DVD Title
 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope
International Title
 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope
Movie Length: 139 minutes Original Length: 139 minutes
Company: Viz Release: 2010
Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1 Anamorphic: Yes
Region: 1 Discs: 1
Language/Sound: Order
Japanese (2.0 Stereo), Japanese (5.1 Surround)
· Menus (English)
· Chapters (26)
· Trailers: 20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope (6 total, 1 Viz), 20th Century Boys (Viz), 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (1 total, 1 Viz), Maiko Haaaan!!! (Viz), Ping Pong (Viz), Battle Horumo Legend
Anthony Romero

Viz continues the 20th Century Boys series with the second entry in the trilogy. This disc more or less follows in the footsteps of their previous effort, 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End, having a good video and audio presentation although lacking when it comes to extras.

 Video: Star Rating

The company has done a pretty good job with the video track here. It has a decent range of colors, while containing no overt inconsistencies as one would have hoped from a movie this new. The video is a little soft, not as appearing as sharp as it could, but it's nothing too drastic and is a slight step up from the previous DVD in the series from Viz.

20th Century Boys 2: The Last Hope is presented in its original aspect ratio of 1.85:1, and is Anamorphic for widescreen TVs.

 Audio: Star Rating

This DVD has two audio tracks which are in Japanese. The first is a stereo track with two channel support, while the second is a surround track with 5.1 support. Both are stellar with no complaints, while the surround track does a good job with the extra directionality such as during the gunfight at the start.

The audio is complimented by removable English subtitles.

 Extras: Star Rating

Like the disc before it, this DVD only contains trailers as its extras. On the plus side, this includes six adverts for the feature film. On the downside, almost all of the others are the Viz dubbed trailers. The exception is one trailer for 20th Century Boys 3: Redemption (2009), which sadly is only found at the very end of the movie. Also, as before, one of these trailers can only be seen when the DVD is first inserted into a player, which in this case is the one for Battle Horumo Legend.


Bottom line, another decent effort from Viz. It presents a good way to watch the film, but falls flat when it comes to adding anything more to the experience.