Learn more on Mamoru Hosoda’s new “Mirai no Mirai” a.k.a. “Mirai of the Future” as further cast details have been revealed by Studio Chizu.
Set to be released on July 20 in Japan, though it had originally been meant for May, the film will be having a 100-minute runtime. Hosoda, who is credited for the original story, acts as the director of the film. Having worked on Hosoda’s earlier films, Yuichiro Saito will be once more acting as a producer.
Also working once more with Hosoda as animation directors are Hiroyuki Aoyama Ayako Hata, both who previously worked on “The Girl Who Leapt Through Time”, “Summer Wars” and “The Boy and The Beast” as animation director and key animator respectively. Included in the returning staff are “The Boy and The Beast’s” art directors Yohei Takamatsu and Takashi Omori.
With the cast, starting from left to right in the top row they are as follows:
Moka Kamishiraishi as Kun-chan
Haru Kuroki as Mirai-chan
Then from left to right in the bottom row are:
Yoshiko Miyazaki as Grandmother
Gen Hoshino as Father
Kōji Yakusho as Grandfather
Kumiko Asou as Mother
Mitsuo Yoshihara as Mysterious Man
The story of the film takes focus on spoiled four-year-old boy named Kun-chan. When his family receives an addition in the form of a little sister named Mirai, things begin to change for him. Feeling that hat his new sister stole his parents’ love from him, Kun-chan finds himself being overwhelmed by many experiences he undergoes for the first time in his life. As he undergoes all these new emotions however, another surprise drops on him the in the form of an older version of Mirai, who has come from the future.
Initially, the film was said to be set in an obscure corner of a certain city. Recently it was revealed by Hosoda that the film would actually be set in Yokohama, “somewhere uptown, near Isago and Kanazawa wards.” No specification was made on the importance of the setting to the plot, but it would be an important part to a past event of the family.
When the film was first revealed, Hosoda relayed the the film is inspired by by his own experience as a father. He noted that “Mirai”, which can be translated as “future”, is the name of both the sister character in the film, as well as his own daughter. He also noted that the film would be more of a human drama work like “Wolf Children” rather than an action story like “Summer Wars.”
Currently the film is set to open in 57 countries.
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