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Tekkonkinkreet (2006)

Tekkon kinkurîto (original title)
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 »

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(as Maikeru Ariasu)

Writers:

(screenplay), (manga 'Tekkon kinkurîto')

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Kuro / Itachi (voice)
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Shiro (voice)
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Kimura (voice)
Kankurô Kudô ...
Sawada (voice)
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Suzuki (voice)
Rokurô Naya ...
Jitcha (voice)
Tomomichi Nishimura ...
Fujimura (voice)
Mugihito ...
Kumichô (voice)
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Chokora (voice) (as Nao Ômori)
Yoshinori Okada ...
Banira (voice)
Kazuko Kurosawa ...
Kozô (voice)
Tomoko Murakami ...
Kozô (voice)
Miyuki Ohshima ...
Kozô (voice)
Yûki Tamaki ...
Asa (voice) (as Yukiko Tamaki)
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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Release Date:

23 December 2006 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

Tekkonkinkreet  »

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Budget:

$4,200,000 (estimated)
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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: Hey, Black, nighttime is sad. Guess it's because the dark makes me think about dying.
Kuro: Don't worry, White. Nobody will ever break us apart.
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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 Panda Zetto: The Robonimation (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

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

 
One of the Greatest Anime Movies Ever!!!
4 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

Tekkon Kinkreet is the most stunning visual anime that I seen since Akira. Director Arias, use of colors and directing style is nothing short of genius. The best part of this movie is its heart felt story between the two brothers Black and White. Black is the older more responsible brother, who is tough and violent, while White is the younger, off beat, childish brother. Black and White watch over the city they live in called Treasure City, in a gang called the cats. But it's the duality of the orphaned brothers that makes this story so touching. The tough older brother, Black, needs his young brother White to remind him of his humanity and White needs his brother to help protect him.

As the two brothers protect Treasure City, the evil developer Snake moves in to take over. As he vows to kill Black and White, the brothers bonds are tested. Black is faced with his dark inner demons of hatred and violence and White must bring him back.

There are no giant robots in Tekkon Kinkreet or magic. Although the brothers Black and White seem to be able to fly on and off rooftops, it seems to be the limit of any type of super powers. This anime is amazing purely for its story and visual look. If you are a fan of anime or cartoons, rent this movie. You will not be disappointed.


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