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!
Half-man and half-wolf, werewolves transform in the light of the full moon or, more often, whenever they want really, into in bloodthirsty beast. Or maybe just the head of the newspaper club? Tragically playing second fiddle to vampires, werewolves have a lot of unexplored potential waiting to be appreicated! Hit the jump for part 3 of our 5-Part Halloween-themed October special, the 5 most loved and hated werewolves!
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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.
TSUTAYA, the largest DVD, Blu-ray, and CD rental shop chain in Japan, announced the annual rental rankings for each category between January 1 and December 7, 2013. The most rented title in the anime section was Mamoru Hosoda's second original film Oukami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki/Wolf Children. Check the top 20 list after the jump.
FUNimation's North American release of Summer Wars director Mamoru Hosoda's Wolf Children is still hitting film festivals rather than a wider theatrical or home video release, but it's getting to many corners of the country this month. See where and when after the jump.
A diverse range of manga readers are going to be pleased to see Yen Press' latest North American manga publishing plans. New licenses announced at this weekend's Sakuracon include Cocoa Fujiwara's original Inu × Boku SS, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, the adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda's Wolf Children, and 4chan favorite It’s Not My Fault That I’m Not Popular! More after the jump.
This weekend, the Tokyo International Animation Fair trade show announced its annual award winners. Without much controversy, Mamoru Hosoda's (Summer Wars) new The Wolf Children Ame and Yuki took the best movie crown. More divisive among anime watchers was Sword Art Online's claim on top tv series honors. See what else won after the jump.
The Kadokawa Anime Channel on YouTube began streaming a 137-second promotional video for the manga adaptation of Mamoru Hosoda's newest anime film Wolf Children/Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki on July 23. The manga is illustrated by Yu with Yoshiyuki Sadamoto's character designs. Check the heart-warming video after the jump.