Belle Movie

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A fantastical, heartfelt story of growing up in the age of social media.

Who's Involved:

Mamoru Hosoda

Release Date:

Friday, January 14, 2022 (Limited)
Wednesday, January 12, 2022 (Limited)


Runtime: N/A
Language: EnglishJapanese

Plot: What's the story about?

Suzu is a shy, everyday high school student living in a rural village. For years, she has only been a shadow of herself. But when she enters “U”, a massive virtual world, she escapes into her online persona as Belle, a gorgeous and globally-beloved singer. One day, her concert is interrupted by a monstrous creature chased by vigilantes. As their hunt escalates, Suzu embarks on an emotional and epic quest to uncover the identity of this mysterious “beast” and to discover her true self in a world where you can be anyone.

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Who stars in Belle: Cast List

No cast available.

Who's making Belle: Crew List

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


Mamoru Hosoda



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Production: What we know about Belle?

Key Facts

  1. The film has also played in competition at the London Film Festival, Fantastic Fest, and Los Angeles’ Animation is Film festival, where the film was awarded the Special Jury Prize. GKIDS will qualify the film for 2021 awards consideration and release it theatrically in both its original Japanese language and a new English dubbed version (11/21/2021).
  2. Belle has crossed 6.52 billion yen (approx. 59.2 million USD) in box office to date, and has become Hosoda’s highest-grossing film ever, beating the lifetime gross of Boy and the Beast (11/21/2021).
  3. Belle is an original story written and helmed by celebrated director Mamoru Hosoda, whose previous films include Mirai, The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars, The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and others.

Filming Timeline

  1. November 2021: The film was in Completed status.

Belle Release Date: When is the film coming out?

Belle is coming out in 2022 on Friday, January 14, 2022 (Limited release). There are 7 other movies coming out on the same date, including Scream, Deep Water and Sesame Street.

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