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Moon Child (2003)

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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
Tarô Yamamoto ...
Toshi
Susumu Terajima ...
Shinji
Zeny Kwok ...
Yi-Che
Seiji Chihara
Chihara Junia ...
Wani (as Kôji Chihara)
Yosh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kanata Hongô ...
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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Release Date:

19 April 2003 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$166,016 (Japan) (9 May 2003)

Gross:

$1,517,917 (Japan) (9 May 2003)
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The film takes place in 2014. See more »

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Kei: [in prison] Will I be put to death? I just want to die... it's very easy. Just put me outside in the sun. Then I'll die...
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Orenji no Taiyou
Written by Gackt
Performed by Gackt and HYDE
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Wow...Just wow.
26 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I did not expect the performances of Gackt and Hyde to be as well done as they were, nor did I expect them to be cast in such an artistic well-developed movie with enough plot to keep you interested and enough diversity to make it original. This movie was an unexpected masterpiece for me, and I'll be on the lookout for the next movie like it. I especially like the fact that it is a vampire movie, but it wasn't a cheesy vampire flick, nor did it over embellish that fact. The characters all had human traits. The way it shows the growth of the characters was incredibly tasteful, and it makes you actually feel sorry for them throughout their lives. I give this movie two thumbs so far up. Definitely the best movie I have seen in the past five years.


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