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Title:
Tokyo Godfathers
Author:
Maruyama, Masao.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Culver City, Calif. : Distributed by Columbia TriStar Home Entertainment, [2004]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (91 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
The story takes place on Christmas Eve in Shinjuku, Tokyo. Middle-aged has-been Gin, aging transvestite Hana, and teenage runaway Miyuki are homeless friends who have formed a makeshift family structure bond. That bond is tested when they find an abandoned baby while searching for food in a trash dumpster. They try to care for the infant themselves, and travel throughout the city in search of the baby's parents.
General Note:
Title from container.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2003.

Special features: animax making of featurette; theatrical trailer; bonus trailers.

Closed-captioned.

For specific features see interactive menu.
Language:
Japanese
Reading Level:
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic elements, violent images, languages and some sexual material.
ISBN:
9781404946910
UPC:
043396028142
Format :
DVD

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Japanese filmmaker Satoshi Kon directs his third anime feature with the holiday film Tokyo Godfathers. The story takes place in Shinjuku, Tokyo, on Christmas Eve. Middle-aged has-been Gin, aging transvestite Hana, and teenage runaway Miyuki are three homeless friends who have formed a kind of makeshift family structure. Their bond is tested when they find an abandoned baby while searching for food in a garbage dump. They have no choice but to care for the infant themselves. The group travels throughout the city, searching for the baby's parents and coping with their personal reactions to the situation. Tokyo Godfathers premiered at the Big Apple Anime Fest in 2003. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi