The Boy and the Heron Teaser Trailer
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The American film distributor GKIDS has unveiled that Hayao Miyazaki‘s The Boy and the Heron film will premiere in United States theaters and IMAX on December 8 with special preview on November 22.

The film has unveiled the first teaser trailer giving a good look at it.

Hayao Miyazaki’s The Boy and the Heron film premiered in Japan on July 14, 2023.

The story of the film is as following:

“The story takes place during World War II. After Mahito loses his mother during the firebombings of Tokyo, he and his father move to the countryside. There, Mahito’s father gets remarried to his late mother’s pregnant sister. As Mahito struggles with his situation, he encounters a talking heron and enters another world based on a promise that he can meet his mother again.”

Cast of the film includes:

  • Soma Santoki as Mahito Maki
  • Takuya Kimura – Special Appearance
  • Another cast: Masaki Suda, Kou Shibasaki, Aimyon, Yoshino Kimura, Keiko Takeshita, Jun Fubuki, Sawako Agawa, Karen Takizawa, Shinobu Ōtake, Jun Kunimura, Kaoru Kobayashi, and Shohei Hino

Staff of the anime includes:

  • Director: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Script Writer, Original Work: Hayao Miyazaki
  • Animation Director: Takeshi Honda
  • Joe Hisaishi as the Music Composer
  • Toshio Suzuki as the Producer
  • Theme Song: Kenshi Yonezu

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