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: 7.991 (scored by 3440134,401 users)
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Ranked: #5342
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Popularity: #1518
Members: 81,527
Favorites: 1,189
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The streets of Treasure Town are said to belong to "The Cats." They know everything that goes on in the city, and no one can stir up trouble without going through them first. In reality, The Cats are a pair of orphan boys called Black and White, who aren’t afraid of anything or anyone.

But their rule of the streets is challenged when the Yakuza come to town and start making changes. The wild Black and the carefree White have no one to rely on but themselves to get their Treasure Town back to the way it was. But their bond is tested as they quickly realize going back to how things were may no longer be an option.

[Written by MAL Rewrite]


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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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

Dec 20, 2007
bateszi (All reviews)
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
Mar 13, 2008
Phill-z (All reviews)
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
Oct 26, 2018
literaturenerd (All reviews)

This isn't going to be an easy one to review. I have very mixed feelings towards Tekkon Kinkreet. It's one of those anime that to me wasn't great and certainly wasn't bad. However, that isn't to say it was average. It's more accurate to say it was simultaneously spectacular, and a total piece of shit...so it ended up in the middle.

Oh and Spoiler alert! I can't really talk about why I'm conflicted with this film unless I go into some spoiler territory.

Plot and characters:

We are introduced to a wild and beautifully animated city. According to the director, this city was created by taking elements read more
Apr 29, 2015
dyslina (All reviews)
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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