International Title:
20th Century Boys
Japanese Title:
20th Century Boys
US Title:
20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End
Alternate Title:
Twentieth Century Boys: Chapter One
 
Production: Toho / NTV / Shogakukan / Dentsu / Yomiuri*
Distributor: Toho
Japan Release Date Japan Running Time
2008 141 Minutes
 
US Distributor: Viz
US Release Date US Running Time
2009 141 Minutes

Staff
Directed by Yukihiko Tsutsumi
Writing credits Yasushi Fukuda, Takashi Nagasaki, Naoki Urasawa, Yusuke Watanabe
Produced by Morio Amagi, Ryuuji Ichiyama, Nobuyuki Iinuma, Futoshi Ohira, Seiji Okuda, Yoshinari Shimatani
Music by Ryomei Shirai
Cinematography by Satoru Karasawa
Film Editing by Nobuyuki Ito
Production Design by Naoki Soma
Assistant Director Naoto Sakai
Full Production Committee Toho, NTV, Shogakukan, Dentsu, Yomiuri, Cine Bazar, STV, MMT, SDT, CTV, HTV, FBS
Cast
Kenji Endo Toshiaki Karasawa
Otcho Etsushi Toyokawa
Yukiji Takako Tokiwa
Yoshitsune Teruyuki Kagawa
Maruo Hidehiko Ishizuka
Mon-chan Takashi Ukaji
Keroyon Hiroyuki Miyasako
Donkey Katsuhisa Namase
Yamane Fumiyo Kohinata
Fukube Kuranosuke Sasaki
Yanbo Shiro Sano
Mabo Shiro Sano
Comic Artist Mirai Moriyama
Moroboshi Kanji Tsuda
Friendship Party Promoters Takashi Fujii, Hanako Yamada
Masao Tamura Arata
Mika Shikishima Nana Katase
Convenience Store Clerk Chizuru Ikewaki
Kanna Endo Airi Taira
Shikishima's Students Taka Ando Toshi, Takahiro Suzuki, Toshikazu Miura
Men on Scooters Orientaru Rajio, Atsuhiko Nakata, Shingo Fujimori
Masato Ikegami Fumiya Fujii
Rock Singer Mitsuhiro Oikawa
Kenji's Mother Tomiko Ishii
Pierre Ichimonji Naoto Takenaka
Yama Ken Mitsuishi
Kenji's Classmates Tamotsu Ishibashi, Masato Irie
Convenience Store Boss Yu Tokui
Yukiji's Friend Miyako Takeuchi
Donkey's Wife Yoriko Douguchi
Bloody Man Kenichi Endo
Nobuo Toshikazu Fukawa
President of Oriko Company Bengaru
Chu-san Taijiro Tamura
Hama-san Akio Yokoyama
He-chan Mansaku Fuwa
Rock Band Naitomea
Jiji Baba Ken Tanaka
Cho-san Raita Ryu
Moroboshi's Mother Kazuko Yoshiyuki
Young Kenji Jun Nishiyama
Young Otcho Ryusei Sawahata
Young Yukiji Tamaki Matsumoto
Young Yoshitsune Fumiya Ogura
Young Maruo Ichiya Anzai
Young Donkey Katsuto Yoshii
Young Mon-chan Taichi Yano
Young Keroyon Takuya Moriyama
Young Yanbo Kiyotaka Yamada
Young Mabo Kiyotaka Yamada
Young Konchi Ibuki Shimizu
Young Yamane Muneyoshi Abiko
Young Fukube Riku Uehara
Man of Fujiyama Travel Tadashi Nakamura
Anchorman Dave Spector
Commentators Tetsuya Miyazaki, Noriko Kimoto
Man on TV Dandy Sakano
Gal Yukina Kinoshita
SDF Commander Yasuhisa Konishi
Commander of the Special Assault Team Mantaro Iwao
Young Kanna Rina Hatakeyama
God Katsuo Nakamura
Inshu Manjome Renji Ishibashi
Kiriko Endo Hitomi Kuroki
Kenji at Junior High Shuto Tanabe
- Naoko Ken
- Shuhei Yoshinaga
- Machiko Matsumura
- Kotaro Muraki
- Takafumi Nishinaga
- Yuki Otoguro
- Mitsuhiro Sasaki
- Takashi Sakaizawa
- Maya Mori
- Akira Matsuda
- Yoichiro Seto
- Yusuke Hirayama
- Kazuyuki Yamazaki
- Osamu Tsuji
- Takayuki Isawa
- Naoki Akieda
- Junpei Takiguchi
- Kai Ato
- Kosei Kuroha
- Kaoru Fujiwara
- Yukiko Nakatsubo
- Mika Takanishi
- Yoshihiko Murayama
- Junko Toyoda
- Manabu Yajima
- Manabu Itaya
- Rex Jones
- Shiori Sakata
- Miyu Yagyu
Monster Appearances Aliens, SDF, Misc
Giant Robot N/A
Stock Footage Other Points of Interest
None Box Office

Box Office
Release Date: August 30th, 2008 (Japan)
Opening Weekend: ¥632,390,462 / $6,000,000 (Japan, 310 Theaters)
Total: ¥3,950,000,000 / $37,000,000 (Japan, Rough Figure)

DVDs
Region 1 20th Century Boys 1: Beginning of the End Viz (2009) Order
Region 2 20th Century Boys: Chapter 1 - Beginning of the End VAP (2009)
Region 2 20th Century Boys: Chapter 1 - Beginning of the End Deluxe Edition VAP (2009)
Blu-Ray 20th Century Boys: Chapter 1 - Beginning of the End VAP (2009)

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