FWD: Battle Royale 2
- This is a forward of a message I got from touga -thanks touga ^_^
word of warning though if you have yet to see the first Battle Royale
movie this announcment DOES contain SPOILERS! If you have already
seen the movie or like being spoiled then read on! ^_^
Well while we await more members or what not i felt like posting some
information on the sequl to Battle Royale called (surprisingly)
Battle Royale II.
(Taken from http://tjfweb.com/br2/ )
The much awaited sequel to the most controversial film of 2000.
Battle Royale Second stars young actors Aki Maeda and famous teen
sitcom actor Tatsuya Fujiwara.
At the conclusion of the last millennium, Japan faced economic crisis
with 15% unemployment and 800,000 students quit school after seeing
no future hope. To counter such rebellious activity in
schoolchildren, the Japanese Government issued the 'BR Act',
a 'Millennium Education Reform' as a brutal solution. The 'BR Act'
requires that a randomly selected Japanese high school participate
in 'Battle Royale', a game of death which involves students being
sent to an island with 3 days to kill each other off until there is
one survivor. They are given random weapons ranging from pot-lids to
high powered machineguns, and are forced to wear an explosive collar
which will detonate if the children break the rules or remain in an
area which has been declared off-limits.
The film, 'Battle Royale', released in 2000 focused on Shiroiwa
Prefecture's Public Junior High School's class 3B being forced into
Battle Royale. The film concludes with the two main characters, Shuya
Nanahara and Noriko Nakagawa, escaping the island and fleeing to
Three years after escaping Battle Royale, Shuya Nanahara forms an
rebel group called 'Wild Seven' to bring down the Japanese government
and stop the BR Act. Like the adults who have contempt for the
young, 'Wild Seven' shows their contempt for adults, urging all young
people to rebel against adults and stand up for their rights.
Nanahara's 'Wild Seven' soon proves to be a terrorist organization,
the rebel group receiving training in Afghanistan with another group
of young Japanese terrorists, and then destroying several major
buildings in Tokyo city, killing thousands.
The terrorist attack in Tokyo sends a shockwave throughout Japan, and
the government is forced to amend its law, announcing the 'BR2 Act'.
Machishikanotoride class 3B is taken by the Japanese military during
a Christmas ski vacation, and the new 'BR2 Act' is outlined to the
new class by the aggressive new BR coordinator, Riki Takeuchi:
1. The student who manages to kill Nanahara in the time frame of 3
days is the winner and is allowed to return home.
2. There is a new 'pair tag match' rule. To improve battlefield
efficiency, students are grouped up in pairs and must remain together
during their hunt for Nanahara. If one of the pair is killed, the
other is killed by their explosive collar.
As in BR1, two students violently oppose their new task and as a
result are killed. The remaining 40 students are sent in automatic
boats to the beach of the island where 'Wild Seven' has been found to
be hiding and the battle begins once again.