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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 »
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Awards:
6 wins See more »
User Reviews:
Human factor 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
Shinji Hashimoto .... key animator
Toshiyuki Inoue .... animator
Kumiko Kawana .... animator
Hiroko Kazui .... animator
Satoshi Kon .... character designer
Ken'ichi Konishi .... animation director
Ken'ichi Konishi .... character designer
Norio Matsumoto .... key animator
Hisashi Mori .... animator
Shinji Otsuka .... animator
Michiyo Suzuki .... animator
 

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MPAA:
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:
A number of the minor characters appear to be named for well-known seiyuu. Thus, the cast of characters includes such names as "Eriko Kawasaki" (voiced by Chiyako Shibahara) and "Hidenari Ugaki" (voiced by Mitsuru Ogata).See more »
Quotes:
Hana:Go for it, Gin! No action star can touch you!See more »
Movie Connections:
References Millennium Actress (2001)See more »

FAQ

What did the Spanish speaking characters say in this movie.
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9 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Human factor, 18 August 2004
Author: InzyWimzy from Queens, NY

Satoshi Kon's atypical holiday tale deals with our three main vagabonds and a choice deeply affecting them. Despite what level in life you find yourself, humans share similar basic emotions or feelings. For Gin, Hana, and the less than cheery Miyuki, an unexpected find makes them confront their past whether they like it or not. Memories flow bringing times of happiness, regret, pain, and questions of what could've been. There's a great character richness in this darker, grimier side of Tokyo, but Kon also manages to put in lots of random, humorous events especially by cameos from minor citizens. Plus, how could you not laugh with Hana's feminine wiles and that manly voice! There's a strong sense of karma here with "what goes around comes around". Doing nice things and you most likely will be rewarded. However, turn your back or refusing to help someone in need may come back to haunt you when you are stuck with no one to turn to. Hey, maybe it's never too late to learn a lesson, no matter how much it hurts.

Satoshi Kon's not presenting an Aesop's fable here, but like in life, sometimes doing a good deed is the best reward in itself.

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