December 7, 1941/Hawaii - TOMIKAZU “TOMI” NAKAJI (Kyler Ki Sakamoto) and his best friend BILLY DAVIS (Kalama Epstein) are playing baseball in a field near their homes in Hawaii when Japan launches a surprise attack on the US at Pearl Harbor. As Tomi looks up at the sky and recognizes the Blood-Red Sun emblem on the fighter planes, he knows that his life has changed forever.
Torn between his love of all things American and the traditional ways of his parents and grandfather, Tomi feels frightened and ashamed of his native land. Tomi’s friendship with Billy is soon tested as prejudice divides their island community. He must find the courage to stand up to neighborhood bully, KEET WILSON (Bryce Moore), while protecting his family’s honor and its katana, a centuries-old samurai sword. He is then forced to become the man of the family to care for his mother (Autumn Ogawa) and sister, after his father, TARO NAKAJI (Academy Award ® winner Chris Tashima), is arrested and taken away to an internment camp.
Based on actual events, UNDER THE BLOOD-RED SUN is an unforgettable story of friendship, courage & survival.