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Old 2017-05-17, 01:52   Link #1
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Mirai no Mirai (Mamoru Hosoda film)

Entertainment news magazine Variety reported on Tuesday that Mamoru Hosoda's next film is titled Mirai. It is "expected to be completed" in May 2018.

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“Mirai” follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family, until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man. These fantasy-filled adventures allow the child to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be.
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Old 2017-05-17, 01:58   Link #2
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I see Mamoru Hosoda, I get on board.
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Old 2017-05-17, 15:17   Link #3
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Variety with that scoop.
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Old 2017-05-17, 16:47   Link #4
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Looks like it could have possibilities! Color me interested as well ...
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Old 2017-05-17, 17:45   Link #5
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I can't think of many anime with a four year old protagonist. Very interested.
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Old 2017-05-17, 18:02   Link #6
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In Hosoda we trust.
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Old 2017-12-13, 04:08   Link #7
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Full title is Mirai no Mirai (Mirai From the Future).

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Film distributor TOHO opened a website to unveil director Mamoru Hosoda's latest film, which is now titled Mirai no Mirai (Mirai From the Future). (The film was previously titled simply as Mirai, although Studio Chizu filed a Mirai no Mirai trademark on October 24.) The film will open in Japan on July 20, after previously being announced with a May release date.
The tagline on the poster reads, "I met the future."

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The film's story centers around a family living in a small house in an obscure corner of a certain city — in particular, the family's spoiled four-year-old boy Kun-chan. When Kun-chan gets a little sister named Mirai, he feels that his new sister stole his parents' love from him, and is overwhelmed by many experiences he undergoes for the first time in his life. In the midst of it all, he meets an older version of Mirai, who has come from the future.
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Old 2017-12-13, 05:23   Link #8
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Sounds like it will be very cute. Sappy, but cute. I'm always on the lookout for anime I can watch with the younger members of my family.
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Old 2017-12-13, 11:12   Link #9
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Shinkai has eclipsed him in notoriety, but Hosoda takes a backseat to new theatrical anime director of his generation. If he's behind a film, my expectations are very high.
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Old 2017-12-13, 13:20   Link #10
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Reading the first post's summary, I thought it'd be weird for a 4 year old to travel through time on his own. The new summary cleared thing up, he'll be helped by his little sister from the future.
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Old 2017-12-13, 13:41   Link #11
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In Hosoda we trust.
Damn right.

Actually, to be honest I was a little disappointed in The Boy and The Beast but it's only the most minor of minor blips.

Side note: I wonder if the sister is related to The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.
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Old 2017-12-13, 19:45   Link #12
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Hosoda is the one who made the first two Digimon movies right?
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Old 2018-03-01, 19:20   Link #13
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Old 2018-08-25, 11:21   Link #14
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Saw it in theater today.

Trailer and summary are a bit misleading. One will thought that this is the story about the adventure of Kun-chan and Mirai. In fact, it is mainly about Kun-chan's adventure and meet with many different people.

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Overall, it is good and relaxing film to see with your family and/or friend.
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Old 2018-08-26, 00:03   Link #15
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While still very good, Mirai and Bakemono no Ko are still the two weakest Hosoda original films for me. I don't think it's a coincidence that those are the two films he directed after deciding to part ways with his writer Okudera Satoko and handle the screenplays himself. That's where the last two films have seemed a bit lost at times.

Another problem for me was Kamishiraishi Moka as Kun-chan. Japanese female seiyuu are generally much better than their Western dub counterparts at playing boys, but I really thought her performance was wholly unconvincing. A big handicap for the film as a whole.
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Old 2018-08-27, 18:09   Link #16
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So I'm in Japan now, and one thing that I had decided on in advance was that for the week I was here I would try to catch as many anime movies that interested me as possible. So far I've seen the new Pokémon movie and this, with the My Hero Academia movie still being on my to-do list...

I can't believe I'm saying this, but I liked the new Pokémon movie so much more than this one. Like, I've genuinely enjoyed all of Hosoda's previous movies (though The Boy and the Beast felt like a bit of a step down) but this movie just did nothing for me. Maybe I was just in the wrong mindset at the time, as I was just kinda stressed out and hungry by the time the movie started, but I just really can't say I enjoyed it at all.
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Old 2018-09-09, 00:43   Link #17
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I just watched the movie and, for my part, I loved it. Hosoda has matured tremendously as a movie-maker and a storyteller, and he spun a compelling tale here about connection, to a place, to emotions and to family. This movie relies heavily on tone and mood to join various disparate dots together, and the story, on the face of it, isn't linear, so it's easy to miss its point. Hosoda has gone either further this time with expert use of tracking shots and astute editing, and his key animation has improved too. There's a naturalism to the animation that makes "Mirai" feel almost like live-action, and I think that's remarkable.

I'll probably take a while to let the various impressions bubble into something more cohesive before attempting a more thorough analysis. For now, though, I have to say, I absolutely loved the house, and I wonder if it's based a real home. It's truly something you'd image an architect to design, to create such such interesting spaces within a long and narrow plot.
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Old 2018-09-09, 04:25   Link #18
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I loved the house, too - a modernist marvel. The rest of the movie, I had some issues with.
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Old 2018-09-09, 08:13   Link #19
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No harm in differing opinions.

I, for one, agree with this reviewer's impression: "But While Mirai may be Hosoda’s most compact film yet, it's also, in some ways, his most daring."

I left the theatre struck by how deeply nuanced this movie is, compared to Hosoda's previous feature films (with the exception of "The Boy and the Beast", which I'm yet to watch). Mirai is, on the surface, about the future and Kun's relationship with his baby sister, but it's perhaps more apt to think of it as a story of hindsight and reflection.

One scene and one line, in particular, resonated deeply with me:
Spoiler for one of the last few scenes:

Perhaps it's age. As I enter middle age, I increasingly find myself remembering little snippets from the past. Each piece of memory, on its own, has little significance. But it's when I remember more and more, and think about the ways in which I was affected and changed by those little moments, that I come to a better understanding of why I am who I am and where I find myself today.

So, that one scene from the movie struck me very hard, because I could immediately relate with what Hosoda was trying to convey.

His cinematic skills have taken him into a very interesting direction in Mirai, where he skillfully piled on layers of emotions and themes. Each layer doesn't seem at first related, but towards the end, they begin to dovetail into the story's central theme — a rootedness in place, time and family.

The oak tree in the yard plays a critical symbolic role, and I love how Hosoda used various scenes to build up its significance, until in the end...
Spoiler for the oak tree:

Anyways, these are my first impressions, hastily jotted down before I forget them. They're still somewhat jumbled, but the marvel is that there is an internal coherence to the ideas. But I'll need more reflection and a few further viewings before I put them together into something more meaningful.
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