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Metropolis (2001)
"Metoroporisu" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Animation, Adventure, Drama  |  25 January 2002 (USA)
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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)
Norio Wakamoto ...
Pero (voice)
Junpei Takiguchi ...
Dr. Laughton (voice)
Takeshi Aono ...
Ponkotz (voice)
Masaru Ikeda ...
President Boon (voice)
Shun Yashiro ...
Notarlin (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ...
Skunk (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ...
Lamp (voice)
Masashi Ebara ...
Ham Egg (voice)
Takaya Hashi ...
Lyon (voice)
Norihiro Inoue ...
Atlas (voice)


Metropolis is a story of how important emotions are and how they separate humans from everything else. The movie follows a young boy and his uncle (a private investigator). The story is set in the far future where humans and robots live together, unfortunately not in harmony. Many robots are forced underground and are terminated for entering unauthorized areas. They are more or less servants to humankind. The plot starts to unfold when the boy meets a robot named Tima and they get in all kinds of trouble. Never a dull moment when you've got a robot by your side. Written by ReemeR <>

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

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Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office


$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$84,660 (USA) (25 January 2002)


$636,830 (USA) (30 May 2003)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Osamu Tezuka claimed that he received inspiration for his Metropolis manga from seeing the poster for Metropolis (1927), but never actually saw the film. See more »


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


Duke Red: [is wearing ancient Babylonian-style clothes and standing on a platform. The background behind him is in Sepia tone and clouds are moving about] At this moment we as a nation are about to touch the stars! I tremble at the honour of announcing the culmination of mankind's history of intellectual and scientific achievement. Yesterday our power spanned the Earth, today it can illuminate the heavens! May it stand forever! Our Ziggurat!
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A Futuristic Classic!
7 August 2002 | by (Vancouver, B.C.) – 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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