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1,895 Ratings

Tokyo Godfathers

Directed by Satoshi Kon
Japan, 2003
Animation, Drama, Adventure


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.

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Tokyo Godfathers Directed by Satoshi Kon

Awards & Festivals

Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival

2003 | Winner: Best Animated Feature Film

2003 | Special Mention: Orient Express Award

Critics reviews

Not just a great work of animation or a great Neo-Realist fable, but also as one of the great city films, leading us through an impeccably composed vision of Tokyo drawn from reference photographs Kon took throughout the city.
December 20, 2017
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