What is it?
The Japanese anime (animated) action adventure fantasy film The Boy And The Beast which was directed by Mamoru Hosoda.
What is it about?
This is how the IMDb describes this film:
When a young orphaned boy living on the streets of Shibuya stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts, he’s taken in by a gruff warrior beast looking for an apprentice.
This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:
The latest feature film from award-winning Japanese director Mamoru Hosoda (Summer Wars, Wolf Children): When Kyuta, a young orphan living on the streets of Shibuya, stumbles into a fantastic world of beasts, 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.
I think that this film was an alright movie with good animation, I like how they built up the relationship between the characters Ren and Kumatetsu, but I do not like how they ended the movie.
Here is Chris Stuckmann’s review of this movie: