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Bakemono no ko (2015)

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When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he's taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice.

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Credited cast:
... Kumatetsu (voice)
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... Additional Voices (voice)
Felecia Angelle ... Additional Voices (voice)
Bryn Apprill ... Kaede (voice)
Kumiko Asô ... Kyuta's Mother (voice)
Dawn Michelle Bennett ... Additional Voices (voice)
... Ichirohiko (Young) (voice)
Z. Charles Bolton ... Additional Voices (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
Ben Bryant ... Additional Voices (voice)
... Additional Voices (voice)
Jessica Cavanagh ... Kyuta's Mother (voice)
James Chandler ... Additional Voices (voice)
Clifford Chapin ... Additional Voices (voice)
... Kyuta (Young) (voice)
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The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, 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 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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In a world of beasts, he found a family.


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Rated PG-13 for some violence and language | See all certifications »

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2 February 2016 (USA)  »

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El niño y la bestia  »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$274,247, 6 March 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$446,142, 13 March 2016
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On the Australian DVD, the dubbed dialogue and the subtitles are significantly different to each other, though keeping the plot and events the same. The dubbing seems to be a rewrite of the dialogue in American vernacular . The subtitles appear to be a literal translation of the original Japanese dialogue. See more »

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Monk Momoaki: Kyuta, please! Encourage Kumatetsu!
Kyuta: What are you doing, you chump? Get up already!
Kumatetsu: You've got a lot of nerve showing your face here after walking out.
Kyuta: What about you? You look ridiculous!
Kumatetsu: What did you say, you bastard?
Kyuta: You're a disgrace!
Monk Momoaki: Now is not the time to be insulting each other!
Tatara: Give me a break! Why are these two always like this?
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Great at Best, Cliché at Worst
13 October 2016 | by See all my reviews

The Boy and the Beast follows a young boy who gets raised and trained to fight in the world of beasts.

The animation is pretty great. It's noticeably smoother and more unique than other anime I've seen, and it's overall a very pretty movie to watch.

The fight scenes are also great. They're fast-paced, well choreographed, and just plain fun. I wish they lasted longer and didn't bend to the clichés of anime by often cutting away to less interesting things, but when the fights happened they were certainly a treat.

The characters are pretty interesting too. They're relatively well- developed and fun to watch interact with each other.

The writing ranges from pretty great to awful. In typical anime fashion characters will, from time to time, embark on lengthy, poetic explanations about things that don't mean a whole heck of a lot. While long monologues aren't bad things all the time, the way it happens in most anime is just kind of cringe-inducing because of how unrealistic it is, and this movie is no exception. They stand out even more because of how good the writing usually is.

The movie does bend to a handful other anime clichés that I think it tried to avoid most of the time, but still failed to at times. I don't know why, but it doesn't matter. That's just how it happened.

Overall The Boy and the Beast is a fun and interesting watch, with a few writing issues and other clichés that are shamelessly indulged in that ultimately affect the entire movie. In the end I'd recommend this movie.


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