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
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
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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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asia | taiwanese | japanese | orphan | love | See All (71) »

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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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Sho: [to Kei in prison] You don't look too bad. It's been nine years, I counted on the way here. How do I look?... Look.
Sho: [takes out picture of his daughter] It's my kid, she's called Hana. She's six. Kei, I married Yi-Che. She wasn't sure at first. I reckon it's because... she really liked you. Then you left us... I kept asking, wouldn't give up. I tired myself out. She wasn't happy at first, but now things are good. Look, Kei.
Sho: [holds up picture of Hana to Kei] Please, look. It's our kid. I know all ...
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Orenji no Taiyou
Written by Gackt
Performed by Gackt and HYDE
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A stunning film full of action and emotion
16 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Being a huge fan of the Japanese singers Gackt and Hyde, I was terribly excited when I found out that they had made a film together and made it my mission in life to see it. I was not disappointed. In fact, this film greatly exceeded my expectations. Knowing that both Gackt and Hyde are singers rather than actors, I was prepared for brave yet not really that fulfilling performances, but am delighted to say that both of them managed to keep me captivated and believing the story as it went on. Moon Child has just the right amount of humour, action, romance and serious, heart-wrenching moments. I can't say that I've ever cried more at a film and these more tender moments are admirably acted by the pair, in my opinion, definitely proving their skills as actors. The fight scenes are absolutely stunning and although there are a few moments of uncertainty to begin with, you are quick to get into the movie and begin to bond with the characters. I thoroughly recommend this film to anyone, especially those who are fans of Gackt and Hyde.


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