A full length trailer has just been released for Mamoru Hosoda’s latest anime film, The Boy And The Beast ( バケモノの子 Bakemono No Ko ). The director previously gave us such great films as Summer Wars and The Wolf Children. View the trailer right below :
In a nutshell, the story tells of a young boy who wanders into an inter-dimensional gate in Shibuya called the Jiutengai, a portal between the human world and the monster world. Taken in as a disciple by a beast named Kumatetsu, the boy is given the name Kyuta and their adventures begin…
Animation production is handled by Studio Chizu and from the trailer it looks pretty amazing. I’m looking forward to the art books that will be released for the film as well – check out the excellent ones for the Wolf Children and Summer Wars.
The film starts its theatrical run in Japan from the 11th of July 2015. In conjunction with the release there will also be a Mamoru Hosoda exhibition held from the 28th of July to the 30th of August. More details on the official website ( In Japanese only ).21