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The Boy and the Beast Listed for U.K. Blu-ray and DVD Release in September

posted on 2016-06-15 01:54 EDT
Mamoru Hosoda fantasy film listed as Studio Canal release

Fandom Post reports that Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast is listed on Amazon UK for a September 5 release, on both Blu-ray and DVD. The distributor is listed as Studio Canal, which also distributes the Studio Ghibli films.

The Boy and the Beast debuted at #1 in the Japanese box-office in July 2015. It eventually surpassed the total box office earnings of Hosoda's previous film, Wolf Children, and was the second-highest grossing domestic film in Japan in 2015.

Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) created and scripted the movie. It is Hosoda's first film since 2012, when his relatively new animation movie company Studio Chizu released Wolf Children as its first project. Masakatsu Takagi (Wolf Children) scored the soundtrack.

Funimation, which released the film in America, described the story:

When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who's been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely pair will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.

IGN streamed a subtitled clip from the film on youtube, below.


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