Bakemono no ko (2015)
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This movie is absolutely fantastic~! The story and animation were top notch. I'm sure we'll see it on some official lists soon.
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.
Great movie with beautiful underlying themes of loneliness and ways to overcome it. With beautiful and organic animation
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