Remove ads

Information

A.k.a.
The Boy and the Beast
Year
2015
Runtime
119 min.
Director
Mamoru Hosoda
Genres
Action, Animation, Adventure, Fantasy
Rating *
7.7
Votes *
8,150
Checks
1,020
Favs
87
Dislikes
5
Favs/checks
8.5% (1:12)
Favs/dislikes
17:1
* View IMDb information

Top comments

  1. Princess_Of_Snails's avatar

    Princess_Of_Snails

    This movie is absolutely fantastic~! The story and animation were top notch. I'm sure we'll see it on some official lists soon. 3 years 10 months ago
  2. Siskoid's avatar

    Siskoid

    Mamoru Hosoda's The Boy and the Beast is a beautifully produced anime (no surprise from the creator of The Girl Who Leapt Through Time) about a runaway boy from modern-day Japan who crosses over into the magical world of beasts and becomes a wolf-man's apprentice. He is an unlikely prospect, but is the beast isn't the best teacher either. One might think they know where the film is going, but one would be wrong, at least on the plot side of things. There are twists and turns that will conspire to tear the boy apart, caught between his destiny and his nature, and an unexpected exploration of humanity's dark side via Moby Dick references. Psychologically and emotionally, the film is more predictable, but that doesn't take away from its charm and beauty. An interesting mix of fantasy and mundanity, which is pretty much the director's brand. 2 years ago
  3. MoutardedShroom's avatar

    MoutardedShroom

    Great movie with beautiful underlying themes of loneliness and ways to overcome it. With beautiful and organic animation 3 years 11 months ago
See all comments

Friends

Login to see which of your friends have seen this movie!

Activity

  1. Luka.k and HJSimpson checked this movie 4 days 7 hours ago
See more activity

In 1 official list

  1. This movie ranks #104 in Paste's The 100 Best Anime Movies of All Time
    Paste's The 100 Best Anime Movies of All Time's icon

    Paste's The 100 Best Aniā€¦

    104
View all lists this movie is in