Ranked #374

Tekkon Kinkreet

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Tekkon Kinkreet (2006), Black & White, Tekkon Kinkurito, Tekkonkinkreet, Tekkon Kin Creat
Japanese: 鉄コン筋クリート


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 23, 2006
Producers: Aniplex, Tokyo MX
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)


Score: 8.141 (scored by 18,779 users)
Ranked: #3742
Popularity: #1175
Members: 36,828
Favorites: 689
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Black and White are two orphans who roam the streets of Treasure Town, beating down any thug or yakuza who gets in their way. When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the city and up to the gentle White to save Black from his own dark nature.


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Theme Song Lyrics, Theme Song Performance

Opening Theme

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Ending Theme

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Dec 20, 2007
Coming from the dream combination of the emphatically cool Studio 4C and much admired manga-ka Taiyou “Ping Pong” Matsumoto, Tekkonkinkreet is a movie I’ve long waited to see. Based on those two names alone, you should expect several things - let’s start with moody and stylish visuals; almost-surreal art that gleefully shuns fan-pandering anime conventions and embraces the meaning of creative freedom, and then there is Matsumoto’s dazzling talent for empathetic story telling; his subtle use of natural dialogue and eccentric body language that’s clearly intent on plumbing the darkest depths of the human soul.

Tekkonkinkreet is also known as “Black and White”, and so named read more
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Mar 13, 2008
Believe the hype. If you see "ZOMG TEKKON KINKREET IS LIKE THE COOLEST THING EVAR!" Believe them. I had heard the hype about this anime for a long time, and I know to never take what people say about stuff like this seriously. However, I decided to go ahead and watch it, it couldn't be boring right? And I had seen a recommendation from Mind Game (another terrific anime) and so...I watched it. At first I was a little sceptical, the director is Michael Arias. This is the first thing he has directed. He produced the Animatrix, which read more
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Apr 29, 2015
Tekkon Kinkreet took me by surprise. At first I noticed the superb art and choice of colour, but then the story evolved and it completely took me of guard.

Story: It's sad and dark but not too heavy due to its more comical scenes. The only thing I could've wished for was more backstory as well as explaining more in depth of Kuro's feelings, why he did the things he did etc.

Art: Simply amazing. My eyes had several orgasms watching this. I also like how they chose to colour this, it is very colourful and happy for such a sad story, but it really works! I read more
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Oct 23, 2015
Okay, first review and first of all, to the person saying the art is bad because its out of proprotion, it an ART STYLE. You wouldn't tell edvard munch that "The Scream" is bad because it's out of proportion, or Picasso because it's "weird"

The story was good, but wouldn't have been half as good without the characters of Kuro and Shiro driving it. The tormented aspects of their relationship is the entire reason for the film. 6/10

For me, the art made this film unique and refreshing, from the detailed architecture to the stylized fight scenes. I loved the color scheme for its vibrant choices and read more
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Anime: Ping Pong The Animation
Both anime are based on manga by the same author, so they have very similar art and story elements. Tekkon Kinkreet is more adventurous and trippy, while Ping Pong is more realistic. 
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Anime: Mind Game
Crazy, mind-altering, acid-dropping, surreal effects make for a great visual experience. Also both have an interesting philosophical undertone besides all the insanity that ensues. 
reportRecommended by RecursiveGreen
Anime: Tokyo Godfathers
Even though the stories are entirely different, one about saving a baby and the other about saving a town, in the end the ones who are truly saved are the main characters that fought to protect what's important to them. Tekkon Kinkreet is just as heart-warming as Tokyo Godfathers.  
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Anime: Kemonozume
Certainly their art styles are something that immediately connects the two, however they both also share the same brutal, stylized violence and grungy modern life coming into conflict with traditional Japanese culture. I was honestly surprised when I realized they weren't done by the same people! :D 
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Anime: Fuujin Monogatari
Different thematically, but they both share a similar aesthetic. Also some of the only anime where the people actually look asian 
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Anime: Akira
-Both films take place in a bleak dystopian rendition of Tokyo, in which the police are powerless, and which has fallen into the hands of gangs.

-Both stories follow groups of orphaned child gangsters, fighting for dominance over their cities from rival Yakuza groups. Each with a strong, pre-developed leader; and a headstrong ward whom he loves and protects, often from themselves.

-Both stories contain a greater plot, which forces the young gangsters to fight for the future of their beloved cities. 
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