The Boy and The Beast ("Bakemono no Ko" in Japanese) tells the story of Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, who stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts. He's taken in by Kumatets... more
Release DateU.S.The Boy And The Beast was released on
Friday, March 4, 2016 Limited Release
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
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Rating MPAAPG-13 for some violence
LanguageJapanese, English (subtitled), English
Storylines 2 more
The Boy and The Beast ("Bakemono no Ko" in Japanese) tells the story of Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, who stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts. He's taken in by Kumatetsu, a gruff, rough-around-the-edges warrior beast who's been searching for the perfect apprentice. Despite their constant bickering, Kyuta and Kumatetsu begin training together and slowly form a bond as surrogate father and son. But when a deep darkness threatens to throw the human and beast worlds into chaos, the strong bond between this unlikely family will be put to the ultimate test—a final showdown that will only be won if the two can finally work together using all of their combined strength and courage.
official plot version from funimationfilms.com
Trivia & Production Notes
- Animation By Studio Chizu.
- Theatergoers will be able to purchase tickets to watch either the original Japanese language version (with English subtitles), the new English dub version produced by Funimation, or both.
- The English dub was developed closely with Hosoda to ensure the voice cast matched both his vision and direction for the film.
- The nationwide theatrical release of The Boy and The Beast will be the first time the English dub will be available to the general public. Prior to that, the film screened with English subtitles and only at a handful of film festivals in North America.