History Anime / TokyoGodfathers

30th Nov '17 10:33:22 PM jamespolk
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''Tokyo Godfathers'' is a 2003 {{Anime}} movie directed by Creator/SatoshiKon; the film is heavily based on the silent movie ''The Three Godfathers'', which is about a trio of bandits who discover a foundling. This dramatic comedy is a stark departure from Kon's more [[MindScrew mind-bending]] works, but it lacks none of his atmospheric touch, keen social commentary, and insight on the human condition.

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''Tokyo Godfathers'' is a 2003 {{Anime}} movie directed by Creator/SatoshiKon; the film is heavily based on the silent movie 1913 novel ''The Three Godfathers'', which is about a trio of bandits who discover a foundling. This dramatic comedy is a stark departure from Kon's more [[MindScrew mind-bending]] works, but it lacks none of his atmospheric touch, keen social commentary, and insight on the human condition.
9th Nov '17 11:59:17 AM MackWylde
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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Gin.

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* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Gin. He is a gruff alcoholic who has lied on several occasions but he has proven to be genuinely loving and protective. We find out the reason we left his family and became homeless was so they could live better lives without him involved.
4th Nov '17 8:31:47 PM MackWylde
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* SlidingScaleOfIdealismVsCynicism: Very idealistic and uplifting without going corny at any point in the film.
4th Nov '17 8:29:25 PM MackWylde
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* WhiteAndGreyMorality: The closest thing the film has to an antagonist is a desperate, sad woman who stole a baby out of desperation for a family and even she sees the error of her ways.
4th Nov '17 8:28:29 PM MackWylde
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* GoodVsGood: There is not true asshole in the film. Characters who seem like mean-spirited are either caring for someone special or are at their very worst a JerkWithAHeartOfGold.
28th Oct '17 1:29:58 PM nombretomado
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* Main/ChristmasInJapan: [[SubvertedTrope Notable for being an actual Christmas ''drama'' in Japan, which focuses on the true meaning of Christmas according to the west... somewhat.]]
21st Oct '17 3:14:31 PM nombretomado
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* FacialMarkings: It's no coincidence that Kiyoko the baby has a mole on her forehead just like [[{{Buddhism}} the Buddha]].

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* FacialMarkings: It's no coincidence that Kiyoko the baby has a mole on her forehead just like [[{{Buddhism}} [[{{UsefulNotes/Buddhism}} the Buddha]].
24th Jul '17 10:58:57 PM cloverhat
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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Miyuki calls Hana to "eat shit, you old fart", Hana says, "'Shit' I can take, but 'old fart' I won't!" and nearly assaults her. After Gin breaks them up, Miyuki corrects herself and calls him a ‘shitty... uh... hag.’ A flashback reveals that Hana once lashed out at a visitor at the bar she worked at who made the same mistake.

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* ITakeOffenseToThatLastOne: When Miyuki calls Hana to "eat shit, you old fart", Hana says, "'Shit' I can take, but 'old fart' I won't!" and nearly assaults her. After Gin breaks them up, Miyuki corrects herself and calls him her a ‘shitty... uh... hag.’ A flashback reveals that Hana once lashed out at a visitor at the bar she worked at who made the same mistake.



* RedOniBlueOni: Hana compares the relationship between him and Gin to a story about them.

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* RedOniBlueOni: Hana compares the relationship between him her and Gin to a story about them.
23rd Mar '17 9:27:09 AM grankless
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* QueerPeopleAreFunny: "I am a mistake made by God!" Ultimately subverted, though, as although Hana is the subject of a lot of jokes, he's also treated as a character as complex and meaningful as the others.

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* QueerPeopleAreFunny: "I am a mistake made by God!" Ultimately subverted, though, as although Hana is the subject of a lot of jokes, he's she's also treated as a character as complex and meaningful as the others.
18th Mar '17 9:12:47 PM CosmicFerret
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* JapaneseChristian: Several of the main characters admit to being Christian to some degree, or to at least are familiar with Christian tradition and the story of Jesus. The fiery preacher seen in the opening credits may have been the same drunken slob who accosts Gin and Hana in a convenience store later on; if so, Hana is a better Christian than he is.

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* JapaneseChristian: UsefulNotes/JapaneseChristian: Several of the main characters admit to being Christian to some degree, or to at least are familiar with Christian tradition and the story of Jesus. The fiery preacher seen in the opening credits may have been the same drunken slob who accosts Gin and Hana in a convenience store later on; if so, Hana is a better Christian than he is.
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