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Unbeknown to Shunsaku, Laughton has been secretly hired by Duke Red to construct a highly advanced robot modeled and named after Red's deceased daughter, Tima. Red intends for Tima to sit on the 'throne' within the Ziggurat and 'complete it', functioning as the central control unit for the structure's secret superweapon. Rock, however, learning of Tima's existence and not wanting a robot to overshadow his adoptive father, shoots Dr. Laughton and sets fire to his laboratory.
Investigating the fire, Shunsaku enters the burning factory and discovers the dying Laughton, who gives him his notebook. Kenichi, meanwhile, finds the activated Tima. The two fall into the sewers and are separated from Shunsaku. While Shunsaku searches for his nephew, Kenichi and Tima search for a way back the street level.
They grow close as Kenichi teaches Tima the basics of language and grammar. Neither are aware that she is a robot. The two are hunted relentlessly by Rock and his subordinates. They encounter a group of unemployed human laborers who attempt to stage a revolution against Duke Red. The president of Metropolis tries to use the revolution to justify arresting Duke Red for treason and get control of Metropolis. However, he is assassinated by his top military commander, who has sided with Duke Red.
As is often the case with Japanese anime, the human figures are cruder and flatter -- in short, more cartoonish -- than their backgrounds. The sympathetic ones have enormous eyes and tiny noses, the villains have exaggerated noses and chins and hair seems to undulate of its own accord.
The story is nearly as intricate as the animation, though not quite as coherent. The government of Metropolis has constructed a monumental skyscraper called the ziggurat, which doubles as a sunspot-generating superweapon.
Duke Red, the mastermind behind the ziggurat, has also recruited a renegade scientist to build a lifelike robot named Tima, who will replace the Duke's dead daughter and become the ruler of the world.Metropolis, an Album by Toshiyuki Honda. Released May 28, on Milan (catalog no. ; CD). Genres: Film Score/5(1).