Aired: Aug 30, 2003
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Discussion Thread: HERE
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.
It's a special Satoshi Kon forum at the moment :-)
I could see this one during the manga cycle in Beaubourg this spring and it is as great animé
It is much more accessible than Satoshi Kon other movies in case you are not a big fan of his crazy world