MUST WATCH!! 20th Century Boys!


[From Wikipedia]

The trilogy of "20th Century Boys" live-action films (directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi) is set to be one of the biggest undertakings ever in the Japanese movie industry. The project not only has a budget of 6 billion yen, but it was revealed that it will feature a cast of 300 people. As a side note it must be said that the movie follows the story portrayed in manga almost to the letter.

20th Century Boys (20世紀少年 ,Nijyusseiki Shōnen) is a science fiction mystery manga created by Naoki Urasawa. It won the 2001 Kodansha Manga Award in the General category, an Excellence Prize at the 2002 Japan Media Arts Festival, and the 2003 Shogakukan Manga Award in the General category.

Urasawa wrote 20th Century Boys along with another popular title, Monster, for 2 years (Monster ended in 2001). It was licensed by VIZ Media in 2005; however, at Urasawa's request, it has been rescheduled for release after Monster finishes its English serialization due to a change in art style over time.

20th Century Boys draws allusions mostly from rock and roll, with its title based on T. Rex's famous song, "20th Century Boy".

The last chapter of the story was serialized under the name 21st Century Boys.


Growing older is pretty rough and Kenji is finding out just how hard it can be as life starts wearing down on him. On top of trying to make ends meet running a convenience store he has to care for the niece that his missing sister left in his care. Memories of youth make it easier, until those memories come back to haunt him.

Kenji and his old friends are slowly being drawn into a mysterious conspiracy that could threaten the world. Who is the mysterious "Friend" and how does he tie into Kenji's youth? Why are there disappearances and deaths tied into Ochanomizu University? Their memories hold the keys to the puzzle, but time and age have clouded their minds.

The strange occurrences and the reach of the "Friend" conspiracy grow by the day. It will all culminate on New Year's Eve 2000. Will Kenji and the others be able to put together the puzzle and save the world?

I Say:

I bought this one yesterday jua arah kdai komunis...this story cuts between several different timelines (including 1969, 1997, 2000 and a bleak post-apocalyptic future, where the whole story is narrated by an unseen figure in a jail cell), it becomes clear that one of the gang has become the mysterious masked religious cult leader Friend and is orchestrating the terrifying events. I haven`t watch this movie..too busy today and I have an appointment on Monday and another date on Tuesday~ xP


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