The story of love and friendship on the harsh streets of 2014 Mallepa, a small corner in Asia.

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Cast

Credited cast:
Hyde ...
Kei
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Sho
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Son
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Toshi
Susumu Terajima ...
Shinji
Zeny Kwok ...
Yi-Che
Seiji Chihara
Chihara Junia ...
Wani (as Kôji Chihara)
Yosh
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You Kurosaki ...
Jun
Anne Suzuki ...
Hana
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Rick
Etsushi Toyokawa ...
Luka
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Storyline

In the year 2014, Japan has collapsed economically and thus its people emigrated in large numbers and settled in other parts of the world. In a corner in Asia, there is a little street called Mallepa, a big melting pot where Asians such as Hongkongers, Taiwanese and Japanese live together. It was a place where people fought for order, food and freedom. It was there where Shou (Gackt), raised as an orphan and Kei (Hyde), who could live forever, met and became the best of friends. However, they were unable to escape from the fight for power involving gangs of different ethnicity on the street of Malepa... Written by Soleil 1893

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At that time, we laughed as we cried

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19 April 2003 (Japan)  »

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Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$166,016 (Japan) (9 May 2003)
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The film takes place in 2014. See more »

Quotes

Sho: The next time we meet... will be at gunpoint.
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Mr. Bojangles
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Fantastic!
14 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I must admit - the only reason I bought this movie was because I am a big fan of Gackt and a *huge* fan of Hyde. I was expecting a good movie with a lot of shots that were, shall we say, pleasing to the feminine eye but a slightly cheesy story. I mean, the synopsis sounded really out there. And now that I have just finished watching it - I feel the need to tell the world of its brilliance! Hyde and Gackt both gave heart-wrenching performances, and my eyes are still hot from the crying that lasted throughout the last half of the movie. You get sucked into the story, and you really feel for the characters by the end. The element of vampirism - which I love, but is very easy to overdo or to ruin a movie with - is subtly mixed into the storyline as to make it something merely exotic, normal to this setting, rather than a random unnecessary addition to the story. I ranked it at a 9 out of 10 at first...and then I went back and tried to think of why I wasn't giving it that last point. Came up with nothing. So a ten out of ten it is. After all - I'm not much of a critic - the fact that I'm bothering to write a review at all means I either really hate the movie or really love it. You can tell what side I'm on with Moon Child.


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