Based on the popular manga by Matsumoto Koji, Higanjima
can best be described as Battle Royale
meets the vampire world. Volcano High
director Kim Tae Kyun returns to his genre roots with his Japanese film debut, an action-packed horror-thriller about a group of young people trapped on an island with deadly vampires. This is no Twilight
: the vampires are fast and fierce, they travel freely in the daylight, and they have no qualms about killing off any human on the island in all kinds of violent ways. Travel with stars Ishikuro Hideo (Gokusen
), Watanabe Dai (Crows Zero
), and Mizukawa Asami (Nodame Cantabile
) right into the heart of darkness with Higanjima
Akira (Ishikuro Hideo) gets into trouble with a group of thugs, but he is suddenly saved by the mysterious Rei (Mizukawa Asami). She tells him that his long-lost brother Atsushi (Watanabe Dai) has been living on Higanjima, the home of his wife. However, vampires have taken over the island, killing Atsushi's wife and leaving Atsushi to survive there on his own. After an attack by a vampire hitman, Akira decides to go with Rei on a journey to Higanjima to find his brother, and maybe they'll even fight a few vampires along the way.
Special Comic Edition Blu-ray includes a 40-page comic by author Matsumoto Koji, a booklet, as well as a bonus DVD with making of, stage events, cast and crew interviews, 9mm Parabellum Bullet (performers of the theme song) interview, and trailers.