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Metropolis (2001)

Metoroporisu (original title)
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Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.

Director:

Rintaro

Writers:

Osamu Tezuka (comic book), Katsuhiro Ôtomo (screenplay) (as Katsuhiro Ohtomo) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuka Imoto Yuka Imoto ... Tima (voice)
Kei Kobayashi Kei Kobayashi ... Kenichi (voice)
Kôki Okada Kôki Okada ... Rock (voice)
Tarô Ishida Tarô Ishida ... Duke Red (voice)
Kôsei Tomita Kôsei Tomita ... Hige-Oyaji (voice)
Norio Wakamoto ... Pero (voice)
Junpei Takiguchi Junpei Takiguchi ... Dr. Laughton (voice)
Takeshi Aono ... Ponkotz (voice)
Masaru Ikeda Masaru Ikeda ... President Boon (voice)
Shun Yashiro Shun Yashiro ... Notarlin (voice)
Toshio Furukawa ... Skunk (voice)
Shigeru Chiba ... Lamp (voice)
Masashi Ebara Masashi Ebara ... Ham Egg (voice)
Takaya Hashi Takaya Hashi ... Lyon (voice)
Norihiro Inoue Norihiro Inoue ... Atlas (voice)
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Storyline

Metropolis is a visually stunning, rich, and memorable pleasure. It's contributors have brought us other classics such as Astroboy and Akira. The story takes place in the muti-leveled, fascinating, megalopolis called Metropolis. Metropolis is loosely ruled by Duke Red, who is close to presenting his ultimate work, an advanced AI robot girl named Tima. His son; however, is an opponent of AI and resents Tima. Tima finds herself deep within the labyrinth of Meteoplolis. She befriends the kind son of a police officer and begins exploring her new world. When Duke Red's son separates this new friendship, he puts much more at risk than anyone thought possible. Written by Seeslee

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and images of destruction | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

Official site [Japan] | Sony

Country:

Japan

Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$84,660, 27 January 2002

Gross USA:

$722,932

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$4,035,192
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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Ponkotsu (literally meaning "punch-crumble") is the Japanese word for "lemon" in the automotive sense. See more »

Goofs

Rock's costume disappears in the Throne of Power scene. See more »

Quotes

Tima: [Tima has just discovered that she is a robot, not a human] I am an artificial human. A machine created to conquer the world and destroy it.
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Alternate Versions

English subtitled version doesn't subtitle the word "Kuso" at the begining of the film. See more »

Connections

References A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001) See more »

Soundtracks

St. James Infirmary
Words and Music by Irving Mills
Performed by Atsuki Kimura
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It's very hard to believe how many people hate this movie
3 December 2002 | by LittleMisoSee all my reviews

This is another great masterpiece in anime. Also, it's very different from others, as reviewers have pointed out.

I never expected old-1930-ish-saxopohone jazz music to be playing in an anime movie. It's a great movie, and, like Akira, the Matrix, and Princess Mononoke (or, Mononoke Hime as I prefer), it gets better every time you see it.

and in the climax of the movie, you hear Ray Charles' "I Can't Stop Loving You". Puts in the same touch as how Gene Kelly's "Singin' in the Rain" was put in "A Clockwork Orange". It engraves the scene in your head, never to forget, and it does bring the scene back to your mind once you hear that song. It's happened to me lots of times after i saw Clockwork Orange.

Review: 5/5, Good Movie scale Ratings: US PG-13, UK PG, Canada PG


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