Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Tag: Mamoru Hosoda

Belle (2021)

Title: Belle
Rating: PG
Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda
Written by: Mamoru Hosoda
Starring: Kaho Nakamura, Ryô Narita, and Shôta Sometani
Release Date: 1/14/2022
Running Time: 121 minutes

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What did you think of this film?

Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Still images from the film are shown along the credits.


Mirai (2018)

Title: Mirai
Rating: PG
Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda
Written by: Mamoru Hosoda
Starring: John Cho, Rebecca Hall, and Daniel Dae Kim
Release Date: 7/20/2018
Running Time: 98 minutes

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What did you think of this film?
When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?


Are There Any Extras During The Credits? No

Are There Any Extras After The Credits? No

Note: Still pictures from the movie are shown during the credits.

Special thanks to Frank for this submission


Boy and the Beast, The (2015)

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Title: The Boy and the Beast (aka. Bakemono no ko)
Rating: PG-13
Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda
Written by: Mamoru Hosoda
Starring: Bryn Apprill, Kumiko Asô and Morgan Berry
Release Date: 2/2/2016
Running Time: 119 minutes

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The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.


What did you think of this film?

During Credits? No

After Credits? No

Note: Screenshots from the film are shown during the credits.

Special thanks to Frank S. for this submission


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