Summer Wars Director Mamoru Hosoda Has His 1st Child

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The Girl Who Leapt Through Time/Wolf Children helmer becomes a father on Monday

Anime film director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children) announced on Tuesday that he became the father of his first child on Monday, September 24 at 11:25 p.m. The baby boy weighed 3.466 kilograms (about 7.64 pounds), and both he and the mother are doing fine.

Hosoda's latest work, Wolf Children, opened in Japan on July 21 after holding its world premiere in Paris in June. The film has since earned more than 4 billion yen (about US$51.4 million) domestically and has been licensed in 43 countries and territories. The film will also screen at the Hawaii International Film Festival next month.

The film's story covers 13 years and begins with a 19-year-old college student named Hana who encounters and falls in "fairy tale-like" love with a "wolf man." After marrying the wolf man, Hana gives birth and raises two wolf children — an older sister named Yuki ("snow") who was born on a snowy day, and a younger brother named Ame ("rain") who was born on a rainy day. When the wolf man suddenly dies, Hana decides to move to a rural town far removed from the city.

Source: Cinema Today

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