Tag: Social Realities

Tokyo Godfathers [2003]: A Richly-Textured Christmas Dramedy

Anime master Satoshi Kon’s films always have this dichotomy factor. Kon’s most accessible feature (or as his passionate fans would call it as his most ‘normal’ anime) Tokyo Godfathers (2003) also possesses many dichotomies, which aren’t as astoundingly complex as his previous anime “Perfect Blue” (1997) and “Millennium Actress” (2001) (Kon also made the magnum opus “Paprika” (2006) & dark, psychological anime TV-series “Paranoia Agent” (2008), before his death at the age of 46) . “Tokyo Godfathers” have an overly sentimental core to make a typical Christmas movie