Japan, 2016, 120 min, Digital, Dir. Mamoru Hosoda, Animation, Japanese with English Subtitles, Ages 8+

The Boy and the Beast

"Fast-ascending Japanese toon talent Mamoru Hosoda follows up Wolf Children and Summer Wars with his biggest hit to date, an action-packed but otherwise unpredictable buddy movie." - Variety

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. Hosoda's films feature seemingly ordinary young people doing extraordinary things. Winner of Animation of the Year at the 37th Japan Academy Prizes. This film is suitable for ages 8+

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