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MetropolisMetropolis (メトロポリス)Metropolis
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Osamu Tezuka's Metropolis
1 movie (109 min)1 movie (109 min)
Jan 25, 2002 (Theatrical release)May 26, 2001
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April 23, 2002 (DVD)
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May 14, 2005 (Cartoon Network broadcast)
Columbia/TriStar/Animaze Inc.Madhouse/Tezuka Productions/Bandai Visual/Metropolis Project
Osamu Tezuka (original comic), Katsuhiro Otomo (screenplay)
Rin Taro
Sci-Fi, ActionSci-Fi, Action
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Last I checked, this anime was available on DVD at Amazon, and on VHS at Amazon.

Characters: Metropolis

English Name
Japanese Name
English Name
Japanese Name
Detective Shunsaku Ban Detective Shunsaku Ban Rock Rock
Duke Red Duke Red Tima Tima
Ken-ichi Ken-ichi Dr. Laughton Dr. Laughton

Description: Metropolis

Based on the classic 1949 manga by Osamu Tezuka, Metropolis takes place in a vast and futuristic city/state, where Humans and robots are segregated and separated by level and position. Detective Shunsaku Ban and his assistant Ken-ichi visit Metropolis during the opening of the Ziggurat (which is a massive series of towers in the center of the city), on a case to hunt down and capture the freelance scientist Dr. Laughton.

But the case leads to something much bigger and Duke Red, the powerful leader in charge of the city, is plotting to take over the world with the Ziggurat and the help of a robotic girl named Tima (who was modeled after his deceased daughter). However, his adopted sun, Rock, has an extreme hatred of robots, and murders Laughton in an attempt to destroy Tima. Tima escapes and runs into Ken-ichii, who gets separated from Shunsaku at Laughton's lab.

Together, they journey through Metropolis, while Tima learns about the world around her. However, both Duke Red's forces and Rock are in hot pursuit of Tima, and the tensions between the human and robot population is becoming dangerously higher. The conflict soon turns into a crisis that could threaten the entire world....

Description: Metropolis

In the vast and beautiful future city of Metropolis, deep within its depths, a caring inventor creates Tima. The inventor sadly dies and Tima wanders through the city, teaming up with Ken-ichi, son of the Japanese ambassodor.

Together, they flee from the clucthes of the evil Duke Red and his teenage son, Rock. Tima, it turns out, is soon to be the ruler of the Earth, but forfeits her eternal throne for the sake of her friend, Ken-ichi.

Audio Files: Metropolis

  • Metropolis - Opening theme by Toshiyuki Honda (3.78MB MP3)

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