For over 20 years, Mamoru Hosoda has been a celebrated director of anime films, showing off a mastery of the medium that blends the fantastical with the relatable. Hit the jump for how he got his start with what would become the prequel to the classic Digimon Adventure series!
Over the weekend, BELLE became the highest-grossing film worldwide for director Mamoru Hosoda. To celebrate this achievement, Studio Chizu created six "playful visuals" featuring scenes from BELLE and one featuring the characters from The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, the first original work from the acclaimed director. Leap past the jump to check them out!
Anime director Mamoru Hosoda announced at a stage event today for BELLE that his latest anime film has become his highest-grossing film ever, beating the lifetime gross of Boy and the Beast. More in-depth details are broken down past the jump!
Even in its eighth weekend, Mamoru Hosoda's Ryu to Sobakasu no Hime / BELLE stayed at the same second place from last weekend, earning 96 million yen (874,200 USD) on 66,000 admissions. It is expected to be the director's highest-grossing film within a week. Hit the jump for more details.
Joining the Dolby Cinema line-up on September 10 will be the latest anime film from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda, with BELLE being able to full advantage of the premium format when it opens in five cinemas across Japan. Learn more after the jump!
While the world is in its current state and theaters are still finding their footing with people hesitant to be in a closed space for a decent amount of time with strangers, a couple of films in Japan have broken past the rest of the pack to bring people in with Mamoru Hosoda's BELLE bringing in over 5 billion yen at the box office. More info after the jump!