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Tekkon Kinkreet


Alternative Titles

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

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Dec 23, 2006
Producers: Aniplex, Tokyo MX
Studios: Studio 4°C
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 51 min.
Rating: R - 17+ (violence & profanity)

Statistics

Score: 8.121 (scored by 21,169 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #4002
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1205
Members: 43,664
Favorites: 773
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Episodes: /1

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.

Background

At the 2006 Mainichi Film Awards, the film won the Best Film Award. At the 2008 Tokyo International Anime Fair it won the Best Original Story and Best Art Direction awards. It also won the 2008 Japan Academy Prize for Animation of the Year.

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Characters & Voice Actors

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

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


Edit Opening Theme

"this city" by Plaid

Edit Ending Theme

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



More reviewsReviews

bateszi
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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Phill-z
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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dyslina
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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Sharvak
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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