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Metropolis (2001)

Metoroporisu (original title)
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Kenichi and his uncle Shunsaku Ban must find the mystery behind robot girl Tima.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Yuka Imoto ...
Tima (voice)
Kei Kobayashi ...
Kenichi (voice)
Kôki Okada ...
Rock (voice)
Tarô Ishida ...
Duke Red (voice)
Kôsei Tomita ...
Hige-Oyaji (voice)
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Pero (voice)
Junpei Takiguchi ...
Dr. Laughton (voice)
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Ponkotz (voice)
Masaru Ikeda ...
President Boon (voice)
Shun Yashiro ...
Notarlin (voice)
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Skunk (voice)
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Lamp (voice)
Masashi Ebara ...
Ham Egg (voice)
Takaya Hashi ...
Lyon (voice)
Norihiro Inoue ...
Atlas (voice)
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Storyline

Metropolis is a visually stunning, rich, and memorable pleasure. It's contributors have brought us other classics such as Astroboy and Akira. The story takes place in the muti-leveled, fascinating, megalopolis called Metropolis. Metropolis is loosely ruled by Duke Red, who is close to presenting his ultimate work, an advanced AI robot girl named Tima. His son; however, is an opponent of AI and resents Tima. Tima finds herself deep within the labyrinth of Meteoplolis. She befriends the kind son of a police officer and begins exploring her new world. When Duke Red's son separates this new friendship, he puts much more at risk than anyone thought possible. Written by Seeslee

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence and images of destruction | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 January 2002 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

€21,151 (Italy) (23 June 2002)

Gross:

$636,830 (USA) (1 June 2003)
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Trivia

A total of 150,000 animation cells were used. See more »

Goofs

Rock's costume disappears in the Throne of Power scene. See more »

Quotes

Atlas: It's our emotions. They vibrate, and all we can do is move forward within that amplitude. But without affirming them, we can't survive.
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Connections

Featured in Anime Abandon: Metropolis (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

St. James Infirmary
Words and Music by Irving Mills
Performed by Atsuki Kimura
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I loved this film!
23 January 2003 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

I have always been a fan of the 60's and 70's anime. I feel that the 80's and 90's Anime got a bit out of hand, but this film brings me back to the experimentation, the wonder, visuals and the drawing you into forgetting this is only 'anime' at all.

The story is an update of the fantastic silent film Metropolis, and at points in this telling, the story falls flat, but just watching the film drew me in and made up for those story gaffs. There isn't any one who can look at this and not be taken with its ambition. Old anime elements, new ones, stop action, realism -- you name it, its all in one nice package! I am looking forward to additional works from this team, I hope they continue on for I feel this project was a great venture and to what they are capable of. This film is really wonderful, I recommend it highly.


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