Oscar-Nominated Anime Film MIRAI Returns to U.S. Theaters

Select nationwide theaters will get bonus screenings of Mamoru Hosoda's feature

 

Mamoru Hosoda's MIRAI is the only anime film nominated for an Academy Award this year, so here's hoping it wins! The Oscars air on Sunday, February 24, and you'll have another chance to check out Hosoda's latest before the big event. GKIDS announced plans to bring the movie back to U.S. theaters for limited screenings starting February 18, and theater listings are now live and regularly updated on the official website. 

 

 

SYNOPSIS: From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer WarsWolf 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?

 

An official selection at Cannes Directors' Fortnight, and 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.

 

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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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