Watch the trailer for the Japanese Anime movie from Mamoru Hosoda, The Boy and the Beast.
The film has a July 11, 2015 release in Japan starring: Kōji Yakusho as Kumatetsu, Aoi Miyazaki as child Kyūta, Shōta Sometani as adolescent Kyūta, Suzu Hiros as Kaede, Masahiko Tsugawa as Grand Master, Lily Franky as Monk Momoaki, Yo Oizumi as Tatara, Kazuhiro Yamaji as Iōzan, Haru Kuroki as younger Ichirōhiko, Mamoru Miyano older Ichirōhiko, Momoka Ohno as younger Jirōmaru, Kappei Yamaguchi as older Jirōmaru, Sumire Morohoshi as Chiko, Keishi Nagatsuka as Kyūta's father and Kumiko Asou as Kyūta's mother.
The Boy and The Beast is a coming-of-age tale about Kyuta, a lonely Japanese boy living in Shibuya and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast inhabiting Jutengai, an imaginary world. One day, Kyuta forays into the imaginary world and, as he’s looking for his way back, meets Kumatetsu who becomes his guide and friend. That chance encounter leads them to many adventures filled with fantasy and action.