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GKIDS dates Cannes premiere ‘Mirai’ for 2018 US theatrical release

GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced it will theatrically release Mirai in theaters on Friday, November 30, 2018.

The film is written and helmed by Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind The Boy and the BeastWolf ChildrenSummer Wars, and The Girl Who Leapt Through TimeMirai will be released in both its original Japanese language and a new English dubbed version.

This summer, Mirai became the first Japanese animated film ever to premiere at Cannes Film Festival in the “Directors’ Fortnight” section.

From acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer WarsWolf Children) and Japan’s Studio Chizu comes MIRAI, a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning “future”), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun’s entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai… until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future – including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family’s incredible story. But why did Mirai come from the future?

About Erik Anderson

Erik thanks his mother for his love of all things Oscar, having watched the Academy Awards together since he was in the single digits; making lists, rankings and predictions throughout the show. This led him down the path to obsessing about awards. Much later, he found himself at GoldDerby, led by Tom O’Neill and then migrated over to Oscarwatch (now AwardsDaily), headed up by Sasha Stone before breaking off to create AwardsWatch. He is a member of the International Cinephile Society, GALECA (The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics), the International Press Academy and is the founder/owner of AwardsWatch.

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