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2008

20th Century Boys / 20世紀少年

20-seiki shonen −Dai 1 sho− Owari no hajimari

20th Century Boys -Chapter 1-

20世紀少年 −第1章− 終わりの始まり

(c)1999,2006 Naoki Urasawa, Studio Nuts/Shogakukan (c)2008 ”20th Century Boys” Film Partners

(c)1999,2006 Naoki Urasawa, Studio Nuts/Shogakukan (c)2008 ”20th Century Boys” Film Partners

(c)1999,2006 Naoki Urasawa, Studio Nuts/Shogakukan (c)2008 ”20th Century Boys” Film Partners

(c)1999,2006 Naoki Urasawa, Studio Nuts/Shogakukan (c)2008 ”20th Century Boys” Film Partners

(c)1999,2006 Naoki Urasawa, Studio Nuts/Shogakukan (c)2008 ”20th Century Boys” Film Partners

(c)1999,2006 Naoki Urasawa, Studio Nuts/Shogakukan (c)2008 ”20th Century Boys” Film Partners

Release Date
August, 30th, 2008
Running Time
142 min
Genre
Science Fiction/Fantasy , Feature , Series
Color
Color
Screening Format
35mm
Screen Size
American Vista (1:1.85)
Sound Processing
Dolby Surround

[ Directed by ]

[ Produced by ]

[ Cast ]

[ Staff ]

[ Production Company ]

20th Century Boys Film Partners, NTV, SHOGAKUKAN, TOHO, VAP, YTV, DENTSU, THE YOMIURI SHIMBUN, Cine Bazar, Office Crescendo, d-rights, STV, MMT, SDT, CTV, HTV, FBS

[ Distributor (Japan) ]

TOHO

[ Production Studio ]

Cine Bazar, Office Crescendo

[ Story ]

Film adaptation of a bestselling comic by a globally well-recognized manga artist, Urasawa Naoki. This film is the first part of a trilogy with a production cost of 6 billion yen. It also attracted media attention as the film features a cast of 300 people. Directed by Tsutsumi Yukihiko of Memories of Tomorrow.
In 2015 a manga artist Kakuta (Moriyama Mirai), who is in prison, hears an astonishing story about the past. In 1997 Kenji (Karasawa Toshiaki) attended a school reunion, and there he was told by an old friend that the logo of a cult group led by a leader who is referred to as ‘Friend' looks very much like the logo of the group they formed at elementary school. Furthermore, incidents were happening across the world just as Kenji wrote in their ‘Book of Prophecy'. It is written in the book that mankind will be threatened with extinction on the last day of the 20th century. When the cult group gains a foothold in politics in 2000, Kenji gets in touch with his friend, Otcho (Toyokawa Etsushi), who designed the logo. Suddenly, a gigantic robot, which spreads bacterial gas, appears. Kenji and his friends try to stop it, but the robot explodes spectacularly before their eyes, leaving the Shinjuku area burned to the ground.

[ Official Site ]

http://www.20thboys.com/

[ Contact (International) ]

For further contact details, please contact UNIJAPAN -> [ Contact ]

Relative Titles

20th Century Boys - Chapter 3-

20th Century Boys - Chapter 3- (2009)

Director
TSUTSUMI Yukihiko
Cast
KARASAWA Toshiaki, TOYOKAWA Etsushi, TOKIWA Takako

Having produced hits in a variety of genres and styles, from deadpan comedies to human dramas, director Tsutsumi Yukihiko completes the third and final chapter in the ‘20th Century Boys' trilogy, based on Urasawa Naoki's best-selling manga series. T...

Release Date
Aug, 29th, 2009
20th Century Boys - Chapter 2-

20th Century Boys - Chapter 2- (2009)

Director
TSUTSUMI Yukihiko
Cast
TOYOKAWA Etsushi, TOKIWA Takako, TAIRA Airi

The second chapter in the ‘20th Century Boys' trilogy based on Urasawa Naoki's best-selling manga series, which has been published in twelve countries. Chapter two is permeated with iconic images from 1970s Japan such as the Osaka world expo. The al...

Release Date
Jan, 31st, 2009
2LDK

2LDK (2002)

Director
TSUTSUMI Yukihiko
Cast
KOIKE Eiko, NONAMI Maho

Release Date
Oct, 4th, 2003
My House

My House (2011)

Director
TSUTSUMI Yukihiko
Cast
ITO Takao, ISHIDA Eri, MURATA Sada

Based on two books by architect Sakaguchi Kyohei, this drama sheds light on the way of life of the homeless. By contrasting the lifestyles of people living in a corner of a park, a junior high school student on an elite career path, and his fastidiou...

Release Date
May, 26th, 2012