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Tekkonkinkreet

Michael Arias's anime adaptation of Taiyo Matsumoto's manga series tells the tale of a pair of orphans who attempt to prevent the Yakuza and their assorted violent and corrupt allies from taking over their city.

The Cats, streetwise orphan Black (Kuro) and his naive friend White (Shiro), are on a mission to control the violence on the streets of Treasure Town by beating down any foes.

They come across thugs, religious fanatics and the Yakuza before meeting their fiercest opponents yet: a foreign-run company called Kiddy Kastle which is planning on tearing down the town and replacing it with an amusement park.

It's up to Black and White to use their very different approaches to save their city.

With Tekkonkinkreet, (roughly translated as 'steel reinforced concrete'), Arias became the first American director to direct a major anime in a Japanese studio.

In Japanese with English subtitles.

(2006) Cert: 12

Tekkonkinkreet synopsis

Rival gangs of kids, Yakuza, cops and aliens clash in a crime-filled fictional city in director Michael Arias's striking anime

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