Family and a Home
I just finished watching Tokyo Godfather. It is a pretty interesting, almost entirely realistic drama anime. A LOT happened in the span of one and half hour. And I mean A LOT! The main plot is simple but I find the subplots rather hard to follow. But I think I get the message. For this post, I would like to focus on the portrait of a family as shown in Tokyo Godfathers.
The three homeless characters have their respective issues regarding their blood relatives. Hana with his mother, Miyuki with her father and Gin with his wife and daughter.
Hana wants to understand his mother for abandoning him. This explains how Hana badly wants Kiyoko (the baby they found) to have a great life, despite their lack of familial relationship. He even jumped off a building to save her!
Miyuki stabs her father who is a policeman and runs away after. She says she chooses not to go home but she may be actually afraid to go home because of what she has done to her father.
Gin gambles to the point of destroying the financial stability of his family, thus his family itself.
Now, these three hang out together to survive and eventually to save a baby’s life and return the baby. In the process, they actually have created a new family. Their does not need to be a mother, a father and a child. (cliche alert) All you need to have a home and a family is love and time. One may infer that the three has spent a significant time together to be able to interact the way they do in the movie. It is like their need for family and home is supplied by each other. They have grown to love each other and look out for each other despite not having biological ties. It is so warm to see these characters being able to create a home. When I was watching the film, I didn’t really felt the cold they were literally feeling because of the joy I feel for them. Okay, I’m getting dramatic here. Hah!
Anyway, one of what Tokyo Godfather showed is what a family and a home are made of. Definitely have to agree with it. A family is made of care and warmth that results when people spend time together. Merry Christmas minna. 😀
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