ANIME EXTRA: MIRAI
On May 3rd Mamoru Hosoda’s Oscar-nominated gem Mirai hits our theatre! We are extremely happy to welcome you on April 26th (Koningsnacht) for a special early preview of this utterly charming and dazzling piece of Japanese anime. Mirai is a sumptuous, magical, and emotionally soaring adventure about the ties that bring families together and make us who we are.
From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes Mirai, 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?