The Boy and the Beast (Bakemono no ko)

The Boy and the Beast (Bakemono no ko)
  • 2015
  • Japan
  • 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 Beast

3 Jul 20174 stars

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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