'Mirai': John Cho, Rebecca Hall, and Daniel Dae Kim get onboard as English voice cast
The critically acclaimed Japanese animated film premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, played at BFI London Film Festival and opened the Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles
GKIDS, the acclaimed producer and distributor of animation for adult and family audiences, announced the English voice cast for 'Mirai', a daringly original story of love passed down through generations. The film will feature the voices of John Cho ('Star Trek', 'Searching'), Rebecca Hall ('The Town', 'Christine'), and Daniel Dae Kim ('LOST', 'Hawaii Five-0', 'The Good Doctor').
Mamoru Hosoda, the celebrated director behind 'The Boy and the Beast', 'Wolf Children', 'Summer Wars', and 'The Girl Who Leapt Through Time', wrote and directed the critically acclaimed Japanese animated film that premiered at the Cannes Film Festival, played at BFI London Film Festival and the Animation is Film Festival in Los Angeles, where it opened the festival.
GKIDS will theatrically release the film in New York and Los Angeles on November 30, 2018. It has partnered with Fathom Events to bring 'Mirai' to U.S. theaters across the nation for special event screenings later this year on November 29, December 5 and December 8.
Mamoru Hosoda's 'Mirai' was a huge hit at the Animation Is Film Festival! Read how this film could mark GKids' 11th Feature Oscar Nomination: https://t.co/pMJt2E27oB. Fathom Events is bringing Mirai to the big screen 11/29, 12/5 & 12/8: https://t.co/hnc2A9cNoK pic.twitter.com/hmbSdmUxZw— Fathom Events (@fathomevents) October 25, 2018
When four-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister, his world is turned upside down. Named Mirai (meaning future), the baby quickly wins the hearts of Kun's entire family. As his mother returns to work, and his father struggles to run the household, Kun becomes increasingly jealous of baby Mirai, until one day he storms off into the garden, where he encounters strange guests from the past and future - including his sister Mirai, as a teenager. Together, Kun and teenage Mirai go on a journey through time and space, uncovering their family's incredible story.
The New York-based GKIDS has regularly secured Oscar nominations since 2010, including as many as 10 nominations in the Best Animated Feature category for films like 'The Secret of Kells' (2010) and 'The Breadwinner' (2018). In fact, the Animation is Film festival is a collaborative project between GKIDS, Annecy International Animation Film Festival, Variety, and ASIFA Hollywood.