The Boy and the Beast, Mamoru Hosoda’s previous film, told the story of a child’s journey from Shibuya to a supernatural universe. In Hosoda’s cinema, the fantastic realm merges with everyday life, something that occurs again in Mirai, a heartwarmingly beautiful film. In it, little Kun learns to cope with the changes brought about by the arrival of a little sister, thanks to his travels to a fantastic world.
In 1991, he began work for Toei Animation. Creator of the famous series Digimon, he’s won three Anima’t awards in Sitges for The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (06), Summer Wars (09) and Wolf Children (12).