We first posted about the latest anime film from acclaimed director Mamoru Hosoda (The Boy and the Beast, Wolf Children, Summer Wars) back in December, and now Mirai no Mirai is gearing up for its English theatrical debut. GKIDS announced the license of the film, which will be released in North American theaters this fall as MIRAI.
Kun, a spoiled 4 year old boy, comes across a magical garden where he meets his future sister Mirai who is now a young woman and has traveled back in time to see him. Their adventures together help Kun cope with learning how to live with a baby sibling.
GKIDS’ theatrical release will include both English-subtitled and dubbed versions.
One day, Kun’s mother brings home a new family member. For the four-year-old boy, joy quickly turns to disappointment when the little sister replaces her brother as the center of attention. The boy can’t bring himself to accept her as his sister. But things turn magical when, with a mysterious garden as his gateway, the boy encounters his mother as a little girl and his great-grandfather as a young man, and has a series of surprising adventures with his “older” sister from the future. These experiences change how he sees the world and help him grow into the big brother he was meant to be.
Here’s the Japanese trailer that made its way online in December:
The film’s story centers around a family living in a small house in an obscure corner of a certain city – in particular, the family’s spoiled four-year-old boy Kun-chan. When Kun-chan gets a little sister named Mirai, he feels that his new sister stole his parents’ love from him, and is overwhelmed by many experiences he undergoes for the first time in his life. In the midst of it all, he meets an older version of Mirai, who has come from the future.