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!
Soon after receiving the news that Mamoru Hosoda's 2018 anime feature film Mirai no Mirai/MIRAI was chosen as one of the five nominees in the Animated Feature category of the 91st Academy Awards last night, the official blog of Studio Chizu, the film's production studio, posted the director's comment about it. Check out what he said after the jump.
Mirai, the latest animated theatrical film from director Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu, has been nominated in the category of "Best Animated Film" for the 76th Golden Globe Awards, a prestigious industry event that recognizes excellence in film and television art. Hit the jump to learn more.
Mamoru Hosoda's MIRAI anime film is coming to select U.S. theaters for a limited run starting Thursday, November 29, and GKIDS shared a new English trailer earlier today to build up anticipation. Hit the jump to watch.
From Summer Wars to The Boy and the Beast, Mamoru Hosoda has made films that captivated audiences worldwide. His latest film, Mirai, is hitting US theaters next month, so hit the jump to see what he has to say about Mirai, One Piece, The Boy and the Beast, and so much more!
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. To sweeten the deal further, Hosoda himself will be present for the event. Read on for more.
The Animation Is Film Festival returns for its second year in Los Angeles, CA with a special celebration of filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda's body of work, the formal debut of Studio Ponoc, with the world premiere of the studio's latest project in Modest Heroes: Ponoc Short Films Theatre, Volume 1 and the latest Madhouse project in Okko's Inn. Hiit the jump for all of the details.
Anime auteur Mamoru Hosoda’s latest magnum opus MIRAI (aka Mirai no Mirai) rececntly got the royal treatment in Japan with a large scale exhibition dedicated to the director’s work, along with a MIRAI-themed room at Tokyo Dome Hotel. Get a look at BOTH attractions after the jump!
Probably due to mostly mixed reviews by critics and audience, Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars)'s latest feature film Mirai no Mirai/Mirai of The Future/MIRAI earned a modest 289 million yen on 215,000 admissions in the weekend of July 28-29, which was 28% down from its opening weekend gross. Hit the jump for more details.