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Tokyo Godfathers


Alternative Titles

English: Tokyo Godfathers
Japanese: 東京ゴッドファーザーズ

Information

Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Aug 30, 2003
Licensors: None found, add some
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 1 hr. 32 min.
Rating: PG-13 - Teens 13 or older

Statistics

Score: 8.331 (scored by 46,394 users)
1 indicates a weighted score. Please note that 'Not yet aired' titles are excluded.
Ranked: #2052
2 based on the top anime page. Please note that 'Not yet aired' and 'R18+' titles are excluded.
Popularity: #641
Members: 84,939
Favorites: 649
8.33
Ranked #205Popularity #641Members 84,939
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Episodes: /1

Synopsis

It’s Christmas Eve and three homeless friends have experienced their own Christmas miracle: while rummaging in a dump for food, they discover a newborn baby. Despite having nothing, the three take the baby in and name her Kiyoko, meaning Pure One.

They embark in search of Kiyoko’s mother, based on the little they know about her from her meager belongings. But the night is young, and the city is vast. Before they know it, these three become entangled in a series of events including kidnapping, death, and a mysterious red envelope.

Kind transwoman Hana, runaway teenager Miyuki, and belligerent Gin make an unlikely trio as they care for the baby and try to find where she belongs. By finally looking towards the future, they are also able to confront their pasts, coming just a little bit closer to finding their own place in the world.

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Characters & Voice Actors

Hana
Hana
Main
Umegaki, Yoshiaki
Japanese
Umegaki, Yoshiaki
Miyuki
Miyuki
Main
Okamoto, Aya
Japanese
Okamoto, Aya
Gin
Gin
Main
Emori, Toru
Japanese
Emori, Toru
Kiyoko
Kiyoko
Supporting
Noto, Mamiko
Japanese
Noto, Mamiko

Staff

Maruyama, Masao
Maruyama, Masao
Producer
Kon, Satoshi
Kon, Satoshi
Director, Script, Character Design
Mima, Masafumi
Mima, Masafumi
Sound Director
Nobumoto, Keiko
Nobumoto, Keiko
Script


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"Ode to Joy" by Moonriders



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kiriska
Sep 3, 2008
I started watching this movie knowing little more than that it was directed by Satoshi Kon, and even though I'm a fan of the man's work in general, I must say I was pleasantly surprised.

STORY - In brief, Tokyo Godfathers is a heart-warming Christmas story about family. Slightly elaborated, it's a rather unique slice-of-life movie featuring a less-than-average family. Sure, inspiration was taken from an old western film (3 Godfathers), but I haven't seen it, and I don't think having seen it would have affected the charm of this one. (Other than the bare bones, the details of the two movies are vastly different anyway.) read more
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zacoist
Dec 25, 2014
The holiday season is finally here, and with the holidays always come the festivities. Shopping, spending time with family, decorating the Christmas tree, cuddling with loved ones alongside the soft embers of the fireplace: these are all the ideals of a perfect Christmas. After all, there's nothing more to love about Christmas than the gifts or the food, right? Well, maybe if you're a middle-aged salaryman. To our three protagonists, they'd just be happy if they could find a leftover bottle of booze in Tokyo's garbage dumps.

Little did they know that they were setting themselves up for a wild goose chase to find not read more
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Faust721
Feb 17, 2007
From the creator of Perfect Blue comes Tokyo Godfathers.

Story: This story is about 3 homeless people (a washed-up father/husband, a homo, and a runaway teen) during the Christmas Holidays. The story gets going when they find an abandoned baby at a dump site. Even though one of them wants to raise the baby himself, they knew that they couldn't, so they go on a search for the baby's parents. As this search goes on, they start to learn about each others past's and we see how it ties into the present.

While it may seem like a pretty straight forward concept, Kon Satoshi manages to fully read more
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mcabreza
Aug 27, 2011
What else can I say... This movie had a great storyline, a huge unexpected twist near the ending, held mystery from the very beginning, had very witty humor (I caught myself laughing out loud many times), characters were well introduced, it was rather heartwarming as well, family-focused, gives definition to what life truly is, pacing and story progression was really good, art was outstanding, I really have to say that I enjoyed this movie A LOT. Made me remember the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present and Future but twisted it up a bit. This was a remarkable movie. I recommend it to everyone. I added read more
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