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Mirai (2018)

Mirai no Mirai (original title)
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A young boy encounters a magical garden which enables him to travel through time and meet his relatives from different eras, with guidance by his younger sister from the future.

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Mamoru Hosoda

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Mamoru Hosoda
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 31 nominations. See more awards »

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Credited cast:
Rebecca Hall ... Mother (voice)
John Cho ... Father (voice)
Daniel Dae Kim ... Great-Grandfather (Young Man) (voice)
Crispin Freeman ... Yukko (voice)
Victoria Grace ... Mirai (voice)
Stephanie Sheh Stephanie Sheh ... Great-Grandmother / Additional Voices (voice)
Kôji Yakusho ... Jiiji (voice)
Erin Fitzgerald ... Additional Voices (voice)
Erica Schroeder ... Additional Voices (voice)
Michael Sinterniklaas ... Additional Voices (voice)
Victor Brandt Victor Brandt ... Grandfather (voice)
Masaharu Fukuyama ... Seinen (voice)
Kumiko Asô ... Okâsan (voice)
Valerie Arem Valerie Arem ... Grandma (Young) / Additional Voices (voice)
Cade Lappin ... Boy (voice)
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Storyline

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 Variety

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"I met the future." See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic elements including some scary images | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The name of the sister character is Mirai, which is also the name of Mamoru Hosoda's own daughter. See more »

Quotes

Mirai: You did it again. You tried to hit me with your bullet train even after Mom told you not to.
Kun: But it wasn't a bullet train!
Mirai: You aren't supposed to use a bullet train to hit people.
Kun: It was a Super Azusa.
Mirai: [angrily] I don't care what kind it was!
[scoffs]
Mirai: And why can't you be a little nicer to Mom?
Kun: I don't know, I just can't.
Mirai: It's her one day off from work. She doesn't get many and she has to spend it fighting with you. Come on, try.
Kun: [sniffling] I know... I'm not cute.
[...]
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Connections

References The Spirit of the Beehive (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

Uta no kisha
(Song Train)
Written by Tatsurô Yamashita
Performed by Tatsurô Yamashita
Produced by Tatsurô Yamashita
© 2018 by Nippon Television Music Corporation & Smile Publishers Inc.
(P) 2018 Tenderberry & Harvest Inc. Under Exclusive License to Warner Music Japan Inc., A Warner Music Group Company.
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Molecule Review: Mirai / Uplifting, Emotional Roller-Coaster / 8 Stars
29 January 2020 | by nairtejasSee all my reviews

A sweet little story about families with kids, Mirai goes on to become profound the moment the magical realism elements kick in even as this story about siblings and sibling rivalry takes you into your own childhood lives through the lens of Kun, the central character who is worried the newcomer in his family is going to wreck his life apart but that's now how it is as he soon finds out. Mirai has its heart at the right place and I was gobsmacked to follow the proceedings, also managing to avoid a teary eye towards the end. TN.

(Watched and reviewed at the 3rd Japanese Film Festival of India in Mumbai.)


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$63,325, 2 December 2018

Gross USA:

$812,794

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$27,526,961
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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