The official Japanese website for Studio Chizu’s The Boy and the Beast was recently updated with a full-length trailer and new promotional artwork as the film approaches its July 11th theatrical release in Japan. “Beast” tells the story of a lonely young boy that strays into a parallel world inhabited by supernatural creatures, where the […]
In a press conference held at the headquarters of Toho Co, Ltd. in Japan, The Boy and the Beast (a.k.a. Bakemono no Ko) was announced as the next feature film from director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children). The film is being produced by Nippon TV and Studio Chizu, […]
The Mamoru Hosoda-directed Wolf Children will be receiving a select UK theatrical run on 25th October. Specific venues for the showings are yet to be confirmed. Manga Entertainment will also be releasing the film on DVD and Blu-ray soon after. Read Weatherman’s review of Wolf Children here.
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I remember seeing the initial publicity for Summer Wars some years ago. It looked kind of interesting, but most of the trailers left me fairly bewildered as to what was going on. So when the chance came to get some answers, I eagerly jumped in. The film is set in what is essentially the not […]
I went into Summer Wars pretty much blind. With a vague title like that, I really didn’t know what to expect. What I got was an interesting combination of plausible (yet fantastical) tech thriller, slice-of-life comedy/drama, and above all, an emphasis on the importance of the family unit. And, unusual for reviewing purposes, I actually […]
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time represents the first collaboration between director Mamoru Hosoda and the Japanese animation studio Madhouse (The second was 2009’s much-acclaimed Summer Wars). Drawing inspiration from the original novelized story by Yasutaka Tsutsui (Paprika), the film uses the concept of time travel as a hook but draws its greatest strength from […]
The Japanese anime studio Madhouse announced that directors Satoshi Kon (Paprika, Tokyo Godfathers) and Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) are at work on new feature films, according to a report on Akadot News. Kon’s new film is titled Yume-Miru Kikai (Dream Machine), and is reported to be a children’s film according to […]
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