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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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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 22 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

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


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Mamoru Hosoda has said this film draws from his real children; he had no siblings, so it was a new experience for him to see the jealousy that an older child feels when a baby arrives. See more »

Quotes

Father: I present you your little sister
Kun-chan: my little sister ?
Mother: she's cute ?
Kun-chan: Oh that!
Mother: slowly
Father: she woke up. she looks Kun
Mother: she does not see well yet
Father: but it's him she looks
Mother: will you be nice to her?
Kun-chan: Yes
[...]
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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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A wonderful movie about a child
6 August 2018 | by rashiramwhiteSee all my reviews

Mirai tells the story of Kun, the first child of a young married couple who lives in Japan. Kun gets all the love from his parents until one day, they return home with their newborn daughter. Not getting the same attention as he used to, Kun becomes jealous with her sister and starts doing naughty things just to get his parents to notice him. However, they are so busy with work and the new baby that Kun feels like he was abandoned. Until one day, he finds his dog turned into a grown-up man and is greeted by none other than his sister, Mirai, who comes from the future and is now a teenage girl. From that day on, Kun experiences different events that happen both in the future and the past and are some how related to his family from generation to generation. Kun is the main character of the movie and director Mamoru Hosoda has shown that he understands children really well through the emotions and the mind, specifically the imagination of Kun. The movie is simply the story of a family's daily life that is told through the eyes of a 4 years old child and the process of how that child can become a loving son and a loving brother. The narrative of the movie is just like the way Mirai Mirai (Mirai is the name of his sister which means future in Japanese) told his brother about how their family came to be through those little things that happen every day in our lives. Mirai is a film that shows you how wonderful a child can be, and although Kun is very jealous with his newborn sister, deep down inside he loves her very much.


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