Boy and the Beast, The

“The Boy and the Beast” impressively reconfigures popular aspects of Japanese folklore, mythology and mass entertainment into a relatively fresh narrative
-Peter Debruge, Variety

Synopsis

"The Boy and the Beast" is a coming-of-age tale about Kyuta, a lonely Japanese boy living in Shibuya and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast inhabiting Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his guide and friend. That chance encounter leads them to many adventures filled with fantasy and action.

Theatrical Release Date

Friday, May 27, 2016
Original Languages: Japanese
Genre: Animated, Action, Adventure
Running Time: 119 min
Year: 2014

CREDITS

DIRECTED BY
Mamoru Hosoda

PHOTOS

A still from The Boy and the Beast. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A still from The Boy and the Beast. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.
A still from The Boy and the Beast. Courtesy of Mongrel Media.