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Tokyo Godfathers -- Christmas in Tokyo. Three homeless friends discover an abandoned newborn in the trash.
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Directors:
Satoshi Kon
Shôgo Furuya (co-director)
Writers:
Satoshi Kon (screenplay)
Satoshi Kon (story)
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Release Date:
8 November 2003 (Japan) See more »
Tagline:
Meet the ultimate dysfunctional family.
Plot:
On Christmas Eve three homeless people living on the streets on Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find the parents. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Awards:
5 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Unconventional Fun See more (49 total) »

Cast

  (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:
Inuko Inuyama ... Kurumizawa
Candice Moore ... Miyuki (Animax Asia dub) (voice: English version)
Darren Pleavin ... Gin (Animax Asia dub) (voice: English version)

Russell Wait ... Hana (Animax Asia dub) (voice: English version)
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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
Moonriders 
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
Shigeru Fujita .... animator
Hideki Hamazu .... animator
Toshiyuki Inoue .... animator
Kumiko Kawana .... animator
Hiroko Kazui .... animator
Satoshi Kon .... character designer
Ken'ichi Konishi .... animation director
Ken'ichi Konishi .... character designer
Shinji Otsuka .... animator
Michiyo Suzuki .... animator
 

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Rated PG-13 for thematic elements, violent images, language and some sexual material
Runtime:
USA:92 min | Argentina:93 min | UK:88 min
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Trivia:
The film is full of "12-25" (Christmas) references, including: The number on the key; the cab fare; the address in the newspaper ad; the cab license plate.See more »
Quotes:
Miyuki:Big breasts... cool.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Pafekuto Buru (1997)See more »

FAQ

What did the Spanish speaking characters say in this movie.
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12 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Unconventional Fun, 12 January 2004
Author: Daniel Feit from New York

I was able to see "Tôkyô Godfathers" at its premiere in New York. Sadly, the film was not added to the IMDb until months later, so I've had to sit on my comments for some time.

I'm a big fan of director Satoshi Kon. Both of his previous films feature stories and issues not normally seen in animated films. "Godfathers" continues this happy trend and goes even further by covering subjects not normally associated with Japan, period. Homelessness, immigrants, and homosexuality all play key elements in this tale.

Perhaps the biggest difference here is the comedy, something Kon's previous films did not approach. "Perfect Blue" was a dark thriller and "Sennen Joyû" was more of a tearjerker. "Godfathers" is played for laughs, which for me weakened the movie a little bit. Some of the more outrageous moments made the other theatergoers crack up, but I felt it was a little too silly at times.

While I would describe "Tôkyô Godfathers" as the weakest of Kon's three films to date, that's hardly a knock since his first two are among my favorites. "Godfathers" was just missing something, but I still openly recommend it to anyone, regardless of your disposition towards anime.

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