The Boy and the Beast (Bakemono no ko)
- 1h 59min
- Directed by: Mamoru Hosoda
An angry nine-year-old struggles to cope with the death of his mother and the absence of his father in the latest hand-drawn animation from Wolf Children director, Mamoru Hosoda. The animation is impressive throughout, but it is the balance of visual spectacle and heartfelt emotions that cuts deepest.
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The Boy and the Beast3 Jul 2017
Japanese anime beautifully balancing visual spectacle and heartfelt emotions
There is a level of imagination and wonder in anime epic The Boy and the Beast that is every bit the equal of JK Rowling's fantastical creations. The latest hand-drawn animation from Wolf Children director Mamoru Hosoda even has similarities with the…
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