Plot: Metropolis is a story of how important emotions are and how they separate humans from everything else. The movie follows a young boy and his uncle (a private investigator). The story is set in the far future where humans and robots live together, unfortunately not in harmony. Many robots are forced underground and are terminated for entering unauthorized areas. They are more or less servants to humankind. The plot starts to unfold when the boy meets a robot named Tima and they get in all kinds of trouble. Never a dull moment when you’ve got a robot by your side.

Rating: PG-13 for violence and images of destruction

Directed By: Rintaro

Written By: Katsuhiro Ôtomo and Osamu Tezuka (Comic)

Production: Bandai Visual Company, DENTSU Music And Entertainment, Destination Films

In Theaters: January 25, 2002

Box Office:  $636,830 (USA)

Budget: $15,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 1 hr. 48 mins.


Tima (voice) – Yuka Imoto
Kenichi (voice) – Kei Kobayashi
Rock (voice) – Kôki Okada
Duke Red (voice) – Tarô Ishida
Hige-Oyaji (voice) – Kôsei Tomita
Pero (voice) – Norio Wakamoto
Dr. Laughton (voice) – Junpei Takiguchi
Ponkotz (voice) – Takeshi Aono

President Boon (voice) – Masaru Ikeda
Notarlin (voice) – Shun Yashiro
Skunk (voice) – Toshio Furukawa
Lamp (voice) – Shigeru Chiba
Ham Egg (voice) – Masashi Ebara
Lyon (voice) – Takaya Hashi
Atlas (voice) – Norihiro Inoue
Fifi (voice) – Rikako Aikawa