The Boy and The Beast In U.S. Theaters March 4th – 10th

Mamoru Hosoda’s latest family film, The Boy and The Beast, will be playing in select U.S. theaters March 4th – 10th, including theaters in Florida cities Orlando and Miami. This movie is also Hosoda’s second film with his own animation studio, Studio Chizu. Mamoru Hosoda has also directed critically-acclaimed anime films such as Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time.

Plot description from Funimation:

When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice.

Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

The Boy and The Beast has won numerous awards in Japan and was their second-highest grossing film of 2015. Funimation is teaming up with AMC Theaters for theatrical distribution and has handled the production for the English language version which features the voice talents of Jon Swasey, Eric Vale, Luci Christian, Bryn Appril, Monica Rial, and Ian Sinclair.

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