Crow Zero -クローズ Zero Screen Caps
This is the opening movie in a manga adaptation being directed by directed by Takashi Miike, but it completely stands on its own. It’s very obvious that it’s source is from a manga by it’s over the top action and the close to indestructible bodies of the cast members. The punches by the key fighters are delivered with thundering blows that’d level a lesser man but these guys just keep standing there and taking it. A scene that I particularly enjoyed was the human rooftop bowling, with the strike delivered like something straight from the comics. I’m not a big fan of yakuza movies I usually find them boring and the characters less then interesting but this movie surprised me, not only did I enjoy the characters, it was a whole lot of fun. I’d recommend this to fans of delinquent dramas like Gokusen or Rookies.
This was announced yesterday.
Crows Zero" sequel confirmed
Last year's hit manga-to-film adaptation "Crows ZERO" has been confirmed to be getting a sequel, it was learned on Monday. Director Takashi Miike is again taking the helm, and popular actor Shun Oguri is reprising his role as the protagonist Genji Takaya.
Oguri has already begun training for the movie, which starts filming in July. The story is set about 8 months after the first movie. Genji is close to graduation at Suzuran High School, but one last matter must be settled with a rival school.
According to producer Mataichiro Yamamoto, there was never any intention to end the story after only one film. However, this sequel is reportedly the story's conclusion. Kyosuke Yabe is also returning, though other cast members from the first movie (such as Takayuki Yamada) have not yet been mentioned.
"Crows ZERO 2" will open in 2009. from Tokyograph