'Tokyo Godfathers': Release date, plot, voice cast, trailer and all you need to know about the animated film releasing on VOD

'Tokyo Godfathers': Release date, plot, voice cast, trailer and all you need to know about the animated film releasing on VOD

The lockdown might seem never-ending and there isn't much we can do to entertain ourselves. But don't worry, streaming platforms are determined to bring some cheer. Apart from that, there is also a host of Video On Demand releases. For those who loved the 2003 anime fantasy film 'Tokyo Godfathers', there's some good news for you. The film, directed by Satoshi Kon, is going to be digitally released soon. The film received critically acclaimed and had received the Excellence Prize at the Japan Media Arts Festival. It also won Best Animation Film at the 58th Mainichi Film Awards. So put your feet up and enjoy this special animated film: 


Release date

'Tokyo Godfathers' will be digitally released on May 19 followed by the June 2 release on Blu-ray and DVD combo pack.

Plot details

Based on Peter B Kyne's novel 'Three Godfathers', the story revolves around three distraught people whose lives are transformed when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. With the New Year around the corner, these three outcasts band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, they have several adventures and are compelled to confront their own haunted pasts, and they learn to face their future, together.


Voice cast

Toru Emori voices Gin in the Japanese film, while Jon Avner does the English dub for the gambler and former bicycle shop owner. Yoshiaki Umegaki and Shakina Nayfack voice Hana, the former drag queen, and Aya Okamoto (Japanese) and Victoria Grace as Miyuki, a teenager, who ran away from home after a heated disagreement with her father.


Satoshi Kon was a well-known Japanese film director, animator, screenwriter and manga artist from Sapporo, Hokkaidō and a member of the Japanese Animation Creators Association. He was a graduate of the Graphic Design department of the Musashino Art University, and was known for works like 'Paprika', 'Tokyo Godfathers', 'Millenium Actress' and 'Paranoia Agent'.




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