Tokyo Godfathers

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Synopsis

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people living on the streets of Tokyo find a newborn baby among the trash and set out to find its parents.

Cast

  • Tôru Emori
  • Aya Okamoto
  • Yoshiaki Umegaki
  • Shôzô Îzuka
  • Seizô Katô
  • Hiroya Ishimaru
  • Ryûji Saikachi
  • Yûsaku Yara
  • Kyôko Terase
  • Mamiko Noto

Did You Know?

Trivia

  • The film is full of "12-25" (Christmas) references, including: The number on the key; the cab fare; the address in the newspaper ad; the cab license plate.
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Quotes

    • Hana: If you like the police so much, get THEM to adopt you!
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Metacritic

88

A spellbinding piece of Japanese anime from one of the form's new masters, director-writer Satoshi Kon.

Metacritic review by Michael Wilmington
Michael Wilmington
Chicago Tribune
75

An animated film both harrowing and heartwarming, about a story that will never, ever, be remade by Disney.

Metacritic review by Roger Ebert
Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times