The epic size and scale of what has taken shape in the past year with Japanese supergroup, Exile Tribe, has imaginably been a fun one since last year's Hulu premiere of HiGH&LOW: The Story Of S.W.O.R.D. in Japan. The premise in question, of course, lies in the action-packed drama and brutality that follow when a town ruled by five warring gangs (spell out the S.W.O.R.D. portion in the title) is thrown into upheaval when newcomers enter the arena to tip the balance of power.
Produced by LDH president and Exile Tribe founder, Hiro, the show itself has been deemed as the world's first comprehensive entertainment project with the promise of a series, and a slew of interactive marketing via social media ahead of its manga releases and upcoming live concerts themed around the drama itself. Alas, a second season is already underway and all seems to be paying off pretty well with DVD boxsets also in tow for release in Japan along with other sorts of merchandising, although there is still the matter of the feature film following its announcement last summer.
That said, HiGH&LOW: THE MOVIE is back in the headlines this week with a July 16 release as promised, and with none other than South Korean K-pop group, Big Bang joining the cast. The latest trailer has arrived online this week from Shochiku and you can take a look below.
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