I'm really behind on things that I've seen/done and actually enjoyed. Like really behind. Let's try and make this better. About six months ago, I had the pleasure of watching Tekkonkinkreet, which is one hell of a name to type.
The movie is based off the seinen manga series and came out in 2006. Man, am I late. One of the things that got me about the movie is the art style of the characters and the crazy amount of details in the background. I didn't think that I was going to enjoy it very much, and I wasn't sure why. I just had that feeling. I'm so glad that it was wrong. This ended up being more than a story about two brothers trying to survive in this dangerous world of gangs and steel.
For Kuro (/Itachi), this world is all about surviving and trying to keep it safe enough for his brother to live in. Shiro isn't 100% oblivious, but it's obvious that he's not completely there as well. They mean everything to each other, and while that's an easy trope to fall into, I think that Tekkonkinkreet takes it to a whole new level when Kuro gets obsessed with leveling the playing field between him and, well, everyone else.
I think it's a really good movie, and I'm glad I finally got around to checking it out, you know. This is a movie for those who don't mind action, brotherly love turning into overprotection, and a bit of madness. Check it out for yourself, and let me know what you think.