Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers

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It's Christmas Eve and three homeless friends have experienced their own Christmas miracle: while rummaging in a dump for a Christmas present, they discover a newborn baby. Despite having nothing, the three take the baby in and name her Kiyoko, meaning Pure One. They embark in search of Kiyoko's mother, based on the little they know about her from her meager belongings. But the night is young, and the city is vast. Before they know it, these three become entangled in a series of events including kidnapping, death, and a mysterious red envelope. Kind transwoman Hana, runaway teenager Miyuki, and belligerent Gin make an unlikely trio as they care for the baby and try to find where she belongs. By finally looking toward the future, they are also able to confront their pasts, coming just a little bit closer to finding their own place in the world.

User Rating: 4.4 ( 2 votes)


English: Tokyo Godfathers
Japanese: 東京ゴッドファーザーズ
Type: Movie
Episodes: 1
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Nov 8, 2003
Producers: Dentsu, Genco, Tohokushinsha Film Corporation
Licensors: Sony Pictures Entertainment, GKIDS
Studios: Madhouse
Source: Original
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Duration: 1 hr 32 min
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Encoder's Notes

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year everyone!

I can’t believe how late I am for this, but you know this time can be a bit busy. I know this is a Christmas movie but this does go all the way up to new year’s and new year’s isn’t over yet so technically… I’m still on time? Right? RIGHT?!

Anyway, If there’s one anime that you need to watch these holidays, it is this one. Watch it if you’ve never watched this. Re-watch it if you’ve already watched it. The dub is included here too, and it’s pretty great. I know I’ll be re-watching this next Christmas.

The encode is done from Vanilla’s BD remux with subtitles from Commie, KAA and niizk. Commie’s subs are recommended and I had to tweak some of the typesetting. The new dub (a re-dub actually, since the original dub was never released on home video) is synced too. If you happen to have my Subbed release, you can get this file and mux it in to make it Dual Audio.


Vanilla, Commie, KAA, niizk

Characters & Voice Actors


Masao Maruyama – Producer
Satoshi Kon – Director, Script, Character Design
Masafumi Mima – Sound Director
Keiko Nobumoto – Script
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If you think homeless people as a modern 3 wise-men tale would make for a kooky and delightful holiday film….well you would be right!


This movie covers some very heavy themes, but is ultimately about the miracles in life.


The end warmed my unfeeling heart a bit. Great holiday film.


A clever character piece, interweaving multiple plotlines effortlessly while developing its deeply human characters. Heartfelt and emotive.


A surprisingly heartwarming film from a very strange anime director.


Great movie to sit back and watch on Christmas.


The best anime Christmas movie.



    I make bad encodes and whine about subs and if I'm feeling particularly memey, I make bad subs too!