ANIME EXTRA: BELLE
We’re extremely happy to return to our Anime Extra series with the highly-anticipated new film from director Mamoru Hosoda (Wolf Children, Summer Wars). This strange postmodern drama sees a lonely teenager join a virtual world where she becomes a hugely successful singer.
Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.
Please note we’ll screen the Japanese version with English subtitles.