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Tekkonkinkreet -- From the creators of Animatrix comes this visually-stunning new anime film based on a popular Japanese manga written by Taiyo Matsumoto.  In Treasure Town, where the moon smiles and young boys can fly, life can be both gentle and brutal. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White, two street urchins who watch over the city, doing battle with an array of old-world Yakuza and alien ..
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Director:
Writers:
Anthony Weintraub (screenplay)
Taiyô Matsumoto (manga 'Tekkon kinkurîto')
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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:
5 wins & 1 nomination See more »
User Reviews:
The Cat's Meow See more (29 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 ... 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)
Harumi Asai ... Akutsu (voice)
Atsushi Imaizumi ... Yasuda (voice)
Bryan Burton Lewis ... Goshima (voice) (as Buraian Bâton Ruisu)
Tôru Nara ... Chinpira (voice)
Shunsuke Mizutani ... Apatchi 3 (voice)
Tatsuhiro Fukiage ... Apatchi 4 (voice)
Hiroto Nakajima ... Suzuki no kobun 1 (voice)
Hiroshi Shibata ... Suzuki no kobun 2 (voice)
Seiichi Yoneoka ... Kodomo no shiro kakariin (voice)
Yûji Matsumaru ... Ôta (voice)
Masayuki Furuya ... Kappuru otoko (voice)
Toshiya Matsushita ... Eki no anaunsu (voice)
Mai Itô ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Yûki Chiba ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Masayuki Kaneko ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Yukari Minegishi ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Kazuma Horie ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Marina Inoue ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Yuriko Togashi ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Kana Asumi ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Yuriko Yamada ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Emiko Yamada ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Eiichi Kamagata ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Yoshinori Toba ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Yôko Ogawa ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Kumiko Honma ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Mikio Ono ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Fumie Takeuchi ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Nami Sekiya ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Ryôhei Ôkubo ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Takumi Fujimori ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Eiko Tanaka ... (voice)
Eiko Tanaka ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Michael Arias ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice) (as Maikeru Ariasu)
Nene Abe ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Ren Abe ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Aki Katafuchi ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Machiko Kawakatsu ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Osamu Kobayashi ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)

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

Steve Blum ... The Doctor (voice: English version)

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)

Bari Suzuki ... Takaramachi no minasan (voice)
Dave Wittenberg ... Assassin 2 (voice: English version)

Directed by
Michael Arias  (as Maikeru Ariasu)
 
Writing credits
Anthony Weintraub (screenplay)

Taiyô Matsumoto (manga 'Tekkon kinkurîto')

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 Andô .... storyboard artist (as Hiroaki Ando)
Michael Arias .... storyboard artist
Miyuki Ito .... colorist
Chie Uratani .... storyboard artist
 
Sound Department
Axel Ericson .... sound editor
Tsutomu Kawahigashi .... dolby sound consultant
Masahiko Kubo .... foley artist
Eric Lewis .... adr engineer
Mikio Mori .... dolby sound consultant
Matt Naiman .... foley artist
Mitch Osias .... sound designer
Mitch Osias .... sound re-recording mixer
Mitch Osias .... supervising sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Takuma Sakamoto .... cgi director
 
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
Mutsuko Kajigaya .... inbetween supervisor
Hirotaka Kikuchi .... inbetween animator
Asuka Kojima .... inbetween animator
Masahiko Kubo .... animation director
Tomoyo Masuda .... inbetween animator
Yumi Masuda .... key animator
Tatsuzou Nishida .... key animator
Shoujirou Nishimi .... character designer
Shoujirou Nishimi .... overall animation director
Kazuya Nomura .... key animator
Akira Ono .... inbetween animator
Michihiko Ozawa .... inbetween animator (as Masahiko Ozawa)
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:
111 min
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Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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:Hey, Black, nighttime is sad. Guess it's because the dark makes me think about dying.
Kuro:Don't worry, White. Nobody will ever break us apart.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Aru machi no gunjôSee more »

FAQ

How do Black & White kill the first assassin?
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
The Cat's Meow, 12 June 2008
Author: Joseph Sylvers from United States

Hyperknetic animation helps along a sometimes too sprawling narrative of homeless street kids White and Black who leap from building to building in the neon streets of Treasure Town.

Treasure Town looks like an abandoned psychedelic amusement park that's been over run with urban sprawl (which is pretty much the center theme of the film, the lose of balance, lose of innocence, illustrated through the symbolically named White and Black). Actually almost all of the characters have names reflecting some kind of duality, "Choco" and "Vanilla", "Dusk" and "Dawn" etc.

Black is the muscle, somber and always ready to fight to defend "his town" While White is the more innocent, slightly brain damaged younger of the two who can't dress himself but can leap from the backs of moving cars, like la parkour runners bitten by radioactive spiders. "Chinese Monkeys can ride clouds" White states at the beginning of the film, referencing certain aspects of China's mythic "Journey To The West", before they begin their matrix leaps/gliding across the city. The first ten minutes of which, are the best moments in the movie(and no it is never explained how they can fly, leap, fight as they do, so much so it's easy to forget how vulnerable as children they are, which is used to get effect).

The trouble comes when there's too many Yakuza characters given too much back story, too much over inflated psychodrama with Black attempting to rid himself of his solitary monster like Minetaur persona (this time a Greek myth of the bull monster locked in the labyrinth), and not enough explanation of who the mysterious villain was, who were his henchmen refereed to as both "killing machines" and "aliens" more than once, and what if any connection did he have to re-developing the town, killing the kids, his mission from God, and the mysterious organization who lent him the monsters? That being said, I was emotionally absorbed into the film enough by that point, and satisfied with the unique fluidity and vividness of the color palettes, to ignore the weaker points of plot, til the movie was over. Enjoyable and unique anime, but like so many it reaches for seriousness, when whimsy would be a better fit.

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