The movie follows a 4-year old boy who is struggling to cope with the arrival of a little sister in the family, until things turn magical. A mysterious garden in the backyard of the boy's home becomes a gateway allowing the child to travel back in time and encounter his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man. These fantasy-filled adventures allow the child to change his perspective and help him become the big brother he was meant to be.Written by
Mamoru Hosoda based the appearances of Mirai and Kun on his own two children and had his children model for the animators. See more »
This is your baby sister, Kun.
Isn't she precious?
[gasping in amazement]
[pokes his finger against her delicate hand]
You have to be gentle with her.
[gently takes hold of the baby's hand; she opens her eyes]
She's awake. I think she's staring at you, Kun.
Come on, her eyes can't even focus yet.
Well she sure looks like she's staring to me.
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Some great visuals and lessons, a touching ending, held back by the lead
Mirai no Mirai is essentially a story about how family shapes us, even family we're too young to remember meeting or family we have yet to meet. Through our actions, the actions of our ancestors, our present and futures are formed. Dream-like visuals that capture the imagination and mind of a child ensure the movie's entertainment. However, every time the main character opens his mouth you just want him to shut up. They seemingly went out of their way to find the voice actor who could whine in the most annoying, grating-to-the-ears way, and then filled half of the movie's runtime with those scenes.
If you are miraculously unperturbed by this child, you might find this movie to be pure joy. I wish they'd just made him too young to speak at all.
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