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19 April 2003 (Japan) See more »
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  (in credits order)
Hyde ... Kei

Gackt ... Sho

Leehom Wang ... Son

Tarô Yamamoto ... Toshi
Susumu Terajima ... Shinji
Zeny Kwok ... Yi-Che
Seiji Chihara
Chihara Junia ... Wani (as Kôji Chihara)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Kanata Hongô ... Young Sho

Ryo Ishibashi
You Kurosaki ... Jun
Anne Suzuki ... Hana

James H. Thomas ... Rick
Etsushi Toyokawa ... Luka

Directed by
Takahisa Zeze 
Writing credits
Gackt (written by) &
Takahisa Zeze (written by)

Kishû Izuchi  writer

Produced by
Takashi Hirano .... producer
Biao Hsu .... line producer (as Xibiao Xu)
Original Music by
Gorô Yasukawa 
Cinematography by
Takahide Shibanushi 
Production Management
Katsuhiro Ogawa .... production manager
Sound Department
Makio Ika .... sound
Yûji Shimomura .... stunt coordinator
Music Department
Gackt .... composer: end song "Oranji no Taiyou" (as Gackt Camui)
Jerry Jeff Walker .... composer: theme song "Mr. Bojangle"

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The film takes place in 2014.See more »
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27 out of 36 people found the following review useful.
Not NEARLY as Bad as Expected, 4 April 2004
Author: Laura_Organa_Solo from U.S.

When I first heard about Moon Child, I thought it was a joke. After a few months, I figured I guess it's for real. The few reviews I read that WEREN'T made by squealing fangirls were not very promising.

When I was given the opportunity to watch it, I was fully prepared to groan, wince, and otherwise need to close my eyes to avoid the silliness.

I was more than a little surprised, and in a good way.

Yes, Moon Child has its moments of cheese, camp, and general dorkiness -- I think that's kind of impossible to avoid when it involves Gackt Camui, a man not known for his sanity -- but all in all, it was wholly enjoyable.

No, it is not a work of cinema genius but it is very, very heartfelt, amusing, with fun choreography, a touching score, and a fun cast. I know little of Japanese cinema so I can't really judge the acting but considering the fact that the cast was speaking a language or extreme dialect foreign to them at one time or another and that a couple of them have almost no acting experience, I was rather impressed.

If you can enjoy a good action movie, a good drama, a good comedy, see this film. At least rent it since it's coming to Region 1.

On a side note, there is zero homosexual/homoerotic content in this film. I didn't even see much of a subtext. Don't let people that read too much into things ruin this for you.

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