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Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

Tekkon kinkurîto (original title)
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2 boys defend Treasure Town. Yakuza try to take over and clear it for new development.

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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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 »

Connections

References Astroboy (1963) See more »

Soundtracks

Aru machi no gunjô
Performed by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Courtesy of Ki/oon Records
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Everything I could have asked for in an Anime
24 September 2007 | by oneloveallSee all my reviews

Eye-watering Japanimation might not have all the spit-shined polish afforded a Miyazaki production, though any excuse offered from the same studio that provided many eclectic animated thrills with the Animatrix compilation could only be explained by admiring their unabashed passion for detail. Nearly every frame of this marvelous, Manga-adapted feature is littered with an unprecedented level of specific illustrations that really aims to set the bar for sheer artistic commitment. It is the city itself that rules the film, and these passionate animators do not disappoint when it comes to delivering scene after scene showcasing an unfathomable detail rendered in these massive, severely inspired cityscapes.

First time Director Michael Arias does stumble a bit at times, making the episodic material feel that way, but we do see a compelling fusion with CGI effects in many of the action scenes that make this visually stimulating feast rise to fluidly spectacular levels. Despite many pratfalls found in the script, sometimes silly voice acting (common in the genre), and some (at times) counter-intuitive pacing, scene-for-scene Tekon kinkurîto (US title is Tekkonkinkreet) will probably remain the most compulsively rewatchable, primarily hand-drawn work of art to be savored by pencil-aficionados until the next driven team of artists desires even more.


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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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Box Office

Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$6,000, 15 July 2007

Gross USA:

$6,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$42,840
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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