Three homeless companions — a runaway girl, a transvestite, and an alcoholic — find an abandoned newborn on Christmas Eve while foraging through trash. Using clues found next to the baby, they fan out through Tokyo to find the parents, along the way confronting reminders of their own lives they have nearly abandoned.
Tokyo Godfathers (東京ゴッドファーザーズ, Tōkyō Goddofāzāzu?) is a 2003 anime film by Japanese director Satoshi Kon. Tokyo Godfathers is Kon’s third animated movie, which he wrote and directed. Keiko Nobumoto, noted for being the creator of the Wolf’s Rain series and a head scriptwriter for Cowboy Bebop, was also involved in the film’s production. Tokyo Godfathers received an Excellence Prize at the 2003 Japan Media Arts Festival.