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Tekkon Kinkreet [Blu-ray] (2007)

Kazunari Ninomiya , Yű Aoi , Michael Arias  |  R |  Blu-ray
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Kazunari Ninomiya, Yű Aoi, Yűsuke Iseya, Kankurô Kudô, Min Tanaka
  • Directors: Michael Arias
  • Writers: Anthony Weintraub, Taiyo Matsumoto
  • Producers: Eiichi Kamagata, Eiko Tanaka, Fumio Ueda, Masao Teshima, Mikio Ono
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Blu-ray, AC-3, Animated, Color, Dubbed
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), Japanese (Dolby Digital 5.1), Japanese (PCM)
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French, Portuguese
  • Dubbed: English
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region A/1 (Read more about DVD/Blu-ray formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  • DVD Release Date: September 25, 2007
  • Run Time: 111 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (116 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000TGCR3S
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #36,963 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Tekkon Kinkreet [Blu-ray]" on IMDb

Special Features

  • A Conversation with Director Michael Arias and British Rock Band Plaid
  • Filmmaker Commentary
  • The Making of Tekkon - Director Michael Arias' 300 Day Diary

Editorial Reviews

From the creators of Animatrix comes this visually-stunning new anime film based on a popular Japanese manga written by Taiyo Matsumoto. In Treasure Town, where the moon smiles and young boys can fly, life can be both gentle and brutal. This is never truer than for our heroes, Black and White, two street urchins who watch over the city, doing battle with an array of old-world Yakuza and alien assassins vying to rule the decaying metropolis. TEKKONKINKREET is a dynamic tale of brotherhood that addresses the faults of present day society, true love lost, and the kindness of the human heart. A brutal elegy for our changing times as well as a tour-de-force of visual artistry, TEKKONKINKREET is a deeply resonant story with a heart. The title TEKKONKINKREET is a play on the Japanese words for ‘concrete,' ‘iron,' and ‘muscle,' and it suggests the warring images of steel and concrete cities amassing against the powers of the imagination. Until now, at least in imports abroad, anime style has

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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best anime films I`ve seen in years. September 22, 2007
Format:DVD
This is the film adaptation of what might be the best graphic novel I`ve ever read. There are no words to describe how much I love the original comic book so I attended the North American premiere of Tekkon Kinkreet at the Moma in NY with high expectations.
Not only did the movie not fail to meet them but in fact added exciting and unexpected layers to the story. I am an animator; I`m rarely satisfied with the technical aspects of most animated features but the production on Tekkon is flawless. The animation, character design, backgrounds and camera work are all top notch. The two main characters are rendered in all their complexity and the movie doesn't shy away from the deep implications that the original story holds within its pages.
The movie is faithful to the comic book and the storyline is basically the same. However, Michael Arias and studio 4C were sometimes inventive, albeit in appropriate and creative ways. The new uniforms of the three warriors that Snake sends to kill Black and White are beautiful and reminiscent of a Moebius illustration- the final confrontation between Black and the two remaining warriors is held in the amusement park instead of the car-shelter site (which makes room for new dynamic shots) - but my favorite shift from the original material has to be the minotaur sequence. A lot of people complained that the movie is not as daring as Mind Game (studio 4C`s previous adventure into full length features) but I disagree - the animation gets very experimental during the minotaur scene showing the thin line between reality and Black's violence saturated subconscious. I loved the way they communicated the internal struggle by using the graphic language of animation alone.
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25 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A True Anime October 7, 2007
Format:DVD
If you like Akira (Special Edition) or Ghost in the Shell, and thought they were true masterpieces despite their ambiguous style of storytelling, then you'll love Tekkon Kinkreet. It's as true an anime as there ever was: it follows its own style of storytelling, it has interesting, even endearing characters, and the art is just beautiful. It sits comfortably next to some of the best anime ever to come to the States.

Tekkon Kinkreet follows two young boys, known around the city as the Cats, but to each other they are Black and White. Black is a brooding, violent youngster with a gift for taking pain and dishing it out. White is, simply, special; he's empathic, enjoys life, and has a deep sense of when things aren't right. He also seems to be magically gifted. That gift, however, has left White an innocent boy, incapable of growing up and acting his age; that's why Black feels obligated to protect the young boy, and the that means eliminating any possible threat to him and White, as well as the city in which they live. Thus, these two have a few enemies, including the Yakuza, some strange and powerful alien assassins, and a mysterious creature known by the youth in the city as the "Minotaur." All the while, the two are continually robbing and mugging those within their city so that they can achieve White's dream of living in a house on a beach....

Yeah, interesting, I know. But what makes the story of Tekkon Kinkreet that much better is the surreality of the whole thing. It doesn't try to explain much; it doesn't have to.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful Film with a Thought Provoking Story October 18, 2007
Format:DVD
I was not familiar with the story behind this anime before watching it, but now I want to locate the manga and delve even more into the story because the world of Tekkon Kinkreet is amazing.

The animators used a combination of digital and hand drawn art to create this wonderful anime. I won't do a plot summary, but the story is engaging. There are portions of the film that are quite slow, but why the story at these parts may be developing there is still so much visually to look at.

This is a beautiful film with a great story. The extras are worth a watch and some are subtitled for those of us who only understand words like "Thank you" in Japanese.

Well worth a view for anyone who is a fan of more thinking anime such as the Ghibli films and Akira. I would caution parents as there are some mature themes dealing with violence and the reality of good and evil. I would suggest for about 14 and above.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Giant Step in Animation Excellence! September 28, 2007
Format:DVD
Animation-phenomenal, Music-mind blowing, Story-interesting, Characters- compelling, Sound quality -excellent. Fans of Le Parkour are gonna love this one. I personally saw this film as a giant leap in Anime. It has unbelievable action and yet it remains a very human story. It is emotional yet gritty and tough. I enjoyed the characters White (Shiro) and Black (Karo) and their duality. It was a modern tale of taoist wizardry with a street edge that is rarely seen in this type of feature. The backrounds are a primary character as well. I have never seen such attention to detail in any amimation period. Worth every penny.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliantly artful and heartwarming.
Published 23 days ago by julie
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
This movie is great! Love the colors in the anime and the way it's almost 3D but not.
Published 28 days ago by Sam
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Love the movie and the product was in exellent shape by seller.
Published 29 days ago by Jennie
3.0 out of 5 stars Tekkon Kinkreet
The story was good enough. It was bite dark for me. I won't say was the best anime but it was ok!
It is not like Samurai 7, Samurai kyo,Bleach,High School DXD or Sekirei.
Published 1 month ago by rts8
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Enchanted story, still a favorite
Published 1 month ago by pathagarian
5.0 out of 5 stars one of the best anime films that unfortunately gets overlooked
I had picked this movie up a few years back in a bargain bin at a Kmart. It was the best impulse buy I ever made. Read more
Published 2 months ago by al p
5.0 out of 5 stars wonderful movie!
I actually wrote a paper on this movie for school and ended up getting an A. The movie is filled with deep undertones and multiple layers that peel back like an onion. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Ben
3.0 out of 5 stars "Be quiet when you whack someone."
Bizarre. Grotesque. Confusing. A year in the lives of two street kids. The story involves the attempt from several factions to take over the metropolis of Takaramachi. Read more
Published 4 months ago by Einsatz
4.0 out of 5 stars Incredible bluray but no japanese audio withoutsubtitles...
I think they put 2 video files instead subtitle files, so u cant watch in japanese without subtitles... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Lucas Ogasawara
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome!
Most of the time book to movie adaptations don't usually stay too accurate, but this is almost panel to panel. This movie made me a lifetime fan of 4c.
Published 5 months ago by bankrupt steve
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