This my friends, is a masterpiece of a movie. Three homeless people, A runaway teen, a alcoholic father, and an ageing trans woman, are wandering the streets on Christmas eve, when they find a baby abandoned in a dump. They decide to care for it, while they wander around trying to find her mother, meeting several oddballs on their way.
Directed my the great Satoshi Kon, this movie is a must watch for anybody! It’s hilarious, touching, and will have you at the edge of your seat by the end of the crazy journey!
…Aaaaannd, now it’s on Netflix! If you don’t have it, you can also watch it here: http://www.goodanime.net/tokyo-godfathers-movie
Go watch it!
I love anime because of the way it can be anything. Artistic, intellectual, targeted at kids or adults or everyone, sometimes stupid and often engaging, adrenalin pumping or a complete mindfuck of a narrative maze. That because these shows or movies or shorts are animated and Japanese would limit them somehow or relegate their potential to one type of creation is baffling.
Because Anime is a medium, not a genre.
New anime from Shinichiro Watanabe (creator of Cowboy Bebop) “Space Dandy is about a guy just trying to make his way in the galaxy, traveling around finding aliens and just trying to make a living. In addition to being created by Watanabe (Cowboy Bebop), the show has an amazing roster of talent. It’s co-directed by Shingo Natsume (Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star of Milos), and written by Keiko Nobumoto (Wolf’s Rain, Cowboy Bebop, Macross Plus), Dai Sato (Cowboy Bebop, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, Eureka 7, Ergo Proxy) and Kimiko Ueno (Shin Chan). And the aliens will be designed by a slew of different designers.” via iO9『スペース☆ダンディ』ティザーPV／『SPACE☆DANDY』Teaser (by BandaiVisual)
Today (August, 24th) marks exactly 3 years after the death of Satoshi Kon, the director behind masterpieces like Perfect Blue and Millennium Actress. He also collaborated on several other animated productions.
An early departure for one of the most acclaimed minds of the industry.
"With my heart full of gratitude for everything good in the world.
I’ll put down my pen.”
Satoshi Kon 1963 - 2010