Year: 2006
USA DVD: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
UK DVD: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Cast: YŻ Aoi, Yusuke Iseya, KankurO KudO, Sanchu Mori, Masahiro Motoki, Kazunari Ninomiya, Yoshinori Okada & Nao Omori
Director: Michael Arias
Country: Japan
USA: 100 mins
UK: 106 mins
UK Certificate: 12
USA DVD Release Date: 13 July 2007
UK DVD Release Date: 24 September 2007


From the producer of Animatrix, the award-winning anime film TEKKONKINKREET is unlike anything ever seen before, a hybrid of cutting-edge 3D CGI technology and traditional Japanese animation.

Based on the comic book by TAIYOU MATSUMOTO (Ping Pong), the title is a play on the Japanese words for "concrete", "steel", and "muscle". Directed by MICHAEL ARIAS, dynamic Tekkonkinkreet combines the imaginative fantasy and action elements of the best in Japanese animation with a dark and modern children's story.

Black and White are two orphans who roam the streets of Treasure Town, beating down any thug or yakuza who gets in their way. When mysterious foreign entrepreneurs appear with the intention of tearing down Treasure Town and replacing it with an amusement park, Black and White face their greatest adversaries yet. It is up to the destructive Black to save the fate of the city and up to the gentle White to save Black from his own dark nature.


A Conversation with Director Michael Arias and British Rock Band Plaid
Filmmaker Commentary
The Making of Tekkon - Director Michael Arias' 300 Day Diary