New wonderful film directed by Mamoru Hosoda (“Mirai from the Future”, “Wolf Children of Ame and Yuki”, “Apprentice of the Monster”, “Summer Wars”) “Beauty and the Dragon” (Belle: Ryu to Sobakasu no Hime) the second time I changed the release date for domestic hire. The picture will hit the big screens on November 11.
Suzu, a 17-year-old high school student, lives in a rural area in Kochi Prefecture with her father. More than anything else, she loved to sing a duet with her mother. But after her death, Suzu lost her ability to sing. She and her father grew more and more distant from each other, and Suzu closed her heart from the rest of the world. And at the same time, thanks to her friend, she discovered the huge, ever-changing online world of U, where more than five billion registered users interact. Suzu named her avatar in the world U Belle. The girl realized that when she was in the virtual world, she could sing completely freely. With her music, Suzu is fast becoming a rising star in the online world. And there the girl encounters a mysterious creature in the form of a dragon, which other users are afraid of …
The world premiere of “Beauty and the Dragon” took place on July 15 at the 74th Cannes Film Festival. The international name for the anime is Belle. The film was released in Japan on July 16.