The Boy and the Beast

The Boy and the Beast (2015)

The Boy and the Beast
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Kyuta, a boy living in Shibuya, and Kumatetsu, a lonesome beast from 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 spirit guide. That encounter leads them to many adventures.

Original Title:バケモノの子
Release Date:July 11, 2015
Genres:Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Production Company:Toho Company, Dentsu, Fukuoka Broadcasting System (FBS), Miyagi Television Broadcasting, Kadokawa, D.N. Dream Partners, Studio Chizu, Nippon Television Network (NTV), Video Audio Project (VAP)
Production Countries:Japan
Director:Mamoru Hosoda
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Plot Keywords:father son relationship, training, boy, orphan, beast, surrogate father, shadow, father son reunion, human
  • the miraculous bonds of a human boy and a monster
    July 24, 2016
    This is a story about the bonds of a lonely human boy and a lonely monster. In this story, there is another world excepting a human world. The lonely boy loses his father by a divorce of his parent, and then loses his mother in a traffic accident. While he wanders aimlessly through the town of Shibuya, he meets a party of two monsters. After that encounter, he becomes stronger.
    I'm moved by the relationship between the lonely boy and the lonely monster. They oppose each other whenever occasion arises. However, they trust each other intensely in the innermost recesses of their heart. So they want to help the companion with all his strength if he gets in a fix. Though they are not parent and child, they are bound by rigid ties as if they were real parent and child.
    I think that the bond of parent and child is formed by not a blood relationship but the time which they have spent together for a long time.