animated movie Metropolis © Madhouse Productions
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This is Metropolis, an advanced future world where robots and humans live together in harmony--or do they? At the opening ceremonies of the newly completed skyscraper Ziggurat, admist the flowery speech being made by the city's primary mover and shaker, Duke Red, a party crasher is shot by a young security guard. When it is discovered the uninvited guest was just a robot, the incident is dismissed but it does catch the attention of two bystanders, Private Detective Shunsaku Ban and his young brilliant nephew, Kenichi. They are in Metropolis on the trail of a case which leads them to Tima, who is in fact a robotic double of Duke Red's deceased daughter. Tima has no idea that she is a robot, nor is she aware that Duke Red has secretly imbued her with enough power to control the world...

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So you’re probably wondering. Is Max out of his mind? Does he really think this film that carries a bland plot, bland characters and a jarring combination of CGI and...
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This film reminded me of astroboy (not sure why). It is a very good film. I watched it at home on my desktop computer. The animation is not bad, but...
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I found this film to be extremely disappointing. I'm not entirely sure where to begin...the "Astroboy" influence is obvious in the style of the characters, but if you're hoping for...
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I rented this film expecting the typical anime fair, stiff animation and a shoot-em-up robot/sci-fi storyline. What I got was an AMAZING film with outstanding animation and artwork and a...
Created by: Madhouse Productions
Language: English subtitled / English dub / Japanese
Country of Origin: Japan
[ Japanese ] Featuring the voices of:
Yuka Imoto ... Tima
Kei Kobayashi ... Kenichi
Tarô Ishida ... Duke Red
[ English dub ] Featuring the voices of:
Rebecca Forstadt ... Tima
Brianne Siddall ... Kenichi
Jamieson Price ... Duke Red
Tony Pope ... Private Detective Shinsaku Ban
Directed by: Tarô Rin
Musical Score by: Toshiyuki Honda
Writing Credits: Katsuhiro Ôtomo
Based on: the manga by Osamu Tezuka

This project has been called the creative culmination of three of the fathers of Japanese anime: Osamu Tezuka (author of "Astroboy"), Tarô Rin (director of "X") and Katsuhiro Otomo (author of "Akira"). The story concept was inspired by Fritz Lang's 1927 silent movie, "Metropolis."

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