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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: 8.141 (scored by 17286 users)
Ranked: #3622
Popularity: #1142
Members: 33,198
Favorites: 608
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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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Characters & Voice Actors

Shiro
Shiro
Main
Aoi, Yuu
Japanese
Aoi, Yuu
Kuro
Kuro
Main
Ninomiya, Kazunari
Japanese
Ninomiya, Kazunari
Suzuki
Suzuki
Supporting
Hori, Katsunosuke
Japanese
Hori, Katsunosuke
The Minotaur
The Minotaur
Supporting
Ninomiya, Kazunari
Japanese
Ninomiya, Kazunari

Staff

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

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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bateszi
Dec 20, 2007 2:18 AM
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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Phill-z
Mar 13, 2008 6:50 PM
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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dyslina
Apr 29, 2:37 PM
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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chrysalis
Jan 27, 2009 10:53 AM
The movie starts off strong, with an interesting but not quite unique story of two street orphans, forced to protect the town that simultaneously sustains them, and abuses them. They are the protectors and protected by the system that has been created between the gangs, the police, and the Yakuza who roam Treasure town. And like their names designate, Black is harsher, rougher, more prone to violence, while White is up beat, cute, and creative. They complement each other and balance the others eccentricities. With fabulous animation, strong voice acting (at least in the Japanese), and a solid score, this movie read more
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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: 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: Haruwo
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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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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