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Synonyms: Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis, Robotic Angel
Japanese: メトロポリス


Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: May 26, 2001
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Manga
Genres: AdventureAdventure, DramaDrama, RomanceRomance, Sci-FiSci-Fi
Theme: DetectiveDetective
Demographic: ShounenShounen
Duration: 1 hr. 49 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older


Score: 7.521 (scored by 4389043,890 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #17192
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1943
Members: 105,092
Favorites: 617

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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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Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Otomo, Katsuhiro


Opening Theme

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"Metropolis" by Toshiyuki Honda

Ending Theme

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


Jul 18, 2021
It's actually upsetting just how forgotten this movie is, because there is so much to love about it. I feel like it genuinely earns a spot up there with other brilliant classics in anime like Akria, Ghost in the Shell, and Perfect Blue. So much work went into the production of this film and I can appreciate every scene in it without fail because of how much care and love is put into it.

The best part of this movie is easily the animation. There's not a second that goes by where something isn't moving. There could be a very basic shot of the main characters ...
Dec 18, 2022
Mixed Feelings
I could feel those animators crack their knuckles, the blood and bones from their hands sticking out. A visual showcase of mastery like not many other animated films, sadly, I wish I could say the same for the story.

Metropolis explores a futuristic dilemma of humans being replaced by robots. As functional beings, the story of robots being better is something of a typical sci-fi element these days. The story is taken from an old manga, and it really shows. A dated protagonist with dated sidekicks, dated villains with dated motives. By dated, I don't mean to say it's inherently bad, but when adapting a story ...
Apr 19, 2022

The fancy CGI, the main selling point of Metropolis is terrible.
The best shots are the ones where there are no humans because all the humans look hilariously awful. Everyone is drawn like a mutant Stretch Armstrong accept for Kenichi who looks an awful lot like Astro Boy.

The story is deeply unoriginal.
The worst use of the tower of Babel myth I've ever seen, mixed in with dozens of other cliches, the Naive super weapon robot child, robots as a metaphor for classism or some other ism whatever is in vogue, at least 15 fake out deaths mostly of the same handful of characters.

Metropolis ...

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