Sanshiro Sugata Part II , Zoku Sugata Sanshir? , aka Judo Saga II is a 1945 film written and directed by Akira Kurosawa. It is based on the novel by Tsuneo Tomita. It was filmed in early 1945 in Japan towards the end of World War II. Unlike the original Sugata Sanshiro, the sequel is considered a propaganda film.