Mamoru Hosoda to Attend MIRAI Premiere at Animation is Film Festival

Los Angeles fest will also host a retrospective of the director's work


Mamoru Hosoda's latest anime film, MIRAI, will be making its US premiere at the Animation is Film festival, which takes place October 19-21 at the TCL Chinese 6 Theaters in Los Angeles. To sweeten the deal further, Hosoda himself will be present for the event, which will also include a retrospective of Hosoda's work. 


Hosoda will be on hand for intros and Q&As at every film of his screened at the event. The retrospective will feature The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast. 


If you can't make the festival, Funimation has a Blu-ray collection of four Mamoru Hosoda films scheduled for launch… today! 


MIRAI trailer:



From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai... until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?


The epic capstone of director Mamoru Hosoda’s career, Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.



Joseph Luster is the Games and Web editor at Otaku USA Magazine. You can read his webcomic, BIG DUMB FIGHTING IDIOTS at subhumanzoids. Follow him on Twitter @Moldilox. 

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