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


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


Score: 8.001 (scored by 3251732,517 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #5552
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1462
Members: 75,954
Favorites: 1,133


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. 
report Recommended by M0richild
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. 
report Recommended by RecursiveGreen
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.  
report Recommended by movoning
Certainly their art styles are something that immediately connects the two, however they both also share the same brutal, stylized violence and grungy modern life coming into conflict with traditional Japanese culture. I was honestly surprised when I realized they weren't done by the same people! :D 
report Recommended by shadowcat2323
Both movies will stun you with their visual style as well as keep you on the edge of your seat. 
report Recommended by GOKU_NO_SORROW
-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. 
report Recommended by trevb0t
Industrial setting, criminal gangs, philosophy and questions of human existence. 
report Recommended by crashsoul
Kaijuu no Kodomo follows the path of Tekkonkinkreet. A simple adventure story, that follows two boys, turns into an abstract and surreal miracle. Character design, music, visuals and atmosphere transform the anime into something experimental but that doesn't affect it in a bad way. These movies are the reason why Studio 4°C is one of the most stylish and unique studios in the industry right now. 
report Recommended by MultiArt
If you liked the series Durarara!! then I recommend you check out the movie Tekkon Kinkreet. Although both are very different in style, both are similar thematically, dealing with a superficial storyline about gang relations and both share a similar atmosphere. There are deeper currents below the surface of both of these anime and although the darker elements are there, neither anime really beats you over the head to demonstrate the point. The point is made, rather, by events unfurling and by watching what develops around the characters. If you enjoyed the movie for a more extended visit to a similar  read more 
report Recommended by charlie21
One thing that inextricably ties the two together is the bizarre architecture that each of the buildings flaunts with pride. The perennial, overwhelming sense of urban claustrophobia completely pervading the worldliness and freedom of expression of both settings makes either worthy of being recommended alongside the other. Granted, Eizouken hasn't shown enough of its pervasive atmosphere for me to contentiously opine on the state of affairs of its seemingly two-of-a-kind urban landscape. Though, it does feel rather out of touch with its feature-length counterpart in terms of the facial cues that illustrate the characters' emotions. 
report Recommended by Threshould
Different thematically, but they both share a similar aesthetic. Also some of the only anime where the people actually look asian 
report Recommended by seong-hyun
Both are coming of age stories, focusing on the friendship between the two main characters, with the difference being that the main characters are both boys, while the main character of Omoide no Marnie are both girls. Friendship helps the main characters of both anime overcome their problems, as well as learn more about themselves. Both are character-driven stories, featuring great animation and beautiful backgrounds. The only different is that Tekkon Kinkreet has more action. 
report Recommended by BohemianRhapsody
Same studio, similar mix of street punk brotherhood and larger scale crime with hints of the supernatural 
report Recommended by weirdy8
way of drawing have much in common. both are a kind of town's legends. 
report Recommended by akaruihonoo
Similar animation style - Festival animation. And a very nice story. 
report Recommended by Umasuki
Both feature unique art styles which can be initially off-putting along with an almost frenetic pace. Society is dark and twisted, with corruption and greed dominating everyday life. The main characters are flawed and misguided, as well as being hunted in one way or another by the key antagonists. Also, the musical score adds great depth to powerful moments, of which there are many in both. Death is portrayed realistically, with all the loss, regret and pain that comes with it. There is no glory in death, only suffering. 
report Recommended by TwistedChick
- "I don't know what's going on, but I like it and want to continue" - contains quirky characters with their own problems (Kyousougiga being on the lighter end than Tekkonkinkreet) - animation and art style that stands out and is different than what you usually get in anime - surreal settings, themes and action sequences - eccentric cityscapes - doesn't explain stuff upfront, so as to maintain some mistery about the characters & of how things ended up in their state, and to let you think about it These are also one of those abstract shows, and they gave me: - similar overall impression of "scatteredness" of the story or the  read more 
report Recommended by r3gis
Both have a dark, disturbing, strange imagery and an end quite similare in the psychology. 
report Recommended by Zeloft
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. 
report Recommended by Popka