The Boy and the Beast

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"If The Boy And The Beast doesn't cast away any doubts that Hosoda Mamoru will become the new king of Japanese animation, I don't know what will". - TWITCH FILM

"The Boy and the Beast is a great re-imagining of a classic tale. It is an entertaining coming-of-age adventure on one hand and an excellent thematic exploration on the other. ...there’s something for everyone in this one". - KOTAKU




From Mamoru Hosoda, the acclaimed director of SUMMER WARS and WOLF CHILDREN comes the story of an unlucky boy and a lonely beast...

THE BOY AND THE BEAST is a coming-of-age action fantasy tale about Kyuta, a misfortunate, lonely boy who lives on the streets of the human realm (Tokyo's Shibuya ward) and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast who lives in the bakemono realm ("Shibutenmachi"). These worlds must not intersect, but one day, Kyuta stumbles upon an entry to the bakemono world. With no family to call his own in the human world, he becomes the disciple of Kumatetsu.

The, at times stormy, relationship between the beast and his young apprentice gradually grows stronger. Overcoming their solitude, they come to realise how much they need each other. Their fortunate encounter will be the beginning of an adventure that goes beyond your imagination...

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