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28th Sep '15 7:23:36 PM Willbyr
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[[redirect:Film/MoonChild]]''Moon Child'' can refer to:

* ''Film/MoonChild'', a 2003 sci-fi film starring Music/{{Gackt}}
* ''Manga/MoonChild'', a sci-fi manga by Creator/ReikoShimizu

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16th Feb '13 6:58:45 AM erforce
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It's the year 2014, and after going through extreme economical crisis, many Japanese are forced to emigrate to China. The story begins showing a few orphans stealing to survive. Unfortunately, they decide to steal from a mobster and get caught. One of the orphans, named Sho, meets a vampire who is near death. After saving the vampire, Kei (Hyde), he saves the orphans from the wrath of the Gangster.

Fast forward in time. Sho ({{Gackt}}) is a young man now, and he and his orphan friends are still stealing to survive. They've upgraded their tactics now, and gunfights ensue. Kei has decided to serve as a mentor to the group, and his superhuman abilities prove valuable. The group meet a Taiwanese man, Son, and learn that he is trying to take revenge on the gangsters for raping his sister, Yi-Che. The orphans decide to team up with him, and a friendship is formed.

The rest of the movie follows this group through their lives, showing the hardships they face, and how their bonds grow or diminish over time.

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This movie provides examples of:

* BadassLongcoat: Sho's white coat.
* BigNo: Kei, when [[spoiler: Sho is dying in his arms.]]
* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:Toshi and Sho]]
* CuteMute: Yi-che
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Toshi dies in Sho’s arms. Later subverted with Sho himself, see EmergencyTransformation]].
* DistressedDamsel: Yi-Che.
* DuelingStarsMovie: It's unlikely this movie came to be for any other reason than to get {{Gackt}} and Hyde together onscreen.
* [[spoiler: EmergencyTransformation: What Kei does to Sho in order to save his life in the end]].
* GangstaStyle: coupled with GunsAkimbo
* HotShoujoDad: Sho.
* [[spoiler: KillEmAll: Everyone is dead at the end of the movie, except for Hana]].
* LoveTriangle: Sho loves Yi-che (and Kei). Yi-che loves Kei. Kei loves Sho, and has a sort-of fondness for Yi-che.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Gay vampire gangsters of the future!
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* RapeAsBackstory: Yi-che
* RuleOfCool: All of the fight scenes rely on this.
* StrangeSalute: Sho, Kei, and Toshi have their own special salute when greating each other or saying goodbye.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Well not Kei and Luka at least. [[spoiler: And not Sho either]].

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http://static.tvtropes.org/pmwiki/pub/images/moonchild.jpg

It's the year 2014, and after going through extreme economical crisis, many Japanese are forced to emigrate to China. The story begins showing a few orphans stealing to survive. Unfortunately, they decide to steal from a mobster and get caught. One of the orphans, named Sho, meets a vampire who is near death. After saving the vampire, Kei (Hyde), he saves the orphans from the wrath of the Gangster.

Fast forward in time. Sho ({{Gackt}}) is a young man now, and he and his orphan friends are still stealing to survive. They've upgraded their tactics now, and gunfights ensue. Kei has decided to serve as a mentor to the group, and his superhuman abilities prove valuable. The group meet a Taiwanese man, Son, and learn that he is trying to take revenge on the gangsters for raping his sister, Yi-Che. The orphans decide to team up with him, and a friendship is formed.

The rest of the movie follows this group through their lives, showing the hardships they face, and how their bonds grow or diminish over time.

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This movie provides examples of:

* BadassLongcoat: Sho's white coat.
* BigNo: Kei, when [[spoiler: Sho is dying in his arms.]]
* BloodFromTheMouth: [[spoiler:Toshi and Sho]]
* CuteMute: Yi-che
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Toshi dies in Sho’s arms. Later subverted with Sho himself, see EmergencyTransformation]].
* DistressedDamsel: Yi-Che.
* DuelingStarsMovie: It's unlikely this movie came to be for any other reason than to get {{Gackt}} and Hyde together onscreen.
* [[spoiler: EmergencyTransformation: What Kei does to Sho in order to save his life in the end]].
* GangstaStyle: coupled with GunsAkimbo
* HotShoujoDad: Sho.
* [[spoiler: KillEmAll: Everyone is dead at the end of the movie, except for Hana]].
* LoveTriangle: Sho loves Yi-che (and Kei). Yi-che loves Kei. Kei loves Sho, and has a sort-of fondness for Yi-che.
* NinjaPirateZombieRobot: Gay vampire gangsters of the future!
* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* RapeAsBackstory: Yi-che
* RuleOfCool: All of the fight scenes rely on this.
* StrangeSalute: Sho, Kei, and Toshi have their own special salute when greating each other or saying goodbye.
* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Well not Kei and Luka at least. [[spoiler: And not Sho either]].

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[[redirect:Film/MoonChild]]
22nd Apr '12 11:42:09 AM ShiroAkuma
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Fast forward in time. Sho ({{Gackt}}) is a young man now, and he and his orphan friends are still stealing to survive. They've upgraded their tactics now, and gunfights ensue. Kei has decided to serve as a mentor to the group, and his super human abilities prove valuable. The group meet a Taiwanese man, Son, and learn that he is trying to take revenge on the gangsters for raping his sister, Yi-Che. The orphans decide to team up with him, and a friendship is formed.

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Fast forward in time. Sho ({{Gackt}}) is a young man now, and he and his orphan friends are still stealing to survive. They've upgraded their tactics now, and gunfights ensue. Kei has decided to serve as a mentor to the group, and his super human superhuman abilities prove valuable. The group meet a Taiwanese man, Son, and learn that he is trying to take revenge on the gangsters for raping his sister, Yi-Che. The orphans decide to team up with him, and a friendship is formed.
12th Feb '12 11:09:42 AM Defbye
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* CuteMute: Yi-che
* DiedInYourArmsTonight: [[spoiler: Toshi dies in Sho’s arms. Later subverted with Sho himself, see EmergencyTransformation]].



* [[spoiler: EmergencyTransformation: What Kei does to Sho in order to save his life in the end]].
* GangstaStyle: coupled with GunsAkimbo



* HoYay: Sho and Kei are very close. To the point that Kei suggests they should "Spend more time apart."

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* HoYay: Sho and Kei are very close. To [[spoiler: KillEmAll: Everyone is dead at the point that Kei suggests they should "Spend more time apart."end of the movie, except for Hana]].


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* OurVampiresAreDifferent
* RapeAsBackstory: Yi-che
* RuleOfCool: All of the fight scenes rely on this.


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* WhoWantsToLiveForever: Well not Kei and Luka at least. [[spoiler: And not Sho either]].
8th Jun '11 1:59:46 AM Koda
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Fast forward in time. Sho (Gackt) is a young man now, and he and his orphan friends are still stealing to survive. They've upgraded their tactics now, and gunfights ensue. Kei has decided to serve as a mentor to the group, and his super human abilities prove valuable. The group meet a Taiwanese man, Son, and learn that he is trying to take revenge on the gangsters for raping his sister, Yi-Che. The orphans decide to team up with him, and a friendship is formed.

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Fast forward in time. Sho (Gackt) ({{Gackt}}) is a young man now, and he and his orphan friends are still stealing to survive. They've upgraded their tactics now, and gunfights ensue. Kei has decided to serve as a mentor to the group, and his super human abilities prove valuable. The group meet a Taiwanese man, Son, and learn that he is trying to take revenge on the gangsters for raping his sister, Yi-Che. The orphans decide to team up with him, and a friendship is formed.






12th May '11 10:36:41 AM Gweskoyen
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*CrowningMomentOfFunny: The Australian member of Sho's Immigrant gang proudly showing his boss his new Kanji tatoo that he thinks says "Ninja." Everyone around him humours him, while he proudly walks around with the word "Kitchen" on his arm.
*CrowningMomentOfHeartwarming: When Sho talks to Kei about saving Yi-Che.
** "Look, Kei...please look. It's our kid. *laughs sadly* I know all dads are proud but...I always hoped you'd get to see her. You, above all."
** [[spoiler: The Reincarnation ending, where they are all alive at beach, in the sunlight]]



*SpecialEffectFailure: When they burn at the end.
**Though, to be fair, the only person we actually see burning in the entire movie is Luka. Way before the end.



*TearJerker: [[spoiler: Toshi's death]] and many moments after the nine-year timeskip, including [[spoiler: Kei's prison scene where he calmly asks to be thrown into the sunlight, Sho's "death" at the hands of Son, Yi-che's inability to recognise that her husband was not Kei but Sho after she got the tumor, Sho begging Kei to come save him because he had no idea what to do anymore, and several more.]] God damn, I cry every time I watch this movie.
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