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Tekkonkinkreet | Warp Composers


    • Original Score by:
    • Plaid
    • Directed by:
    • Michael Arias


Tekkonkinkreet (Japanese: 鉄コン筋クリート, Hepburn: Tekkonkinkurīto), also known as Black & White, is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Taiyō Matsumoto, originally serialized from 1993 to 1994 in Shogakukan's seinen manga magazine Big Comic Spirits. The story takes place in the fictional city of Takaramachi (Treasure Town) and centers on a pair of orphaned street kids – the tough, canny, Black, and the childish, innocent, White, together known as the Cats – as they deal with yakuza attempting to take over Treasure Town.

Directed by:

Michael Arias

Written by:

Anthony Weintraub

Produced by:

Eiko Tanaka
Eiichi Kamagata
Masao Teshima
Fumio Ueda

Production Company:

Studio 4°C

Distributed by:

A24 (United States), Netflix (International)

Release date:

December 12, 2006 (Japan)




BEST ART DIRECTION, Tokyo International Anime Fair (2008)

ANIMATION OF THE YEAR, Japan Academy Prize (2008)

Running time:

110 minutes