Anime Review: Mirai (2018) by Mamoru Hosoda

Director Mamoru Hosoda, founder of production house Studio Chizu, has brought us some very compelling and imaginative anime films during the latest years like “The Boy and The Beast” and “Wolf ...

Anime Review: Mirai (2018) by Mamoru Hosoda

Director Mamoru Hosoda, founder of production house Studio Chizu, has brought us some very compelling and imaginative anime films during the latest years like “The Boy and The Beast” and “Wolf ...

Interview: Mamoru Hosoda on his animated Oscar hopeful "Mirai"

by Nathaniel R If Americans outside of the subculture of anime enthusiasts know anything about Japanese animation it's generally only related to Studio Ghibli. That legendary studio has been mostly ...

‘Mirai’ Review: Animated Boy-and-Baby-Sister Tale Hits Heartstring Bullseye

‘Mirai’ Review: Animated Boy-and-Baby-Sister Tale Hits Heartstring Bullseye Four-year-old Kun is an only child — this is, until his parents bring home a baby sister named Mirai (the Japanese word for future) and the boy gets rattled by the new addition to the household. Not ...

'Mirai': Time-Traveling 4-Year-Old Copes With Arrival of Baby Sister in Animated Film

Indie distributor Gkids is seeking to extend its remarkable track record (10 animated feature Oscar nominations since 2009, second only to Disney/Pixar) with Mirai, a touching, time-traveling story ...

‘Mirai’ Director Mamoru Hosoda on Bringing Fantasy into Fatherhood [Interview]

‘Mirai’ Director Mamoru Hosoda on Bringing Fantasy into Fatherhood [Interview] Mamoru Hosoda has laid his life out bare on the silver screen — though at first glance it doesn’t seem obvious. The 51-year-old Japanese filmmaker exclusively directs in anime films, garnering ...

New English Dub Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda's Animated Film 'Mirai'

"But how do I get home?" GKids has debuted another official Us trailer for the animated film Mirai, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Directors' Fortnight this year. This new trailer ...

15 Films to See in November

With only two months to go until 2018 expires, we recently published our guide on where to stream the best films of 2018. There’s also plenty of worthwhile theatrical options, including a long-awaited ...

Ben Stassen Set to Direct 3D Animated Sequel ‘Bigfoot Superstar’ (Exclusive)

Ben Stassen of nWave Studios is set to direct his next 3D animated feature, “Bigfoot Superstar,” the sequel to “Son of Bigfoot” (pictured), which was released internationally in 2017 and grossed more ...

‘Mirai’ Could Mark GKids’ 11th Feature Oscar Nomination: Animation Is Film Festival

‘Mirai’ Could Mark GKids’ 11th Feature Oscar Nomination: Animation Is Film Festival One of the popular hits at the second annual Animation Is Film Festival, “Mirai,” from famed Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (who was admitted into the Academy this year), could deliver GKids’ 11th ...

‘Mirai’ Filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda on Family, Imagination and Academy Invite

‘Mirai’ Filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda on Family, Imagination and Academy Invite Family is an important theme for Japanese animation director Mamoru Hosoda, and his new film, “Mirai,” is no exception. The film, one of his most intimate, is about a young boy who comes to terms with ...

Anime Review: Mirai (2018) by Mamoru Hosoda

Director Mamoru Hosoda, founder of production house Studio Chizu, has brought us some very compelling and imaginative anime films during the latest years like “The Boy and The Beast” and “Wolf ...

Whimsical New Us Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda's Animated Film 'Mirai'

"She's your sister. You have to protect her." GKids has unveiled a new official trailer for the animated film Mirai, which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in Directors' Fortnight earlier this ...

Animation Is Film Festival Announces Opening Night Movie, Competition Titles, Jury

Animation Is Film Festival Announces Opening Night Movie, Competition Titles, Jury Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai” will open the second Animation Is Film Festival, slated for Oct. 19-21 at Hollywood’s Tcl Chinese Theatre. Hosoda will attend the screening, which will be the North American ...

The Must-See Movies of the 2018 BFI London Film Festival

Matt Rodgers with the must-see movies of the 2018 BFI London Film Festival… With the labyrinthine streets of Venice emptying to the sound of effusive praise for First Man, and Toronto readying ...

Gkids Animated Awards Contender 'Mirai' to Open Nov. 30

Indie distributor Gkids will open its animated feature awards contender, Mirai, on Nov. 30, in both its original Japanese language and a new English dubbed version. The film, which premiered last ...

Anime Review: Fireworks (2017) by Akiyuki Shinbo and Nobuyuki Takeuchi screening at Fantasia

“There is no world like that.” As we look upon the pictures of our youth, whether they are from past yearbooks or snapshots with or friends, the magic of that moment in our lives stays on. Recounting ...

Hollywood Enjoys Rare Dominance of Japan Box Office in First Half Year

Hollywood Enjoys Rare Dominance of Japan Box Office in First Half Year Bucking a decade-long box office trend toward local films, Hollywood dominated the Japanese movie-going in the first half of 2018. But the respite in the world’s number three theatrical market may not ...

Mamoru Hosoda’s “Mirai” to open Hong Kong Summer International Film Festival in August

Following Cine Fan’s retrospective of the late Japanese animation legend Isao Takahata, the Summer International Film Festival (SummerIFF) will showcase a special programme of Mamoru Hosoda – the ...

Annecy Film Review: ‘Mirai’

Annecy Film Review: ‘Mirai’ After such expansive fantasies as “Wolf Children” and “Summer Wars,” Japanese animation master Mamoru Hosoda delivers a story of such intimate, unpretentious simplicity, you’d hardly recognize it as ...

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