Tag: Mamoru Hosoda

February 6, 2022 · 0 comments

Interview: Eric Wong

Interview: Eric Wong

By Andrew Osmond. In 2019, the architect Eric Wong was invited to make a world; the cyber-world of U in Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle. For Wong, that led to months considering twilight skies, linear spaces, and how to arrange sound speakers on the back of a flying whale. He discussed these questions with Hosoda online, but […]

February 3, 2022 · 0 comments

Belle and the Beast

Belle and the Beast

By Andrew Osmond. Nearly thirty years ago, Disney’s animated film Beauty and the Beast opened in Japan. That was back before Disney cartoons had simultaneous releases round the world; Beauty opened in Japan in September 1992, a year after its American debut, though a couple of weeks before it opened in Britain. Among the people […]

October 6, 2021 · 5 comments

Belle

Belle

By Jonathan Clements. Mamoru Hosoda’s latest film mines contemporary issues for its storyline, touching on social anxiety, online identity, cancel culture and the fragility of Internet fame. Its leading lady is Suzu, a shy teenager who finds a new outlet for her desires and ambitions by signing up to the virtual reality service “U”, an […]

July 12, 2019 · 0 comments

[UNBOXING] Mirai

[UNBOXING] Mirai

You can watch a full unboxing of our Mirai Blu-ray/DVD Ltd Collector’s Edition set right now! You can order your copy today from retailers including the following – and of course, it’s available to order from our AllTheAnime.com online store using the link below too It’s worth noting that the Collector’s Edition set is already nearly out-of-print […]

June 16, 2019 · 0 comments

Mirai

Mirai

By Andrew Osmond. Mamoru Hosoda’s Oscar-nominated film Mirai is a time-travel fantasy that might look like Hosoda’s own journey into his past. After all, his breakout film was another time-travel yarn. But whereas 2006’s The Girl Who Leapt Through Time featured a familiar kind of anime protagonist – a mishap-prone schoolgirl with some confused feelings […]

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