Tachiguishi Retsuden

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Synonyms: Tachigui - The Amazing Lives of the Fast Food Grifters
Japanese: 立喰師列伝
French: Tachiguishi
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Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Apr 8, 2006
Producers: None found, add some
Licensors: Discotek Media
Studios: Production I.G
Source: Original
Genres: ComedyComedy, GourmetGourmet
Duration: 1 hr. 44 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 5.351 (scored by 315315 users)
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Ranked: #120822
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #12342
Members: 1,370
Favorites: 2

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Immediately following the end of the World War II, Tokyo was trying to emerge from the rubble. In a corner of the black market stood a flimsy soba (buckwheat noodle) eatery.
It was a delicate time just before the closing. A man appeared at the threshold. "One moongaze (raw egg). With soba." This was none other than the legendary Fast Food Grifter known as Moongaze Ginji. His relentless scam quietly initiates.

The time changes. In the midst of the first anti Japan-US Security Treaty movement (1960), the streets rumored about Foxy Croquette O-Gin, a beautiful lady Fast Food Grifter, who disappeared all of a sudden. Wandering the alleys in the years of the economic miracle was Crying Inumaru, the loser. Then came Cold Badger Masa, whose scandalous death made people aware of the presence of Fast Food Grifters within the Japanese society. Beefbowl Ushigoro put an end to a major gyudon (beef and rice bowl) restaurant chain. And it is not possible not to mention Hamburger Tetsu, who shocked the entire fast food industry.

Fast Food Grifters are the phantoms that rise and fall with the shifting diet-styles. They are the dissenting heroes who carved their names on the dark side of dietary culture with their glare. Now their legend revives, strong as ever...

(Source: Production I.G.)


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Characters & Voice Actors


Hyoudou, Mako

Manager Kamiyama

Kamiyama, Kenji


Yamadera, Kouichi


Oshii, Mamoru
Director, Storyboard, Original Creator, Screenplay
Nishikubo, Mizuho
Episode Director


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Ending Theme

"Haiiro no Hanabira (灰色の花びら)" by Mako Hyoudou


Oct 17, 2009
What place does food have in your life?

This is the question at the heart of Tachiguishi Retsuden, a question at once simple and yet surprisingly deep. Absurdly deep it turns out. Some of us eat just to survive: mealtime being the minimum effort required to replenish energy. Some of us eat for love of food: taking the time to savor new flavors, new dishes, new culinary adventures. Most of us probably find a balance between the two. But only an elite caste has refined Food into a true philosophy, an affirmation and definition of self, an art form: the Fast Food Grifters.

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Apr 17, 2019
Mixed Feelings

It's time for another ultra obscure review! Today I'm looking at "Tachiguishi: The Amazing Lives of Fast Food Grifters!" This was a 2006 movie written, produced, and directed by the legendary Mamoru Oshii. It's free to to view on Youtube with accurate subs...yet only 100 MAL users have seen it! This is considered Oshii's forgotten movie for a good reason...it's EASILY the worst thing he's ever made. We can forgive Oshii though because to err is human. Even the greatest film directors usually make at least one dud, unless they die young like Tarkovsky.


Fast Food Grifters is an ostensibly comedic mockumentary about Japan's most legendary ...

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