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Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

Tekkon kinkurîto (original title)
In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

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(as Maikeru Ariasu)

Writers:

(screenplay), (manga 'Tekkon kinkurîto')

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kuro / Itachi (voice)
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Shiro (voice)
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Kimura (voice)
Kankurô Kudô ...
Sawada (voice)
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Suzuki (voice)
Rokurô Naya ...
Jitcha (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura ...
Fujimura (voice)
Mugihito ...
Kumichô (voice)
Nao Ohmori ...
Chokora (voice) (as Nao Ômori)
Yoshinori Okada ...
Banira (voice)
Kazuko Kurosawa ...
Kozô (voice)
Tomoko Murakami ...
Kozô (voice)
Miyuki Ohshima ...
Kozô (voice)
Yûki Tamaki ...
Asa (voice) (as Yukiko Tamaki)
Mayumi Yamaguchi ...
Yoru (voice)
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Storyline

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their own. But in this town, an undercurrent of evil exists and has its sights set on the pair of brothers, forcing them to engage in battle with an array of old-world Yakuza as well as dangerous assassins vying to rule the decaying metropolis, Treasure Town. Written by Trenton Thompson {trentz985@yahoo.com}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent and disturbing images, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 December 2006 (Japan)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

In the scene where Black gives money to "grandpa" the yin-yang symbol changes from white on top, black on top and then again white on top. See more »

Quotes

[final lines]
Shiro: This is Planet Earth, Agent White. Do you read me, over? Today I kept the peace on this planet. Over? This planet's very peaceful. Over and out.
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Crazy Credits

The seed Black and White talk about through most of the film grows into a flower during the ending credits. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #38.12 (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

Aru machi no gunjô
Performed by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Courtesy of Ki/oon Records
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User Reviews

 
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23 December 2007 | by (Glen Cove, New York) – See all my reviews

This will be brief because I'm not sure what to say. I don't mean that in a bad way, its just that trying to describe this film is not at all easy.

Tekkonkinkreet is the story of two kids named Black and White. They are known as the Cats and are considered by some to be the protectors of a part of the city known as Treasure Town. As a year goes by a yakuza captain returns to the city and a man named Snake appears with his eye on turning that part of the city into an amusement park.

I'm explaining it badly, forgive me, since this is a film thats better to experience than to hear about. Using a mix of 2D and 3D cgi this is a film that is vibrantly alive. There is a real sense of place that is missing from many animated films. The world bleeds off the screen. The film rarely sits still its constantly in motion as characters go from place to place or engage in battles for life and death. Its an amazing thing to watch.

The characters are very real. I watched the film with the English dub (I know boo hiss) and the choices of actors was wonderful. The voices of the kids were kids and seemed to perfectly match their personalities. The same goes for the other characters as well. What I liked was that the kids were kids. They seemed to be real kids behaving in the situations presented. Granted the film is wildly fantastical but the personalities and behaviors outside of the running and jumping and beating people up was real.

A word of warning, this is a dark film at times. There is a great deal of violence, which despite being animated is very nasty and bloody. The film also has some dark undertones as some of the characters slip into the darkness of their souls. Its disturbing enough to get an R rating.

On the down side the film takes a while to get going. I was about a third of the way in before it started to click with me. No doubt it was due in part to the very large cast of characters. (I'm certain this is going to play better on a second viewing). My other problem with the film was a shift towards the end which makes me think I may have missed something along the way. I feel as though I missed the climax of somethings. (Again this will probably be better on the next viewing) Over all worth a shot. definitely see this in widescreen since the compositions are geared to that.


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