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Studio Ghibli Reveals New The Boy and the Heron Images

Studio Ghibli has revealed new images for The Boy and the Heron anime movie, first movie directed by Hayao Miyazaki since The Wind Rises in 2013. Check out the new images:

The Boy and the Heron premiered in Japan on July 14, and has had very little marketing/promotion. It will finally get its international premiere on September 7 at the Toronto International Film Festival 2023. It will then premiere in the US at the 61st New York Film Festival, which will run from September 29 to October 15. Europe will get the chance to watch it for the first time on September 22 at the 71st San Sebastian Festival in Spain. Miyazaki wrote the script for The Boy and the Heron, with Joe Hisaishi composing the music.

Kenshi Yonezu performed the film’s theme song titled “Spinning Globe”. The voice cast includes:

  • Soma Santoki as Mahito
  • Masaki Suda as the Blue Heron/Heron Man
  • Ko Shibasaki as Kiriko
  • Aimyon as Himi
  • Yoshino Kimura as Natusko
  • Takuya Kimura as Shoichi
  • Shinobu Otake as Aiko
  • Keiko Takeshita as Izumi
  • Jun Fubuki as Utako
  • Sawako Agawa as Eriko
  • Karen Takizawa as Warawara
  • Jun Kunimura as the Great King of the Parrots 
  • Kaoru Kobayashi as the Old Pelican

The official Japanese titled can be translated as How Do You Live and shares the name with the novel by Yoshino Genzaburo from 1937. Miyazaki is a fan of the novel, for which Barnes and Noble describes the story:
How Do You Live? is narrated in two voices. The first belongs to Copper, fifteen, who after the death of his father must confront inevitable and enormous change, including his own betrayal of his best friend. In between episodes of Copper’s emerging story, his uncle writes to him in a journal, sharing knowledge and offering advice on life’s big questions as Copper begins to encounter them. Over the course of the story, Copper, like his namesake Copernicus, looks to the stars, and uses his discoveries about the heavens, earth, and human nature to answer the question of how he will live.

Source: Studio Ghibli Official Website
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