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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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charming urban fairytale 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 Kôrogi ... 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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On the Tokyo Godfathers DVD there is a bonus "making of" featurette. ANN founder, Justin Sevakis can be spotted at the beginning of the featurette which shows the American premiere of Tokyo Godfathers at BAAF (Big Apple Anime Fest).See more »
Hana:All he thinks about is himself.
Miyuki:Yeah, Miss Hana, but you're in love with him, aren't you?
Hana:Don't be silly. I like my men to be more 'manly.'
Hana:[leaning towards the cab driver] My kind of man is slender, middle-aged, tan, with a divine square-back haircut and a lower town accent, who says 'Ah what the hell' when I don't quite have the cab fare.
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Referenced in Paprika (2006)See more »


What did the Spanish speaking characters say in this movie.
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24 out of 25 people found the following review useful.
charming urban fairytale, 28 November 2004
Author: Charles Herold (cherold) from United States

This strikes me as a movie you will either accept whole-heartedly or trash whole-heartedly. It is shamelessly sentimental and is built on a series of absurd coincidences, but the amazing thing is it all works. The coincidences could feel like a shameless plot device but instead there is just a sense of wonderful magic, as though somehow the foundling the movie is built around lives an oddly charmed existence that transforms the lives of those around it.

The movie does a wonderful job of making its characters both broad but human. This is not one of those cheesy movies that make homeless people seem ultimately wiser and nobler than the rest of us, but while they are all deeply flawed they all have a redeeming warmth.

The movie is both very funny and very touching, and is really about the miracle of love in a world of harsh realities. If you're not willing to totally suspend your disbelief and give in to the movie's blatant flouting of all concepts of reality then you'll probably hate it, but if you want a charming fable this is a great choice.

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