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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 »

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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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

Kuro: This is my town.
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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

Referenced in Big Hero 6 (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Aru machi no gunjô
Performed by Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Courtesy of Ki/oon Records
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User Reviews

 
Great work! Michael is genius.
27 December 2006 | by soundboxSee all my reviews

I saw this movie a couple of days ago. I thought this one is one of the best in the recent anime films including Miyazaki's. Even satisfied more than 007.

Based on the comic by Matsumoto Taiyo (also Ping Pong), Michael Arius, who joined Animatrix production, directed the film. As he knows many Japanese old downtowns and landscapes, his way of constructing the imaginary town is so real though many Asian tastes are added, and I believe the town in the film must attract Americans too. The story is basically fights between two boys and intruders, old traditions and new. I also impressed how this Anime can express things which I have not felt in the other Anime films. Michael gathered many best creators in Japan and the world. I really recommend Tekkon to you all.

By the way, MOMA's Artforum picked up this film as #1 in 2006. http://www.artforum.com/inprint/id=12076


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