Ranked #366

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
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)
L represents licensing company


Score: 8.141 (scored by 18,127 users)
Ranked: #3662
Popularity: #1161
Members: 35,045
Favorites: 644
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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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Ending Theme

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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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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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Sep 20, 2015
"What is it about fire? So calm and peaceful but… inside, all power and destruction. It’s hiding something. Just like people do. Sometimes you have to get close to find what’s inside. Sometimes you have to get burned to see the truth."

The concept of balance versus unbalance/yin and yang as an internal struggle is not a new or groundbreaking premise, but it is not necessary for an anime (or other form of entertainment media for that matter) to show you something you'd never have considered before for it to be a work of art, or even a masterpiece. Tekkon Kinkreet portrays the concept of yin read more
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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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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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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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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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