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Kôji Matsumoto (manga)
Tetsuya Oishi (screenplay)
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Release Date:
9 January 2010 (Japan) See more »
Higanjima is an eerie island occupied by vampires, from where none has ever come back alive. When teenager Akira hears that his missing brother has been seen in the island, he decides to investigate with several friends. | Add synopsis »
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Directed by
Tae-gyun Kim 
Writing credits
Kôji Matsumoto (manga)

Tetsuya Oishi (screenplay)

Produced by
Yoshinori Fujita .... producer
Lee Junho .... executive producer
Yûko Kameda .... producer
Don Kwon .... producer
Sumiji Miyake .... executive producer
Sean Shin .... producer
Original Music by
Hiroyuki Sawano 
Cinematography by
Shinji Kugimiya (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Hiroaki Morishita 
Production Design by
Katsumi Nakazawa 
Costume Design by
Mari Miyamoto 
Makeup Department
Tomo Hyakutake .... special makeup effects artist
Yûichi Matsui .... special makeup effects artist
Sound Department
Jörg Klaussner .... dubbing mixer
Special Effects by
Tomo Hyakutake .... special effects makeup
Visual Effects by
Byeongjun An .... fx artist
Other crew
Rosemary Dean .... english subtitles
Tetsuro Shimauchi .... english subtitles

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Equinox Island" - Japan (English title) (literal title)
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122 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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6 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Neither fun nor that dramatic, 7 November 2010
Author: kosmasp

So it tries to be funny and dramatic at once. I think it does not achieve it's goal, but of course you might feel different. It's a shame, because there are quite a few good scenes in here. But it drifts into melodrama at times, when it is completely unnecessary. Not to mention that the acting (even for that sort of a movie) is bland, if you are being nice to the movie.

Then again, since this is based on a Manga, it is always difficult to put the complexity of those onto one film. Unfortunately I have not read any of those "comic books" (hope you are not offended by me calling them that, but not everyone might know what a Manga is). Still I'm sure they are far better than this one, that can be enjoyed at times ... especially with low expectations

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