The Boy and the Beast
Studio Chizu/ FUNimation Director: Mamoru Hosoda Release Date: TBA Rotten Tomatoes: 100% Want to See Synopsis: When local Shibuya boy Kyuta stumbles into the fantastical imaginary world of Jutengai, he picks up a lonesome beast named Kumatetsu as his spirit guide. The Word: “The film once again proves that (Mamoru Hosoda) is both a master animator and amazing storyteller. Fans of his previous films will enjoy it a lot because it is as charming as The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, as exhilarating as Summer Wars and as touching as Wolf Children. In fact, its appeal is so broad that its commercial and critical successes are pretty much guaranteed.” — Hugo Ozman, Twitch Film.