By Yukihiko TSUTSUMI


Action/Adventure - Completed 2009

    • Year of production
    • 2009
    • Genres
    • Action/Adventure, Science-fiction
    • Countries
    • JAPAN
    • Languages
    • Duration
    • 140 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Yukihiko TSUTSUMI
    • Writer(s)
    • Takashi NAGASAKI, Yusuke WATANABE
    • Producer(s)
    • Nobuyuki IINUMA, Morio AMAGI, Ryuji ICHIYAMA
    • Synopsis
    • 15 years have passed since Bloody New Years Eve and now it's 2015. People believe that Kenji Endo and his friends were the satanic terrorists behind the horrific act that took place in 2000, the scheme to end humanity using a virus spitting gigantic robot. Friend, on the other hand, is worshipped as the savior who stopped the doomsday plan. Friend now spreads the oracle that the end is coming and salvation will come only to those who believe in him and stay with him.
      Kanna, Kenji's niece is now in high school. Kenji has been missing and Yukiji has been her surrogate mother. History textbook tells a fabricated account of Bloody New Year's Eve and Kanna openly resents it as she knows the truth.
      Britney, a transvestite who has come to know an important secret about Friend is marked for murder. Kanna provides refuge for Britney. As the police continue their search for Britney, Kanna meets rookie detective Chono and Chono starts to trust and help Kanna.
      At school Kanna's teacher tags her as a problem child for her anti-Friend behavior and she's sent away on a Friend Land program. Friend Land is a facility where people with anti-social behavior are re-educated.
      Kanna and her classmate Kyoko Koizumi start their program. As the top two contestants they are sent to the advanced program called the Bonus Stage. It's a virtual reconstruction of 1971, when Kenji and his friends were children. Events lead Kanna to a school lab and Koizumi to a school roof where they learn crucial secrets about Friend.
      The surviving Secret Base members have been separated since Bloody New Year's Eve. But each has spent those 15 years in various activities opposing Friend and his regime. Otcho has been imprisoned in Umihotaru Prison but he breaks out. Yoshitsune now leads an underground group of people against Friend. Maruo aids an important person, waiting for the right time to act against Friend.
      Mon-chan's investigations lead to him finding out about The New Book of Prophecies.
      As Yamane and Sadakiyo respectively provide more information about Friend's secrets the gang learns more about crucial events in their childhood...and the ultimate mystery; Who is Friend?
      Friend visits Kabuki-cho, Shinjuku, known as the worst crime area in the world, for an inspection. And at the same time, Kanna is at a church in Kabuki-cho.
      The New Book of Prophecies describes the event, "In 2015 at a church in Shinjuku, a savior will rise to uphold justice and be struck by an assassin."
      Who is the savior? Again doomsday looms near...