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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 »
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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 Andô .... storyboard artist (as Hiroaki Ando)
Michael Arias .... storyboard artist
Miyuki Ito .... colorist
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
 
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
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:
[repeated line]
Shiro:Be happy, Be happy
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Movie Connections:
References Godzilla (1954)See more »

FAQ

How do Black & White kill the first assassin?
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10 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
See this as big as possible, 23 December 2007
Author: dbborroughs from Glen Cove, New York

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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