Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tekkon Kinkreet

Tekkon Kinkreet or Tekkonkinkreet (the English version) is a feature length anime. It was released in Japan in 2006 and was adapted from the one volume manga series by Taiyo Mathumoto: Black and White. The film was originally supposed to be directed by Koji Morimoto who wanted to turn it into a 3D film. But after realizing that there is grate difficulty in expressing emotion in 3D, he lost interest in the project. Then Michael Arias was allowed to direct the film after he persuaded Studio 4ÂșC to give him a chance. This has made Michael Arias the first non-Japanese director of a major anime film. (So for all you aspiring non-Japanese that want to get into the anime business there is hope. But remember he has worked he non-Japanese butt off for many many many years prior to this film, and has lived and worked in Japan for over 15 years.)

Tekkon Kinkreet takes place in Takara Machi (Treasure city) and centres around two street kids Kuro (Black) and Shiro (White). They take care of each other like they were brothers. Kuro is older, very canny, and has a bit of a lust for blood but he also has a caring side. Shiro is younger in age and in the way he acts and his view of the world. They are known throughout the city as neko (cats), and when the yukaza and others try to take over the city, they fight back causing mayhem and destruction across the city.

I really liked this anime the storyline is very good for a feature length anime. Then two main characters draw you into the film and have you rooting for them the whole way through. I also really enjoyed the soundtrack music by Plaid . So if you’re looking for an anime that is an all rounder Tekkon Kinkreet is it. A shout out to Selph for telling me about this anime

The English trailer (I thought the Japanese one was better)