Wolf Children and Boy and the Beast director Mamoru Hosoda appeared at an event for Tokyo Anime Award Festival 2021 yesterday alongside Wolfwalkers directors Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, discussing their animated films. During the talk, Hosoda spoke about his next film as well as his feelings when while producing an anime film, including his next work. Read about it after the jump!
When Mamoru Hosoda made The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, he was immediately hailed as the second coming of Hayao Miyazaki. Five films later, he has gone one step beyond that and carved a niche of his own, with his own signature. On the occasion of his birthday, we take a look at what makes his films, and the characters of his films, so special. Read on to learn more.
Nick Creamer takes a look at the next generation of anime film directors, including Masaaki Yuasa, Naoko Yamada, and Makoto Shinkai!
In commemoration of the tenth anniversary of the theatrical release of Mamoru Hosoda's 2009 anime film Summer Wars, the Yomiuri Land amusement park will offer a special event collaborating with his and his own production company Studio Chizu's five films, under the event title "SUMMER WARS EXPERIENCE PARK in Yomiuri Land," from March 20, 2020. Hit the jump for more details.
Summer Wars has been on an epic 10th-anniversary celebration with pop-up stores, exhibitions, and even a 4DX re-release in Japanese theaters. That all comes to a close with the final event of the celebration, which was announced on February 6, a Summer Wars Film Concert, featuring the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra. Hit the jump to learn more!
Summer Wars, a 2009 theatrical anime film directed by Mamoru Hosoda (Mirai, The Boy and the Beast), is in the process of celebrating its 10th anniversary, and the newest celebration involves a limited time pop-up store in Shibuya that's packed with new character goods themed after OZ, the virtual reality online environment from the film. Hit the jump to learn more.
It’s been over 10 years since Mamoru Hosoda’s Madhouse produced film Summer Wars was first screened in Japan and over the last year, Hosoda’s Studio Chizu has been running the 10th Anniversary Project for the film titled “UPDATE.” For the newest event, they're re-releasing the film in 4DX! Hit the jump to learn more!
Known for being as imaginative as he is emotionally compelling, Mamoru Hosoda is an anime director beloved to many. As we celebrate his 52nd birthday today, we take a step back and look fondly on his dazzling works, whether it's the endearing The Girl Who Leapt Through Time to the most recent and charming Mirai. Hit the jump as we walk back in time and refresh ourselves on what makes him such a prolific creator!
As we celebrate the tenth anniversary of Mamoru Hosoda's Summer Wars, let's reflect on how much society matches up with it! Hit the jump to check out our comparison of OZ and real life social media!
During the Tonko House Film Festival, Tonko House’s director Daisuke Tsutsumi invited anime director Mamoru Hosoda, and the two appeared together in a speaking event to talk about the appeal of animation. Read on for more!
Mamoru Hosoda's film Summer Wars turns 10 this year! To celebrate, a series of events is kicking off this summer, starting with a presentation of the MIRAI museum exhibit in Ueda City. Get more info after the jump!