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Tekkon Kinkreet

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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 23, 2006
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 8.151 (scored by 15897 users)
Ranked: #3642
Popularity: #1095
Members: 30,097
Favorites: 577
1 indicates a weighted score
2 based on the top anime page.

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action drama

Synopsis

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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Adaptation: Tekkon Kinkreet

Characters & Voice Actors

Kuro
Kuro
Main
Ninomiya, Kazunari
Japanese
Ninomiya, Kazunari
Menville, Scott
English
Menville, Scott
...
Shiro
Shiro
Main
Aoi, Yuu
Japanese
Aoi, Yuu
Wegnez, Beatrice
French
Wegnez, Beatrice
Suzuki
Suzuki
Supporting
Hori, Katsunosuke
Japanese
Hori, Katsunosuke
Lodge, David
English
Lodge, David
...
Kimura
Kimura
Supporting
Gomez, Rick
English
Gomez, Rick
Iseya, Yusuke
Japanese
Iseya, Yusuke
...

Staff

Kamagata, Eiichi
Producer
Arias, Michael
Director
Morimoto, Kouji
Storyboard
Asian Kung-Fu Generation
Theme Song Performance, Theme Song Lyrics



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Dec 20, 2007
bateszi
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
Phill-z
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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Nov 1, 2013
vasplar
Tekkon kinkreet should be categorized as one of those "mind fuck" movies or anime because it pretty much is that to some extent. The movie heavily depends on abstractions in art and character telling; however the story itself is not as confusing as it may seem to be.

The story is simple, Black and white are orphans that live in "treasure town", a fantasy city inspired by asian architecture, which is undergoing residential and identity changes as outsiders try to morph the city into sometime it's not. The problem I have with the plot overall is that it just does not explain enough and also read more
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Sep 16, 2013
_poi
I cannot tell you how many times I have seen this movie. It is both sad and happy. It shows both the beauty and ugliness of the world. It is the deepest movie I have ever seen in my life.

It is hard to express how much I love this movie. It is truly amazing. I wish more people have seen it. Hopefully, more people will watch it.

It is weird. Very weird. The style of the art, the way of thinking. But I do not see weirdness as a bad thing. Weird is beautiful. Tekkonkin Kreet changed the way I see things. It takes the read more
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Recommendations

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.
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.
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.
Almost exactly the same in both concept and content. The difference is that Tekkonkinkreet is better in literally every way, and you should completely skip Haruwo and watch Tekkonkinkreet instead.
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-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.
Different thematically, but they both share a similar aesthetic. Also some of the only anime where the people actually look asian

Opening Theme

"this city" by Plaid

Ending Theme

"Aru Machi no Gunjō (或る街の群青)" by Asian Kung-Fu Generation

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