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Nominated for Best Animated Feature at the 91st Academy Awards, director Mamoru Hosoda makes his place known in the upper tier of Japanese animated filmmaking with Mirai. Mirai is the story of Kun and his family. After the birth of his sister, Mirai, Kun feels jealous of the attention that she gets from their parents, and soon starts lashing out. After one of his episodes, he finds himself in his family’s garden, where time and space are warped and relatives from the past and future wander in and out.
One of these future relatives is Mirai as a teenager, and together they traverse the strange world of the garden and uncover the secret histories of their family. An exploration of the bonds that tie families together, Mirai is hailed by critics as “a soaringly beautiful film” and “dazzling and bold yet gentle-hearted in the ways it goes about presenting its world.”
– Japanese with English Subtitles
– English Dub