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Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

Tekkon kinkurîto (original title)
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In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their ... See full summary »

Director:

Michael Arias (as Maikeru Ariasu)

Writers:

Anthony Weintraub (screenplay), Taiyô Matsumoto (manga 'Tekkon kinkurîto')
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Kazunari Ninomiya ... Kuro / Itachi (voice)
Yû Aoi ... Shiro (voice)
Yûsuke Iseya ... Kimura (voice)
Kankurô Kudô ... Sawada (voice)
Min Tanaka ... Suzuki (voice)
Rokurô Naya Rokurô Naya ... Jitcha (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura Tomomichi Nishimura ... Fujimura (voice)
Mugihito Mugihito ... Kumichô (voice)
Nao Ohmori ... Chokora (voice) (as Nao Ômori)
Yoshinori Okada ... Banira (voice)
Kazuko Kurosawa Kazuko Kurosawa ... Kozô (voice)
Tomoko Murakami Tomoko Murakami ... Kozô (voice)
Miyuki Ohshima Miyuki Ohshima ... Kozô (voice)
Yûki Tamaki Yûki Tamaki ... Asa (voice) (as Yukiko Tamaki)
Mayumi Yamaguchi Mayumi Yamaguchi ... Yoru (voice)
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Storyline

In Treasure Town, life can be both peaceful and violent. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White - two street kids who claim to traverse the urban city as if it were their own. But in this town, an undercurrent of evil exists and has its sights set on the pair of brothers, forcing them to engage in battle with an array of old-world Yakuza as well as dangerous assassins vying to rule the decaying metropolis, Treasure Town. Written by Trenton Thompson {trentz985@yahoo.com}

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some violent and disturbing images, and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese

Release Date:

23 December 2006 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Tekkonkinkreet See more »

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Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Goofs

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: Ears?
Kuro: Ah, Vanilla's They could tell from the earrings.
Shiro: The gangster did it, didn't he? Hope Choco's okay.
Kuro: No way. Choco's way out of his league with Kimura. Choco's a fool, never liked him.
Shiro: Don't say that. Talking bad about people makes your heart dry up, it's true. Anyway, it's none of our business. Right, Black? Be happy, be happy.
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Crazy Credits

The seed Black and White talk about through most of the film grows into a flower during the ending credits. See more »

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Referenced in Big Hero 6 (2014) See more »

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Aru machi no gunjô
Performed by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Courtesy of Ki/oon Records
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Anime that's a little different,
29 March 2011 | by runamokprodsSee all my reviews

If not quite the genius level of Miyazaki, this is still different, thoughtful and original.

It involves two 13 year old boys, Black and White, who live in a run down imaginary city, and who have to fight developers who want to take the city over, and in the process destroy it.

Black is dark and angry and needs White's almost Down's syndrome like simplicity and sweetness to balance him.

Obvious and heavy handed on a symbolic level, ('Black' and 'White' as character names?) some of the animation is breathtakingly beautiful, although the faces of the characters lack a certain expressivity. It's more the backgrounds, the world itself, and the sort of mock stedicam moving shots that are so striking.

See this in a theater, or at least on a great TV via blu-ray if possible. It's such a visual piece, that seeing it in any lesser way makes it likely to miss the film's greatest strengths.


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