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Tekkon Kinkreet

The other night I sat down and watched Tekkon Kinkreet (a Japanese term for reinforced concretet). I used to watch a bit of anime but have recently slacked off because I just wasn’t finding a whole lot that I was interested in. Tekkon Kinkreet has to be one of the best Japanese animated movies I’ve seen in a long time. Whether you are just watching it for the beautiful visuals or are intrigued by the fantastic story, this movie has a lot to offer.

The story follows the lives of two homeless boys who live in a city called Treasure Town. One boy is named black and the other is white. Black is the older and more jaded of the two while White is basically an innocent kid. The story is one part urban drama, one part crime drama, one part fantasy and just a dash of sci-fi sprinkled into the mix. The story moves all over the place from humor to heartbreak, then from revenge to madness. If you get a chance to pick this up I highly recommend it.

  1. Image from Comics 212 by Christopher Butcher. Copyright 2006 Studio 4°C. []

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