The Boy and the Beast Blu-ray/DVD + UV

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About The Boy and the Beast Blu-ray/DVD + UV

The Boy and the Beast is the latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who’s been searching for the perfect apprentice.

Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test- a final showdown. Can the two finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage? Don't miss the critically acclaimed film The Boy and The Beast!

*Includes Digital HD Ultraviolet (subject to expiration and only redeemable in U.S.)

Special Features: Original Teaser, Trailers

Spoken Languages: English, Japanese, English Subtitles


  • Publisher: FUNIMATION
  • Media: Blu-ray
  • Spoken Language: English, Japanese
  • Subtitle Language: English
  • Genre: Action
  • Themes: Adventure, Supernatural
  • Age Rating: 13+
  • Run Time: 119
  • Release Date: 6/7/2016
  • Dimensional Weight: 1
  • Region Code: A

Ratings & Reviews

13 reviews

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Mamoru Hosoda does it again

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One of Japans greatest directors, Mamoru Hosoda, plays his magic again as he creates Boy and the Beast. This heart warming tale follows the life of human and beast and how they peacefully coexist. A fun film to watch with family, friends, or even strangers, and as though it seems like fate, this movie will help everyone find something to hold dear that they've never noticed before.

The Boy and the Beast Review

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The Boy and the Beast is a wonderful film. The character interaction is engaging, the story keeps you interested in what's going to happen next, the themes of family are really well explored, the animation is beautiful, the fight scenes are great, and the both the music and the dub are well done. It could use a bit more subtlety at times and a number of plot threads in the second half feel underdeveloped, but it is still a great film that is definitely worth buying. I think both kids and adults will greatly enjoy it.

Mamoru Hosoda = The Next Miyazaki <3

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Mamoru has shown us time and time again that he has done amazing anime films that will make you laugh, give family values and pull on the heartstrings and this movie is no different

There is so many great moments in this film that I feel any anime fan will enjoy and the price is not bad for what your getting which is a bluray amaray case with a slipcover with the bluray and DVD of the film <3

The audio sounds great in this release in dub and sub definitely worth the buy for any Mamoru Hosada fan :)

The Boy and the Beast Blu-ray/DVD

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I looked forward to owning this movie for a long time eversince I heard it first got announced. Watched the movie in theaters and now I finally owned it. If you guys haven't checked it out yet I definitively recommend getting this movie as imo I think it's one of the most must have anime movies of all time!

Amazingly Moving Film

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First off, I'd rate this movie 5 stars because, though Wolf Children is my favorite of Hosada's films, The Boy and the Beast is packed with a great deal of magic and emotion, and supplies action and allusions to literature to boot. It can't be missed!

I only take one star off my rating because, while the blu-ray looks beautiful, I found the sound subpar compared to other blu-rays in my collection. I had to turn up the tv quite a bit to hear some dialog and background music. I had to check to make sure I didn't put in the DVD by mistake. Still, it isn't a huge issue so don't let it put you off. I highly recommend a buy!

It's the Uplifting Experience You Need!

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Before you roll your eyes, understand that I've seen enough anime to know that plenty of them can get rather bleak by the end, even if it’s on a good note. Like, maybe the main character won't end up with the person they love. Maybe they'll die and close out the film on a poignant downer. Or maybe the film will beg for a sequel because it left important character arcs unfulfilled. But thankfully, Hosoda has created a film that does not leave me feeling drained, sad, or emotionally confused.

Summer Wars may have ended on a triumphant note, but I never expected the roller-coaster of feels I would experience. And Wolf Children, while being incredibly moving, nevertheless left me in a depressed state, which I dreaded would occur again. But, against all expectations, The Boy and the Beast strikes an absolute perfect balance of both melancholy and pure joy. It’s just like Steven Universe: you get your drama and poignant moments, but you’re always left feeling rejuvenated when it’s over.

Hosoda Has Done it Again!!!


When I purchased this movie, I didn't know much about it. After watching it, I can honestly say that this film is a must watch for any fan of Japanese anime. With well written characters, good character development, and beautifully well done animation...The Boy and the Beast is worth every penny.

Another Great Movie From A Great Director

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The Boy and the Beast is a another great movie by Mamoru Hosoda. People familiar with his previous works will already know what to expect: a story surrounding the concept of family, and his recognizable animation style.

Just about everything this movie does is well-executed. From the soundtrack to the voice acting, the animation to the backgrounds, it's consistent with the quality of work audiences have come to expect from this director.

There are a few weak spots to the movie: the CGI animation can be a little distracting when contrasted against the brilliant, digital animation, and the story feels unfocused in some areas.

But none of the negatives should stop anyone from enjoying this movie. Whether you're already a fan of Hosoda's work or if this is your first, it's a great movie to check out.

A fun and emotional movie, worth a watch for sure

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The story of this movie is delightful with some real heart wrenching moments that you come to appreciate because of how it impacts the characters.

The animation is superb, with some excellent sequences towards the finale.

I bought this movie on a whim and do not regret it one bit.

Great movie

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It's hard to find something that the other reviews don't already say, however I can at least say that I enjoyed this movie and found the story to flow nicely. at this point I cannot find fault with any part of it. Even though the movie ends well the story almost lends to the idea of being able to go longer but is not necessary. I have rewatched it multiple times and find no problem watching it again. Also as for kids I would have no qualms letting kids watch it and have let some in my family do so and they enjoyed it as much as I have.

A very unique movie

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The boy and the beast is another movie from director Mamoru Hosoda that focuses on the difficulties of raising a child without a mother. From beginning to end the movie has amazing backgrounds, very interesting characters and. as we all know, Mamoru Hosoda incorporates a very important message too.
This release comes with a very well designed cover; it comes with DVD, Blu-ray and a code so you will be able to watch online.
Mamoru Hosoda is forging a new way of telling stories, totally different from Hayao Miyazaki or Makoto Shinkai.
I extremely recommend adding this movie to your anime collection

Hosoda's Fourth.


For his fourth feature, Mamoru Hosoda portrays this emotionally charged "father-son" story in the form of a runaway human boy and a tough, gruff beast-like swordsman. It's contextually different in tone from his previous three entries, but no less breathtaking or enchanting. For the dub by Funimation, John Swasey gives one of his best performances. There are places where the use of CG is a little jarring, but on the whole, THE BOY AND THE BEAST is well worth looking into, especially if you're a follower of Hosoda's films so far.

Great Movie 👍

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I do really like this movie not as great as his other stuff but well worth it. Would highly recommend buying. ^^