Highly prolific and controversial director Takashi Miike follows his awesome live-action adaptation of Hiroshi Takahashi’s bestselling manga, “Crows Zero”, with a stunning sequel that proved to be an even bigger box office smash in Japan than its predecessor.
Director Takashi Miike (13 Assassins; Ichi The Killer; Audition), manga creator Hiroshi Takahashi (Crows Zero; Worst; QP) and stars Shun Oguri (Sukiyaki Western Django) and Kyosuke Yabe (Samurai Zombie; Dead Or Alive: Hanzaisha).
Synopsis: “Crows Zero introduced us to Genji Takiya, a student recently transferred to the notorious Suzuran Senior High School for Boys, Japan’s lowest achieving and most violent school, nicknamed “The School of Crows” after its students’ tendency to band together in conflicting factions and battle each other for domination. Picking up immediately where the first film ended, “Crows Zero II” sees Genji as the head of the now-unified student factions following his successful but very bloody takeover of Suzuran. But his victory has left him unsatisfied and the uneasy peace amongst the students is, in reality, nothing more than a powder keg waiting to explode. Making the situation even more volatile, a truce that has been maintained between Suzaran High and its bitter rivals at Hosen Academy is about to come to a violent end.”
As Takashi Miike fans will already be aware, this is one director who very rarely disappoints, no matter the genre, and here he is on top form. Miike delivers a visionary “manga come to life” movie that oozes style throughout and climaxes with a massive and insanely choreographed, 30-minute brawl that barely pauses long enough for viewers to catch their breath.