The Boy And The Beast Movie

In a world of Beasts, he found a family.

The Boy And The Beast movie poster

Who's Involved:

Mamoru Hosoda, Koji Yakusho, Shōta Sometani, Alex Organ, Suzu Hirose, Aoi Miyazaki, Luci Christian, Yo Oizumi, Bryn Apprill, John Swasey, Eric Vale, Monica Rial

Release Date:

Friday, March 4, 2016 (Limited)

some violence

Runtime: 1 hr, 59 m
Language: JapaneseEnglish (subtitled)English

Plot: What's the story about?

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.

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Who stars in The Boy And The Beast: Cast List

... Kyuta


... Kaede


... Kumatetsu

"Memoirs of a Geisha" , "13 Assassins"  

... Kyuta

"First Love"  

... Tatara


... Kyuta (Young)


... Kyuta (Teen)


... Kumatetsu


... Kaede


... Chico


... Hyakushubo


Who's making The Boy And The Beast: Crew List

A look at the The Boy And The Beast behind-the-scenes crew and production team. The film's director Mamoru Hosoda last directed Mirai and Summer Wars. The film's writer Mamoru Hosoda last wrote Mirai.


Mamoru Hosoda



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Production: What we know about The Boy And The Beast?

Key Facts

  1. 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.
  2. The English dub was developed closely with Hosoda to ensure the voice cast matched both his vision and direction for the film.
  3. 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.
  4. Animation By Studio Chizu.

Filming Timeline

  1. January 2016: The film was in Completed status.

The Boy And The Beast Release Date: When was the film released?

The Boy And The Beast was released in 2016 on Friday, March 4, 2016 (Limited release). There were 14 other movies released on the same date, including Zootopia, London Has Fallen and Whiskey Tango Foxtrot.

When will the movie be on Blu-ray & DVD?

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

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