Mamaro Hosoda’s films are always triumphs of animation. Known for Wolf Children, Summer Wars, and even The Digimon Movie, his films have a distinct and flowing art style that’s always very pleasing to the eye. On top of that, the stories are always engaging or full of well evolved characters.
This English subbed trailer is for his latest effort, The Boy and The Beast. It’s about a young boy named Kyuta and his supernatural bear fighting master, Kumatetsu. It’s releasing in Japan July 11th with no US date yet. But given how the other films eventually hit home video, I’m sure we’ll get a domestic date soon.