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Tokyo Godfathers(東京ゴッドファーザーズ)

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Japan · 2003
Rated PG-13 · 1h 33m
Director Satoshi Kon
Starring Aya Okamoto, Yoshiaki Umegaki, Toru Emori, Satomi Kourogi
Genre Animation, Drama

One Christmas Eve three homeless people — middle-aged alcoholic Gin, former drag queen Hana, and teenaged runaway Miyuki — discover an abandoned newborn while searching through the garbage for presents and set out on a journey to return her to her parents. A bizarre, heartwarming holiday tragicomedy inspired by Peter B. Kyne's novel "Three Godfathers."

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The story takes some kooky turns and, at times, delves into the supernatural.


Variety by Ken Eisner

With its masterful grasp of comedy, pathos, social commentary and mystical weirdness, Tokyo Godfathers takes anime to a whole new level.


Los Angeles Times by Manohla Dargis

As with the greatest animated films, the triumph of Kon's work lies not just in its beauty and singularly sophisticated storytelling but in how that beauty and storytelling combine to give the films a sting so human you can forget you're watching a cartoon.

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