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Tokyo Godfathers
Directed by Satoshi Kon
Produced by Masao Maruyama
Masao Takiyama
Shinichi Kobayashi
Taro Maki
Written by Satoshi Kon
Keiko Nobumoto
Starring Aya Okamoto,
Toru Emori,
Yoshiaki Umegaki
Music by Keiichi Suzuki
Moonriders
Distributed by Sony Pictures Entertainment
Destination Films (USA)
Release date(s) 29 December 2003 (Japan)
16 January 2004 (USA)
Running time 92 minutes
Language Japanese
Budget  ?
All Movie Guide profile
IMDb profile

Tokyo Godfathers (東京ゴッドファーザーズ Tōkyō Goddofāzāzu) is a 2003 anime film by Japanese director Satoshi Kon. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (500x731, 475 KB) Movie poster for Tokyo Godfathers directed by Satoshi Kon. ... Satoshi Kon (今敏 Kon Satoshi, born 12 October 1963 in Kushiro,Hokkaido,Japan) is a highly-regarded director of anime films Perfect Blue (1997), Millennium Actress (2001) and Tokyo Godfathers(2003). ... Masao Takiyama ) is president and representative director of noted Japanese anime satellite television network Animax [1] and executive officer of Sony Pictures Entertainment Japan (SPEJ) [2]. A noted anime producer and production designer, Takiyama first began his career in anime with Fuji Creative Corporation, a subsidiary of Fuji Television, where... Keiko Nobumoto (信本敬子 Nobumoto Keiko), born in Hokkaido on March 19, 1964, is a Japanese screenplay writer, who is well known as the creator of Wolfs Rain and is also responsible for the screenplay for the internationally known Cowboy Bebop. ... Keiichi Suzuki is a Japanese composer and performer, most familiar to US audiences from his music for the Super Nintendo game EarthBound. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Destination Films is Sony Pictures niche film distribution company. ... December 29 is the 363rd day of the year (364th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 2 days remaining. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... January 16 is the 16th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The main cast of the anime Cowboy Bebop (1998) (L to R: Spike Spiegel, Jet Black, Ed Tivrusky, Faye Valentine, and Ein the dog) For the oleo-resin, see Animé (oleo-resin). ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Satoshi Kon (今敏 Kon Satoshi, born 12 October 1963 in Kushiro,Hokkaido,Japan) is a highly-regarded director of anime films Perfect Blue (1997), Millennium Actress (2001) and Tokyo Godfathers(2003). ...


Tokyo Godfathers is Kon's third animated movie, which he wrote and directed. Keiko Nobumoto, noted for being the creator of the Wolf's Rain series and a head scriptwriter for Cowboy Bebop, was also involved in the film's production.   , literally Eastern capital) is the seat of the Japanese government and the Imperial Palace, the home of the Japanese Imperial Family, and the de facto[1] capital of Japan. ... Keiko Nobumoto (信本敬子 Nobumoto Keiko), born in Hokkaido on March 19, 1964, is a Japanese screenplay writer, who is well known as the creator of Wolfs Rain and is also responsible for the screenplay for the internationally known Cowboy Bebop. ... Wolfs Rain ) is a Japanese anime and manga series, created by Keiko Nobumoto and BONES. Originally broadcast across Japan on the anime television network, Animax, and Fuji TV, between January 6, 2003 and July 29, 2003, it ran for a full season of 26 episodes, with four more OVA... Original run April 3, 1998 – April 23, 1999 No. ...

Contents

Storyline

Spoiler warning: Plot and/or ending details follow.

One Christmas eve, three homeless people (a gruff, middle-aged hobo, a transvestite, and a run-away girl) discover an abandoned newborn while foraging through some trash. Desposited with the baby is a note asking the finder to take good care of the unnamed baby and a bag containing clues to the parent's identity. Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday that marks the traditional birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth. ... A homeless person in Paris. ... A performance artist dressed as a hobo Hobo is a term that refers to a subculture of wandering homeless people, particularly those who make a habit of hopping freight trains. ... For a discussion of the history and current usage of the term transvestite, see transvestism. ...


The unlikely group is a pseudo-family with a history: Gin (ギン) is an alcoholic and a gambler who has estranged himself from his wife and daughter; Hana (ハナ) a.k.a. Uncle Bag is an ex-drag queen whose lover died and who aspires to be a mother; Miyuki (ミユキ) is a sullen teen who stabbed her policeman father over a misunderstanding. Hana believes that Kiyoko (清子), the baby, is a gift from Heaven and convinces the others to keep her for the night. Together, in their quest to find the infant's parents, the friends become closer and begin to act like a real family, even to the point that Miyuki has a fantasy in which the four of them have moved into a house, adopted little Kiyoko, and act like the family she always wished she had. King Alcohol and his Prime Minister circa 1820 Alcoholism is the consumption of or preoccupation with alcoholic beverages to the extent that this behavior interferes with the alcoholics normal personal, family, social, or work life. ... Drag queens Luc DArcy and Jerry Cyr and friend at Montreals 2003 Divers/Cité pride parade. ... Heaven is a concept found in many religions or spiritual philosophies, typically described as the Holiest place, accessible according to standards of divinity (goodness, etc. ...


The story is patterned and partially named after the 1948 John Ford Western film Three Godfathers, in which a trio of thieves come to be responsible for a newborn baby. John Ford (February 1, 1894 – August 31, 1973) was one of the most accomplished American film directors of the 1930s to 1960s, known particularly as a director of the Westerns, although his tributes to the veterans of World War II and Americana are also equally effective. ... Three Godfathers is a 1948 western film directed by John Ford. ...


Cast

  • Toru Emori - Gin (voice)
  • Aya Okamoto - Miyuki (voice)
  • Yoshiaki Umegaki - Hana (voice)
  • Shozo Izuka - Oota (voice)

Iizuka Shozo (飯塚 昭三) is a veteran seiyu who was born on May 23, 1933 in Tokyo. ...

Trivia

  • In one scene, three women are heard saying "Of course not, of course not!". In Satoshi Kon's TV series Paranoia Agent, the three women star in the episode "ECT" with the same catchphrase.
  • There are innumberable reocurring instances of the digits 12-25 (i.e. the date of Christmas), such as on license plates, in phone numbers, on taxi meters, and on lottery tickets.

Paranoia Agent ) is a Japanese anime television miniseries about a social phenomenon in Musashino, Tokyo caused by a juvenile serial assailant named Shounen Bat (Bat Boy; called Lil Slugger in the English dub). ... Christmas or Christmas Day is an annual holiday that marks the traditional birthdate of Jesus of Nazareth. ...

External links

  • Tokyo Godfathers at the Internet Movie Database
  • Tokyo Godfathers Review at Anime+ Podcast
  • Tokyo Godfathers Review at Animeworld

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Tokyo Godfathers - definition of Tokyo Godfathers in Encyclopedia (212 words)
Tokyo Godfathers (東京ゴッドファーザーズ) is a 2003 animated film by Japanese director Satoshi Kon.
Tokyo Godfathers is Kon's third animated movie and was written and directed by Kon.
Tokyo Godfathers is 92 minutes long and has an aspect ratio of 1.85:1
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