Get the Run Down # 6 Tokyo Godfathers
Tokyogodfathers all characters walking in the snow at 20 minutes 10 seconds. © Madhouse Productions Ltd.
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When you Watch Tokyo Godfathers you are greeted by a simple premise that becomes increasingly complex.
Let me explain the premise so you understand what I am talking about. Hanna, Gin, and Miyuki three homeless people find a baby that was dumped in the trash.
Hanna a homosexual drag queen decides to care for the baby. From there our three characters go on a journey to find the baby’s real parents. Specifically the mother.
And what a journey it is.
You will experience car chases, wedding shootouts, fun banter, and so many incredible coincidences.
What amazes me the most is how ahead of the time this film was in both it’s subject matter and message.
As a result, the film does a better job of humanizing homosexuals than most media today.
It made me think about the struggles of the homeless. No other film has had that effect on me.
Since Tokyo Godfathers is not overly hand fisted, it is effective in getting people to listen to its message.
This is one of the reasons why I enjoyed watching Tokyo Godfathers.
The film never persuades me to feel one way or another about a situation, character, etc.
It simply presents it and leaves it up to you to decide.
This reminds me of the famous film Apoclaspe Now which did the same thing.
By never telling you that the Vietnam War was bad or good, you see all angles of it which lets you decide.
In addition to the message, the film itself is one of the best directed, paced, and enjoyable experiences that any film has provided anime or live-action.
The level of detail and fun moments in this film are abundant and exciting. One moment I might be laughing and in the next one be at the edge of my seat.
This is one anime that I could keep talking about for hours. But it could not replace the experience of watching it yourself.
Unfortunately, it’s not streaming anywhere so you need to get it from the library or buy/rent online.
To this day I do not know why only some of Satoshi Kon’s films are available on the major streaming services.
In conclusion, I have only gone over a few key points about the film. Yet it’s nowhere near the experience you will get from watching the film.
Thus you should watch Tokyo Godfathers and experience one of the greatest anime films ever made.
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Tokyo Godfathers a guy trapped under a car at 23 minutes 36 seconds. © Madhouse Productions Ltd.
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