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20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)
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20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End (2008)
Original name: 20世紀少年 第1章 終わりの始まり
Genre: Adventure, Fantasy, Mystery, Sci-Fi
Country: Japan
Duration: 142 min.
Story: In 1969, Kenji, an elementary school kid and his friends built a secret base during their summer holidays. They fantasized that they had to fight villains who were out to conquer the world and wrote them in the Book of Prophecies. Years later in 1997, Kenji becomes a convenience store manager and leads a regular life after giving up his dreams to become a rock star. His boring life is suddenly turned upside down when his old classmate dies mysteriously and an entire family in the neighbourhood disappears. At the same time, a religious cult and its mysterious leader, Friend emerges and a strange chain of events duplicating exactly the events described in the Book of Prophecies follow. Is this the beginning of the end of the world? Who is Friend?
Style: stylized, serious, suspenseful, tense, captivating, offbeat
Audience: boys' night
Plot: rock, adventure, best friends, teenage life, apocalypse, terrorism, save the world, danger, store, male female relationship, childhood, brother sister relationship, mother daughter relationship, heroes, religions or cults, society, escapades, deadly, catastrophe, cult, robot, terrorist, police, religion, twins ...
Time: 21st century, 90s, 70s, 20th century, 2000s, 2010s, 1990s
Place: japan, tokyo, bangkok thailand, osaka japan, asia, america, london ...

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20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009)
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Country: Japan
Duration: 156 min.
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20th Century Boys - Chapter 2: The Last Hope (2009)
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Duration: 139 min.
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Rebirth of Mothra II (1997)
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2012 Doomsday (2008)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama, Fantasy, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 85 min.
Story: On December 21, 2012 four strangers on a journey of faith are drawn to an ancient temple in the heart of Mexico. For the Mayans it is the last recorded day. For NASA scientists it is a cataclysmic polar shift. For the rest of us, it is Doomsday.
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Country: Japan
Duration: 89 min.
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Genre: Action, Fantasy, Sci-Fi
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Duration: 99 min.
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