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Tekkonkinkreet (2006)
"Tekkon kinkurîto" (original title)

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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kuro / Itachi (voice)
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Shiro (voice)
Yûsuke Iseya ...
Kimura (voice)
Kankurô Kudô ...
Sawada (voice)
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Suzuki (voice)
Rokurô Naya ...
Jitcha (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura ...
Fujimura (voice)
Mugihito ...
Kumichô (voice)
Nao Ômori ...
Chokora (voice)
Yoshinori Okada ...
Banira (voice)
Kazuko Kurosawa ...
Kozô (voice)
Tomoko Murakami ...
Kozô (voice)
Miyuki Ôshima ...
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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Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
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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

Kuro: This is my town.
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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

References Panda Zetto: The Robonimation (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Aru machi no gunjô
Performed by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Courtesy of Ki/oon Records
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Everything I could have asked for in an Anime
24 September 2007 | by (SoFla, UsA) – See all my reviews

Eye-watering Japanimation might not have all the spit-shined polish afforded a Miyazaki production, though any excuse offered from the same studio that provided many eclectic animated thrills with the Animatrix compilation could only be explained by admiring their unabashed passion for detail. Nearly every frame of this marvelous, Manga-adapted feature is littered with an unprecedented level of specific illustrations that really aims to set the bar for sheer artistic commitment. It is the city itself that rules the film, and these passionate animators do not disappoint when it comes to delivering scene after scene showcasing an unfathomable detail rendered in these massive, severely inspired cityscapes.

First time Director Michael Arias does stumble a bit at times, making the episodic material feel that way, but we do see a compelling fusion with CGI effects in many of the action scenes that make this visually stimulating feast rise to fluidly spectacular levels. Despite many pratfalls found in the script, sometimes silly voice acting (common in the genre), and some (at times) counter-intuitive pacing, scene-for-scene Tekon kinkurîto (US title is Tekkonkinkreet) will probably remain the most compulsively rewatchable, primarily hand-drawn work of art to be savored by pencil-aficionados until the next driven team of artists desires even more.


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