The S.W.O.R.D. Wields Its Might In A New Highlight Video For HiGH&LOW: THE MOVIE

At an off-and-on pace since late last year, I've been following the promotional campaign for director Shigeaki Kubo's latest high-profile action J-drama, HiGH&LOW: The Story Of S.W.O.R.D.. The first season has already aired as of last October with the second season already underway with a cast largely comprised of ensemble J-pop supergroup, Exile Tribe for the story of a city split five ways between five gangs to make up the eponymous acronym you now see in the title.

Much ado for my own interest with this obviously lies in the action shown in all the various trailers for the show's narrative, and not for nothing either. The fighting and parkour sequences look absolutely electric as per some great cinematography and it all looks really impressive, and now there's much more of it to tease this week in a new story featurette that follows the series leading up to the feature film release, HiGH&LOW: The Movie, where new characters emerge to thicken the plot even further.

The movie is set in an aftermath of the sudden dispersal of a legendary town called "Mugen," and recounts the story of the five organizations, who aims to take control in the said area. These five organizations are known as Sanno Association, White Rascals, Rude Boys, Onija High School and Daruma Hooligans. 
The five gangs will put their pride on the line as all of them take part in a fierce battle for dominance. However, the plot takes a surprising twist when a mysterious group called "Mighty Warriors" suddenly appears.
The film also marks the latest phase of all things HiGH&LOW with live shows and comic books also slated for this year.

If you live in Japan and wish to find out more about it all, the official website is always the best place to look. Otherwise, the film opens on July 16, and the new cast and story video is available below along with the latest trailer.


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