Synopsis by Mark Deming
Bunta Sugawara returns as Shozo Hirono in this sequel to the acclaimed yakuza film Jingi Naki Tatakai (aka The Yakuza Papers: Battles Without Honor and Humanity). Hirono, now dug deep into a Japanese crime family based in Hiroshima, finds a new adversary in the person of Katsutoshi Otomo (Sonny Chiba), a ruthless killer who is willing to do anything to promote his family's interests. Meanwhile, Shoji Yamanaka (Kinya Kitaoji) is an ambitious criminal who quickly scales the hierarchy of the Muraoka family, but his fall proves as sudden as his ascent. Jingi Naki Tatakai: Hiroshima Shito Hen (aka The Yakuza Papers 2: Deadly Fight in Hiroshima) was followed only a few months later by the third film in Kinji Fukasaku's Yakuza Papers series.
gangster, Japan, killer, life-of-crime, organized-crime, power-struggle