The animated feature film Tekkonkinkreet (2006) inspired me. The best thing in the film that I really enjoyed was the quality of animation. It was so smooth and life like. Throughout the entire course of the film, I never once thought of the characters as just drawings. I actually thought of them as people. People whom I cared about and could relate to.
The fight scenes in Tekkonkinkreet were completely fascinating. There is a good reason why this is so. In my opinion, I thought they were really exaggerated. The characters would literally jump across building as if they had super human powers or something like that. They also were pretty violent too. It’s really shocking because the character design is really simplistic and looks like a childrens film but the film is targeted for adults. The film was actually rated R.
The film was traditionally animated. I believe the animators also created cells for the film. Most films in Japan are still traditionally animated.
Tekkonkinkreet was the first film to be directed by an America. His name is Michael Arias and is completely fluent in Japanese. IN fact, he has a Japanese wife and two half Japanese children.