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The Boy and the Beast Rated 12A

The Boy and the Beast

Dir. Mamoru Hosoda. Japan, 2015. 2h. Japanese/subs. Starring Suzu Hirose, Haru Kuroki, Mamoru Miyano, Aoi Miyazaki, Kumiko Aso, Keishi Nagatsuka.

Anime about a young boy who stumbles into an alternate universe where he becomes the apprentice to a gruff warrior beast. A raucously entertaining coming-of-age tale that is packed with humour and spectacular visuals.

'An enchanting anime overflowing with imaginative energy and visual panache.’ ★★★★★ Ross McIndoe, The Skinny

'An action-packed buddy movie that strategically combines several of Japanese fans' favorite ingredients: conflicted teens, supernatural creatures and epic battles.’ Peter Debruge, Variety


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