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Old 2014-12-11, 02:54   Link #1
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The Boy and The Beast (Movie)


New movie titled "The Boy and The Beast" is scheduled to debut next Summer 2015. It will be directed by Mamoru Hosoda.

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http://www.cinematoday.jp/page/N0068938
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Old 2014-12-11, 02:58   Link #2
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As soon as I saw that poster, I instantly thought Hosoda. Definitely looking forward to this one.
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Old 2014-12-11, 03:11   Link #3
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Yup, immediately thought "Hosoda" as soon as I saw that. Any new film by him is big news, especially as with the two Ghibli lions retiring he's pretty much unchallenged as the top cinema director in anime.
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Old 2014-12-11, 03:15   Link #4
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Oh ho? Color me interested.

Hmm...I wonder if it will be a coming of age type of story?
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Old 2014-12-11, 03:25   Link #5
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I kind of think the translated title should be "The Child of the Monster (or Beast)", though. Unless there's already an official English title I'm not aware of.
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Old 2014-12-11, 03:42   Link #6
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ANN posted their news article and has the name set as Bakemono no Ko (Child of the Beast). I'll just quote what they have in the article but apparently...

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The movie is a training story about a boy who was separated from his parents and becomes a disciple of a bakemono (supernatural creature). It's going to be a traditional yet novel story.

The story is set in the human realm (Tokyo's Shibuya ward) and the bakemono realm ("Shibutenmachi"). In these two worlds which must not intersect, there lives a lonely boy and a lonely bakemono. One day, the boy gets lost in the bakemono world, becomes the disciple of the bakemono Kumatetsu, and is renamed Kyūta.
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news...3-years/.82041
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Old 2014-12-11, 05:25   Link #7
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You had me at Hosoda.
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Old 2014-12-11, 07:05   Link #8
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Interestingly, all of the Art Directors are Ghiblies, so I'd certainly expect that to have an impact on the movie's overall look.

One wonders if Studio Chizu might no become a landing spot for a number of homeless Ghibli animators and technical staff. Hosoda has a long-standing relationship of sorts with Ghibli anyway (he was originally slated to direct Howl's Moving Castle).

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Old 2014-12-11, 07:06   Link #9
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Hosoda. Enough said. On my plan to watch list. He and Shinkai are my two favourite anime directors afterall.
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Old 2014-12-11, 07:55   Link #10
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Stumbled across this interesting bit from Asahi Shinbun, published shortly after Miyazaki announced his retirement from features...

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So then, what will become of Ghibli? The one person who seems to hold the key is Mamoru Hosoda. The 45-year-old director, whose filmography includes "Summer Wars" (2009) and "The Wolf Children, Ame and Yuki" (2012), is a rare breed of filmmaker who has made a series of hit films for general audiences. As Suzuki also wrote in his book, "Maro (Hiromasa Yonebayashi's nickname) and Goro are, of course, Miyazaki's disciples, but Mamoru Hosoda borrows (expressions) from a variety of movies. That is not a bad thing."

In fact, Hosoda was supposed to direct "Howl's Moving Castle" at Ghibli. But production was suspended. Later the project was restarted, but this time with Miyazaki at the helm. Hosoda was so shocked at the time he thought "my directing career is finished." But he has shown no ill will toward Ghibli with the release of "Kaze Tachinu," which he acclaims as "a film that is so good that there's never been anything as good before it and there will be none after it."

I can imagine a drama unfolding in which Hosoda, once spurned by Ghibli, goes back to that grief-stricken place, only to breathe new life into it.
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Old 2014-12-11, 12:49   Link #11
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Yup, immediately thought "Hosoda" as soon as I saw that. Any new film by him is big news, especially as with the two Ghibli lions retiring he's pretty much unchallenged as the top cinema director in anime.
He's been unchallenged since Satoshi Kon (bless his soul) died.
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Old 2014-12-11, 14:03   Link #12
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Hosodaaa! Excited just at his mention.
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Old 2014-12-11, 15:19   Link #13
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Yeah I tend to look to movies and guys like Hosoda when I'm in the mood for anime but not necessarily something with a hard otaku bent to it. Not necessarily something a little bit more down to Earth but something that draws from a broader array of cultures and ideas than cool action, overwrought melodrama or comedy featuring teenagers and waifus. Not that I can't enjoy those ever but I'm kind of in a mood where I'm a little weary of it all of late and there's been some good announcements mixed in with the usual fair the last couple of weeks that have gotten me hopefully that I won't necessarily have to settle for strictly the best of the otaku fare if I'm going to keep watching this stuff.

Surprised how soon it's apparently planned to be out in theaters but the one area anime often beats Western media is timetables and quick releases. Usually that means a whole lot of rushed scheduling and shoddy work, but I don't think I'll have to worry about that in this case with someone a little more professional like Hosoda helming the project.
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Old 2014-12-11, 16:02   Link #14
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Looks like French company GAUMONT already picked it up for international distribution outside Asia.
Oh snap, that's great news, at least for french distribution, that's the big leagues.WC had a successful word of mouth run in france but if Gaumont has picked it up it has a chance to go legit pixar level mainstream.

Very glad to have the same music composer back and yes Hosoda has always used ghibli talent for art direction so not surprised there either.

Hope we get a premiere in france with Hosoda like last time, would book plane tickets ASAP if that were the case
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Yeah I tend to look to movies and guys like Hosoda when I'm in the mood for anime but not necessarily something with a hard otaku bent to it. Not necessarily something a little bit more down to Earth but something that draws from a broader array of cultures and ideas than cool action, overwrought melodrama or comedy featuring teenagers and waifus. Not that I can't enjoy those ever but I'm kind of in a mood where I'm a little weary of it all of late and there's been some good announcements mixed in with the usual fair the last couple of weeks that have gotten me hopefully that I won't necessarily have to settle for strictly the best of the otaku fare if I'm going to keep watching this stuff.
Yeah, you can pretty much tell from the promo art that Hosoda is aiming for a non-anime audience as usual. Thank goodness we still have a few who do.
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Old 2014-12-11, 20:23   Link #16
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Looks pretty anime to me.
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Old 2014-12-12, 03:25   Link #17
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Looks pretty anime to me.
I think he meant it's aimed at those not familiar or into anime.
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I truly love how some anime fans doesnt want anime to be anime but more ...

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anyway first video
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Old 2014-12-12, 17:14   Link #19
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I truly love how some anime fans doesnt want anime to be anime but more ...
Just based on next season's nauseating lineup alone, why wouldn't we feel that way?

In any case, that is one tantalizing trailer. Not saying that Wolf Children looked bad or anything (it's an amazing piece of filmmaking) but in terms of visuals, I hope the fantasy bend of this piece bring out Hosada's lively Summer Wars style. Having the Ghibli artists on board as well means we can definitely expect some incredible sights for this movie.
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