Metropolis

Edit
What would you like to edit?
 

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
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

Statistics

Score: 7.521 (scored by 4123941,239 users)
1 indicates a weighted score.
Ranked: #16042
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #1860
Members: 95,858
Favorites: 563

External Links

7.52
Ranked #1604Popularity #1860Members 95,858
Add to List
Episodes: /1
* Your list is public by default.

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...

[Written by MAL Rewrite]

Background

No background information has been added to this title. Help improve our database by adding background information here.

Related Anime


Characters & Voice Actors

Ham Egg

Supporting
Ebara, Masashi
Japanese

Red, Duke

Supporting
Ishida, Tarou
Japanese

Lamp, Acetylene

Supporting
Chiba, Shigeru
Japanese

Foodstand Vendor

Supporting

Notarin

Supporting
Yashiro, Shun
Japanese

Staff

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


Edit

Opening Theme

Preview
Spotify
Apple Music
Amazon Music
Youtube Music
"Metropolis" by Toshiyuki Honda
Edit

Ending Theme

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



Nov 5, 2012
Mixed Feelings
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 ...
Jun 18, 2009
Madhouse Studios you’ve done it again. This art studio’s art always amazes me. For this movie they use a mix a cells and digital that looks drop dead gorgeous. There is a lot attention to detail and also very colorful. Must say, I love Mr. Tezuakes character designs.

This film is adaptation of one of Mr. Tezuaka’s earlier sci-fi work (before Astro Boy) Metropolis. There are some great interviews with the director talking about Mr. Tezuaka on the feature disc.

The music for this movie is awesome, does a good job of setting the mood, while also being diverse and enjoyable. One of my favorite songs ...
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. ...

Interest Stacks

by FiviG
26 Entries · 6 Restacks
by Hatul
44 Entries · 96 Restacks
50 Entries · 10 Restacks

Recommendations


Recent News

North American Anime & Manga Releases for October

North American Anime & Manga Releases for October

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for October Week 1: October 2 - 8 Anime Releases Bishoujo Senshi Sailor Moon S: Kaguya Hime no Koibito DVD Bis...read more

North American Anime & Manga Releases for February

North American Anime & Manga Releases for February

Here are the North American anime & manga releases for February Week 1: February 7 - 13 Anime Releases Beelzebub Part 2 D-Frag! Complete Collection Blu-ray &...read more


Recent Forum Discussion

How much Steampunk, how much Cyberpunk?
ukonkivi - Dec 13, 2009
5 replies by asei »»
Jun 16, 2:33 AM
Poll: Metropolis Episode 1 Discussion
Naruleach - Aug 1, 2009
40 replies by Stardew »»
Jun 12, 11:53 PM
I use to think the climax of this film was a dream I had
ChristmasCookies - Aug 16, 2016
1 replies by Apakabar »»
Sep 25, 2018 7:28 AM
its a good one...too.
kisami - Dec 19, 2008
5 replies by BohemianRhapsody »»
Oct 26, 2015 11:07 AM
German 1927 Silent Film
Pierre_Bezukhov - Sep 1, 2009
5 replies by CynicalXperiment »»
Mar 16, 2014 12:24 AM

Recent Featured Articles

60 Breathtaking Anime Backgrounds From 17 Different Anime

60 Breathtaking Anime Backgrounds From 17 Different Anime

Great background art can really make a difference in elevating an anime to greatness. Feast your eyes on these 46 beautiful anime backgrounds.

by

294,993 views

Top Anime at the Box Office That's Not Ghibli or a Damn Toy Commercial

Top Anime at the Box Office That's Not Ghibli or a Damn Toy Commercial

Look at the top ten most successful anime at the American box office and its... almost all Pokemon, other toy/card game show adaptations, and Studio Ghibli films. But what other anime films have managed to make money in their limited releases?

by

23,921 views