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    Tuesday October 20, 2020
  • Storyboards for Wolf Children Director Mamoru Hosoda's Next Anime Film Have Been Finished

    Though not much else is known from the Summer War's director next anime film

    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!

  • Saturday September 19, 2020
  • FEATURE: Ordinary People in Extraordinary Worlds, Celebrating the Characters of Mamoru Hosoda

    Marking the great man's birthday with a celebration of the grounded and relatable characters that make his films so special

    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.

  • Monday July 20, 2020
  • Meeting The Next Generation of Great Anime Directors

    Today let's highlight some of the top directors making anime film waves today!

    Nick Creamer takes a look at the next generation of anime film directors, including Masaaki Yuasa, Naoko Yamada, and Makoto Shinkai!

  • Saturday March 22, 2020
  • Yomiuri Land Amusement Park to Offer Collaboration Areas with Mamoru Hosoda's Five Films

    Special exhibition to include materials that have never been shown before is also planned

    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.

  • Wednesday March 5, 2020
  • Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars to Get Orchestrated Screening in Tokyo

    Listen to the Tokyo Philharmonic Orchestra as you watch King Kazuma win the “war”

    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!

  • Tuesday January 14, 2020
  • Summer Wars Celebrates 10 Years of OZ with Pop-Up Store in Shibuya

    Temporary installation at Tokyo Otaku Mode TOKYO features new "OZ"-themed character goods

    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.

  • Thursday November 28, 2019
  • Mamoru Hosoda’s Summer Wars Anime Film to Get 4DX Screenings for Its 10th Anniversary in Japan

    The film will be shown across Japan from January 17, 2020

    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!

  • Thursday September 19, 2019
  • Leaps in Animation, Leaps in Time: Celebrating Mamoru Hosoda's Birthday!

    Let's dive into some of Mamoru Hosoda's works as we look back and remember what's most touching about them

    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! 

  • Thursday August 1, 2019
  • OZ vs. Real Life: How Our Society Has Become like 'Summer Wars'

    Ten years after Summer Wars, we're closer to that network landscape than you might think!

    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!

  • Monday June 3, 2019
  • To View Animation is to View Its Creator: Director Mamoru Hosoda on the Appeal of Anime

    Daisuke Tsutsumi invited Hosoda to speak at the Tonko House Film Festival

    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!

  • Monday March 25, 2019
  • Anime Film Summer Wars Launches 10th Anniversary Project

    Event theme announced as "UPDATE"

    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!