The Boy and the Beast

July. 11,2015
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Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he's looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his spirit guide. That encounter leads them to many adventures.

Koji Yakusho as  Kumatetsu (voice)
Aoi Miyazaki as  Kyuta (young, voice)
Shota Sometani as  Kyuta (teen, voice)
Suzu Hirose as  Kaede (voice)
Sumire Morohoshi as  Chico (voice)
Yo Oizumi as  Tatara (voice)
Kazuhiro Yamaji as  Iozen (voice)
Mamoru Miyano as  Ichirohiko (teen, voice)
Haru Kuroki as  Ichirohiko (young, voice)
Kappei Yamaguchi as  Jiromaru (teen, voice)
father son relationship
training
boy
orphan
beast
surrogate father
shadow
father son reunion
human
parent child relationship

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Reviews

Peter Debruge
2018/03/09

An action-packed buddy movie that strategically combines several of Japanese fans favorite ingredients: conflicted teens, supernatural creatures and epic battles.

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Charles Solomon
2018/03/09

"The Boy and the Beast" confirms Mamoru Hosoda s reputation as one of the most interesting writer-directors working in Japanese animation.

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Neil Young
2018/03/09

A raucously entertaining if slightly overlong romp which borrows liberally from existing sources but has more than enough character and brio to stand foursquare on its own two hairy feet.

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Sherilyn Connelly
2018/03/09

The Boy and the Beast works with many common anime tropes but doesn t find anything new to say about them.

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Kerry Lengel
2018/03/09

For teens and tweens in the midst of their own coming-of-age stories, it has the potential to be a wondrous eye-opener.

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Pat Padua
2018/03/09

It is the world of man, not beast, that makes this coming-of-age movie most touching.

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Tom Keogh
2018/03/09

Anime enthusiasts will enjoy "The Boy and the Beast," but so will anyone who appreciates a good fantasy yarn.

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Peter Keough
2018/03/09

A mish-mash that seems original.

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Andy Webster
2018/03/09

The characterizations and conflicts here are strictly generic.

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Tirdad Derakhshani
2018/03/09

A brilliant, funny morality tale that examines the transformative effects of martial-arts training.

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