Tokyo Godfathers

Tokyo Godfathers

MyAnimeList - 8.29
Anilist - 8
Kitsu - 8.18


Average Rating

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: Be the first one !


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

We somehow didn’t have a Satoshi Kon movie until today. What the heck?! Gonna do Paprika next.

This encode is done from Vanilla’s BD remux and I added subtitles from Commie, KAA and niizk and synced them to this encode. It’s recommended to watch this with Commie’s subs since the other two seem to be OCR-ed retail subs.

Also, this movie is getting a dub (a re-dub actually, since the original dub was never released on home video) so I’ll be updating this encode with patches once the USBDs are out.


Vanilla, Commie, KAA, niizk

Characters & Voice Actors


Masao Maruyama – Producer
Satoshi Kon – Director, Script, Character Design
Masafumi Mima – Sound Director
Keiko Nobumoto – Script
More >>


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.



    Anime is trash and so am I