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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
Producers: Kadokawa Shoten
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 7.621 (scored by 22,716 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #12312
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1232
Members: 42,571
Favorites: 268
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Episodes: /1

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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Tomita, Kousei
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Kobayashi, Kei
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Staff

Maseba, Yutaka
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Producer
Rintaro
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Director
Mima, Masafumi
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Sound Director
Otomo, Katsuhiro
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Script


Edit Opening Theme

"Metropolis" by Toshiyuki Honda

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



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5camp
Nov 5, 2012
Metropolis is…a silent film from 1927 by the German director Fritz Lang. It’s set in a dystopian future where some naive teenager tries to overcome the class system to pursue love.

Metropolis is…a manga written in 1949 by Osamu Tezuka. Its similarities to the original film are pretty limited, mainly because Tezuka hadn’t even seen the film when he wrote the manga. He’d only seen a single picture in a magazine and thought it looked pretty rad.

Metropolis is…an anime movie from 2001 that’s loosely based on Tezuka’s manga, but also tries to bring in some plot elements from the original movie. It had an all-star team read more
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ktulu007
Jul 17, 2014
Let me take a moment to talk about Metropolis. Metropolis was one of the most notable pioneering sci-fi works released back in 1927. It was directed by Fritz Lang and written by Fritz Lang and Thea von Harbou. The film is a classic of the genre, in spite of some scenes being lost, and every sci-fi fan should watch it. Why do I bring this up when it has nothing to do with anime? Well, back in 1949 Tezuka Osamu, who you may know as the creator of Astro Boy and Kimba the White Lion, made a manga inspired by the film, also titled Metropolis. read more
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CynicalXperiment
Nov 3, 2014
Adapted from the comic strip by famed Osamu Tezuka (which drew inspiration from Fritz Lang’s 1927 film of the same name), Metropolis was created in 2001 by Madhouse studios and made massive leaps in 3D integration for the anime medium. Comparing the film realistically to the black and white film is utterly pointless, as this movie truly is it’s own special entity with its own collection of accomplishments and faults.

The namesake setting is where humanity has progressed the most in technology so far in the world, and has resulted in a vast, futuristic city inhabited by different classes of people and robots. As the higher read more
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Hush
Jul 16, 2007
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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Poll: Metropolis Episode 1 Discussion
Naruleach - Aug 1, 2009
23 replies by rolltier »»
Aug 19, 12:45 AM
I use to think the climax of this film was a dream I had
Oulchura - Aug 16
0 replies by Oulchura »»
Aug 16, 6:49 PM

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