GKIDS and Fathom Events have announced the U.S. debut of Mirai. The Japanese animated film from Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, and Japan’s Studio Chizu, premiered at Cannes in the “Directors’ Fortnight” section. The film will be released in both its original Japanese language and a new English-dubbed version. In addition to enjoying the full animated feature, attendees will see an exclusive interview with director Mamoru Hosoda.
“Mamoru Hosoda is one of the most visionary and exciting animation filmmakers working today,” GKIDS President Dave Jesteadt said. “As soon as we saw Mirai, we knew we had to share this beautiful film with as many audiences as possible, and we are pleased that our partnership with Fathom Events makes that possible.”
The movie comes to more than 700 U.S. theaters on Thursday, November 29 at 7 p.m. (dubbed) and at 8 p.m. (subtitled), Wednesday, December 5 at 7 p.m. (subtitled), and Saturday, December 8 at 12:55 p.m. (dubbed). The film will also receive a limited theatrical release by GKIDS starting Friday, November 30. Visit MiraiMovie.com for tickets.
Mirai is a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. 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. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… 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 teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?