Crows Zero 2 (クローズZERO II Kurōzu Zero 2?) is a 2009 Japanese action film directed by Takashi Miike with a screenplay by Shogo Muto.
It is the second film based on the manga Crows by Hiroshi Takahashi, and a direct sequel to 2007's Crows Zero. The film stars much of the cast from the first film, including Shun Oguri, Kyōsuke Yabe, Meisa Kuroki, and Takayuki Yamada reprising their roles.
It was released in Japan on April 11, 2009.
For the list of characters that appeared in the Crows Zero series, click here.
Plot[edit | edit source]
8 months after triumphing over Serizawa Tamao (Takayuki Yamada), Takiya Genji (Shun Oguri) still struggles to attain supremacy at Suzuran All-Boys High School. Following a decisive defeat at the hands of the legendary Rindaman, and on the verge of graduating without fulfilling his goal, Genji grows quietly desperate. He begins challenging Rindaman regularly, but consistently fails to beat him. His situation escalates when he unwittingly breaks a non-aggression pact between Suzuran and a rival school, Housen Academy, by coming to the aid of Kawaishi Noboru (Shinnosuke Abe) during a heated confrontation. Genji learns that the agreement between the two schools was established two years prior when, during a skirmish, Noboru violated a gang law and used a weapon to fatally wound Housen's former leader, Bitō Makio. Suzuran had subsequently sworn not to interfere with Housen's retribution upon Noboru's release from prison. Genji's protection of Kawanishi provokes Housen's current leader, Narumi Taiga (Nobuaki Kaneko), to declare war against Suzuran. Genji and his allies go on the defensive, engaging in several violent conflicts with Housen's "Army of Killers".
Cast[edit | edit source]
- Shun Oguri - Takiya Genji
- Takayuki Yamada - Serizawa Tamao
- Kuroki Meisa - Aizawa Ruka
- Kyōsuke Yabe - Katagiri Ken
- Kenta Kiritani - Tatsukawa Tokio
- Suzunosuke Tanaka - Tamura Chūta
- Sōsuke Takaoka - Izaki Shun
- Goro Kishitani - Takiya Hideo
- Motoki Fukami - Rindaman / Hayashida Megumi
- Shunsuke Daitō - Kirishima Hiromi
- Tsutomu Takahashi - Makise Takashi
- Yusuke Kamiji - Tsutsumoto Shōji
- Yusuke Izaki - Mikami Manabu
- Hisato Izaki - Mikami Takeshi
- Ryō Hashizume - Honjō Toshiaki
- Yu Koyanagi - Sugihara Makoto
- Kaname Endō - Tokaji Yūji
- Shinnosuke Abe - Kawanishi Noboru
- Nobuaki Kaneko - Narumi Taiga
- Kengo Oguchi - Kumakiri Rikiya
- Tomoya Warabino - Shibayama Hayato
- Gō Ayano - Urushibara Ryō
- Kazuki Namioka - Washio Gōta
- Haruma Miura - Bitō Tatsuya