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(2001)

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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.
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Director Rintaro says that Osamu Tezuka probably wouldn't have let him make the film if Tezuka was still alive.
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It was in production for 5 years.
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Ponkotsu (literally meaning "punch-crumble") is the Japanese word for "lemon" in the automotive sense.
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Rock is the only character who didn't originate from the original manga. He was added to this movie to make the story more interesting to watch.
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A total of 150,000 animation cells were used.
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Supt. Notarlin's name is a joke based on the Japanese slang term "nôtarin" ("idiot," literally: "brain is insufficient").
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When the robot-girl Tima remembers and first reveals her name to the human boy Kenichi, on the wall behind her there is a map of Lake Ontario showing the coastline with Toronto and neighboring towns, but turned 90 degrees to the left.
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Initially delayed, due to concern that its images of crumbling skyscrapers would shock people traumatized by 9/11, it actually did well enough for Sony to extend its theatrical run for a few more months.
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Spoilers 

The trivia item below may give away important plot points.

The film has a brief "coda" scene following the end credits. A shop building is shown with a sign reading, "Kenichi and Tima Robot Company," with Tima visible in a window of the shop. The scene suggests that Kenichi managed to rebuild Tima, and they set up the shop together. The scene was included in the English-language theatrical and Blu-Ray version of the film, but is missing from the English DVD version.
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