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A brutal elegy for our changing times as well as a tour-de-force of visual artistry, Tekkon Kinkreet is a deeply resonant story with a heart. The title Tekkon Kinkreet is a play on the Japanese words for 'concrete,' 'iron,' and 'muscle,' and it suggests the warring images of steel and concrete cities amassing against the powers of the imagination. Until now, at least in imports abroad, anime style has almost entirely been characterized by wide-eyed heroes, big robots, and uninspired plotting. Tekkon Kinkreet jettisons these stereotypes in favor of a more realistic, European ethos, successfully incorporating engaging child characters and a complex action plot into a poetic, engaging story.
Let this movie take you to a different world where street children can almost fly from building to building and take on mafia thugs who try to take over their town. Read morePublished on Sept. 18 2011 by d_sanchez
If not quite the genius level of Miyazaki, this is still different,
thoughtful and original.
It involves two 13 year old boys, Black and White, who live in a... Read more