Mirai Home Release Listed for May 27
posted on by Andrew Osmond
The home release of Mamoru Hosoda's latest film, Mirai (Mirai From the Future) is being listed on the Amazon and AllTheAnime websites for May 27. It is listed as a Blu-ray, a DVD and a Limited Blu-ray/DVD edition.
The film's story centers around a family living in a small house in an obscure corner of a certain city — in particular, the family's spoiled four-year-old boy Kun-chan. When Kun-chan gets a little sister named Mirai, he feels that his new sister stole his parents' love from him, and is overwhelmed by many experiences he undergoes for the first time in his life. In the midst of it all, he meets an older version of Mirai, who has come from the future.
Hosoda directed the film at his Studio Chizu, and is also credited as scriptwriter and for the original story. Hiroyuki Aoyama – the animation director on earlier Hosoda films The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and The Boy and The Beast – and Ayako Hata – a key animator on the same films, returned as animation directors. Yohei Takamatsu and Takashi Omori, who Hosoda had previously worked with on The Boy and The Beast, also returned as art directors for the film. Producer Yuichiro Saito also returned from Hosoda's earlier films.
Via Anime UK News.