STUDIO CHIZU’s 2015 anime masterpiece “The Boy and the Beast” (バケモノの子) will be the feature of HYPER JAPAN’s Anime Film Night on Friday, 13 July from 17:45!
Enjoy this delightful coming-of-age animated film as a ‘human child’ and ‘middle aged beast,’ both from completely different worlds but both alone, choose to become master and disciple. As the two give themselves away to each other, changes occur not only between themselves, but to the world and people around them.
Born in Toyama in 1967. After graduating Kanazawa College of Art, Hosoda joined Toei Doga (now Toei Animation Co., Ltd) as an animator. In 1997, he made his debut as a director with the popular TV animation series GeGeGe no Kitaro (4th series), and in 1999, he directed his first theatrical animated film Digimon Adventure. He won acclaim for the advanced concept of his second film Digimon Adventure OUR WAR GAME!! (00). He turned freelance thereafter, and in 2006, he released the feature animation The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (original novel by Yasutaka Tsutsui) which turned out to be a long-running box office hit, then Hosoda had been regarded as a promising director. In 2009, he directed Summer Wars, which is the first film made by his original story. In 2011, he established his own animated film studio named Studio Chizu, and released Wolf Children (2012) and The Boy and the Beast (2015) which were highly acclaimed domestically and internationally. His new film, Mirai is scheduled to be released in 2018 summer.
STUDIO CHIZU website: http://www.studio-chizu.jp/index.html