The Boy and the Beast Film's Canadian Theater Lineup Revealed

posted on by Jabulani Blyden
Film ships in Canada on BD/DVD on June 7 with English dub, English & French subtitles

The Star PR company revealed to ANN on Friday that Mongrel Media's theatrical release of Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast film will play at the following Canadian theaters on May 27:

Mongrel Media's website indicates that the film will screen in Japanese with English subtitles. The company describes the film:

“Beast” is a coming-of-age tale about Kyuta, a lonely Japanese boy living in Shibuya and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast inhabiting Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his guide and friend. That chance encounter leads them to many adventures filled with fantasy and action.

Mongrel Media confirmed with ANN that it plans to release the film on-demand on May 24, and on Blu-ray Disc and DVD on June 27. The home video release will feature English and Japanese audio tracks, with English and French subtitles.

The film debuted at #1 in the Japanese box-office on July 11 and earned 667,035,100 yen (about US$5.4 million) in its first two days. The film eventually surpassed the total box office earnings of Hosoda's previous film, Wolf Children. The film was the second-highest grossing domestic film in Japan in 2015.

Thanks to I Miss Bionix and Jesse Betteridge for the news tips.

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