Satoshi Kon’s Heartfelt Masterpiece Restored and Remastered
Heartbreaking, hilarious and highly original, Tokyo Godfathers is a humanist masterpiece from the legendary director Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Perfect Blue). Co-written by Keiko Nobumoto (Cowboy Bebop) and featuring a whimsical score by Keiichi Suzuki, this beautiful tale of hope and redemption in the face of seemingly insurmountable odds makes its Blu-ray™ debut June 2, 2020 as a Blu-ray™ and DVD combo pack from GKIDS and Shout! Factory. Restored and remastered from a 4K transfer, the release also marks the first time the film is available with an English dub in addition to the original Japanese audio track. Tokyo Godfathers also includes a number of bonus features, including a new interview with English voice cast actress Shakina Nayfack (“Transparent,” “Difficult People”), featurettes about the creation of the film, Satoshi Kon’s short film Ohayo, available on disc for the first time outside of Japan, and more! Fans can pre-order their copies by visiting ShoutFactory.com . Those who order directly from Shout! Factory will also include a limited edition 18” x 24” lithograph of the cover art, while supplies last.
In modern-day Tokyo, three homeless people’s lives are changed forever when they discover a baby girl at a garbage dump on Christmas Eve. As the New Year fast approaches, these three forgotten members of society band together to solve the mystery of the abandoned child and the fate of her parents. Along the way, encounters with seemingly unrelated events and people force them to confront their own haunted pasts, as they learn to face their future, together.
Tokyo Godfathers Bonus Features
Interview with Shakina Nayfack
Interview with Kate Bornstein
Making of Tokyo Godfathers featurette
The Process of Animation featurette
The Unexpected Tours featurette
Film Introduction by K.F. Watanabe, Deputy Director of Film for the Japan Society, New York City
Ohayo, a short film by Satoshi Kon
Available Digitally May 19, 2020
Available on Blu-ray™ for the First Time June 2, 2020