Mamoru Hosoda

Mamoru Hosoda’s Latest Film Belle Has Found Its Lead

It looks like the latest film from Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children) has found its Belle. Studio Chizu has officially announced it has cast Japanese musical artist Kaho Nakamura as the voice of Belle (a.k.a. Suzu) in the...

Five New Cast Members Take the Stage in Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle

Are you ready for some more info on the next release from animation legend Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children)? Five new cast members have joined Belle, the latest from Hosoda and Studio Chizu. The official website for the upcoming...

Mamoru Hosoda’s Belle Reveals New Trailer, Collab With Disney Designer & Cartoon Saloon

The brilliant Mamoru Hosoda's next film, Belle, has revealed a brand-new trailer and info drop, highlighting the collaboration between Studio Chizu, Disney designer Jin Kim (Frozon, Big Hero 6) and Cartoon Saloon (Wolfwalkers). The latest trailer was posted Thursday to...

Why Do the Oscars Have Such a Limited View on Anime?

You could count on your fingers how many Japanese-animated films have been nominated for an Academy Award, and you only need one finger to count the winners. Bluntly put, the Oscars have an anime problem—the Academy of Motion Picture...

The Works of Mamoru Hosoda: From Digimon: The Movie to Mirai

By Tom Speelman Mamoru Hosoda, much like other legendary creators in the anime space, has found great creative and box office success. That's the power of his original, lavishly and lovingly made anime films. After his early career at Toei...

Mamoru Hosoda Q&A @ Animation is Film Festival

We were privileged enough to listen to a Q&A session of Hosoda-kantoku by Charles Solomon (LA Times, Animation Magazine, others) at the Animation is Film Festival! See the transcript of the session below:   The Girl Who Leapt Through Time Q: Why...

October 2018 Collector’s Movie Sets – Free! Movie Bundle and Mamoru Hosoda Movie Collection

It’s that time again—let’s check out some of the new limited edition anime Blu-ray and DVD releases coming to you soon from Funimation! This time, we have two new movie bundles in collector’s boxes up for pre-order for the...

October 2018 Home Video Releases

This October, our anime shop is going to have tons of home video releases to watch! From movie specials like the Mamoru Hosoda collection and Free! collection, to long-awaited classics like Witch Hunter Robin and Concrete Revolutio, to tons...

Inside the Hosoda Collection Edition of The Boy and The Beast

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!

Wolf Children Joins The Hosoda Collection

Beloved tearjerker and instant classic anime film Wolf Children is joining the Hosoda Collection—and now you can get a sneak peek of what’s in this release!

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Digimon Franchise Boots Up New TV Anime for October, Adventure 02 Film

August is off to a great start if you're a Digimon fan—the DigiFes 2021 special event in Japan on...