The story takes place in the fictional Treasure Town and centers on a pair of orphaned street kids: the tough, canny Black and the childish, innocent White, together known as the Cats, as they deal with yakuza attempting to take over the city of Treasure Town.
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This one took me completely by surprise. I'd had it recommended before but when I finally saw it; WOW. Epic in the way of the best anime and all the more incredible as it was directed by a New Yorker. Great visuals and kinetic style. Evil, evil, evil bad guys and uniquely quirky heroes. This is definitely one of those crossover pieces that should appeal to anyone that likes great filmmaking.
quite masterful storytelling and colouring more subtle than in other animes. translated dialogue sometimes hinged on cliches; this transgression could be forgiven as the sentiments were so utterly powerful. disturbing, disturbed, and always beautiful.