Mamoru Hosoda's award-winning anime film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is set to return to Japanese cinemas on April 2 for the 10th anniversary of Studio Chizu, the studio Hosoda set up to produce his newer works, and the 15th anniversary of the film. Go back in time after the jump to see the updated poster and a new trailer!
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.
Writer and director Nobuhiko Obayashi is responsible for some of the strangest, most memorable films ever to come out of Japan. Today, he passed at the age of 82, after a lot battle with lung cancer. We're looking back at his weird and wonderful career after the jump.
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!
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!
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In a move that has got fans' hearts a-flutter, Studio Chizu (The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, MIRAI) recently published a mysterious countdown website that references words and images from the 2006 film, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time. Hit the jump to learn more.
Mamoru Hosoda's many anime works are coming to life this summer in a new Tokyo art exhibit. Witness the worlds of Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and his latest work MIRAI in a multi-part interactive experience. Check out advance pictures after the jump!
Funimation has announced the addition of the English dubbed versions of the movies from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda to their offering of streaming anime. This includes Wolf Children, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, The Boy and the Beast, and Summer Wars. More after the jump.
The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (known in Japan as Toki wo Kakeru Shōjo), a classic 1965 romantic science fiction novel about a high school girl who accidentally acquires the power to time-travel, is being adapted into a stage-play that will run for 10 performances at the Panasonic Globe Theatre in Tokyo in February of 2018. Hit the jump to learn more.
It has been confirmed that a three-disc Blu-ray box set of Mamoru Hosoda's 2006 anime film Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo/The Girl Who Leapt Through Time is set for a release on November 25, 2016, for the film's 10th anniversary. Its main disc will include a digital new master edition of the 98-minute film for the first time. Hit the jump for more details.
In commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the film's theatrical release in Japan, Tokyo National Museum, the oldest Japanese national museum and largest art museum in Japan, will host a two-day outdoor screening event of Mamoru Hosoda's 2006 anime film The Girl Who Leapt Through Time on July 15 and 16. Hit the jump for more details.