Mirai Blu-ray/DVD

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About Mirai Blu-ray/DVD

From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children) comes a daring original story of love passed down through generations, the anime movie: Mirai.

When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning "future"), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun's entire family. Kun becomes increasingly jealous of her, until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future - including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family's incredible story, in this magical and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.

Special Features: Interview with Director Mamoru Hosada, Japanes Cast Interviews, Mirai at Cannes Film Festival, The New World of Mamoru Hosada, Mirari in Japan, Visiting Studio Chizu, Mamoru Hosoda visits Toyoma Prefecture, "My Future" by Hosoda and the Japanes voice cast, Trailers and TV Spots.

*Special Features Subject to Change

Details

  • Publisher: GKIDS
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Drama, Fantasy
  • Themes: Adventure
  • Age Rating: 10+
  • Run Time: 98
  • Release Date: 4/9/2019
  • Dimensional Weight: 0.5
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

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Nothing short of amazing.

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Mamoru Hosoda's fifth feature, MIRAI, is probably the most down-to-earth of the films he has done so far, which isn't to say it isn't any less amazing. Although its storyline, about a spoiled, pampered kid named Kun who feels neglected by his parents when a new baby enters his life, may seem simplistic and small-scale, it's told with as much heart, imagination, and emotional conviction as any of his films. Anyone who has ever been in situations like Kun will surely relate to this film, and even adults will find a lot to enjoy as well. The animation is absolutely beautiful as well. Finally, there's a top-notch dub by the folks at NYAV Post, with young Jaden Waldman doing an especially great job as Kun, and Crispin Freeman in yet another standout turn. MIRAI very much deserved its Oscar nomination; as a thoughtful look at sibling rivalry and an all around gorgeous film, it excels as both.

Come on, it's not THAT bad.

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Okay, so maybe this isn't my favorite of Hosoda's work (I liked THE GIRL WHO LEAPT THROUGH TIME and WOLF CHILDREN more), but having said that MIRAI still is worth a look. Yeah, Kun could be bratty and annoying at times, but given his situation, it's understandable. And he does change. The animation is absolutely gorgeous, especially one scene where a character gallops through a sunset driven cornfield. And sorry, but whoever said this dub is awful... I simply don't see it. To me, it's nothing but excellent. And that includes the "big names" and young Jaden Waldman's Kun. The Japanese version is... really not that good. Kun is played by a 17-year-old woman, and not convincingly so. Honestly, this plays so much better dubbed. So in short, not Hosoda's best, but still gorgeous and heartwarming. Definitely worth a look!