From Mamoru Hosoda, the acclaimed director of SUMMER WARS and WOLF CHILDREN comes THE BOY AND THE BEAST, the story of an unlucky boy and a lonely beast… in select cinemas across Australia and New Zealand from March 3rd.




THE BOY AND THE BEAST is a coming-of-age action fantasy tale about Kyuta, a misfortunate, lonely boy who lives on the streets of the human realm (Tokyo’s Shibuya ward) and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast who lives in the bakemono realm (“Shibutenmachi”). These worlds must not intersect, but one day, Kyuta stumbles upon an entry to the bakemono realm. With no family to call his own in the human world, he becomes the disciple of Kumatetsu.

The, at times stormy, relationship between the beast and his young apprentice gradually grows stronger. Overcoming their solitude, they come to realise how much they need each other. Their fortunate encounter will be the beginning of an adventure that goes beyond your imagination…

THE BOY AND THE BEAST will screen in both original Japanese language (from March 3rd), and English dub (from March 5th).

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