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Satoshi Kon
Shôgo Furuya (co-director)
Satoshi Kon (screenplay)
Satoshi Kon (story)
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Release Date:
8 November 2003 (Japan) See more »
Meet the ultimate dysfunctional family.
On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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A visually stunning third film, worthy of the director See more (54 total) »


  (in credits order)
Tôru Emori ... Gin (voice)
Aya Okamoto ... Miyuki (voice)
Yoshiaki Umegaki ... Hana (voice)
Shôzô Iizuka ... Oota (voice)
Seizô Katô ... Mother (voice)
Hiroya Ishimaru ... Yasuo (voice)
Ryûji Saikachi ... Aged Man (voice)
Yûsaku Yara ... Miyuki's Father (voice)
Kyôko Terase ... Sachiko (voice)
Mamiko Noto ... Kiyoko, Gin's Daughter (voice)
Akio Ôtsuka ... Doctor (voice)
Rikiya Koyama ... Bridegroom (voice)
Satomi Koorogi ... Kiyoko, the Gangster's Daughter (voice)
Mitsuru Ogata ... Hidenari Ugaki (voice)
Chiyako Shibahara ... Eriko Kawasaki (voice)
Kazuaki Ito ... Akiko Takeguchi (voice)
Atsuko Yuya ... Nobuyuki Furuta (voice)
Jin Horikawa ... Toshitaka Shimizu (voice)
Masao Harada ... Youto Kazama (voice)
Yoshinori Sonobe ... Tsuguo Mogami (voice)
Mitsuru Sugita ... Rin Sakurazawa (voice)
Ryô Takahashi ... Hikaru Koga (voice)
Ryo Takahashi ... Hikaru Koga (voice)
Syuho Miki ... Ayaki Nishimura (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Myrta Dangelo ... Maria (voice)
Inuko Inuyama ... Kurumizawa
Candice Moore ... Miyuki (Animax Asia dub) (voice: English version)
Darren Pleavin ... Gin (Animax Asia dub) (voice: English version)
Luis Sartor ... Mario (voice)

Russell Wait ... Hana (Animax Asia dub) (voice: English version)

Directed by
Satoshi Kon 
Shôgo Furuya (co-director)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Satoshi Kon  screenplay
Satoshi Kon  story
Keiko Nobumoto  screenplay

Produced by
Shinichi Kobayashi .... executive producer
Taro Maki .... executive producer
Masao Maruyama .... producer
Masao Takiyama .... executive producer
Original Music by
Keiichi Suzuki 
Cinematography by
Katsutoshi Sugai 
Film Editing by
Takeshi Seyama 
Art Direction by
Nobutaka Ike 
Sound Department
Masafumi Mima .... sound director
Animation Department
Masashi Ando .... animator
Akiko Asaki .... animator
Shigeru Fujita .... animator
Shôgo Furuya .... animator
Hideki Hamazu .... animator
Shinji Hashimoto .... key animator
Takeshi Honda .... key animator
Kaichi Honma .... animator
Kazunobu Hoshi .... animator
Toshiyuki Inoue .... animator
Megumi Kagawa .... animator
Kumiko Kawana .... animator
Hiroko Kazui .... animator
Satoshi Kon .... character designer
Ken'ichi Konishi .... animation director
Ken'ichi Konishi .... animator
Ken'ichi Konishi .... character designer
Tetsuya Kumagai .... animator
Norio Matsumoto .... key animator
Hisashi Mori .... animator
Hiroyuki Nakamura .... animator
Shinji Otsuka .... animator
Kazutaka Ozaki .... animator
Miwa Sasaki .... animator
Michiyo Suzuki .... animator
Takaaki Yamashita .... animator

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violent images, language and some sexual material
USA:92 min | Argentina:93 min | UK:88 min
Aspect Ratio:
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House Rubble background in Tokyo Godfathers 52:37 mark the same with the one in Paranoia Agent's Opening sequence at 0:38 mark.See more »
Hana:I'm starving!
Gin:I told you!
Hana:Look after my little angel. Go on without me. Just say you'll never forget the queer you once knew.
Miyuki:Look, a cemetery.
Hana:I'm not dead yet!
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Movie Connections:
References Star Wars (1977)See more »


What did the Spanish speaking characters say in this movie.
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34 out of 34 people found the following review useful.
A visually stunning third film, worthy of the director, 19 February 2004
Author: jwolff-1 from NY, NY

No spoilers - you just have to see it. Satoshi Kon continues his directorial success with Tokyo Godfathers. Like Perfect Blue and Millennium actress, TG wows the watcher immediately with the attention to detail. The scenes are exquisitely painted - when it is snowing you can almost smell it and feel the stillness. And the characters expressions convey emotions expertly by subtlety or caricature as occasion demands. Leave behind your Hollywood ideas of what a movie or worse, a cartoon should be. And then go see his previous two films as well. Satoshi Kon's films are true works of art.

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