The Boy and the Beast / Bakemono no Ko
In this world, there is a world of humans and also another separate world. The world of Beasts. Shibuya in the human world and Jutengai in the Beast world. The story starts with a lonely boy and a loner Beast that live in these two unconnected worlds. One day, a boy encounters a Beast, Kumatetsu, and decides to go live in the world of Beasts in order to get strong. He becomes Kumatetsu’s apprentice, who gives him a new name, Kyuta. At first, they clash about everything, but their extraordinary life and training together help both of them mature, and gradually a bond develops between them just like a real father and son. One day, when Kyuta has grown up to be a robust young man, he accidentally wanders back to Shibuya from Jutengai and meets schoolgirl Kaede. His encounter with Kaede, who teaches him about a new world and its values, makes him start wondering in which world he really belongs.       View film reviews
DIRECTOR Mamoru Hosoda
PRODUCERS Yuichiro Saito
SCREENPLAY Mamoru Hosoda
YEAR 2015
LENGTH 119 mins
CAST Kōji Yakusho / Aoi Miyazaki / Shōta Sometani / Suzu Hirose / Mamoru Miyano / Yo Oizumi / Masahiko Tsugawa / Kazuhiro Yamaji
CLASSIFICATION 13+
[embed]https://youtu.be/PkNtujKPZtE[/embed]
In this world, there is a world of humans and also another separate world. The world of Beasts. Shibuya in the human world and Jutengai in the Beast world. The story starts with a lonely boy and a loner Beast that live in these two unconnected worlds. One day, a boy encounters a Beast, Kumatetsu, and decides to go live in the world of Beasts in order to get strong. He becomes Kumatetsu’s apprentice, who gives him a new name, Kyuta. At first, they clash about everything, but their extraordinary life and training together help both of them mature, and gradually a bond develops between them just like a real father and son. One day, when Kyuta has grown up to be a robust young man, he accidentally wanders back to Shibuya from Jutengai and meets schoolgirl Kaede. His encounter with Kaede, who teaches him about a new world and its values, makes him start wondering in which world he really belongs.      
DIRECTOR Mamoru Hosoda
PRODUCERS Yuichiro Saito
SCREENPLAY Mamoru Hosoda
YEAR 2015
LENGTH 119 mins
CAST Kōji Yakusho / Aoi Miyazaki / Shōta Sometani / Suzu Hirose / Mamoru Miyano / Yo Oizumi / Masahiko Tsugawa / Kazuhiro Yamaji
CLASSIFICATION 13+
[embed]https://youtu.be/PkNtujKPZtE[/embed]
View film reviews