Visionary director Mamoru Hosoda (The Girl Who Leapt Through Time, Wolf Children) is back, with a new animated film called Mirai. Created with Studio Chizu in Japan and distribiuted by GKIDS, the new film is a story of love and how it is passed down over generations.
The 4-year-old Kun meets his new baby sister (named Mirai, which translates to "future"), and though the child has stolen the hearts of everyone else in his family, Kun becomes rather jealous. It reaches the point where he runs from the house into the garden... only to encounter some guests who are visiting him through time. They include visitors from the past and the future, and among them is, of course, a teenage version of Mirai herself.
What unfolds is a full-on adventure of Kun and Mirai across time and space, uncovering their entire family history. The movie has gotten a full English dubbing for its release in the United States, with a voice cast that includes John Cho (Star Trek), Rebecca Hall (Iron Man 3), and Daniel Dae Kim (Lost).
Take a look at this exclusive clip from the movie, which features Kun not being able to leave his young sister alone, much to the dismay of his mother (Rebecca Hall).
The question we have to ask, though, is this: Why did Mirai come from the future in the first place? That question will have to wait until we see the movie itself.