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Moon Child (2003)

 -  Action | Drama | Sci-Fi  -  19 April 2003 (Japan)
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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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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 more »

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At that time, we laughed as we cried

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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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19 April 2003 (Japan)  »

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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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Luka: [about the ocean and sunrise] This is what is looks like. It's been so long, I'd forgotten. It'd be beautiful in the sunlight... the waves sparkling.
Kei: Let's go. Sun's coming out.
Luka: You go, I've had enough.
Kei: Let's go. Come on!
Luka: Go... by yourself.
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Mr. Bojangles
Written by Jerry Jeff Walker
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Moon Child is Gackt and HYDE at their best!
27 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Vampires, sexy guys, guns and some blood. Who could ask for more? Moon Child delivers it all in one nicely packaged flick! Gackt is the innocent Sho - who befriends a Vampire Kei (HYDE), their relationship grows with time but as Sho ages, Kei's immortality breaks his heart. It doesn't help that they both fall in love with the same woman. The special effects are pretty good considering the small budget. It's a touching story ripe with human emotions. You will laugh, cry, laugh, then cry some more. Even if you are not a fan of their music, SEE THIS FILM. It works great as a stand alone Vampire movie.

9 out of 10


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