At the end of October, Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda, who has already produced works such as “Ame & Yuki” and “Mirai – The Girl of the Future”, announced that he is working on a new anime film. Now the first details as well as an approximate start date have been revealed.
Film starts next year in Japan
The new film, which marks the 10th anniversary of Studio Chizu, is therefore entitled “BELLE” (“Ryu to Sobakasu no Hime”) and is scheduled to launch in Japanese cinemas in the summer of 2021. Hosoda takes over the direction and writes the screenplay. A first visual can be found below.
“BELLE” is intended to tell a story in an “constantly evolving online world” that is called “U” and has 5 billion users. The virtual world also played a major role in Hosodas’ previous films, but the latest work is said to be based on the director’s “latest findings”. Growing up, family ties, love between parents and children, friendship and connections between life will also be addressed.
Mamoru Hosoda is best known for his work on the films “The Girl Who Jumped Through Time”, “Summer Wars”, “Ame & Yuki – The Wolf Children” and “The Boy and the Beast”, in which he directed and wrote the screenplay. Mirai – The Girl of the Future, his latest anime film, premiered in Japan in July 2018.