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Metropolis (2001)

Metoroporisu (original title)
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Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuka Imoto ...
Tima (voice)
Kei Kobayashi ...
Kenichi (voice)
Kôki Okada ...
Rock (voice)
Tarô Ishida ...
Duke Red (voice)
Kôsei Tomita ...
Hige-Oyaji (voice)
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Pero (voice)
Junpei Takiguchi ...
Dr. Laughton (voice)
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Ponkotz (voice)
Masaru Ikeda ...
President Boon (voice)
Shun Yashiro ...
Notarlin (voice)
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Skunk (voice)
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Lamp (voice)
Masashi Ebara ...
Ham Egg (voice)
Takaya Hashi ...
Lyon (voice)
Norihiro Inoue ...
Atlas (voice)
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Storyline

Metropolis is a visually stunning, rich, and memorable pleasure. It's contributors have brought us other classics such as Astroboy and Akira. The story takes place in the muti-leveled, fascinating, megalopolis called Metropolis. Metropolis is loosely ruled by Duke Red, who is close to presenting his ultimate work, an advanced AI robot girl named Tima. His son; however, is an opponent of AI and resents Tima. Tima finds herself deep within the labyrinth of Meteoplolis. She befriends the kind son of a police officer and begins exploring her new world. When Duke Red's son separates this new friendship, he puts much more at risk than anyone thought possible. Written by Seeslee

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and images of destruction | See all certifications »

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25 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€21,151 (Italy) (23 June 2002)

Gross:

$636,830 (USA) (1 June 2003)
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A total of 150,000 animation cells were used. See more »

Goofs

Rock's costume disappears in the Throne of Power scene. See more »

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[first title card]
Title Card: "Every epoch dreams its successor." - Jules Michelet
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References Aliens (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

St. James Infirmary
Words and Music by Irving Mills
Performed by Atsuki Kimura
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An Amazing Milestone In Anime History !!!
18 March 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

When I first saw this I was totally blown away by its beautiful animation and groundbreaking use of music! It really made me lyrical in a way few anime does - Rintaro and Otomo really has what it takes to make a masterpiece. The blend of charming old-fashioned technology and allusions to modern phenomenons makes it the perfect anime for the beginning of 21st century!

Metropolis is based on Tesuka Osamus first manga and later gave inspiration to his more famous "Astro Boy". Some story elements and characters from Tesukas later works are clearly inserted in Metropolis to make it work as a movie, which in this case is good... The choice of music is, in my opinion, daring and rather funny; jazzy tunes spiced with hits from the 60s (Ray Charles) sets the tone of the "optimistic atomic age". All in all, well made nostalgia...

I could go on forever with this rant, so I spare you that if you see this little animated gem! Rent it, buy it, steal it (if necessary ;) , you won't regret it!


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