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|Original title:||Mirai no Mirai|
|Genre:||Animation, Fantasy, Drama, Children's Movie|
|Production country:||Japan 2018|
|Running time:||Ca. 98 min.|
|Rated:||6 years and older|
Ach, what beautiful years were those when Kun's parents took full care of the boy. He had all the attention of his parents and all their love. But that's the end after 4 years. Kun's little sister Mirai is born and suddenly everything revolves around her. Kun is desperate and angry. More and more he withdraws from his family and suddenly ends up in a fantastic world beyond time and space - a world that lets him see his family with completely different eyes…
"Mirai - The Girl of the Future" is a really special anime film. He perfectly manages the balancing act between reality and (childlike) fantasy. Director Mamoru Hosoda, who also wrote the script, captures many moments that almost every viewer can recognize - whether as a child or from the parents' point of view. They are small snapshots of the everyday life of young families, which were captured very realistically, sometimes humorously and sometimes very emotionally. That's a bit overdrawn by the animations here and there, but that gives the whole thing additional charm.
In the course of the story, the imaginative dream sequences take up more and more space. At first, you wonder what it's all about. It's a bit weird what Hosoda brings to the screen here, but it's also fascinating and extremely captivating. At some point it finally reveals what the whole thing is all about. And now at the latest it becomes clear: the fears of children and the search for one's own place in the family were rarely portrayed in such a playful, imaginative and realistic way.
In addition, the film enchants with enchanting animations that are so detailed that the viewer can get lost in the pictures and sometimes would like to pause the film to soak up the visual power of what can be seen on the screen. Especially in the last act the movie shines with a visual ingenuity that you can only discover in Animes. Whoever appreciates traditional animated film art and wants to have a really nice story told about the worries and hardships of childhood in addition to fascinating pictures should not miss "Mirai - The Girl from the Future". Absolutely worth seeing!
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