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

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Cast

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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
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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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The film takes place in 2014. See more »

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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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Love this movie to death
5 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Despite what others had said (*cough*), this is my favourite movie of all time. I don't know how long I had been waiting to see it, but once I finally did, I immediately fell in love. Sure, it's strange, but that just gives it more of an exciting flavour. For those who don't know, Moonchild is one of Gackt and Hyde's first movies. They haven't done very many at all, maybe 3 or 4 tops each. So, give them some credit. We all know that Adam Sandler wasn't the best at first either. I do believe that they do throw some odd situations in there, but I over look that to find the best points of this movie, the emotions displayed and whatnot. Therefore, I have given, and always shall give, this movie a 10 out of 10.


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