- Summary: Based on the Manga series, "Black and White", by Taiyo Matsumoto, Tekkonkinkreet is the story of two orphans who rule the streets of Treasure Town, keeping it safe from the terrors that plague it--the Yakuza and religious fanatics. But the biggest threat of all comes in the form of Kiddy Kastle, a corporate monster that wants to change Treasure Town to fit its own agenda. The orphans will fight tooth and nail to protect their home from such a fate. … Expand
- Director: Michael Arias
- Genre(s): Action, Adventure, Crime, Animation
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JenniferH.10Exciting and beautiful, a kaleidoscope of color and action.
joeR3Having heard nothing but rave reviews for this film, I have to say I was extremely excited to see Tekkonkinkreet. Unfortunately, as much as I loved the manga Black and White, in watching this anime adaption something seemed askew. Yes all the characters were there as well as that beautiful and distinctive visual style. The problem was that I just didn't feel anything for this movie. Whether it be the flat character development, heartless cliche ridden dialogue or the censored intensity, Tekkonkinkreet falls flat for me. Now initially I had thought it was my own immaturity or lack of refinement and education in interpreting all of the symbolism, double meanings and thought provoking ideas in play. I soon realized however, that those things are simply not present, or at least not in the way that they should be. This fact is made even more apparent by the awkward monologues of white, the flashy showdown with the minotaur and the cut and paste feel of the various story elements. Even the ending feels so out of place with the story that you would think the writers forgot what movie they were supposed to be working on. It's seems odd to me that any movie adaption can follow a manga fairly well and yet feel so far removed from it. In the end the visuals are the only thing that carries this frustrating and even annoying movie… Expand