‘Mirai’ Director Mamoru Hosoda Returns With His New Project ‘BELLE’

The director MAMORU HOSODA, who known for  ‘Mirai, Through Time, The Boy and the Beast, Summer Wars’ is returning with his new project.

On Tuesday, Mamoru Hosoda’s Studio Chizu announced that he is working on a new anime movie and it is planned to be released in Japan in the summer of 2021. The film will be titled “BELLE” (Ryū to Sobakasu no Hime / “The Princess of Dragons and Freckles”)

Hosoda directs and scripts the film and is also credited for the original work. The movie will celebrate Studio Chizu’s 10th anniversary.

HOSODA‘s new project “BELLE” is about a young girl who lives between present-day Japan and a virtual world called “U”. “Belle” will explore how technology affects lives and relationships. Hosoda will also tackle familiar themes such as youth, family ties, and friendship to create a story about courage and hope in difficult times.

In Addition, HOSODA‘s Mirai movie is about a young boy who encounters a magical garden that enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance from his younger sister from the future. It released in 2018, then won an Oscar for Best Animated Future Film, and the film became very popular in the world press.

Source: Press release

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