The most recent film from award-winning director Mamoru Hosoda, The Boy and The Beast, is next in line for our premium Hosoda Collection line — and now you can get a sneak peek of what’s in this release! This release comes with extra on-disc extras that were not available on the previous versions released last year, so look out for some great behind-the-scenes content!
Similar to the previous Hosoda Collection titles (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Summer Wars, and Wolf Children) this release includes Blu-ray/DVD + Ultraviolet digital video, and commemorate the works of internationally acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda. (Pre-order now—release date is July 4)! Like all Hosoda Collection releases, this one comes with a beautiful clear sleeve that unveils the main artwork.
Below are the on-disc extra features for the Hosoda Collection version:
- The Boy and the Beast Exclusive Making Of
- Cast Talk: The Best of The Boy and the Beast
- Film Countdown Special
- Promo Videos (Annecy International Animation Film Festival Version, Kumatetsu Version, Kyuta Version)
- Studio Chizu × ZIP! Collaborations
- Original Japanese Trailers
- TV Spot Collection
The Boy and The Beast release will include a 52-page artbook featuring interviews with the director, production staff, and other key creators—Get to know the backstory of the film from concept to creation.
Included in the artbook are interviews include:
- Mamoru Hosoda, Director
- Yuichiro Saito, Studio Chizu Producer
- Takaaki Yamashita & Tatsuzo Nishita, Animation Directors
- Koji Yakusho, Voice of Kumatetsu
- Aoi Miyazaki, Voice of Young Kyuta
- Shota Sometani, Voice of Teenage Kyuta
- Masakatsu Takagi, composer