Mirai (2018)

PG   |    |  Animation, Adventure, Drama


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A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.


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Mamoru Hosoda

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Mamoru Hosoda

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13 March 2019 | siderite
8
| Above average anime about a little child's mind when he gets a little sister
The marketing tagline is misleading as is, I suppose, the title. Imagine a biography that starts with the main character as a child stumbling on a rock on the way back from visiting a distant relative and being called The Stumbling or The Relative.

The actual story is about a little boy named Kun coming to grips with the new addition to the family, his little sister (luckily not named Chan). And yes, they name her Mirai, which means future, therefore the spin on Mirai no Mirai, which is in no way the important part of the plot or the key character. First fascinated, then jealous of not being the center of attention in the household, Kun turns to fantasy, in which his dog is a prince, his sister is all grown up and he gets to meet his mother as a child and his great-grandfather as a young man. It's a coming of age film, where the age is quite small.

I found the animation pretty basic, but well done. Kun's character is a little bratty, but true to reality. Mirai or indeed any of the other characters have very little to bring to the story and are quite cardboard. All maybe except the father. It seemed to me the story a father left home to care for a little boy and his infant sister would write, musing on the weird and yet very recognizable behavior of the boy and raising the babbling baby to the rank of unpredictable natural disaster or even antagonist. It's not a wow film, but it does make you connect to early childhood feelings.

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