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The sequel to Takashi Miike's Crows Zero live-action film adaptation of Hiroshi Takahashi's Crows manga has been green-lit. Shun Oguri will reprise his role of high school delinquent Genji in the tentatively titled Crows Zero 2, and has begun training for the July start of principal photography. The story will take place eight months after the first film as Genji faces graduation. The first film opened at #1 in Japan on October 27, and it eventually earned 2.5 billion yen (about US$25 million). Producer Mataichiro Yamamoto hopes that the second film will earn 3.5 billion (US$35 million).
The DVD of the first film will be distributed in North America by Media Blasters. The original Crows manga ran for 26 volumes, and its sequel, Worst, is being published in English by Digital Manga Publishing. Crows has also been adapted into a two-episode OVA, the 1994 Koukou Butouden Crows.
Source: Nikkan Sports
Image © 2007 Hiroshi Takahashi/Crows Zero Production Committee
Update: More release information added.