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The Boy and the Heron (movie)

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Alternative title:
Chłopiec i czapla (Polish)
El chico y la garza (Spanish)
El Niño y la Garza (Spanish)
How Do You Live?
Il ragazzo e l’airone (Italian)
Kimi-tachi wa Dō Ikiru ka (Japanese)
Le Garçon et le Héron (French)
O Menino e a Garça (Portuguese)
君たちはどう生きるか (Japanese)
그대들은 어떻게 살 것인가 (Korean)
Genres: adventure, drama, fantasy
Plot Summary: After Mahito's mother is killed during the firebombings of Tokyo, he and his father move out of the city to live with his maternal aunt—who is already pregnant with his new half-sibling. Struggling to accept both his mother's death and new familial situation, Mahito is harassed by a talking blue heron who promises that, if they go to a nearby abandoned mansion, he can meet his mother once more.
User Ratings: 57 ratings have been given [details]
 Masterpiece: 10 votes (sub:5, dub:3, raw:1, others:1
1 Spanish subtitled
)
 Excellent: 18 votes (sub:11, dub:4, others:3
1 Finnish subtitled
1 Italian subtitled
1 Swedish subtitled
)
 Very good: 15 votes (sub:9, dub:5, others:1
1 German dubbed
)
 Good: 8 votes (sub:4, dub:3, others:1
1 Spanish dubbed
)
 Decent: 4 votes (sub:2, dub:1, others:1
1 Polish subtitled
)
 So-so: 2 votes (sub:1, others:1
1 French subtitled
)
 Not really good: -
 Weak: -
 Bad: -
 Awful: -
 Worst ever: -
Seen in part or in whole by 80 users, rank: #5599 (of 9519)
Median rating: Very good
Arithmetic mean: 8.281 (Very good+), std. dev.: 1.2944, rank: #318 (of 9638)
Weighted mean: 8.193 (Very good+), rank: #354 (of 9638) (seen all: 8.19)
Bayesian estimate: 8.052 (Very good), rank: #326 (of 7236)
Running time: 125 minutes
Vintage: 2023-07-14
Premiere date:
2023-07-14 (Japan)
2023-09-30 (Poland, Young Horizons Festival)
2023-10-27 (Spain)
2023-10-27 (Turkey)
2023-11-17 (Finland)
2024-01-01 (Italy)
2024-01-19 (Poland)
2024-01-25 (Colombia )
Ending Theme:
"Chikyūgi" (Globe) by Kenshi Yonezu
Review:
The Boy and the Heron (Jul 14, 2023)
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Japanese staff
Japanese cast
Director: Hayao Miyazaki
Screenplay: Hayao Miyazaki
Storyboard: Hayao Miyazaki
Music: Joe Hisaishi
Original story: Hayao Miyazaki
Character Design: Takeshi Honda
Art Director: Yōji Takeshige
Animation Director: Takeshi Honda
Sound Director: Koji Kasamatsu
Director of Photography: Atsushi Okui
Executive producer:
Goro Miyazaki (Studio Ghibli)
Kiyofumi Nakajima (Studio Ghibli)
Koji Hoshino (Studio Ghibli)
Producer: Toshio Suzuki

Assistant Director: Kazuyoshi Katayama
Assistant producer: Tomohiko Ishii
Assistant Unit Director:
Chihiro Okada
Shintarou Nakazawa
Casting Affairs: Takuya Ōno
Color: Tetsuji Yamashita (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Services)
Color Imaging Engineer: Tomohiro Hasegawa (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Services)
Data Conform:
Ayako Handa (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Services)
Naoto Hosonuma (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Services)
Digital Cinema Mastering: Miho Takatsuka (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Services)
Distribution:
Minami Ichikawa (TOHO)
Mitsutaka Yoshida (TOHO)
Taichi Ueda (TOHO)
Dolby Film Consultant: Tsutomu Kawahigashi
Dubbing Studio Coordinator:
Muneyuki Hatakeyama (Toei Digital Center)
Naoto Takeshima (TOHO Post-Production Center)
Tomoya Katsuta (Toei Digital Center)
Yūsuke Sano (TOHO Post-Production Center)
Film Recording: Daijiro Adachi (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Services)
Film Recording, Timing:
Shunichi Ogura (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Services)
Toshihiro Masumori (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Services)
Financial Affairs Manager: Noriyoshi Tamagawa
General Affairs Manager: Takahiro Yonezawa
Harmony: Noriko Takaya
In-Between Check:
Masako Akita
Yui Ōzaki
In-Between Check Assistant:
Kaori Hayashi
Masayo Andō
Lab Coordinator: Takeshi Kojima (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Services)
Lab Manager: Kazunori Nagasawa (IMAGICA Entertainment Media Services)
Manipulator: Yasuhiro Maeda
Media Promotion:
Keisuke Itō
Machiko Iijima
Music Director: Joe Hisaishi
Music Performance:
Joe Hisaishi (piano)
Mai with Little Carol
Music Production:
Ayame Fujisawa
Maki Fujisawa
Music Recording Engineer: Hiroyuki Akita
Optical Recording: Hiroaki Usui
Photography: Junji Yabuta
Post-Production Director: Eriko Kimura
Post-Production Manager: Tamaki Kojo
Production Advancement:
Ayako Yasuda
Yumiko Mihara
Production Affairs Manager: Shinsuke Nonaka
Production Desk: Kyohei Ito
Production manager: Hideki Fukaya
Programming: Shun Iwasawa
Publicity Design: Hiroshi Yajima
Publicity Producer: Ai Nakanishi
Publishing Manager: Chinami Tai
Recording Adjustment: Koji Kasamatsu
Recording Assistant:
Chihiro Matsuda
Emi Andō
Studio Coordinator:
Akifumi Noguchi (Hinokiya Studio)
Akiko Nagatsuka (Hinokiya Studio)
Chiaki Tachikawa
Chihiro Yoshikawa (Hinokiya Studio)
Fumihito Hayakawa
Kei Matsuyama (Hinokiya Studio)
Keiji Endō (Hinokiya Studio)
Megumi Takahashi (Hinokiya Studio)
Sadaaki Nishinoo
System Management: Noriyuki Kitakawachi
Theme Song Composition: Kenshi Yonezu (ED)
Theme Song Lyrics: Kenshi Yonezu (ED)
Theme Song Performance:
Kenshi Yonezu (ED)
Trailer Director: Keiichi Itagaki
Trailer Production: Aki Tsutagawa
Soma Santoki as Masato Maki

Aimyon as Himi
Kou Shibasaki as Kiriko
Masaki Suda as The Gray Heron
Takuya Kimura as Shoichi Maki
Yoshino Kimura as Natsuko

Jun Fubuki as Maid #2
Jun Kunimura as The Parakeet King
Kaoru Kobayashi as Old Pelican
Karen Takizawa as Waru Waru
Keiko Takeshita as Maid #1
Sawako Agawa as Maid #3
Shinobu Ōtake as Maid #4
Shohei Hino as Great Uncle

Japanese companies
English staff
English cast
ADR Director: Michael Sinterniklaas
Translation: Don Brown
Additional Voice Direction: Stephanie Sheh
Audio Editor: Sebastian Franco
Casting Director:
Rodney Uhler
Stephanie Sheh
DCP Supervision: Lyle Zanca
Distribution:
Aimee Connolly (GKIDS)
Alison Kozberg (GKIDS)
Anisha Cherian (GKIDS)
Chance Huskey (GKIDS)
Cynthia Segal (GKIDS)
Erica Chan (GKIDS)
Jasmine Tang (GKIDS)
Johanna Lee (GKIDS)
John James Lynn (GKIDS)
Jon Meharg (GKIDS)
Lily Newton (GKIDS)
Lucy Rubin (GKIDS)
Nate Durana (GKIDS)
Ngozi Nwadiogbu (GKIDS)
Sarah Dunn (GKIDS)
Sarah Moosvi (GKIDS)
Thomas Biery (GKIDS)
Marketing:
Aimee Connolly (GKIDS)
Alison Kozberg (GKIDS)
Anisha Cherian (GKIDS)
Chance Huskey (GKIDS)
Cynthia Segal (GKIDS)
Erica Chan (GKIDS)
Jasmine Tang (GKIDS)
Johanna Lee (GKIDS)
John James Lynn (GKIDS)
Jon Meharg (GKIDS)
Lily Newton (GKIDS)
Lucy Rubin (GKIDS)
Nate Durana (GKIDS)
Ngozi Nwadiogbu (GKIDS)
Sarah Dunn (GKIDS)
Sarah Moosvi (GKIDS)
Thomas Biery (GKIDS)
Mix Engineer: Oscar Garcia
Printmaster: Michael Archacki
Production Assistant:
Anjali Kunapaneni
Lily Newton
Production Supervision: Clark Cheng
Script Adaptation: Stephanie Sheh
Studio Assistant: Lisa Mason
Subtitling: Don Brown
Luca Padovan as Mahito Maki

Christian Bale as Shoichi Maki
Florence Pugh as Kiriko
Gemma Chan as Natsuko
Karen Fukuhara as Lady Himi
Robert Pattinson as The Gray Heron
Willem Dafoe as Noble Pelican

Barbara Goodson as Aiko / Maid #4
Barbara Rosenblat as Utako / Maid #2
Dan Stevens as Parakeet
Dave Bautista as The Parakeet King
Debi Derryberry as Kazuko
Denise Pickering as Izumi / Maid #1
Gemma Chan as Hisako
Mamoudou Athie as Parakeet
Mark Hamill as Granduncle
Melora Harte as Eriko / Maid #3
Nika Futterman as Oyuki
Tony Revolori as Parakeet
Tony Revolri as Parakeet 

English companies
ADR Production: NYAV Post
Licensed by: GKIDS
Production Subsidy: J-LOD (Subtitles)
Subtitles: Aura
French staff
French cast
(none)
Padrig Vion as Héron

Dimitri Rataud as Shoichi Maki
French companies
(none)
Spanish staff
Spanish companies
(none)
Distributor: Cine Colombia (Colombia)
Licensed by:
Cine Caníbal (Latin America)
Vértigo Films (Spain)
Theatrical Distribution:
Cine Colombia (Colombia)
Cinetopia (Argentina, Chile and Peru)
VISTA Entertainment (Ecuador)
Theatrical Releaser: Cine Colombia (Colombia)
Spanish cast
(none)
Italian staff
Italian cast
Dubbing Director: Alessandro Rossi
Translation: Francesco Nicodemo

Dialogues: Roberta Bonuglia
Dubbing Assistant: Silvia Alpi
Dubbing Engineer: Vittorio Pignatelli
Synchronization: Gianluca Rocchi
Giulio Bartolomei as Mahito

CHIARA GIONCARDI as Kiriko
Federica De Bortoli as Natsuko
Gianfranco Miranda as Soichi
Stefano Dori as Airone

Alessandro Rossi as Pellicano
Dario Oppido as Re Parrocchetto
Paola Giannetti as Aiko, cameriera #4
Rodolfo Bianchi as Prozio
Italian companies
Distributor: Lucky Red
Dubbing Studio: Cinecittà S.p.a.
German staff
German cast
ADR Director: Matthias von Stegmann
Translation: Florian Werner

Mixture: Mike Eitner
Production manager:
Hannah Nagel
Katrin Stafforst
German companies
Dutch staff
Dutch companies
(none)
Dutch cast
(none)
Polish staff
Polish companies
Subtitle Translation: Katarzyna Michalska
Polish cast
(none)
Portuguese cast
Portuguese staff
Dubbing Director: Rafael Pinheiro
Arthur Salerno as Mahito Maki

Eduardo Borgerth as Pelicano
Guilherme Briggs as Tio-avô
Marcia Coutinho as Natsuko
Rafael Pinheiro as Periquito rei
Sérgio Moreno as Garça cinza
Tarcísio Pureza as Soichi Maki
Teline Carvalho as Kiriko

Flávia Saddy as Hisako
Gabi Xavier as Kazuko
Marlene Costa as Aiko
Portuguese companies
Distributor: Sato Company (Brazil)
Dubbing Studio: Midia P

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