Mirai Home Release Delayed to July 1 to Include CD
posted on by Andrew Osmond
"Our release of Mirai has been pushed back to 1st July, but for a very good reason as we've now been granted clearance to include the film's CD soundtrack in our Collector's Edition! More details about our release coming soon, but we wanted to get this info out in the open now."
The 100-minute film opened at #2 at the box office in Japan on July 20. The 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 (animation director of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and The Boy and The Beast) and Ayako Hata (key animator on the same films) returned for this new film as animation directors. Yohei Takamatsu and Takashi Omori, who Hosoda had previously worked with on The Boy and The Beast, returned as art directors. Producer Yuichiro Saito returned from Hosoda's earlier films.