Tokyo Godfathers12A

Directed by Kon Satoshi | Japan | 2004 | 1h 28m | Japanese w/ English subtitles | Starring Aya Okamoto, Tory Emori, Yoshiaki Umegaki

During a Christmas Eve in Tokyo, a ragtag homeless trio discovers an abandoned newborn while looking through the bins for food. With only a handful of clues to the baby’s identity, the three misfits search the city to try and reunite the child with its parents. A funny and poignant tale of the importance of family that has become an unconventional animated Christmas classic.


‘For all its echoes of Frank Capra and Charlie Chaplin, the movie is also a love letter to modern Tokyo, whose alleyways and skyscrapers are drafted with flawless precision and tinted with tenderness and warmth.’
Dana Stevens, The New York Times

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

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