Homeless Hana (Yoshiaki Umegaki) is an ex-drag queen who prays for the miracle of her own baby after attending a Christmas Pageant. Lo and behold, when Hana and her makeshift family of Gin (Toru Emori), an alcoholic ex-bicycle racer and Miyuki (Aya Okamoto), a young runaway, root through the trash to gift each other, they find a most unexpected parcel - an abandoned baby girl which Hana wishes to keep and names Kiyoko. Gin and Miyuki insist that the better course of action is to find the baby's parents and so the threesome begin an amazing adventure as "Tokyo Godfathers." Cowriter (with Keiko Nobumotoo)/character designer/director Satoshi Kon, whose last animation, "Millennium Actress," tackled the history of Japan and Japanese cinema, progresses yet again with his delightful exploration of alternative family that is "Tokyo Godfathers." Using the same cyclical style of screenwriting as "Actress," where characters' stories continually reflect onto others like a rippling pool, Satoshi also tips his hat to the religious symbolism of John Ford's "Three Godfathers" while becoming the first animator to address the issue of homelessness.
日期：2005年 6月 4日