Hi guys! So I only have a few moments but wanted to share with you guys my review of the new anime film Boy and the Beast.
This was my first film from Mamoru Hosoda and I was really impressed. It tells the story of a runaway boy Kyutu who wanders into Beast Kingdom- a land of anthropomorphic animals.
The animation is stunning in Boy and the Beast and I found the story to be moving. I loved the way the camera moved through the crowds and the layers of people. The rendering and martial arts movement was true art and I was captivated.
The villain is a bit underdeveloped and a few of the subplots are unnecessary but I thoroughly enjoyed it. I think you will too.
Overall Grade- B+
Have you seen Boy and the Beast? What about other works of Mamoru Hosoda? I’m told his Wolf Children is great. I will definitely be looking it up and watching it soon.