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Higanjima: Derakkusu (original title)
The movie depicts the confrontation between younger brother Akira Miyamoto (Shunya Shiraishi) and older brother Atsushi Miyamoto (Ryohei Suzuki) on Higanjima.

Director:

Takeshi Watanabe

Writers:

Kôji Matsumoto (manga), Sakichi Sato (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Shun'ya Shiraishi Shun'ya Shiraishi ... Akira Miyamoto
Ryôhei Suzuki ... Atsushi Miyamoto
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shôhei Abe Shôhei Abe ... Nishyama
Yûya Endô Yûya Endô ... Ken
Louis Kurihara Louis Kurihara ... Vampire Miyabi
Ayame Misaki ... Ryoko
Ryû Morioka Ryû Morioka ... Kato
Minami Sakurai Minami Sakurai ... Yuki
Megumi Satô Megumi Satô ... Rei
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The movie depicts the confrontation between younger brother Akira Miyamoto (Shunya Shiraishi) and older brother Atsushi Miyamoto (Ryohei Suzuki) on Higanjima.

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Higanjima Derakkusu: A swing and a miss
7 June 2018 | by PlatypuschowSee all my reviews

I really enjoyed Higanjima (2009) it was a surprisingly entertaining little film.

This however is a strange creature and I struggled to make head nor tails of it. Is this a sequel? Is it an alternate version? What's going on?

With a new and pretty terrible cast, some really poor CGI (And lots of it) a medicore story and no actual ending I'm really really dissapointed.

On the plus side it has plenty of frantic action and lots of original gigantic monsters, okay they could have been animated better but still they certainly look the part and make the film memorable.

Our lead protagonist is a mess, he overacts even more than you'd expect from a movie of this type and looks like a pretencious moron who I failed to root for.

Our antagonist? An already effeminate character has been taken to the next level and was neither intimidating nor entertaining, all that was left was annoyance.

As an experience, as a visual treat this succeeds but as an actual story it falls flat and falls hard.

I went into this with high expectations, none of them were met and this has tarnished the Higanjima concept for me a little. It's like they didn't bother to actually write a decent plot or get a competent cast and instead opted for making it look as big and flashy as possible.

Watchable, but outstandingly inferior to the 2009 outing.

The Good:

Great monsters

The Bad:

Dodgy CGI

Lacks the charm of the first film

Miyabi and Akira are both terrible

The pee scene, seriously!?

Has no ending, at all

Things I Learnt From This Movie:

Higanjima could make for a great animated series


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

15 October 2016 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Higanjima: Vampire Island See more »

Filming Locations:

Shonai, Yamagata, Japan

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Color
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