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Metropolis

Metropolis

Alternative Titles

Synonyms: Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis, Robotic Angel
Japanese: メトロポリス

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 26, 2001
Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older
L represents licensing company

Statistics

Score: 7.621 (scored by 16124 users)
Ranked: #11162
Popularity: #944
Members: 26,048
Favorites: 150
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action adventure drama sci-fi

Synopsis

In the great city of Metropolis, severe community structures and prejudice dominate a world where humans and robots live together. Unrest and violence increase with each new day.

Searching for the scientist Dr. Laughton, suspected to violate human rights by trading organs, the Japanese detective Shunsaku Ban and his nephew Kenichi arrive at Metropolis. In the scientist's laboratory, Kenichi discovers a girl without any memory of her past life. He decides to help her, so they run away together. His uncle follows him and penetrates the dark secrets of the city to find Duke Red, the man ruling from the shadows. Meanwhile, Kenichi desperately tries to protect the mysterious girl from the people hunting her. However, Duke Red and his adoptive son have their own deep reasons for chasing the girl. These reasons are connected to her true identity and the struggle for the domination of Metropolis...

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Adaptation: Metropolis

Characters & Voice Actors

Tima
Tima
Main
Imoto, Yuka
Japanese
Imoto, Yuka
Forstadt, Rebecca
English
Forstadt, Rebecca
...
Holmes, Rock
Holmes, Rock
Main
Reisz, Michael
English
Reisz, Michael
Brammer, Philipp
German
Brammer, Philipp
...
Shikishima, Kenichi
Shikishima, Kenichi
Main
Siddall, Brianne
English
Siddall, Brianne
Reignoux, Donald
French
Reignoux, Donald
...
Ham Egg
Ham Egg
Supporting
Ebara, Masashi
Japanese
Ebara, Masashi

Staff

Rintaro
Director
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Otomo, Katsuhiro
Script
Obata, Minako
Theme Song Performance



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Jul 16, 2007
Hush
Metropolis has a complex story plot. There are several characters and events going on to keep up with. The story focuses more on the characters than the events which is kind of a downfall since this can cause some to get lost on the way. Overall the story is very unique and interesting. The best part out of the whole movie was the ending. I could watch the ending a thousand times.

The character development in Metropolis was appealing. The characters brought the movie alive; they are all one of a kind. Each of them had their own unique looks, styles, and distinctive personalities.

Metropolis is read more
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Jun 18, 2009
eaton1012
Madhouse Studios you’ve done it again. This art studio’s art always amazes me. For this movie they use a mix a cells and digital that looks drop dead gorgeous. There is a lot attention to detail and also very colorful. Must say, I love Mr. Tezuakes character designs.

This film is adaptation of one of Mr. Tezuaka’s earlier sci-fi work (before Astro Boy) Metropolis. There are some great interviews with the director talking about Mr. Tezuaka on the feature disc.

The music for this movie is awesome, does a good job of setting the mood, while also being diverse and enjoyable. One of my favorite songs read more
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Recommendations

Both films are amazing looking sci-fi action movies that feature sprawling metropolises filled with advanced technology, dangerous scientific experiments and both feature Katsuhiro Otomo as a key staff member.
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Both are dark remakes of old science-fiction anime, discussing the truth of consciousness through the interactions of robots and humans. They both have a epic, mournful feel to them as well as similar artistic directions (this mainly being updating the artwork without updating the character design).

Also, they both have brief, sudden moments of English lyric songs that are meant to be mournful and emotional but come off to English speakers (at least myself) as completely hilarious.

They are both really great watches-- if you've enjoyed one but haven't seen the other, I'm almost sure you'll like them both. If you haven't seen either I strongly recommend them.

Opening Theme

"Metropolis" by Toshiyuki Honda

Ending Theme

"There'll Never Be Goodbye" by Minako 'Mooki' Obata

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