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Mirai (2018)

Mirai no Mirai (original title)
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A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Director:

Mamoru Hosoda

Writer:

Mamoru Hosoda
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Rebecca Hall ... Mother (voice)
Daniel Dae Kim ... Great Grandfather (voice)
John Cho ... Father (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Mysterious Man (voice)
Kumiko Asô ... Okâsan (voice)
Stephanie Sheh ... Great-Grandmother (voice)
Erin Fitzgerald ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kôji Yakusho ... Jiiji (voice)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Additional Voices (voice)
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Grandfather (voice)
Erica Schroeder ... Additional Voices (voice)
Masaharu Fukuyama ... Seinen (voice)
Joe Thomas ... Station Agent (voice)
Jaden Waldman ... Kun (voice)
Victoria Grace ... Mirai (voice)
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Storyline

The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family, until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man. These fantasy-filled adventures allow the child to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be. Written by Variety

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Taglines:

"I met the future."


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including some scary images | See all certifications »

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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English | Russian

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mirai See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,077, 2 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$812,794, 21 February 2019
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dentsu, Kadokawa, Madhouse See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first Japanese animated film that is not a Studio Ghibli production nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. See more »

Quotes

Kun (High Schooler): [off-screen] That's just awful. Yep, a complete wreck. I'm talking about your attitude. Boy, does it stink.
Kun: [looks inside train station, sees a high schooler sitting inside] Hello?
Kun (High Schooler): You're supposed to go camping, am I right? Catch bugs, watch fireworks, all that stuff. And you guys will be staying at your grandparents' place. It's the summer you've all been looking forward to. Think of all the happy memories you could be making together. But instead you don't wanna go. Why is that?
Kun: Uh... how do ...
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Bambi Time in Jail (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

Uta no kisha
(Song Train)
Written by Tatsurô Yamashita
Performed by Tatsurô Yamashita
Produced by Tatsurô Yamashita
© 2018 by Nippon Television Music Corporation & Smile Publishers Inc.
(P) 2018 Tenderberry & Harvest Inc. Under Exclusive License to Warner Music Japan Inc., A Warner Music Group Company.
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Well crafted, with a questionable voice casting decision.
6 October 2018 | by TamasaburoSee all my reviews

As with all Hosoda-movies, this one is very well crafted as well. Beautiful animation and backgrounds, perfect image composition and a somewhat arthouse story. It was a pleasure to watch. While I watched it I thought it had some lenghty passages, but after I went out of the film I had no regrets whatsoever, the movie grows on you and it shows once again, who is, imho, the new hope of japanese animation. Way better than "Your Name" in my opinion. That one was somehow cold and manipulating. Hosoda, on the other side, manages to always have a warm, friendly baseline and doesn´t have to hammer in the emotional points he wants to show, they come naturally, a fine understatement-way of filmmaking. Truly beautiful. The only thing that really annoyed me was the japanese voice actress who played Kun, the main character. This voice was a complete miscast. I get it that you can´t (or at least would have to make a giant effort) cast a real child for a part as demanding as this one, but the voice was simply bad and took very much from the experience. Especially incomprehensible with Japan´s giant stock of good voice actresses specialised on playing child-characters (not that I could name any...). More than a mild annoyance. But overall, very well again, Hosoda!


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