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Tekkonkinkreet -- The story of two street orphans struggling to survive in an imaginary surreal Pan-Asian city called Takara Machi.
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Release Date:
23 December 2006 (Japan) See more »
Plot:
In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
3 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
One of the best films I've seen See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Kazunari Ninomiya ... Kuro / Itachi (voice)

Yû Aoi ... Shiro (voice)
Yûsuke Iseya ... Kimura (voice)
Kankurô Kudô ... Sawada (voice)

Min Tanaka ... Suzuki (voice)
Rokurô Naya ... Jiccha (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura ... Fujimura (voice)
Mugihito ... Kumicho (voice)
Nao Ômori ... Chocola (voice)
Yoshinori Okada ... Vanilla (voice)
Kazuko Kurosawa ... Kozo (voice)
Tomoko Murakami ... Kozo (voice)
Miyuki Ohshima ... Kozo (voice)
Yuki Tamaki ... Asa (voice) (as Yukiko Tamaki)
Mayumi Yamaguchi ... Yoru (voice)
Harumi Asai ... Akutsu (voice)
Atsushi Imaizumi ... Yasuda (voice)
Bryan Burton Lewis ... Goshima (voice)
Tôru Nara ... Chinpira (voice)
Shunsuke Mizutani ... Abacchi 3 (voice)
Tatsuhiro Fukiage ... Abacchi 4 (voice)
Hiroto Nakajima ... Suzuki's Button Man 1 (voice)
Hiroshi Shibata ... Suzuki's Button Man 2 (voice)
Seiichi Yomioka ... Kodomo no Shiro Kakariin (voice)
Yuji Matsumaru ... Ota (voice)
Masayuki Furuya ... Nasty Boyfriend (voice)
Toshiya Matsushita ... Eki no Announce (voice)
Mai Ito ... (voice)
Yuki Chiba ... (voice)
Masanori Kaneko ... (voice)
Yukari Minegishi ... (voice)
Kazuma Horie ... (voice)
Marina Inoue ... (voice)
Yuriko Togashi ... (voice)
Kana Asumi ... (voice)
Yuriko Yamada ... (voice)
Emiko Yamada ... (voice)
Eiichi Kamagata ... (voice)
Yoshinori Toba ... (voice)
Yoko Ogawa ... (voice)
Noriko Honma ... (voice)
Mikio Ono ... (voice)
Fumie Takeuchi ... (voice)
Nami Sekitani ... (voice)
Ryohei Okubo ... (voice)
Takumi Fujimori ... (voice)
Eiko Tanaka ... (voice)
Michael Arias ... (voice)
Nene Abe ... (voice)
Koi Abe ... (voice)
Aki Katafuchi ... (voice)
Machiko Kawakatsu ... (voice)
Osamu Kobayashi ... (voice)

Masahiro Motoki ... Hebi (voice)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Steve Blum ... The Doctor (voice: English version)
Mori San Chû ... Kozo (voice)

John DiMaggio ... The Boss (voice: English version)

Alex Fernandez ... Choco (voice: English version)

Crispin Freeman ... Assassin 1 (voice: English version)

Rick Gomez ... Kimura (voice: English version)
Kate Higgins ... Kimura's Wife (voice: English version)

Tom Kenny ... Sawada (voice: English version)

Maurice LaMarche ... Fujimura (voice: English version)

Phil LaMarr ... Dusk (voice: English version)

Yuri Lowenthal ... Dawn (voice: English version)

Matt McKenzie ... Assassin 3 (voice: English version)

Scott Menville ... Black / Kuro (voice: English version)
Kamali Minter ... Shiro (voice: English version)

Dwight Schultz ... Snake (voice: English version)
Dave Wittenberg ... Assassin 2 (voice: English version)
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Directed by
Michael Arias  (as Maikeru Ariasu)
 
Writing credits
Taiyo Matsumoto (comic)

Anthony Weintraub 

Produced by
Eiichi Kamagata .... producer
Mikio Ono .... associate producer
Eiko Tanaka .... producer
Masao Teshima .... producer
Fumio Ueda .... producer
Ryo Ôyama .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Plaid 
 
Film Editing by
Mutsumi Takemiya 
 
Art Direction by
Shinji Kimura 
 
Art Department
Hiroaki Ando .... storyboard artist
Michael Arias .... storyboard artist
Chie Uratani .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Masahiko Kubo .... foley artist
Matt Naiman .... foley artist
Mitch Osias .... sound designer
Mitch Osias .... sound re-recording mixer
Mitch Osias .... supervising sound editor
 
Animation Department
Naoto Abe .... inbetween animator
Masahiro Emoto .... key animator
Kenji Hachizaki .... key animator
Shinji Hashimoto .... key animator
Rie Ino .... inbetween animator
Yasuhiro Irie .... key animator
Tomoko Isobe .... inbetween animator
Hidetsugu Ito .... key animator
Hirotaka Kikuchi .... inbetween animator
Asuka Kojima .... inbetween animator
Masahiko Kubo .... animation director
Tomoyo Masuda .... inbetween animator
Yumi Masuda .... key animator
Shoujirou Nishimi .... character designer
Shoujirou Nishimi .... overall animation director
Kazuya Nomura .... key animator
Akira Ono .... inbetween animator
Masahiko Ozawa .... inbetween animator
Masako Sakai .... inbetween animator
Kanako Sato .... inbetween animator
Kanako Sekii .... inbetween animator
Eriko Shibata .... inbetween animator
Eiichi Tominaga .... inbetween animator
Mika Ueda .... inbetween animator
Chie Uratani .... animation director
Tamami Watanabe .... inbetween animator
Tôru Yoshida .... key animator
Shin'ya Ôhira .... key animator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Tekkon kinkurîto" - Japan (original title)
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MPAA:
Rated R for some violent and disturbing images, and brief sexuality
Runtime:
103 min (without end titles)
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2.35 : 1 See more »
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Goofs:
Continuity: 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:
Shiro:[opening lines] Paper money is bigger than metal money. Nine comes after eight. And Spring comes after winter, right, Black? Is that right? Black, when the sky turns black why do I feel so blue?See more »
Movie Connections:
References "Astroboy" (1963)See more »

FAQ

How do Black & White kill the first assassin?
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29 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
One of the best films I've seen, 19 July 2007
Author: (vitalogst@hotmail.com) from Los Angeles, California

A moralistic fairy tale set in modern day. Brothers Black and White are orphans and run the streets of Treasure Town, doing what Cats do best, stealing and running. The Yakuza show up and start causing concern. Leaving little Black and sort out the situation. It is unbelievable how good this film is. Nuanced interesting characters are a vehicle for a over arching moral diatribe on cities, the people in them, and how we all deal with each other. White is purity, he's naive, but has a general sense of good, which is married to his seemingly stunted educational and emotional growth. His older brother, Black, on the other hand, is smart, streetwise, good in a fight, and has lost the innocence that White still possess. And we are able to interpret events that occur during the film through both of their eyes. This film had very interesting art, childish of a sort, but designed for the sake of experimentation, and to remind us that we're in a story that is seen and narrated by children. It used a full palette of colors and symbolism to help extend the story to the viewer and it succeeded masterfully. All said, this film broke my heart in a million different beautiful ways. I loved this film, and not since Hotaru no haka (Grave of the Fireflies) has a film been able to effect me so profoundly. I know I will never forget this film. When this comes out of DVD, rent it, or, if you're lucky, run to the theater and catch this before it disappears.

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