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Metropolis (2001)

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Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuka Imoto ...
Tima (voice)
Kei Kobayashi ...
Kenichi (voice)
Kôki Okada ...
Rock (voice)
Tarô Ishida ...
Duke Red (voice)
Kôsei Tomita ...
Hige-Oyaji (voice)
Pero (voice)
Junpei Takiguchi ...
Dr. Laughton (voice)
Ponkotz (voice)
Masaru Ikeda ...
President Boon (voice)
Shun Yashiro ...
Notarlin (voice)
Skunk (voice)
Lamp (voice)
Masashi Ebara ...
Ham Egg (voice)
Takaya Hashi ...
Lyon (voice)
Norihiro Inoue ...
Atlas (voice)


Metropolis is a visually stunning, rich, and memorable pleasure. It's contributors have brought us other classics such as Astroboy and Akira. The story takes place in the muti-leveled, fascinating, megalopolis called Metropolis. Metropolis is loosely ruled by Duke Red, who is close to presenting his ultimate work, an advanced AI robot girl named Tima. His son; however, is an opponent of AI and resents Tima. Tima finds herself deep within the labyrinth of Meteoplolis. She befriends the kind son of a police officer and begins exploring her new world. When Duke Red's son separates this new friendship, he puts much more at risk than anyone thought possible. Written by Seeslee

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and images of destruction | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,660, 27 January 2002, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$636,830, 1 June 2003
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


Supt. Notarlin's name is a joke based on the Japanese slang term "nôtarin" ("idiot," literally: "brain is insufficient"). See more »


Rock's costume disappears in the Throne of Power scene. See more »


Tima: [Tima is going to destroy the world] This is punishment for toying with robots.
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Referenced in Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) See more »


There'll Never Be Goodbye
Written and Performed by Minako 'Mooki' Obata
Music by Toshiyuki Honda
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A Futuristic Classic!
7 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Metropolis isn't an action, adventure, or a drama...It's an experience. It's a roller-coaster ride of a movie that takes the audience through an experience into the future with a sense of the past and present. I'll explain. First off, the animation in itself is what makes the film so unique. It's a sort of Tin tin animation mixed in with anime. The background of the city is amazing, a must see. The music is what does it though! The music is very classy. The type of music used in the old black and white classics. The whole movie experience is a sort of oxymoron, it contradicts itself. The futuristic background with the classic-styled people and music. A very unique animation indeed and one not to be missed if you're a fan of animation.

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