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.
ALL LOCATIONS – AUSTRALIA
Event George Street – in Japanese with English subtitles
Avoca Beach – in Japanese with English subtitles
Cinema Nova – in Japanese with English subtitles
Event Mt Gravatt – in Japanese with English subtitles
Event Myer Centre – in Japanese with English subtitles
Event Marion – in Japanese with English subtitles
Luna Leederville – in Japanese with English subtitles
Dendy Canberra – in Japanese with English subtitles
ALL LOCATIONS – NEW ZEALAND