Naoki Urasawa - Screenwriter
Akio Kimura - Lighting Director
Renji Ishibashi - Co-Star
Katsuo Nakamura - Co-Star
Yukihiko Tsutsumi - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 2009
UPC 00896911001201
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 142 minutes
Color (unknown/unconverted)
DVD, Widescreen, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format DVD
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