The Boy and the Beast (バケモノの子)
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The Boy and the Beast (バケモノの子)
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© 2015 The Boy and the Beast Film Partners

From Mamoru Hosoda, the acclaimed director of SUMMER WARS and WOLF CHILDREN comes the story of an unlucky boy and a lonely beast.


When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts (called “Shibutenmachi”), 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 pair will be put to the 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.

All screenings of this film will be in English (English dub version) to better accommodate young audience. 

For regional screening schedules, please check the JFF Mini page..

  • Director
    Mamoru Hosoda/
  • Producer
  • Duration
    119 mins/