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Tokyo Godfathers (movie)

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©2003 Satoshi Kon_Mad House/Tokyo Godfathers Committee.

Alternative title:
Héroes al rescate (Spanish)
Los Padrinos de Tokio (Spanish)
Os Padrinhos de Tóquio (Portuguese)
Rodzice chrzestni z Tokio (Polish)
Tokiói keresztapák
Однажды в Токио (Russian)
東京ゴッドファーザーズ (Japanese)
東京教父 (Chinese (Taiwan))
Genres: comedy, drama
Objectionable content: Significant
Plot Summary: On Christmas Eve, three homeless people residing in Tokyo -- middle-aged alcoholic Gin, teenage runaway Miyuki, and former drag queen Hana -- were looking through a dumpster for Christmas gifts, when cries from a baby drew their attention. Believing this was a gift from God, Hana, not being able to have a child of her own, vowed to take care of the abandoned baby girl. They then, together, begin to search for the baby's mother. Through Christmas Eve to the end of the year, they encounter a variety of characters and find people they thought they'd never see again. 
User Ratings: 2217 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 433 votes (sub:347, dub:51, ?:4, raw:2, others:29
6 Spanish subtitled
4 German dubbed
3 French subtitled
3 Portuguese subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
2 Italian dubbed
1 French edited dub
1 Portuguese dubbed
1 German subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Russian dubbed
1 Turkish subtitled
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Swedish subtitled
 Excellent: 775 votes (sub:649, dub:81, ?:9, raw:5, others:31
6 Spanish subtitled
5 German dubbed
5 Spanish dubbed
4 Italian dubbed
2 Russian subtitled
2 Italian subtitled
2 French subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Finnish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Portuguese subtitled
1 Danish subtitled
 Very good: 590 votes (sub:482, dub:62, ?:8, raw:2, edit.dub:1, others:35
7 Spanish subtitled
6 Italian dubbed
5 French subtitled
4 Portuguese subtitled
4 Spanish dubbed
1 French dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Romanian subtitled
1 Danish subtitled
1 German subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
1 Russian subtitled
1 German dubbed
 Good: 267 votes (sub:207, dub:38, ?:2, raw:2, others:18
5 Spanish subtitled
3 Russian subtitled
3 Spanish dubbed
1 German dubbed
1 Spanish edited dub
1 Dutch subtitled
1 Italian dubbed
1 Russian edited dub
1 Chinese Mandarin subtitled
1 Polish subtitled
 Decent: 82 votes (sub:56, dub:17, ?:4, raw:2, others:3
1 Russian subtitled
1 French dubbed
1 Dutch subtitled
 So-so: 26 votes (sub:18, dub:6, raw:1, edit.dub:1)
 Not really good: 10 votes (sub:9, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
 Weak: 11 votes (sub:8, others:3
1 Italian subtitled
1 Spanish subtitled
1 German subtitled
 Bad: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Awful: 5 votes (sub:4, dub:1)
 Worst ever: 13 votes (sub:13)
Seen in part or in whole by 3191 users, rank: #333 (of 9555)
Median rating: Excellent
Arithmetic mean: 8.392 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.4542, rank: #244 (of 9693)
Weighted mean: 8.386 (Very good+), rank: #210 (of 9693) (seen all: 8.40 / seen some: 8.19 / won't finish: 4.00)
Bayesian estimate: 8.381 (Very good+), rank: #104 (of 7284)
Running time: 92 minutes
Vintage: 2003
Premiere date:
2003-08-30 (New York - Big Apple Anime Fest)
2003-10-02 (San Diego Asian Film Festival)
2003-11-08 (Japan)
2003-12-05 (Los Angeles, California)
2004-01-16 (Italy - Future Film Festival)
2004-01-16 (USA [limited release])
2004-08-13 (Taiwan)
2008-06-02 (Latin America - Animax (Reciclo))
Release dates: We have 5
Links: We have 1
Trivia: We have 4
Tokyo Godfathers (Sep 16, 2003)
News: Show:
Anime at CEN Awards (Mar 21, 2005)
Fantasia Anime (Jul 6, 2004)
Oscar Nominees Announced (Jan 27, 2004)
Tokyo Godfather's Clips (Jan 15, 2004)
New Satoshi Kon Movie (Apr 11, 2002)
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Blu-ray + DVD combo
    Tokyo Godfathers (BD+DVD) 2020-06-02 (from $22.86)
DVD (Region 1)
    Tokyo Godfathers (Sub.DVD) 2004-04-13 (from $11.58)

Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Satoshi Kon
Original story: Satoshi Kon
Character Design:
Kenichi Konishi
Satoshi Kon
Art Director: Nobutaka Ike
Sound Director: Masafumi Mima
Co-Director: Shougo Furuya
Director of Photography: Katsutoshi Sugai
Producer: Masao Maruyama

Casting Management: Tsutomu Kashiwakura
Chief animator: Kenichi Konishi
Co-Producer: Satoki Toyada
Color design: Satoshi Hashimoto
Computer Programming: Hiroshi Yamaoka
Digital Harmony:
Kei Ichikura
Keiko Itogawa
Digital Optical Recording: Noboru Nishio
Ending Title: Yukio Kumagai (Nihon Effect Center)
Film Development, Timing: Hiroaki Hirabayashi
Finish Animation:
Bo-Ra Choi (DR Busan)
Dong Wook Baek (DR Busan)
Eu-Jene Jung (DR Movie)
Eun Jin Hong (DR Busan)
Eun Suk Jeong (DR Movie)
Hee Jung Jung (DR Busan)
Hee Kyoung Choi (DR Busan)
Hee Kyung Park (DR Movie)
Hye Mi Shin (DR Busan)
Hyun Ji An (DR Movie)
Hyun-Woo Lee (DR Busan)
Jeong Ah Yim (DR Busan)
Ji Sung Choi (DR Busan)
Jin Young Kwon (DR Movie)
Jung Ah Park (DR Movie)
Jung Eun Kim (DR Movie)
Jung Eun Lee (DR Movie)
Ki Jeong Choi (DR Busan)
Mi Hwa Lee (DR Busan)
Mi Yeon Lee (DR Movie)
Min Ju Kim (DR Busan)
Saeng Hoi Seo (DR Busan)
Seung Hee Song (DR Movie)
Su Im Oh (DR Busan)
Su-Ra Choi (DR Busan)
Sun I Choi (DR Movie)
Sung Hee Seo (DR Busan)
Yong Kyoung Park (DR Movie)
Youn Suk Na (DR Movie)
Young Shim Lee (DR Movie)
Young Sun Choi (DR Busan)
Yun Hee Park (DR Movie)
In-Between Animation:
Chae Ryung Yu (DR Movie)
Chul-Ho Jang (DR Movie)
Eriko Kubokawa (Madhouse)
Eun Hee An (DR Movie)
Eun Mi Pyun (DR Movie)
Eun Soon Byun (DR Movie)
Ga Jin Lee (Madhouse)
Hee Eun Choi (DR Movie)
Hee Jin Jung (DR Movie)
Hidehiko Sawada (Madhouse)
Houng Mi-Young (Madhouse)
Hye-Soon Byun (DR Movie)
Hyeon Soo Joung (DR Movie)
Hyo-Sun Lee (DR Movie)
Hyun Ju Park (DR Movie)
Ikumi Fukumoto (Madhouse)
Jee Young Soung (DR Movie)
Jeong-Hui Kim (DR Movie)
Ji Eun Kim (DR Movie)
Jin Ju Go (DR Movie)
Kanae Miyoshi (Madhouse)
Kaori Miyazaki (Madhouse)
Kayo Ikeda (Madhouse)
Keiko Yamashita (Madhouse)
Kyung Seok Park (DR Movie)
Maki Saitou (Madhouse)
Makoto Yoshimura (Madhouse)
Masato Tezuka (Madhouse)
Megumi Tonegawa (Madhouse)
Mi Ok Lee (DR Movie)
Michiko Nagano (Madhouse)
Naoko Masui (Madhouse)
Natsumi Okumoto (Madhouse)
Seok Sun Shin (DR Movie)
Seon Ea Kim (DR Movie)
So Kyung Lee (DR Movie)
Suk-Hwa Park (DR Movie)
Taiki Imamura (Madhouse)
Yeong Mi Heo (DR Movie)
Yoshie Fujiwara (Madhouse)
Yoshihiro Kaneko (Madhouse)
Yurika Higashizaka (DR Movie)
Lab Desk: Yūko Suzuki
Lab Management: Takehisa Kawamata
Music Production: Misako Noda
Optical Re-Recording: Akira Toshisawa (Aoi Studio)
Chiemi Irisa (Madhouse)
Hiroshi Murakami
Hiroshi Ōizumi (Madhouse)
Hiroshi Tajima (Studio Ipse)
Hitoshi Yamaguchi (Madhouse)
Masashi Nagao (Madhouse)
Masayuki Narai (Madhouse)
Mayumi Takarada (Studio Ipse)
Norio Matsuda (Studio Ipse)
Osamu Ishikuri (Studio Ipse)
Saori Kibe (Studio Ipse)
Satoko Kobashikawa (Studio Ipse)
Teruhisa Mizuhara (Studio Ipse)
Tomoharu Hosaka (Studio Ipse)
Tomotake Ishikawa
Tsuyoshi Hanzawa (Studio Ipse)
Yukihiro Masumoto (Madhouse)
Yukiya Imamura (Studio Ipse)
Production producer: Satoki Toyoda
Fujio Yamada (Techno Sound)
Kunio Andō (Aoi Studio)
Recording Assistant: Yūji Tagami (Aoi Studio)
Sound Effects: Shizuo Kurahashi
Sound Effects Assistant: Hiromune Kurahashi (Sound Box)
Sound Production: Tomoko Nakajima
Theme Song Performance:
Keiichi Suzuki (ED)
Moonriders (ED)
Title Logo: Kyoko Yamashita
Aya Okamoto as Miyuki
Tōru Emori as Gin

Kōichi Yamadera as Taxi Driver
Kyouko Terase as Sachiko
Mamiko Noto as Gin's Daughter Kiyoko
Satomi Koorogi as Baby "Kiyoko"
Seizo Katou as Okaa-san
Yūsaku Yara as Miyuki's Father

Akio Ōtsuka as Doctor
Hiroya Ishimaru as Yasuo
Inuko Inuyama as Kurumizawa
Kanako Yahara as Yamanouchi
Luis Sartor as
Latin American Assassin
Myrta Dangelo as
Latin American Woman
Rie Shibata as Cat Lady
Rikiya Koyama as Bridegroom
Ryūji Saikachi as Old Man
Shōzō Iizuka as Ohta

Japanese companies
Animation Production: Madhouse
Cable Broadcasting: J:COM
Film Developing: Imagica
Finish Animation:
DR Busan
DR Movie
In-Between Animation:
DR Movie
Recording Studio: Aoi Studio
Sound Effects: Sound Box
Sound Production: Techno Sound
English staff
English cast
Candice Moore as Miyuki (Animax dub)
Darren Pleavin as Gin (Animax dub)
John Avner as Gin (credited as Jon Avner; GKids dub)
Russell Wait as Hana (Animax dub)
Shakina Nayfack as Hana (GKids dub)
Victoria Grace as Miyuki (GKids dub)

Crispin Freeman as Mikyuki’s Father 
Kari Wahlgren as Baby "Kiyoko"
Kate Bornstein as Mother

David Manis as Old Man
Erica Schroeder as
Cat Lady
Gin’s Daughter
Gloria Garayua as Maria
Jamieson K. Price as
Kirk Thornton as Yasuo
Larissa Gallagher as Sachiko
Marc Thompson as Taxi Driver
Orlando Rios as Mario
Philece Sampler as
Mrs. Kurumizawa
Mrs. Yamanouchi

English companies
ADR Production: NYAV Post (GKids dub)
Animax Asia
Ovation TV (USA, Japanese with subtitles)
Distributor: Shout! Factory (2020)
Internet Streaming:
Crackle (Expired)
Tubi TV
Licensed by:
GKIDS (US and Canada)
Manga Entertainment (UK; 2018)
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Umbrella Entertainment (Australia and New Zealand)
French cast
French staff
Dubbing Director: Guylaine Gibert

Adaptation: Catherine Valduriez
Guylaine Gibert as Miyuki

Dominique Wagner as Kiyoko
Maia Baran as Kiyoko (fille de Gin)
Philippe Allard as Chauffeur de taxi

Alexandra Correa as Maria
Carine Seront as Kusumizawa
Daniel Dury as Vieil homme
David Manet as Serveur latino
Didier Colfs as Prêtre
Lionel Bourguet as Mitsuo
Olivier Francart as "Maman"
Philippe Allard as Yasuo
Sébastien Hebrant as Ishida
Tony Beck as Reporter radio

French companies
Canal + (from 14 December 2005)
TPS Cinefamily (from 13 September 2006)
Virgin 17
Distributor: Sony
Dubbing: Dubbing Brothers (Belgium)
Spanish staff
Spanish cast
Gemma Ibáñez as Miyuki (Spain dub)
Gerardo Reyero as Hana
Jordi Ribes as Hana (Spain dub)
Laura Ayala as Miyuki
Miguel Ángel Jenner as Gin (Spain dub)

Alicia Laorden as Sachiko (Spain dub)
José Antonio Jiménez as Miyuki's Father (Spain dub)
Juan Miguel Valdivieso as Taxi Driver (Spain dub)
Juana Beuter as Mother (Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Madre de Miyuki (Spain dub)
Vicky Martínez as Kiyoko (Spain dub; Gin's Daughter)

Alejandro Villeli as Doctor
Carlos del Campo as
Cesar Arias as Anciano
Eduard Doncos as Doctor (Spain dub)
Elisa Beuter as María (Spain dub)
Enric Isasi-Isasmendi as Ohta (Spain dub)
Fina Rius as Mrs. Yamanouchi (Spain dub)
Jorge Roig as Narración
José Javier Serrano as Yasuo (Spain dub)
Juan Alfonso Carralero as
Juana Beuter as Cat Lady (Spain dub)
Laura Torres as Esposa de Mario
Magda Giner as Sra Sakurasawa
Manuel Osto as Mitsuo (Spain dub)
Maria Fernanda Morales as Kiyoko (enfermera)
Maria Rosa Guillén as Mrs. Kurumizawa (Spain dub)
Monica Manjarrez as Sachiko
Mónica Villaseñor as Kiyoko (novia)
Patricia Acevedo as Voz en Hospital
Rebeca Gómez as
Voz en supermercado
Rebeca Manriquez as Sra Yamanauchi
Ricardo Mendoza as Chico con Celular
Roberto Mendiola as Yasuo
Santiago Cortés as Old Man (Spain dub)
Sylvia Garcel as Mujer con Gatos

Fina Rius (Spain dub)
Jaume Aguiló (Spain dub) 
José Javier Serrano (Spain dub)
José Luis Campos (Spain dub)
Juana Beuter (Spain dub)
Luis García Márquez (Spain dub)
Manuel Osto (Spain dub)
Maria Rosa Guillén (Spain dub)
Mario Arpal (Spain dub)
Santiago Cortés (Spain dub)
Susana Macías (Spain dub)
Spanish companies
Canal MAX (Latin America)
Canal UCR
Cinemax Latin America
ETC...TV (Chile)
HBO Latin America (Latin America)
HBO Mundi (Latin America)
Multipremier (Latin America)
DVD Distribution:
LK-TEL (Chile | DVD; Argentina)
Internet Streaming:
Filmin (Spain)
HBO Max (Latin America)
Netflix (Spain)
Qubit.tv (subtitled; expired)
Subtitles: SDI Media (Netflix; Spain)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Vittorio De Angelis

Isabella Pasanisi as Kurumizawa
Rossella Acerbo as Kiyoko
Sandro Sardone as Madre

Doriana Chierici as Sudamericana
Edoardo Nordio as
Uomo ubriaco
Eleonora De Angelis as Sachiko Nishimura
Fabrizio Manfredi as Ayaki Nishimura
Gabriele Lopez as Ragazzo delle "pulizie"
Gemma Donati as
Donna angelo
Michele D'Anca as
Rossella Acerbo as Koyuki, figlia di Gin
Wladimiro Grana as Ishida
Italian companies
Broadcaster: Italia 1
Distributor: Columbia Tristar
Dubbing: SEFIT-CDC
German staff
German cast
German companies
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
Distributor: Anime Essentials
Dutch cast
Russian staff
Russian companies
Russian cast
Polish staff
Polish companies
Distributor: Imperial CinePix
Polish cast
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Cassius Romero as Hana

Carlos Silveira as Mamãe (Okaa-san)
Luiz Antônio Lobue as Pai da Miyuki (Miyuki's father)
Marcelo Pissardini as Taxista (Taxi Driver)
Márcia Regina as Sachiko Nishizawa
Tatiane Keplmair as Kyoko filha do Gin (Gin's daughter)

Affonso Amajones as Mitsuo Hiruta
Cláudia Carli as Mulher Latino-americana (Latin American Woman)
Guilherme Lopes as Doutor (Doctor)
Rodrigo Andreatto as Assassino Latino-americano (Latin American assassin)

Portuguese companies
ADR Studio: Dublavídeo
Animax Brazil
Canal MAX (subtituled)
HBO Latin America
Dubbing: Dubla video 
Chinese (Taiwan) staff
Chinese (Taiwan) companies
Chinese (Taiwan) cast

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