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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')
Contact:
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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:
A Nutshell Review: Tekkonkinkreet 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 ... 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)
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
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
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:
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:
The Minotaur:Free the darkness.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Godzilla (1954)See more »
Soundtrack:
Aru machi no gunjôSee more »

FAQ

How do Black & White kill the first assassin?
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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
A Nutshell Review: Tekkonkinkreet, 23 November 2007
Author: DICK STEEL from Singapore

Tekkonkinkreet opens this year's Animation Nation festival, running from today until 1 Dec 07, showcasing a selection of animated feature films, shorts and documentaries from around the world. Last year, the festival scored a coup in having Paprika screened just after its Japan premiere I believe, and had the noir styled Renaissance screened too. This year, both Tekkonkinkreet and the highly acclaimed 5 Centimeters Per Second were sold out in days when tickets when on sale, and it's a pity I may not be able to catch the latter due to conflict in schedules.

Nonetheless, Tekkonkinkreet lived up to its hype, although I found the story to be a little too perplexing for my liking. I guess with Japanese anime, some come with a huge dose of the fantastical, and you might not catch all in one screening, leading to longevity as you discover something new each time you view the movie. The story centers on 2 orphans, Black and White, who are essentially the Cat clan, guarding their city Treasure Town from perceived external threats. But they soon find that the big boys such as the Yakuza are slowly muscling their way in to establish money spinning business in the form of theme parks (heh), and inevitably discover they are within the crosshairs of a major turf war.

The attention paid to detail is simply amazing, as it seems like not a pixel on the canvas was wasted. Treasure Town itself is a sight to behold, with its dizzying levels that don't seem to end, and the camera playfully whizzing through buildings, bridges, nooks and crannies giving sense to claustrophobia. It's like Gotham City, only brighter, messier, and of course, without the Dark Knight, now instead, having Black and White play vigilante, Batman and Robin style. Being just boys, they possess (and here's where its fantastical) superhuman skills, putting martial arts swordsman to shame with their ability to scale buildings with the ease of a simple leap.

Yes, our boys have skills like the Yamakasi, only that it's magnified ten thousand times. The set action pieces are excitingly crafted with excellent sound effects and design going into overdrive. The action pieces are spaced out quite well, starting with the satisfying chase sequence with Dusk and Dawn, with the flight-for-your-life battles with robotic assassins, and topped off with the urban legend Minotaur justifying his status. In between the fights are the quieter moments of course, with subplots that put the spotlight on the myriad of Yakuza characters, and the brotherly love shared between Black and White, who share a dream of an idyllic life at the beach house, where they can live in peace from the unnecessary bustle of the city, and from the trouble that comes looking for them.

Based on the manga by Taiyo Matsumoto, I suspect there being a need to read up and do some research in order to appreciate this movie more. Akin to a cyberpunk movie where you can read its multiple layers, Tekkonkinkreet is first and foremost a visual spectacle, hands down, and doesn't fail in providing a Wow factor with its presentation.

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