Film: Moon Child
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.
This movie provides examples of:
- Badass Longcoat: Sho's white coat.
- Big "NO!": Kei, when Sho is dying in his arms.
- Blood from the Mouth: Toshi and Sho.
- Cute Mute: Yi-che
- Damsel in Distress: Yi-Che.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Toshi dies in Sho’s arms. Later subverted with Sho himself, see Emergency Transformation.
- Dueling-Stars Movie: It's unlikely this movie came to be for any other reason than to get Gackt and Hyde together onscreen.
- Emergency Transformation: What Kei does to Sho in order to save his life in the end.
- Gangsta Style: Coupled with Guns Akimbo.
- Kill 'em All: Everyone is dead at the end of the movie, except for Hana.
- Love Triangle: Sho loves Yi-che (and Kei). Yi-che loves Kei. Kei loves Sho, and has a sort-of fondness for Yi-che.
- Ninja Pirate Zombie Robot: Gay vampire gangsters of the future!
- Our Vampires Are Different
- Rape as Backstory: Yi-che
- Rule of Cool: All of the fight scenes rely on this.
- Strange Salute: Sho, Kei, and Toshi have their own special salute when greating each other or saying goodbye.
- Who Wants to Live Forever?: Well, not Kei and Luka at least. And not Sho either.