This movie is it's own world. It is part of "Moon Project", by Gackt. It was released several albums, one novel and this movie around the story and concept which has own timeline long many centuries. Could be inspired or influenced or trying to show some connection with royal families? Story is about what looks like being vampire, being human, maturing and growing up. As you grow, you change. A bit social movie as well. Everyone who wants to get the point and concept behind the movie should watch it at least two or three times. There's plenty of things to think about it, characters, moments, words, find any relation to history, occultism, mysticism and such. Actually, there's a strange and mystic atmosphere all around "Moon Saga". On the 2005 Diabolos tour final performance dancers costumes had a resemblance to aliens. Acting by three musical acts and three main characters Gackt, Hyde and Leehom Wang was medicore, a bit pushed. Because filmography is about acting than this movie is not that great, actually Kanata Hongo who played the role of young Sho done better his job then anyone. There moments of every actor, for some not, but it is as it is. Who obviously like and is interested to Gackts work "Moon Saga", or not, must know that this movie is medicore, while concept a bit difficult to understand at first, or second time, perhaps even further.
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MOON CHILD / 邦画
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Way back when I was a little Gackt-ling, knowing no more than a couple dozen of his and Malice Mizer's songs, my best friend, to whom I owe my ever growing love of Jrock (and my ever shrinking bank account), forced me to watch Moon Child. I was skeptical, to say the least. I'd seen many cases of singers-gone-actors who made absolutely terrible movies and was sure that this would be the same. And yes, Gackt over-acts a little, HYDE is overly angsty, and the plot is ridiculous, but not in a way that makes it stupid and unenjoyable. Moon Child is a movie about the yakuza, drugs, violence, vampires, friendship, and love. It moves very quickly and roughly, as if we are only catching glimpses of important moments in Shou's (the main character's) life. But all the parts are tied together, nothing seems out of place, and it is not very hard to follow. Having three spoken languages may seem strange, but Gackt (who was the main writer) portrays quite well what a multicultural society looks like. One thing I would recommend, if you are not a fan of violent movies, maybe don't watch this. There are several major gun fights with lots of blood (as well as a few smaller fights with lots of blood). As a fan of many of the actors involved, I can tell you that I absolutely love this movie, and have seen it at least a dozen times. If you are not a fan of Gackt and HYDE, you may not be so forgiving of the acting and crazy plot, but I encourage you to watch it anyway. Just as the movie doesn't take itself too seriously, don't take it too seriously. Once again, I'll mention the all-star cast, including Gackt, HYDE, Wang Leehom, Kanata Hongo, Ami Suzuki, and a brief appearance by GacktJOB member YOU. They do a fantastic job, considering several of them are making their acting debuts. Gackt and HYDE fans: definitely buy this movie! Everyone else: go on and give it a try. When you get past the crazy plot line, it is a very touching story that will leave you in tears.
Why is it a strange movie? Well, there are vampires, yakuza, matrix-style action, yada, yada... But what makes this film great is GACKT! and HYDE! The musical score, namely orenji no taiyou... And well, there is also Lee Hom. And the story is kind of strange for those who don't live in Gackt's world... But it is definitely interesting and I like the brotherhood portrayed in the story.
I watched this when it first came out and needless to say, I fell in love. This was the biggest stepping stone for me leading to complete submersion in the Jrock world. So forever, this movie is close to my heart. I love it!!! Everyone should see it!
Moon Child is a vampire/gangster movie. HYDE and GACKT are the main actors in the film. If you are into action, gangsters, and vampires, then Moon Child is the perfect movie.
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