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The Boy and the Beast

HOSODA Mamoru

Animated feature film [Japan]

This animated feature film portrays the peculiar relationship that develops between a boy living in the human world of Shibuya, Tokyo, and a bakemono (shape-shifting creature) from the alternate world of Jutengai. The lonely creature, Kumatetsu, takes the equally lonesome adolescent, Kyuta, under his wing as his disciple. Interweaving elements of fairy tale, rite-of-passage, and buddy movies, this is a story with appeal for all ages.
(1 h. 59 min.)

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HOSODA Mamoru

Japan

Born in 1967 in Toyama Prefecture. An animation film director and the founder of Studio Chizu.

( 2015 )

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