After the success of Battle Royale a sequel was put into production. Original director Kinji Fukasaku was set to return, but his death passed directing duties to the writer of both films, his son Takeshi Kitano. The result is Battle Royale II: Requiem, a wholly original story that eschews the bloody fun of the original for a shocking political statement. How does this follow-up compare to the original? Donate to Now Playing and you can listen to find out! NOTE: You can donate and get this episode individually, or you can subscribe for 12 months to access all our bonus shows. Every dollar you donate goes to make this show the best it can be. Thank you for your support and we hope you enjoy the podcast!