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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.

Director:

Mamoru Hosoda

Writer:

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 ... 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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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 have 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

Mamoru Hosoda has said this film draws from his real children; he had no siblings, so it was a new experience for him to see the jealousy that an older child feels when a baby arrives. See more »

Quotes

Kun (High Schooler): [off-screen] That's just awful. Yep, a complete wreck. I'm talking about your attitude. Boy, does it stink.
Kun: [looks inside train station, sees a high schooler sitting inside] Hello?
Kun (High Schooler): You're supposed to go camping, am I right? Catch bugs, watch fireworks, all that stuff. And you guys will be staying at your grandparents' place. It's the summer you've all been looking forward to. Think of all the happy memories you could be making together. But instead you don't wanna go. Why is that?
Kun: Uh... how do you ...
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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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Effective and not suffocating
1 September 2019 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a young child who experiences sibling rivalry, after the arrival of his little baby sister.

The emotions of all family members, especially the child's, are conveyed effectively. The Oriental concept of family is presented without being too preachy or suffocating. I enjoyed it.


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Country:

Japan

Language:

Japanese | English

Release Date:

20 July 2018 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

Mirai See more »

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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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