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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Rebecca Hall ... Mother (voice)
Daniel Dae Kim ... Great-Grandfather (Young Man) (voice)
John Cho ... Father (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Yukko (voice)
Stephanie Sheh ... Great-Grandmother / Additional Voices (voice)
Erin Fitzgerald ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kôji Yakusho ... Jiiji (voice)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Additional Voices (voice)
Victoria Grace ... Mirai (voice)
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Grandfather (voice)
Erica Schroeder ... Additional Voices (voice)
Haru Kuroki ... Mirai-chan (voice)
Kumiko Asô ... Okâsan (voice)
Masaharu Fukuyama ... Seinen (voice)
Jaden Waldman ... Kun (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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The first Japanese animated feature to have its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »

Quotes

Father: This is your baby sister, Kun.
Kun: Sister?
Mother: Isn't she precious?
Kun: [gasping in amazement] She is.
[pokes his finger against her delicate hand]
Mother: You have to be gentle with her.
Kun: [gently takes hold of the baby's hand; she opens her eyes]
Father: She's awake. I think she's staring at you, Kun.
Mother: Come on, her eyes can't even focus yet.
Father: Well she sure looks like she's staring to me.
[...]
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Connections

Referenced in AniMat's Crazy Cartoon Cast: Oscars 2019 Recap (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Mirai no têma
(Mirai's Theme)
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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A Delight
26 August 2018 | by HeshvanSee all my reviews

I saw this movie last night and having never seen any anime films before I was a little skeptical, but in the end was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it.

The opening of this film was beautiful and a treat for the eyes. The birds eye view of the city we receive was so realistic that on first thought, I was sure that it was real and not animated. Other highlights for me were a sequence with trains running along the train line that I thought was done well and I liked the use of colours that helped define different times of the day.

The characters in this film are very well crafted. I cannot begin to say which is my favourite as each was so good. Kun definitely stands out as being I think the main character, although this film is named after his sister, the story did revolve more around Kun and how he felt about his new baby sister and his feelings towards his parents after her birth. I believe the director has well captured the typical behaviour and emotions of children and adults throughout this film.

I laughed a lot during the movie. The comedy in "Mirai" was well written and played out often quite naturally but also with bit of the melodramatic.

I would recommend this movie for anyone who is an anime fan, who likes to laugh and who enjoys a heartwarming, thought-provoking movie

My compliments to all who worked on the making of "Mirai". It is a job well done. I give it 4 and a half stars (or 9/10).


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