Mirai (film)

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Japanese 未来のミライ
Hepburn Mirai no Mirai
Directed by Mamoru Hosoda
Produced by
  • Yuichiro Saito
  • Genki Kawamura
  • Takuya Itô
  • Yûichi Adachi
Written by Mamoru Hosoda
Music by Masakatsu Takagi
Edited by Shigeru Nishiyama
Distributed by Toho
Release date
  • May 16, 2018 (2018-05-16) (Cannes)
  • July 20, 2018 (2018-07-20) (Japan)
Running time
100 minutes[1]
Country Japan
Language Japanese

Mirai (Japanese: 未来のミライ, Hepburn: Mirai no Mirai, "Mirai of the Future") is a Japanese animated film directed by Mamoru Hosoda. It was released in Japan on July 20, 2018.[2] The film stars the voices of Moka Kamishiraishi, Haru Kuroki, Gen Hoshino, Kumiko Asō, Mitsuo Yoshihara, Yoshiko Miyazaki, Kōji Yakusho and Masaharu Fukuyama.

It was released on August 23, 2018 in Australia,[3] and on September 20 in New Zealand,[4] It is scheduled to be released on November 2 in the United Kingdom and Ireland[5] and November 30 in the United States and Canada.[6]


Kun, a 4-year-old boy, comes across a magical garden where he meets his future sister Mirai who is now a teenage girl and has traveled back in time to see him. Their adventures together help Kun cope with learning how to live with a baby sibling.

Voice cast[edit]


Mirai premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2018[8] and then was shown at Annecy International Animation Film Festival and the Sydney Film Festival in June.[9][10] The film was released in Japan on July 20, 2018.[2]

Madman Entertainment acquired the film in Australia and New Zealand, who brought the film to the Sydney Film Festival,[10] and then released the film theatrically on August 23, 2018 in Australia, and September 20, 2018 in New Zealand.[11] Anime Limited will release the film in the United Kingdom and Ireland, premiering the film at BFI London Film Festival on October 13, 2018,[12] and a wider theatrical release on November 2 in Japanese, and November 4 in English.[13] GKIDS acquired the film for North America, and will premiere the film at Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles on October 19, 2018,[14] with a wider release from November 30, 2018.[15][16]

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A novelisation of the film by Hosoda was announced on April 2018, was in three versions prior to the premiere of the film in Japan, published by Kadokawa. The first version was released under Kadokawa Bunko's literature label on June 15, the second version under Kadokawa Tsubasa Bunko on June 30, and the third version under Kadokawa Sneaker Bunko on July 1, 2018.[17] Yen Press announced at Anime Expo 2018 that they had licensed the novel in English.[18]


  1. ^ "Hosoda's Mirai in the Future film to screen theatrically in 57 countries". Anime News Network. December 14, 2017. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Summer Wars' Hosoda reveals Mirai no Mirai film's story, staff, July date in teaser". Anime News Network. December 13, 2017. Retrieved December 14, 2017.
  3. ^ https://www.madmanfilms.com.au/mirai/
  4. ^ https://www.academycinemas.co.nz/movie/mirai
  5. ^ https://www.miraifilm.co.uk/movies/7330/website#home
  6. ^ https://deadline.com/2018/08/mirai-movie-mamoru-hosada-release-date-gkids-1202291610/
  7. ^ a b c d e f g h "Mirai of the Future film casts musician Masaharu Fukuyama". Anime News Network. May 9, 2018. Retrieved May 23, 2017.
  8. ^ "Cannes hosts world premiere of Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai of the Future film". Anime News Network. April 18, 2018. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  9. ^ https://www.annecy.org/programme:en/index:rdv-200001500792
  10. ^ a b "Mirai". Sydney Film Festival. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  11. ^ "August Anime New Releases". Madman Entertainment. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  12. ^ Stevens, Josh A. (August 30, 2018). "Mamoru Hosoda's MIRAI heads to BFI London Film Festival for UK premiere". Anime UK News. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  13. ^ "Mamoru Hosoda's Mirai will open on 100 screens across the UK & Ireland from November 2nd". Twitter. July 25, 2018. Retrieved July 25, 2018.
  14. ^ Ressler, Karen (September 19, 2018). "Mirai, I Want to Eat Your Pancreas, Okko's Inn, Modest Heroes Films to Premiere at L.A.'s Animation is Film Festival in October". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  15. ^ "Mamoru Hosoda's MIRAI heads to 2018 Cannes Film Festival". Crunchyroll. April 18, 2018. Retrieved June 23, 2018.
  16. ^ Sherman, Jennifer (August 10, 2018). "GKIDS Releases Mirai Anime Film in U.S. Theaters on November 30". Anime News Network. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  17. ^ Rafael Antonio Pineda (April 19, 2018). "Mirai of the Future Film Gets Novelization by Hosoda". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  18. ^ Ressler, Karen (July 8, 2018). "Yen Press Licenses Happy Sugar Life, Kakegurui Twins Manga, Penguin Highway, Walk on Girl, Mirai Novels (Updated)". Anime News Network. Retrieved September 21, 2018.

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