Tokyo Godfathers, a rough-and-tumble anime tale that introduces us to a homeless alcoholic, his slightly crazy transvestite friend , and an 11-year-old runaway, takes place in Tokyo's seediest back alleys and hovels. Disney this ain't.

Alcoholic Gin (Toru Emori), his drag queen friend Hana (Yoshiaki Umegaki), and young Miyuki (Aya Okamoto) are digging through the trash on a snowy Christmas Eve when they find an abandoned baby adorable beyond description. Hana immediately falls in love and claims that he's always wanted to be a mother. Gin is more skeptical. How can three bums take care of a needy baby? Miyuki just wants to help any way she can.

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