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    Monday July 25, 2022
  • BELLE Director Mamoru Hosoda Teaches His Creative Secrets on NHK Academia

    Hosoda says that without Disney's Beauty and the Beast, he wouldn't be an animator

    Groundbreaking anime director Mamoru Hosoda, known for his films Wolf Children, Summer Wars, BELLE, among so many more, will be showing off the secrets of how he creates anime in the latest NHK Academia episode. Learn a little about the special after the jump!

  • Wednesday July 20, 2022
  • Mamoru Hosoda's 2012 Film Wolf Children Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with Special Illustration

    The film earned 4.42 billion yen from its original domestic run

    Exactly ten years ago, on July 21, 2012, Mamoru Hosoda's second original anime feature film Wolf Children was released in Japan. To commemorate its 10th anniversary, Studio Chizu's official Twitter account has posted a memorial illustration. Check it out after the jump!

  • Wednesday April 20, 2022
  • Mamoru Hosoda's BELLE and Summer Wars Inspire New Watches and Apparel

    Good heavens, would you look at the time

    Bandai fashion brand Bancolle! is teaming up with Mamoru Hosoda and Studio Chizu to release a line of watches, apparel, and other goods related to BELLE and Summer Wars. Fans of the films can pre-order items now, and have a look at what's on offer after the jump!

  • Tuesday March 8, 2022
  • BELLE's Mamoru Hosoda and Turning Red's Domee Shi Share Inspirations in New Video

    Disney and Pixar's latest female-led film releases this week

    Turning Red director Domee Shi sits down with acclaimed anime director Mamoru Hosoda to discuss strong female protagonists, animation as a medium, inspirations and more. Hit the jump to watch the full video!