high & low saga
Kick me. Punch me. Parkour me in the face already.
I couldn’t tell you much about LDH and NTV or their innerworkings on any given day, except for what little I know of Japanese supergroup Exile Tribe and their stunning reign in TV and film as of late 2015 with in-house megaproject, HiGH&LOW. It’s only been available in Japan with its first two seasons of HiGH&LOW: The Story Of S.W.O.R.D. featuring the brewing drama and explosive action as gangs and crime families battle each other for dominance in a town divided by five warring territories.
Apart from live concerts and events (the music itself kicks ass too), the saga ultimately led to last summer’s feature film debut with Kubo Shigeaki’s HiGH&LOW: The Movie, followed by its subsequent spin-off, HiGH&LOW: The Red Rain from Yamaguchi Yudai, and now Shochiku is poised to follow up on its trilogy with two more titles between August 19 and November. For this, the first short teaser for HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE 2: End Of Sky has arrived with HiGH&LOW THE MOVIE: Final Mission capping things off on November 11.
We get just a pinch of it what’s to come in the player below along with a minor glimpse of who is returning in front of the camera, which brings me to ask if anyone in our readership has seen the series and films and is familiar with it enough to share their thoughts on it. I guess if you’re reading this and you fit the profile, you’re more than welcome to comment below, and of course, check out the teaser while you’re at it.