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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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Takahisa Zeze
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Cast

Credited cast:
Hyde ... Kei
Gackt ... Sho
Leehom Wang ... Son
Tarô Yamamoto ... Toshi
Susumu Terajima Susumu Terajima ... Shinji
Zeny Kwok Zeny Kwok ... Yi-Che
Seiji Chihara Seiji Chihara
Chihara Junia Chihara Junia ... Wani (as Kôji Chihara)
Yosh Yosh
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kanata Hongô ... Young Sho
Ryo Ishibashi
You Kurosaki You Kurosaki ... Jun
Anne Suzuki ... Hana
James H. Thomas ... Rick
Etsushi Toyokawa 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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Action | Drama | Sci-Fi

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Country:

Japan

Release Date:

19 April 2003 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Oi symmories See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$3,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$166,016 (Japan), 9 May 2003, Limited Release
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The film takes place in 2014. See more »

Quotes

Kei: [while taking a picture] It's okay to smile sometimes...
Yi-Che: [smiles]
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Last Night
Music & Lyrics by Leehom Wang
Performed by Leehom Wang
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Terrible Movie
7 October 2004 | by mhilvaSee all my reviews

Moon Child is touted by its producers as a "wildly entertaining hybrid of futuristic science-fiction, John Woo-style gunplay and Gothic vampire horror." I found it to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Terrible acting, writing, and direction prove that pop stars should not be allowed to write or star in movies; the characters are underdeveloped and generate absolutely no sympathy -- in fact, the viewer is hard pressed to care if they live or die; the plot is all over the place; the special effects are cheap. Takahisa Zeze should never be allowed to direct another film. Gackt and HYDE are insufferable -- the movie should have been titled "Hairdressers on Fire."


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