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The Boy and the Beast – Screening Locations Announced!

Join us for the latest film from legendary director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) about an unlucky boy and a lonely beast…


Mamoru Hosoda’s latest film is a stunning return to form and will be screening in cinemas in Australia from March 3! You’ll be able to watch this spectacular movie for a limited time in the new English dub (which was developed closely with Hosoda himself) or the original Japanese version (with English subtitles) at select cinemas.

The Boy and the Beast is a coming-of-age action fantasy tale about Kyuta, a misfortunate, lonely boy who lives on the streets of the human realm (Tokyo’s Shibuya ward) and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast who lives in the bakemono realm (“Shibutenmachi”). These worlds must not intersect, but one day, Kyuta stumbles upon an entry to the bakemono realm. With no family to call his own in the human realm, he becomes the disciple of Kumatetsu.

The, at times stormy, relationship between the beast and his young apprentice gradually grows stronger. Overcoming their solitude, they come to realise how much they need each other. Their fortunate encounter will be the beginning of an adventure that goes beyond your imagination.


Check out which cinemas will be screening it below. All sessions will be in English except where noted.



Event George Street

Event George Street – in Japanese with English subtitles

Event Macquarrie

Event Burwood

Event Liverpool

Event Miranda

Event Korata

Greater Union Shell Harbour

Hoyts Blacktown

Hoyts Penrith

Avoca Beach – in Japanese with English subtitles

Dendy Newtown

Village Albury


Village Sunshine

Village Knox

Village Southland

Village Fountain Gate

Village Geelong

Village Century City

Village Bendigo

Cinema Nova

Cinema Nova – in Japanese with English subtitles

Hoyts Melbourne Central

Hoyts Highpoint

Hoyts Frankston

Hoyts Northland


Event Chermside

Event Mt Gravatt

Event Mt Gravatt – in Japanese with English subtitles

Event Pacific Fair

Event Myer Centre

Event Myer Centre – in Japanese with English subtitles

Event Cairns Central

Event Townsville Centre

BCC Maroochydore

BCC Toowoomba

BCC Rockhampton

Dendy Portside


Event Marion

Event Marion – in Japanese with English subtitles

Hoyts Tea Tree


Event Innaloo

Luna Leederville – in Japanese with English subtitles

Hoyts Carousel


Village Hobart


BCC Casuarina


Dendy Canberra

Dendy Canberra – in Japanese with English subtitles



Academy Cinema Auckland

Downtown Cinemas Palmerston North

Event Cinemas Albany

Event Cinemas Manukau

Event Cinemas Queen St

Event Embassy Theatres

Hoyts Cinemas Wairau Park

Hoyts Metro

Hoyts Riccarton

Hoyts Sylvia Park

Monterey Howick

Monterey Upper Hutt

Rialto Cinemas Dunedin

State Cinemas Nelson

Visit the website for more details!

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