First Trailer for Mamoru Hosoda's Animated 'Mirai' Playing in Cannes

April 18, 2018
Source: YouTube

Mirai Trailer

"Thus begins the little big brother's fantasy-filled adventure." An official trailer has arrived for animated film Mirai from Japan, the latest work from filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda ("Samurai Champloo", The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, The Boy and the Beast). Mirai is a sort of fairy tale about a young boy who encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras. He is guided by his younger sister, Mirai, from the future. The film's voice cast includes Haru Kuroki, Moka Kamishiraishi, Gen Hoshino, Kôji Yakusho, Kumiko Asô, and Yoshiko Miyazaki. This is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival next month, and I'm looking forward to seeing it there. The footage in this trailer looks quite lovely, could be something special. Enjoy the first look.

Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai, direct from YouTube:

Mirai Movie

Kun, a spoiled 4-year-old boy, comes across a magical garden where he meets his future sister Mirai who is now a young woman and has traveled back in time to see him. Their adventures together help Kun cope with learning how to live with a baby sibling. Mirai, also titled Mirai of the Future (未来のミライ Mirai no Mirai), is written and directed by award-winning Japanese animation filmmaker Mamoru Hosoda, of the films Digimon: The Movie, One Piece: Baron Omatsuri and the Secret Island, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, Wolf Children, and The Boy and the Beast previously, as well as "Samurai Champloo". This will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in May, in the Directors' Fortnight. This will be released in Japan in July, but has no other release dates set yet. Stay tuned for updates + reviews. What do you think?

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Weird trailer with that voiceover, but yes, it's got a beautiful look. Hopefully the film itself has a much different tone.

Movie Bear on Apr 18, 2018


Looks great. Handdrawn is bestdrawn (even though it's probably not handdrawn).

DAVIDPD on Apr 18, 2018


Yeah, really, why did she come?

shiboleth on Apr 18, 2018



Alex Billington on Apr 18, 2018


His big sister, why did she come through time? Sorry about misspelling in English ...

shiboleth on Apr 19, 2018


Ah! I don't know... We have to see the film to find out! That's the point. 🙂 I'm excited to find out and see the entire film.

Alex Billington on Apr 19, 2018


And that was exactly my point too. Sorry about confusing you. But then again, that was the whole point. of my post, to be a bit enigmatic, I guess. And yes, definitely yes, we have to see the film first ... Cheers ...

shiboleth on Apr 19, 2018


Summer Wars and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time are anime masterworks. V excited for more from Mamoru Hosoda!

Karl Nilsson on Apr 25, 2018

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