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Reason why there’s a lack of posts is because I’m super busy at the moment at grad school. But before I became super busy, I finally finished watching this movie entitled “Tekkonkinkreet” which is a 2006 anime movie.

The story about two orphans named Kuro (Black) and Shiro (White) who rule the streets of Treasure Island. They may be juveniles but they made good friends with everyone else in the ones such as the police and even the head of the yakuza. But then, their peaceful and wild adventures are threatened when some rich businessmen plans to scrap the whole island and turn it into an amusement park. Of course, Kuro and Shiro had to fight these guys but at the same time, they had to fight their inner demons which threaten their bond as brothers.

The characters here are likable and all of them had their moments. Kuro, who is voiced by no other than Arashi’s Kazunari Ninomiya, tries his best to protect the town and his brother but suffers much when Shiro got hurt. Shiro (voiced by Yuu Aoi who will also play as Megumi in the live-action adaptation of Rurouni Kenshin) seems to suffer some mental illness (which I’m pretty sure is ADHD or something) but he seems to be the wisest where he speaks cryptic messages about what’s going on with Kuro. The other characters like Kimura and Suzuki aren’t portrayed as stereotyped Yakuzas and yet, they have their own problems. Fujimura, Sawada and the old man (I forgot his name but he’s old war veteran) are always there to support the brothers.

The character designs weren’t the usual bishonen or moe type. And the animation style has a lot of colorful (but dull) moments. But there’s some things that need to hold your suspension of belief such why are the brothers jumping off buildings like ninjas and where did those three purple men, who are after the brothers, came from. Still, it’s an entertaining movie.

Oh, the guy who directed this movie happens to be an American.