Distributor: Columbia TriStar
© 2003 Satoshi Kon / Madhouse / TGF Manufacture Committee
It's Christmas Eve in Tokyo. Three homeless people - alcoholic Gin, drag queen Hana, and teenage runaway Miyuki - discover an abandoned baby in a pile of garbage. Rather than turn the infant over to the police, the trio decide instead to find the baby's parents themselves. Following the only clue they have, a locker key, the three godfathers embark on a surprising journey of danger, humor and excitement. And in the process, they revisit their own haunted pasts and learn to face their future.
Average Ratings: 93
Number of Review Sites: 8
Number of Review Links: 8
"... an artful, entertaining urban fairy tale about how family can be found in unlikely places."
Anime Jump! (Mike Toole) - 4 1/2 stars (out of 5)
"Kon's style and wit really shines through here..."
Anime on DVD (Chris Beveridge) - A
"Watching Tokyo Godfathers was a pleasant and oddly riveting experience."
Animetric (Rowena Lim Lei) - 5 stars (out of 5)
"...unexpectedly funny and entertaining while also being incredibly charming and touching."
DVD Talk (John Sinnott) - 5 stars (out of 5)
"...do not rest until you have seen this awesome film."
DVD Verdict (Joel Pearce) - 94 (out of 100)
"An incredibly touching, heartfelt animated story."
IGN (Andy Patrizio) - 7 (out of 10)
"... this is a rarity among rarities, a genuine anime Christmas film."
T.H.E.M. Anime Reviews (Carlos Ross) - 5 stars (out of 5)
"It's a fabulous film filled with wonder and fun that should be on your shelf."
The Anime Review (Jason Huff) - A