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Tokyo Godfathers (東京ゴッドファーザーズ Tōkyō Goddofāzāzu) is a 2003 Japanese anime film directed by Satoshi Kon loosely based on Peter B. Kyne's novel Three Godfathers.

Synopsis

On Christmas Eve, three homeless people residing in Tokyo -- middle-aged alcoholic Gin, teenage runaway Miyuki, and former drag queen Hana -- look through a dumpster for Christmas gifts, when cries from a baby draw their attention. Believing this was a gift from God, Hana, not being able to have a child of her own, vowed to take care of the abandoned baby girl. They then, together, begin to search for the baby's mother. Through Christmas Eve to the end of the year, they encounter a variety of characters and find people they thought they'd never see again.

Dubbing History

Sometime between 2004 and 2006, an English dub was produced for and broadcast by the television station Animax Asia. Little is known about this dub and few clips of it exist online.

On December 19, 2019, international animation licensor, GKIDS, announced they would be releasing the movie in 2020 with a brand new 4K restoration and a new English dub.[1]

Cast

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor[2]
TGF Gin.png Gin Tōru Emori Jon Avner
TGF Miyuki.png Miyuki Aya Okamoto Victoria Grace
TGF Hana.png Hana Yoshiaki Umegaki Shakina Nayfack
TGF Baby Kiyoko.png Kiyoko Satomi Kōrogi Kari Wahlgren
TGF Ota.png Ōta Shōzō Iizuka Jamieson Price
TGF Mother.png Mother Seizō Katō Kate Bornstein
TGF Yasuo.png Yasuo Hiroya Ishimaru Kirk Thornton
TGF Old Man.png Old Man Ryūji Saikachi David Manis
TGF Miyukis Father.png Miyuki's Father Yūsaku Yara Crispin Freeman
TGF Sachiko Nichizawa.png Sachiko Nichisawa Kyōko Terase Larissa Gallagher
TGF Kiyoko.png Kiyoko Mamiko Noto Erica Schroeder
TGF Doctor.png Doctor Akio Ōtsuka Jamieson Price
TGF Arao.png Arao Rikiya Koyama Michael Sinterniklaas
TGF Kurumizawa.png Mrs. Kurumizawa Inuko Inuyama Philece Sampler
TGF Yamanouchi.png Mrs. Yamanouchi Kanako Yahara
TGF Cat Lady.png Cat Lady Rie Shibata Erica Schroeder
TGF Taxi Driver.png Taxi Driver Kōichi Yamadera Marc Thompson
TGF Maria.png Maria Myrta Dangelo Gloria Garayua
TGF Mario.png Mario Luis Sartor Orlando Rios

Additional Voices

Animax Asia Dub

Image Character Seiyū Dub Actor
TGF Gin.png Gin Tōru Emori Darren Pleavin
TGF Miyuki.png Miyuki Aya Okamoto Candice Moore
TGF Hana.png Hana Yoshiaki Umegaki Russell Wait

Video Releases

Distributor Year Format Region Country
Shout! Factory 2020 DVD.jpg
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BD
1
NTSC
A
DVB-T
United States United States

References

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