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Mirai (2018)

Mirai no Mirai (original title)
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A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

Director:

Mamoru Hosoda

Writer:

Mamoru Hosoda
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Cast

Credited cast:
Rebecca Hall ... Mother (voice)
John Cho ... Father (voice)
Daniel Dae Kim ... Great Grandfather (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Mysterious Man (voice)
Stephanie Sheh ... Great-Grandmother (voice)
Erin Fitzgerald ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kôji Yakusho ... Jiiji (voice)
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Grandfather (voice)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Additional Voices (voice)
Victoria Grace ... Mirai (voice)
Masaharu Fukuyama ... Seinen (voice)
Erica Schroeder ... Additional Voices (voice)
Kumiko Asô ... Okâsan (voice)
Joe Thomas ... Station Agent (voice)
Haru Kuroki ... Mirai-chan (voice)
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Storyline

The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family, until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man. These fantasy-filled adventures allow the child to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be. Written by Variety

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Taglines:

"I met the future."


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including some scary images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English | Russian

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mirai See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,077, 2 December 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$812,794, 21 February 2019
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Dentsu, Kadokawa, Madhouse See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mamoru Hosoda based the appearances of Mirai and Kun on his own two children and had his children model for the animators. See more »

Quotes

Mirai: You did it again. You tried to hit me with your bullet train even after Mom told you not to.
Kun: But it wasn't a bullet train!
Mirai: You aren't supposed to use a bullet train to hit people.
Kun: It was a Super Azusa.
Mirai: [angrily] I don't care what kind it was!
[scoffs]
Mirai: And why can't you be a little nicer to Mom?
Kun: I don't know, I just can't.
Mirai: It's her one day off from work. She doesn't get many and she has to spend it fighting with you. Come on, try.
Kun: [sniffling] I know... I'm not cute.
[...]
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Featured in The Oscars (2019) See more »

Soundtracks

Uta no kisha
(Song Train)
Written by Tatsurô Yamashita
Performed by Tatsurô Yamashita
Produced by Tatsurô Yamashita
© 2018 by Nippon Television Music Corporation & Smile Publishers Inc.
(P) 2018 Tenderberry & Harvest Inc. Under Exclusive License to Warner Music Japan Inc., A Warner Music Group Company.
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The Japanese family concept manifested in a fun and clever film
3 August 2018 | by ayoreinfSee all my reviews

A few short days after watching Ambiguous Places and feeling that I don't get Japanese humor, I got a chance to mend things between me and the Japanese sense of humor. This is a very Japanese family story, that manages to be universal at the same time.

Charming witty and fun, all the way through. Superb animation of nature, nature's phenomanons (think of the falling snow) and city surroundings. The people as always with Japanese anima, are secondery. but it doesn't hurt the overall result. One of the best real life fantasies I've seen from Japan or anywhere else in a very long while. Kids will love it and will identify with the four years old hero and his lovely family. Adults will love its wit and wisdom.


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